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General Category => General Anim8or Forum => Topic started by: lloonnee2 on July 15, 2008, 10:10:26 am

Title: A handful of questions
Post by: lloonnee2 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.

Questions

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. 
Title: Re: A handful of questions
Post by: Tanzim 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.
Title: Re: A handful of questions
Post by: TheMasonX 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.
Title: Re: A handful of questions
Post by: mak 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.
Title: Re: A handful of questions
Post by: lloonnee2 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



Title: Re: A handful of questions
Post by: Tanzim 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?
Title: Re: A handful of questions
Post by: lloonnee2 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.
Title: Re: A handful of questions
Post by: Tanzim 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.
Title: Re: A handful of questions
Post by: lloonnee2 on July 19, 2008, 03:44:50 am
Thanks for your replys :D