Anim8or Community

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

An update to Anim8or, v1.00b, is available with a few bug fixes. Get your copy HERE. See the "ReadMe" file for details.

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 8

Author Topic: Where can I start?  (Read 18216 times)

3DUser57

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 7
    • View Profile
Where can I start?
« on: November 12, 2014, 07:45:16 pm »

Now that I have Anim8or downloaded & installed, where do I go from here?  I never have used this program before!
Just wondering can somebody help me?
Logged

kreator

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1116
  • Anim8or, Blender, & Carrara. A Great Combination!
    • View Profile
    • Anim8orWorld
Re: Where can I start?
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2014, 08:17:07 pm »

Try some tutorials, one here i wrote should get you in the swing of it...  http://www.anim8or.com/smf/index.php/topic,4742.msg34422.html#msg34422

Get the manual and read it http://www.anim8or.com/learn/manual/index.html

Logged
O

neirao

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 571
  • Neirao
    • View Profile
Re: Where can I start?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2014, 07:19:01 pm »

Welcome to Anim8or :)
try too see some tutoriais in youtube: search by ANIM8OR TUTORIAL



 :)
« Last Edit: November 13, 2014, 07:26:34 pm by neirao »
Logged

ENSONIQ5

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 930
    • View Profile
    • Mission Backup Earth
Re: Where can I start?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2014, 02:23:49 am »

Where to start?  With an idea!  Anim8or is a means to an end, the end is up to you.  A tip: Think big.  Bite off more than you can chew, and chew like crazy!

What I'm trying to say is have a think about what you'd like to create (still shot, game element, animation, Star Wars episode 8 ), and go about creating it with Anim8or.  To do that you'll need to know the basics, so spend some quality time with the manual (it's very, very short for a system manual) and if you feel inclined run through some of the tutorials.  Then experiment, play, try, fail, try again, succeed, learn, develop, improve, all of which is the fun part.  While becoming awesome at Anim8or-fu, if you have any questions try searching the forum first (because most likely someone will have had the same question at some time) and if no luck, post a thread.

Most importantly: enjoy the process.  Welcome, and good Anim8ing!
« Last Edit: November 14, 2014, 06:53:03 am by ENSONIQ5 »
Logged

cooldude234

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 901
  • You know what I realized, I dont have an avatar :\
    • View Profile
Re: Where can I start?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2014, 05:43:54 am »

A tip: Think big.  Bite off more than you can chew, and chew like crazy!
UNLESS ITS A COMMERCIAL PROJECT!
     Then do the opposite, the very exact opposite!
Logged
ľ

3DUser57

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 7
    • View Profile
I have question????
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2014, 04:29:29 pm »

How would I add color to any object, like a ball for instant?  I have searched on Anim8or screen but I cannot find a icon the represent such a function,  Please help?
Logged

captaindrewi

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 450
  • errm...errr?
    • View Profile
Re: I have question????
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2014, 04:37:52 pm »

click four balls symbol ,then double click new.in the box that appears,which will spark up the material properties dialog box, play around with that and finally select your object then hit apply.
Logged
!

kreator

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1116
  • Anim8or, Blender, & Carrara. A Great Combination!
    • View Profile
    • Anim8orWorld
Re: I have question????
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2014, 06:09:23 pm »

AS Drewi says Look for the four Little black spheres in the top graphic bar this is where you can find the materials. You can also use the shortcut key strokes Ctrl/Shift/m together.

You normally double click the "New"slot for the material and the material editor opens up, you either make your own using the colour palette, or, if you click the texture tab in this editor and load jpg, 24bit bmp or gifs, choose the Image you want by clicking the diffuse and select the image. See my screenshot for a graphics representation.

NOTE: If you are using any new development copy of anim8or you can now use .png files as well.

« Last Edit: November 18, 2014, 04:32:02 pm by kreator »
Logged
O

3DUser57

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 7
    • View Profile
Re: I have question????
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2014, 07:29:32 pm »

Thanks for your help everyone,  now I do understand! 
Logged

lppena

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 299
  • Anim8or, does a body good.
    • View Profile
    • Truespace Anim8or Casual Modeling Forum.
Re: I have question????
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2014, 08:42:17 am »

Thanks for your help everyone,  now I do understand! 

I know what you mean. I think the default color is like gray. You can also add a texture file if you want.
Logged

Arik_the_Red

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 760
  • Just another aninoob...
    • View Profile
    • śwakened!
Re: I have question????
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2014, 06:01:40 pm »

oooo... didn't know about the png development! Cool! Thanks, Steve! (aid kreator, for pointing it out here)
Logged

3DUser57

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 7
    • View Profile
I have another question??
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2014, 05:58:17 pm »

Where can I find some textures file to download for free??  Is it possible to create my own textures?  How can that be accomplished? 
Logged

3DUser57

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 7
    • View Profile
I have some problems ......
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2014, 08:41:07 pm »

For some reason, I can't select any points or face to change shapes or something while in the object editing mode,  what am I doing wrong??   Is there a way to correct this, OR to set anim8or to a default settings? I'm not sure if I could explain this more clearly enought for anyone to understand my problem?Any help is appreciated.

3DUser57,
Richard West
Logged

captaindrewi

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 450
  • errm...errr?
    • View Profile
Re: I know I have asked this question before.....
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2014, 09:07:53 pm »

any image file can be used as a texture.
yes you can use your own textures created in any art package.
paint net is a free art package.
google free textures google free art progs.
http://www.cgtextures.com/
Logged
!

captaindrewi

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 450
  • errm...errr?
    • View Profile
Re: I have some problems ......
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2014, 09:10:44 pm »

i suspect you are trying to work with whats called a 'parametric mesh'.
highlight this object and then go to build,convert to mesh.then you should be able to play about with it a little more.
Logged
!
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 8