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Author Topic: A handful of questions  (Read 3181 times)

lloonnee2

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A handful of questions
« on: July 15, 2008, 10:10:26 am »

The title pretty much says it all :-X
I've been using Anim8or for roughly two weeks, learnt some of the basic features. However I still have some questions regarding the figure section and scene.

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1. Making a steel rod (or lightsaber if it is coloured) is easy enough, but I cant make the lightsaber stick to my stickman's hand. Mainly cause his hand is made up of a few cylinders that I directly imported from the Figure section, meaning to say I did not make them myself before importing. Does the command Build>Join Solids work in this case?
Also, are there other ways to make a steel rod stick to the stickman's hand?

2. I was making eyes and noticed a weird effect. When I added eyes to my stickman, the eyes were also added to the car even though I did not do it. How can I remove it?

3. New question: Is there some way to reduce the resolution of any imported image which is used for paranorma as the background? I imported a picture of buildings, but when I used it as the background, the picture appeared blurry. 
« Last Edit: July 17, 2008, 11:30:14 am by lloonnee2 »
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Tanzim

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Re: A handful of questions
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2008, 11:10:45 am »

Your questions are too vague or don't make any sense, could show some screen shots?
Though, I might be able to answer your second question, does both your car and you stickman ask for the object (with the eyes) in figure mode, that might be your problem.
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TheMasonX

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Re: A handful of questions
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2008, 01:37:45 am »

Yeah, I'd have to agree with Tanzim, and by the way, this belongs in the General Forum.
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mak

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Re: A handful of questions
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2008, 07:14:12 am »

try adding the lite saber to your stickmans hand in figure mode. dont join solids in this case.
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lloonnee2

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Re: A handful of questions
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2008, 11:24:19 am »

Sorry about my questions, what I meant for question No. 2 is

(In the Figure mode...)
I add eyes to my stickman, and when I change my view to my car, the same image of the eyes also appear around the car. I cant select the eyes and delete them because they are somehow in the same selected box as the car. This effect also appears in the Scene mode, so there is 2 small balls rolling beneath or sometimes to the side of my car.

As for my first question, are there other ways t make a cylinder "stick" to the person's hand as if the person is holding the cylinder? Thanks for mak's response.

Also, sorry about posting in the wrong section =x



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Tanzim

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Re: A handful of questions
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2008, 12:02:00 pm »

Did you add eyes to the stickman in object mode (same object as stickman) or in figure mode?
Is the car in a different figure/object?
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lloonnee2

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Re: A handful of questions
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2008, 09:28:56 am »

I added the eyes (built in object mode) to the stickman in figure mode. And yes, the car is a totally different figure.
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Tanzim

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Re: A handful of questions
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2008, 11:49:05 am »

I'm out of idea's, but have you tried rebuilding both figures to see if the problems happen again?
As for you other question (3), no, either get a higher resolution picture or make a 1-sided (preferably 4 edged) mesh (in object mode), and add a material to it which has the picture in the diffuse channel.
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lloonnee2

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Re: A handful of questions
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2008, 03:44:50 am »

Thanks for your replys :D
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