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Finished Works and Works in Progress / 3 Vids
« on: June 21, 2009, 04:34:03 am »
Hello again. :)
 Was cleaning out and came across these.
 Thought i might as well post them.

 1) Awarkinthapark.

 I started this short vid 2 or 3 months back.
 Never finished it.

 2) Sequences.
 This one was going to be part of a tutorial i started making about sequences, and how much of a cool thing sequences are. You can build a library of sequences, and then those sequences can not only be added to l8er anim8ions, but can also be mixed together to create new mixtures of movements.
 The trick is to only key the necessary bones in the sequence, and then be aware of any overlapping keys in Scene mode, when adding new sequences.
   Hand sequences are a fast way to anim8 hand movements in Scene mode. (think hand 'poses' in sequence mode, that become sequences when added, one after the other, to scene mode.)
 A 'standing still and throwing a ball' sequence can be turned into a 'walking and throwning a ball' sequence by adding the 'throw' sequence to the 'walk' sequence.  But you need to make sure that the 'walk sequence' has no keys that will interfere with the 'upper body throw sequence'.
 This is done in Seqeunce mode when making the sequences, and also in Scene mode, by editing or deleting unwanted keys that may interfere with the sequence(s) that you are about to add.

 Probably a fairly worthwhile tutorial to make,?, but first i need to finish 'Eart'.  ;)

 3) Expressions
 This one i made 2 or 3 years ago, not long after Steve added 'morph targets' to anim8or.
That was a magic addition to Anim8or, and if i remember correctly, painted weights were first added at a similar time.
 Both of these additions were a massive boost to Anim8ing in Anim8or.
 Kudos Steve. MAGIC. ;)

Finished Works and Works in Progress / Eart Preview
« on: June 10, 2009, 01:12:30 am »
 Hello there. :)
 I've been working on this short movie for a wee while now, and last night i thought i'd make a short preview.
  Some things could use tweeking.
 The movie itself is now at 9 minutes long. Mostly done, but more sound to be added, and movie needs ending.
 I've just realised that youtube have a 10 minute limit, so i may be able to finish it under that time, or i may have to release it in parts.
 We'll see....

 Heres the link

and i've posted a pic, which hopefrully will be shown below.

 Bye for now

Finished Works and Works in Progress / moving billboards
« on: March 14, 2009, 02:22:48 am »
Hello, :),

 This video was pretty much inspired by a post in the general forum by mysterysmith.
 Its just a few examples of animated billboards, mechanical not electronic,  using a couple of different techniques.
 The first is by using seperate objects in Scene mode, and rotating manually.
 (front and perspective views)
 The second, you'll see a difference, is by using morph targets.
(front and perspective views)
 And the last one is something i made a while ago, which just might get you thinking. ;)

General Anim8or Forum / Basic walk sequence video tutorial.
« on: February 09, 2009, 11:33:59 pm »
  If you're wanting to get your character walking, this video may be of some help.
 Some notes:
 -walking has a pattern. The pattern can be easilly established in a walk 'sequence'
 ie:     start - right leg fwd, left arm fwd, right arm back.
      middle - left leg fwd, right arm fwd, left arm back
           end - right leg fwd, left arm fwd, right arm back.*
(*exactly the same as the start. copy first frame, paste to last frame)

There are 2 main 'mid-transition' frames, located half way before the middle frame, and again halfway after the middle frame.

On a line it would look like this.

 Start pose ---- mid transition pose ---- middle pose  ----- mid transition pose ---- End pose.

 The end pose is identical to the start pose. (copy first frame, paste to last frame)
 The middle pose is the reverse of the start and end poses.
 The mid-transition poses have an easy formula to complete the sequence.
 (front leg down, back leg up), as shown in the video.

 The video deals with arms, legs and 'lift'.
 Once you have a clear understanding of the 'Pattern', then it becomes easy to add other movements. Neck, Spine, hands etc

 Anyway, enough of the blabber.
 I hope you enjoy.
  Heres the Link.  :)

 Other stuff:

Finished Works and Works in Progress / Latest music vid and some oldies
« on: January 03, 2009, 02:05:07 am »

 My latest music vid is called waterfall.

and heres some older ones.

Odd couple sing pheobe snow

The gang sing from sha na na

The phone


Froyd plays Paul Mcartney

Froyd Plays John Lennon


 Hope you enjoy. :)

General Anim8or Forum / Hello and some old Tuts
« on: January 03, 2009, 02:02:33 am »
Hello fellow anim8ors. , and best wishes to all for a happy 2009. :)
 I've been away from here for quite a while now, the only reason being that i don't have an internet connection at home. I did try to keep involved with the .an8 forums, but it just became too difficult to remain as an active member of the anim8or community.
 Anyway, i still don't have an internet connection, but have made a new years resoloution to get back here at least 2 or 3 times a week. (internet cafe).
  I'm interested in helping out as best i can, but ask that you remember my internet situation, and understand that any replies from me may not be 'instant'.
 My thoughts on Anim8or are these. "It rocks!, it rocks!, it rocks!" :)
 If you're a newbie, stick at it. If you're not a newbie, then you are already sticking at it, and thats cool to see.
 I know some of you, (hello friends!), and hope to get to know some more of you over time.
 While cleaning up an old hard-drive recently, i found a couple of old video-tutorials which i made back in 2005. (anim8or v0.95).
 They may be helpfull, or they may not be, but i've uploaded them onto youtube and have supplied the links below.

 This one is an introduction to morphing:

And this one is some basics on a bouncing ball:

 My latest short video is a music clip, and i'll post the link in 'finished works/works in progress' forum.

  I'm out of time. :(
 Keep well, and keep focused.
 Goodbye for now.

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