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Author Topic: Major Probs here... ^^;  (Read 2799 times)

Xuliang

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Major Probs here... ^^;
« on: August 04, 2008, 09:47:27 pm »

Okay, so I was advised QUITE some time ago about this program and I've been workin with it forever, but only now joined the forum because we got better internet so it would actually load. When I got the manual on how to use it, I got confused cause it didn't really explain everything I needed, and when I started diggin in deeper, I started to figure SOME stuff out, but not ALL of it that I needed. I can't figure out how to animate things. I can make an entire body, but I can never get the model to move... Just the ENTIRE figure strapped onto one bone. Plus, I have trouble making bodies because... well... yaaaa let's just say that I can't figure it out >_<


Lemme explain... I'm a SUPER HUGE Sonic the Hedgehog fan, and I have successfully made several heads... but no bodies to go with them that look like they should. I can handle shaping them and everything, but I don't know how to bend the arms or anything with one piece or nothin', that is, if that's possible. Also just to throw this in I'm not to positive with the eyes when I make em. I dunno how to make those look like the actual Sonic eyes where they don't stick off the face lol. I've been trying and I even discovered a way to fix the quills so they stick off the head correctly, and I can make the ears now attached to the head. The nose I add separate anyways, so that's no big deal :P.

Can anyone help me out here? I have several OLD models over at my page, xuliang.deviantart.com if you can find them buried in my gallery, and I just put up a new one called Metal Sonic. I figured out the shiny factor lol! But yes, anyway, can someone help me?
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rellik420

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Re: Major Probs here... ^^;
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2008, 05:09:19 am »

im pretty new to 3d modeling too, but i think the best way to model is to make the pose that is easy to rig. once u rig ur model u can make any pose u want. i think the base pose should always be like this.
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arms straight out and legs straight too.

i just started this but it the basic principal.

and theres alot of way to make models. just google edge loops and box modeling and things like that. its pretty much up to u on how u want to do it.
i think i use edge loops.

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Re: Major Probs here... ^^;
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2008, 05:42:49 am »

You basically have to make the body model like rellik said, then in the figure option you press on "Multi-Bone Skin" (The button that looks like a "Y"... Well in my opion it looks like a "Y")... Then you have a choice to either use Bone Influences, or Weights (I only know how to use weights though)... oh yeah... and before you do the whole weights thing you probably want to have the bones lined up in the proper places (Like have bones lined up through the whole body... from head to toe... and make sure that they are actually going through the figure)

Anyway... Once you have done all that (Like once you have gotten all the bones aligned and selected weights), you just select a bone and you paint the area that you want that bone to move (Like if you wanted a bone that was aligned with the forearm to move the forearm, then you would select that bone and paint the area that you wanted it to move)

Well I hope that helps (I am not really the best person at explaining stuff)... and if I already told you something that you already knew then I am srry for wasting your time

Good Luck
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Re: Major Probs here... ^^;
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2008, 09:15:21 am »

I would advise you follow some of the tutorials from on the site.  The bird tutorial should show you how to create a bird, rig it and animate it which should help you a ton.
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Re: Major Probs here... ^^;
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2008, 06:32:26 pm »

You could have clicked on the link to the left that says "tutorials" If you're looking for tutorials.
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Xuliang

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Re: Major Probs here... ^^;
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2008, 07:43:39 pm »

You could have clicked on the link to the left that says "tutorials" If you're looking for tutorials.

I browsed the tutorials a bit actually lol. I did find some interesting things though. If I fully learn how to use this, I'm definitely goin to make some Sonic stuff big time.


You basically have to make the body model like rellik said, then in the figure option you press on "Multi-Bone Skin" (The button that looks like a "Y"... Well in my opion it looks like a "Y")... Then you have a choice to either use Bone Influences, or Weights (I only know how to use weights though)... oh yeah... and before you do the whole weights thing you probably want to have the bones lined up in the proper places (Like have bones lined up through the whole body... from head to toe... and make sure that they are actually going through the figure)

Anyway... Once you have done all that (Like once you have gotten all the bones aligned and selected weights), you just select a bone and you paint the area that you want that bone to move (Like if you wanted a bone that was aligned with the forearm to move the forearm, then you would select that bone and paint the area that you wanted it to move)

Well I hope that helps (I am not really the best person at explaining stuff)... and if I already told you something that you already knew then I am srry for wasting your time

Good Luck

Whoa... Lotsa stuff... I didn't really think it was that simple! *Facepalm* I'll report back and see if it does anything! Thanks!
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Re: Major Probs here... ^^;
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2008, 09:57:21 pm »

EDIT: It WORKS! I can make Sonic's ears move and everything! Thank you guys SO MUCH for helping me! Now I can move on to make the bodies! THANK YOOOOOOOOOOU!!!!!
« Last Edit: August 05, 2008, 10:26:18 pm by Xuliang »
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Re: Major Probs here... ^^;
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2008, 02:12:30 am »

you are very welcome
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