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bryce-i-m8or

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Re: Animated book
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2008, 11:43:42 pm »

Lynn:

Love the book!  I need to do something similar, but with a calendar instead, with the pages flipping up...

I just "found" anim8or last week, and think it looks pretty awesome.

Here's my newbie question:  how do I draw a "flat" object like a calendar page?  Then how do I "anchor" the top of it, so it flips up?

Thanks!

the bryce
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Orange Pickle

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Re: Animated book
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2008, 07:54:07 am »

This is nothing about the book except for saying it is great. ;) This is an answer to Bryce-i-m8or.

if you wanted to make it flat like a calender, you could double-click on a cube, before you convert it to a mesh, Set the Z-dimension to something like 1 or 2. note: 0 will make the z-dimension disappear.


My guess is that you haven't read the manual about bones and morphing for the flipping calender bit. So once you have read that bit about the manual. what you would need to do is attach a bone to the calender page and anim8 it!


Sorry about my grammer ::)
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bryce-i-m8or

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Re: Animated book
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2008, 01:47:28 pm »

Pickle,

Thanks for the response.  You're right, I haven't quite gotten to the part about bones yet.  I have some experience with 2d animation, so conceptually I get it...I'll go read that part and give it a whirl.

Thanks again!

the bryce
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cumesoftware

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Re: Animated book
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2008, 02:52:51 pm »

Great book! Excelent use of textures and specular maps, and some fine textures, I would say. However, I have my disagreements, as I've seen some old books. I have a dictionary from the beginning of the 20th century (a true treasure and very rare).

What do you mean Olias? Sorry, it's just I don't get you. I still think the hinges are a little bit out of place to be honest, but that's just me
I think that too. They should be about 5mm from the spine. That looks like 15 to 20mm.
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lynn22

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Re: Animated book
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2008, 07:31:53 pm »

Thanks to all who watched the animation and liked it   ;D

cumesoftware, I did not use any specular maps and as for the spine; what happened to artistic freedom ? It's not because they don't exist that people shouldn't model aliens  ;)

bryce-i-m8or, the page is just a cube with all but one face deleted, then put in figure mode and bones attached to it.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2008, 07:36:05 pm by lynn22 »
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lynn22

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Re: Animated book
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2008, 06:17:18 pm »

I finally got around working on this project again, so here's the scene  - not yet fully complete, I want to include something with NickE's Chain Link Maker script, thank you NickE - the book is on the little table.
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Lachie Dazdarian

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Re: Animated book
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2008, 06:32:13 pm »

Man, I'm eons away from something like this. I wanna learn! :P
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lynn22

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Re: Animated book
« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2008, 10:32:53 pm »

Lachie, practice, practice, practice   ;)

Spot NickE's chain link  ;D  shouldn't be too difficult.
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Lachie Dazdarian

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Re: Animated book
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2008, 10:44:57 pm »

Heh, that's cool. Although, flowers and chains? :P
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Tanzim

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Re: Animated book
« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2008, 11:20:02 am »

No, can't seem to find it... though I do like your chains, looks nice :D
Lachie: it won't take you too long, one of the KEY things to CG is passion, your usually better at things you want to do.
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CowTail

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Re: Animated book
« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2008, 06:43:30 pm »

i think what still makes it look odd is that the sheets shouldn't extend past the binding! even if there was excess binding like in thecolcloughs sketch, the sheets start at the corner where the cover starts to fold! otherwise it'd start to rip when you open the book all the way and started reading toward the middle!

but that aside, your animation is nice, and you've got an interesting idea going with the museum project!
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flametiger74

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Re: Animated book
« Reply #26 on: July 04, 2008, 05:01:31 pm »

where could I get that chain plug-in. By the way some nice renders here. Keep it up. :)
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lynn22

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Re: Animated book
« Reply #27 on: July 04, 2008, 05:46:29 pm »

Thanks flametiger74

NickE's script is at : http://www.anim8or.com/smf/index.php?topic=21.15

Do take note of his description on how to use it ;)
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Re: Animated book
« Reply #28 on: July 04, 2008, 08:31:32 pm »

lynn, you're great at it, you would be wicked if you worked in 3DS MAX (try it). one question, are you a girl?
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lynn22

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Re: Animated book
« Reply #29 on: July 04, 2008, 09:08:02 pm »

Thank you piotrsofts but I'll stick with Anim8or, sofar it can do all I want to do.

No, I am not a girl, that would be too young for my age, but I am a woman  ;)
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