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General Category => Anim8or v0.98 Discussion Forum => Topic started by: lizeal93 on February 18, 2009, 02:35:49 am

Title: a few small ideas
Post by: lizeal93 on February 18, 2009, 02:35:49 am
1- turn on and off backface culling for wieght paints.
2-being able to mirror a subdivision.
3-being able to animate turning off a light.

this is it i can think of other than other stuff mentioned.
Title: Re: a few small ideas
Post by: VBSmiles on February 18, 2009, 04:26:17 am
3) Lights can be turned on and off ( but not your object presentely. I think Steven mentioned  something like that as a possibility)

2) unsubdivide and mirror

1) ...
Title: Re: a few small ideas
Post by: Tanzim on February 18, 2009, 10:00:13 am
3) Lights can be turned on and off ( but not your object presentely. I think Steven mentioned  something like that as a possibility)
You can edit visibility in the scene editor.
Title: Re: a few small ideas
Post by: lizeal93 on February 22, 2009, 03:58:27 pm
i know how to do the unsubdivide thing but when you have thirty meshes to do it takes a while. i was just wondering if steve could implement anim8or to do it for you.

what i mean by backface culling is like in point edit mode in anim8or you can turn off or on back faces or fron faces when you are selecting things like in the picture.

thanks by the way i din't know you could do that with lights.

edit: also a small tick on the camera to tell its rotation would be very helpful
Title: Re: a few small ideas
Post by: hihosilver on February 23, 2009, 04:09:13 am
VBSmiles:  Using a subdivision object you can always unsubdivide by setting the 'working' value to 0 then converting the object to a mesh.  If you did something wrong, there is an unsubdivide script around somewhere, I'd advise you search on the forum.
Title: Re: a few small ideas
Post by: floyd86 on February 23, 2009, 11:13:17 am
The unsubdivide script can be found in the Script database made by Raxx: http://www.anim8or.com/smf/index.php?topic=1705.msg12724#msg12724
Title: Re: a few small ideas
Post by: 3D Joe Wiltshire on February 23, 2009, 06:07:25 pm
I agree with number 2, it gets annoying when you need to mirror something, but align it perfectly, trial and error can be very annoying when you have to keep subdividing and unsubdividing to mirror.
Title: Re: a few small ideas
Post by: hihosilver on February 24, 2009, 05:48:25 pm
Nevermind that previous post... but basically don't worry, I have a feeling he's working on those things.
Title: Re: a few small ideas
Post by: xalener on March 03, 2009, 04:04:02 am
I agree with all except three... lol rhyme....


But seriously, three's already possible...
Title: Re: a few small ideas
Post by: Steve on March 03, 2009, 07:00:34 am
2. Been there for years.  Animate the light's color.  Black is off BTW.
3. Auto mirroring is on it's way.  I've been working on it for a couple of months.  It was BIG job.
Title: Re: a few small ideas
Post by: lizeal93 on March 06, 2009, 06:40:15 pm
thank you !

i had no idea you could do that with lights. must've missed it when i read the manual.

sounds awesome steve