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Author Topic: Help with anim8or skinning/bone influence  (Read 4630 times)

Indian8or

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Help with anim8or skinning/bone influence
« on: October 20, 2008, 02:46:15 pm »

Hi,

I am a new member to this forum.  I just made my first walk cycle with a human figure.  However, when i tried to enable skinning and changed to Sequence mode, the anim8or crashed.

Please suggest remedies.

Thanks.
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Francesco

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Re: Help with anim8or skinning/bone influence
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2008, 03:25:28 pm »

Hi Indian8or, I suggest you to detail something, in order to get your problem fixed:

- version of Anim8or you are using
- complete list of steps to reproduce the crash (such as "open file test.an8, switch to sequence mode, click on the skinning tool button" and so forth)
- attach your .an8 file to a post (to do that, select "Additional Options.." beneath the message, while posting).

With the steps above you'll help Steve debugging Anim8or and hence you'll help all the users - including yourself ;-)

If you aren't comfortable sharing your file on the forum, send it to Steve's e-mail.

Greetings and welcome!
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Indian8or

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Re: Help with anim8or skinning/bone influence
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2008, 03:47:19 pm »

Thanks Francesco for the quick reply.

Here are the steps that lead to crash:

1)I made a humanoid model with different objects for different parts like head, hands, trunk, etc.
2)I rigged the model in a figure editor.
3)I tried to enable skinning for a part of the model.
4)Then I changed to Sequence mode to make a sequence.
5)Anim8or displayed a message "illegal operation".

The details of the error are as follows:

ANIM8OR caused an invalid page fault in
module ANIM8OR.EXE at 018f:004a45b8.
Registers:
EAX=0082f6a4 CS=018f EIP=004a45b8 EFLGS=00010246
EBX=00d2a1b0 SS=0197 ESP=0082f634 EBP=00000004
ECX=00000000 DS=0197 ESI=00d384a0 FS=35a7
EDX=0082f680 ES=0197 EDI=00000000 GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
d9 41 10 d8 48 04 d9 41 20 d8 48 08 de c1 d9 00
Stack dump:
0043f3a3 0082f6a4 0082f680 00cf4660 00d2a1b0 00000000 00cdfa60 00d37b40 00d384a0 00d38210 00d384a0 fffffd70 00000028 004409a5 00000000 00d03050

I use anim8or version 0.95.
I used windows 98 SE op system.
256 MB RAM.
1.7 GH processor.

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Francesco

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Re: Help with anim8or skinning/bone influence
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2008, 03:57:06 pm »

Very good, now download version 0.97d and check if it crashes the same way. My help reaches here, now you have to wait for Steve.
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Re: Help with anim8or skinning/bone influence
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2008, 04:30:52 pm »

Why do you need to change to Sequence mode when you hav`nt skinned the character yet? are you jumping ahead of yourself?

Skinning is done in figure Mode. as the bones are linked to the Body of the character. You don`t need to switch to seq mode until you have skinned it and set bone limits.

Is the character One entire mesh, or is it separate objects ? If so you don`t need to skin it.

I think a ref image of your problem will reveal more




« Last Edit: October 20, 2008, 04:32:26 pm by kreator »
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Re: Help with anim8or skinning/bone influence
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2008, 04:44:47 pm »

Kreator if you read carefully you will notice that Indian8or did skin it in figure mode before going to sequence mode. Anyway the point here is the crash.

Indian8or make your test with the latest version and post here the results, maybe the problem you are experiencing is already fixed in 0.97d, if not, be fully detailed with your report and don't forget to provide Steve with your .an8 file (here or by mail, as you prefer).

That would be good if you try several times to see if the crash happens always, and to see if the reported error is always the same. Another thing you should try is to open the file in the latest version, save it with another name, close the program, restart it and try opening (and skinning) the new file, always with the latest version.

Not sure if it's the case right here, but some programs are able to fix errors in old files, when opened and saved with newer versions.
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Re: Help with anim8or skinning/bone influence
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2008, 11:43:25 pm »

Francesco: I do read VERY carefully....

2)I rigged the model in a figure editor.
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3)I tried to enable skinning for a part of the model.
4)Then I changed to Sequence mode to make a sequence.
5)Anim8or displayed a message "illegal operation".

I don`t see where it actually says he skinned it,  the operative words are "I tried" telling me that he did`nt i!

I am wondering whether the crash occurred for some other reason , ie: were bone limits set? is the mesh attached to the bones ? are they separate objects? how big is the file ? did he run out of ram?



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Re: Help with anim8or skinning/bone influence
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2008, 11:58:19 pm »

I think you're right Kreator, seems like he didn't actually skin it, sticking to the wording. We'll see. Sorry if I seemed rude with my phrase, of course that wasn't my purpose.
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