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General Category => General Anim8or Forum => Topic started by: Stevekir on February 03, 2018, 10:52:21 pm

Title: Using Animator 8 (beginner)
Post by: Stevekir on February 03, 2018, 10:52:21 pm
Before diving more into the complexity of Anim8or Version1 I have some questions please:

1. I am interested mainly in making engineering models, such as a steam engine, a clockwork etc. mechanism, a woodwork project. I am not interested in making models of cars or aircraft, people, vases etc. which have mainly smooth flowing surfaces.         Is Anim8or version 2 suitable for such engineering type models?

2. A three-part online tutorial class is offered at: https://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/164976574-part-1-anim8or-tutor-course  at USD 7.45.

    a) Does this fee cover all three parts, or is it USD 7.45 for each part?

    b) Does it cover Anim8or Version 1 (it doesn't say)?

3. http://www.anim8or.com/support/index.html offers a pdf version of the manual but I can't see any sign of it at the address shown for it. Where can I get it from?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Using Animator 8 (beginner)
Post by: selden on February 04, 2018, 04:30:30 am
Before diving more into the complexity of Anim8or Version1 I have some questions please:

1. I am interested mainly in making engineering models, such as a steam engine, a clockwork etc. mechanism, a woodwork project. I am not interested in making models of cars or aircraft, people, vases etc. which have mainly smooth flowing surfaces.         Is Anim8or version 2 suitable for such engineering type models?
Version 2 probably is a long way off, so I assume you made a typo and meant version 1.

Yes, Anim8or works quite well for designing mechanical objects with straight or curved edges. You don't have to use the "subdivision" options which can be used to design the "free flowing" surfaces that you seem to be describing.

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2. A three-part online tutorial class is offered at: https://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/164976574-part-1-anim8or-tutor-course  at USD 7.45.

    a) Does this fee cover all three parts, or is it USD 7.45 for each part?

    b) Does it cover Anim8or Version 1 (it doesn't say)?
Sorry: I dunno. I've never looked at it. There are quite a few free tutorials. See http://www.anim8or.com/learn/tutorials/index.html
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3. http://www.anim8or.com/support/index.html offers a pdf version of the manual but I can't see any sign of it at the address shown for it. Where can I get it from?

Thanks.

Although it doesn't describe the updates contained in v1, the v0.95 PDF manual is quite useful. Its link is on the page http://www.anim8or.com/download/index_v095.html -- http://www.anim8or.com/download/files/animv095dPDF.zip

Many of the updates are described in the online (non-PDF) version of the manual, which starts at http://www.anim8or.com/learn/manual/
Title: Re: Using Animator 8 (beginner)
Post by: captaindrewi on February 04, 2018, 10:30:35 am
My advice would be to explore FREE online tutorials on Youtube and such places.
Title: Re: Using Animator 8 (beginner)
Post by: Gyperboloid on February 04, 2018, 10:35:46 am
The original manual is the only thing you need !!! ( at your first steps at least  )
Title: Re: Using Animator 8 (beginner)
Post by: kreator on February 04, 2018, 10:53:38 am
Here are some free tutorials at this site u can download in pdf format some written by yours truly

https://an8hub.org/learning/tutorials


Our facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/Anim8orWorld

I would avoid paying out for tutorials when there is a wealth of information available to you by just asking.