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Author Topic: Features request  (Read 6444 times)

texel

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Features request
« on: February 21, 2008, 02:37:34 pm »

Hi,

Some features request:

Object editor:
1) Clone objects using some rules ( to put the copies on a circle, on a axe, ...) (like "array" in 3DS Max if i remember well). Very usfull for the copy of a lot of mesh.
2) Add attributes to materials, cubes and to a lot of things of anim8or.
3) Use a face of a mesh as a plan of mirror.
4) Displacement from textures

Scene editor:
5) copy/ past of elements (to avoid Build->Add ... menu).
6) scale with value like in the object editor ( scale 0.3 , ...)
7) ortho camera (usefull for creating textures)
8) Clone objects using some rules ( like for object "1)" )

9) Lightmapping texture (+uv) generator ( maybe just a dream)
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3D Joe Wiltshire

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Re: Features request
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2008, 11:29:14 pm »

one feature i'd like to see, is the ability to copy and paste an object in scene mode, it's really quite annoying when i have to resize an object that is needed multiple times in the scene, i have to resize them all seperately once they're added

or is this already in there? am i missing something?
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Re: Features request
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2008, 11:47:11 pm »

You can copy and paste scene elements by opening the an8 file in a text editor and copy/pasting the elements you want (remembering to change their names). It's a bit of a long-cut but it's faster if you want lots of  elements with the same settings.
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hihosilver

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Re: Features request
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2008, 05:24:49 am »

texel, you can use displacement maps already with Terranim8or.
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texel

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Re: Features request
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2008, 10:13:25 am »

Terranim8or is a great program but it would be better to avoid the use of thousands of external programs or scripts.
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Re: Features request
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2008, 12:03:11 am »

I'd like displacement maps on subdivisions.
So you'd only need a cylinder with a few sections in it and a displacement map will give it preper  definition (like an arm), so it willl still deform as if it were a low-detail cylinder. That would be extremely useful.
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Re: Features request
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2008, 05:29:43 am »

That, and normal maps would both be wonderful.
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xalener

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Re: Features request
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2008, 08:35:45 pm »

yes.
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neirao

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Re: Features request
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2011, 02:15:27 pm »

Hi textel,  :)
good suggestions, some is possible in atual Anim8or..
in my previus post i send some related DUPLICATION OF OBJECTS..
with images explanations..see in:
http://www.anim8or.com/smf/index.php?topic=2254.0





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Re: Features request
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2011, 10:56:43 pm »

a textuering tool like sculptris has.
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Re: Features request
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2011, 03:50:42 pm »

one feature i'd like to see, is the ability to copy and paste an object in scene mode, it's really quite annoying when i have to resize an object that is needed multiple times in the scene, i have to resize them all seperately once they're added

or is this already in there? am i missing something?

Man I haven't been on in a while, still can't get anim8or to work on this Fujitsu. Anyway, you can "cheat" to get many objects to scale.
1) Make a "host" object, this is usually the first instance of the object you need to scale. This works best if it is at 0,0 and with no rotation, so if you have different objects that need this but scaled differently, you may need hidden hosts at 0,0 that you can scale for this effect.
2)Scale the host object to the desired size.
3)All the objects you want to have scaled need to have the host object as its parent. When you do this, the object should instantly re-size and not move. If it moved, it's because you did not have the host at (0,0) and it should be at the same distance to the host as it was to the middle and the same direction.
4)Move as necessary.

Hope this helps, bit of a work around but if you have a bunch of the object that needs to be any number of specific sizes in the scene, then this works better than scaling it in the object/figure mode. Sadly you can't copy and paste though.
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Re: Features request
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2011, 10:30:59 am »

As I said before, very helpfull would also be the possibility to export/import camera. That could be also achived with a script, I guess.

the second great feature would be a Texturing Engine. The possibility to mapping the textures within the anim8or, by selecting and dragging the points over the texture coordinates.



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