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Author Topic: A simple walk tutorial  (Read 1288 times)

soupsah

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A simple walk tutorial
« on: August 10, 2012, 06:16:50 pm »

Hello , im currently new to animation period i just decided to pick it up and get started . well i been going thru the tutorial and well im stuck here maybe you can give me some advice.

Feet
Now you'll build a foot.  To keep thing simple it'll just be a tetrahedron that's been elongated.  You can make a more sophisticated one if you like, of course.
Select Object->New and give it the name "Foot" using the Settings->Object menu item.  Then add a tetrahedron.  First select Build->Primitives-> Tetrahedron then select Add Primitive  mode from the toolbar and add a tetrahedron to the object.  Since your characters' bones are oriented along the Y-axis, we need to build the foot with the toe pointing straight up. So select Edit->Rotate->RotateX90 to reposition the tetrahedron and enter Point Edit  mode.  Drag select  the top two points. Your image should look like the top on at the right. Deselect the X-axis  and move  the two points straight up to about twice their initial position.  Then select the center point and move it down until it is on top of the lower point.  The front and side views should look like those to the right.    

Now go back to Object Edit mode  and scale  the foot until it's about two grid lines tall.  Then move it up to rest on the origin with Edit->Locate->StandOnOrigin.  Add a material with your choice of colors (I used a yellow orange 247/207/71).  Apply it to the foot and it's finished.  The right image is an ortho view of the final foot.


ok this is the directions you gave me to do i been following this step by step and the current issue im having is after rotating and entering point edit mode says drag select the top 2 points , well ive tried it many times and it will not select the top 2 points is there something that im not doing i,ve tried multiple times i changed it up i was able to select the top portion that turned yellow but wasnt  in point edit mode. im confused a little. what am i doing wrong am i the only one that got confused here? just seemed like it would select those 2 points with the drag tool just a black bar that doesnt highlight any part of it. im 100% new just started this 2 hours ago was able to make the first 2 pieces but got stuck when i couldnt select the tips to continue. looked for videos, other tutorials for more in depth explanations but im stuck.
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Re: A simple walk tutorial
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2012, 06:25:31 pm »

I got it, even thou i cant see it, its there . thats what got me i figured the blocks would stay there letting me know its been selected. even though its not seen its selected still.
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Re: A simple walk tutorial
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2012, 11:12:09 pm »

been using this program for 10 hours today finally finished the tutorial ,  made the video really cool still gotta lot of tweekin to do maybe i can make this a career thanks for the tutorial it helped me greatly.
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Re: A simple walk tutorial
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2012, 05:03:31 pm »

You might want to change the font colors of the tutorial to make it easier to read? Light font colors on a pure white background is like using a worn out printer cartridge beyond it's useful life. Thanks, Leroy.
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