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Author Topic: Noob to Anim8or looking for some help  (Read 3145 times)

Aksaunders

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Noob to Anim8or looking for some help
« on: July 21, 2009, 09:08:25 am »

Hi everyone.  As you can see this is my first post in an Anim8or forum as I just discovered this product. I am currently deployed to Iraq and spend what free time I have working on projects like a family website or making vacation videos.  Right now, I am working on something that my wife volunteered me for and was wondering if anyone could either lend some assistance or point me in the right direction for a good tutorial to do what I want.  Sheila, my wife, told the parents on my son's flag football team that I would make highlight videos for each of them.  What I would like to do is make an animation which shows a player modeled after my son that is standing with his arms extended and holding a football in one hand.  He will be wearing the team's uniform which is a jersey, shorts, white socks, black cleats, and a red flag belt.  The model will rotate as if there is a camera panning around him.  I would like the animation to be around 6 seconds long and loopable if possible.  Thanks for any help or guidance that you an provide.  PS.  I have finished the eggplant tutorial and working on the little red walking bird tutorial.
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Re: Noob to Anim8or looking for some help
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2009, 11:54:53 am »

If I get this correctly you would like to model your son in his football uniform? correct?

Here where talking about character modeling, which is pretty hard. Are you going for realism or more a cartoony style? Since you're a beginner I wouldn't go for realism. To recreate a person in 3d is still one of the hardest things to do. Making a kind of toony version of it is easier to be done, since the model doesn't have to look exactly like the real person.

It's good that you're working through a couple of tutorials. This way you will learn the tools anim8or has to offer.
If you want to make a character I suggest reading/following these tutorials: Low-Poly Character Modeling and Texturing and Modeling Joan of Arc - Basic Character Modeling.

These tutorial where made for 3ds max, but can be easily 'translated' into anim8or.

I hope this helps and if you're still stuck you can always ask here for more information. And don't forget to post the progress you make! ;)

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Re: Noob to Anim8or looking for some help
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2009, 12:21:08 pm »

Thanks for responding so quickly.  I am looking only to make a cartoon style rendering of the picture model.  It does not have to look exactly like my boy as it will be on the video of each kid on the football team.  Thanks for the advice.  I will keep everyone informed about progress. 
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Re: Noob to Anim8or looking for some help
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2009, 02:28:10 pm »

Hi Aksaunders!

May I know how old your son is.  Just asking.  As I am working on a lot of human meshes nowadays, I felt I could help.
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Re: Noob to Anim8or looking for some help
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2009, 07:10:05 pm »

Indian8tor, thank you for responding.  My son is 5 years old.  The team he plays on has boys from ages 5-7 so the cartoon render that I am hoping to make would need only to look like a boy in that age group.  What I mean is no super defined muscles or anything like that.  Basically, it would be a render of him wearing a Indianapolis Colts jersey, black shorts, black cleats, white socks, and a red flag belt.  If you could point me in the right direction and assist me would be great.  i have attached a picture of my son if it helps.
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Re: Noob to Anim8or looking for some help
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2009, 10:26:29 am »

as loopy as I could make it :)

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Re: Noob to Anim8or looking for some help
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2009, 09:41:54 pm »

Aksaunders if you want you can try MakeHuman export your model into Anim8or create the clothing take a picture of the uniform and texture it to the clothing, should be relatively easy.

www.makehuman.org

hope it helps
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Re: Noob to Anim8or looking for some help
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2009, 03:15:10 pm »

Hey, I didn't know they had those sorts of feetballs in Aus!  :P
as loopy as I could make it :)



Hey, I didn't know they had those sorts of feetballs in Aus!  :P
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Re: Noob to Anim8or looking for some help
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2009, 08:10:22 pm »

heh

No, they don't. I don't have a clue about feetball!
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Re: Noob to Anim8or looking for some help
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2009, 08:28:32 pm »

Its a rugby Ball.... similar to American Football ........ Soccer balls(Football) are round, I think Australian Football use the Rugby ball
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Re: Noob to Anim8or looking for some help
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2009, 02:48:24 am »

Aussie Rules footy uses a ball similar to Rubgy and Gridiron, but less pointed at the ends and fatter in the middle.  Heh, Feetball is a game I'd like to see... ball must be kicked with both feet at the same time!  Now THAT's entertainment!!
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