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Messages - davdud101

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Finished Works and Works in Progress / Re: My Anim8or Projects
« on: December 28, 2017, 02:22:26 am »
I'm having a heart-attack loking at this AMAZiNG art (or should I say.. ART!!!!) SUPER nice stuff m8!

Finished Works and Works in Progress / Re: Freddy!
« on: December 28, 2017, 02:21:18 am »
Good ol' FNAF... giving me give or take 5 years of frights and plenty of humorous-yet-spooky story action.

Looking forward to following your process AtR!

Finished Works and Works in Progress / Re: Swobu
« on: December 26, 2017, 03:24:39 pm »
Hi Claude
 Yes, thats the normal way to do it.
 Double keying is just a habit i've picked up which, to me anyway, has advantages over using a single corner key, and actually, the visual part of seeing 2 keys side by side in the timetrack is one fairly main advantage, making it easier to quickly see in the time track where things stop and start. (different colored keys would do the same)
 Double keying, for me, actually came about initially when wanting to STOP a motion. (Stop drifting). From there, it became quicker to copy those keys and paste them before re-starting a move, than it was to set a corner key. Tho i still do that at times.

 Edit: Just to say, i'm not suggesting that different coloured keys would be a good thing.........hadn't really thought about that...

Double-keying.. certainly interesting. I haven't done quite enough animtion to say much about that but i think that's something I ended up finding out I needed to to to get things to be stable and not slightly "wiggle" backwards before moving in Anim8or, lol!!

@NoobJens007, something that could always be improved (especially amongst Anim8or users, as we're so caught up with making decent looking characters that we don't think about it) is the camerawork, making the camera move in a way that feels natural and stuff. I think the double-keying method from johnar can help here too haha!

Anim8or v1.0 Discussion Forum / Re: Bone naming causes crash
« on: December 24, 2017, 06:22:59 am »
edit: Okay, I locked some bones and saved, then tried changing the names of other bones and then it crashed again (before I could save it...), But for some reason the bone locking or something else is causing me to not be able to open the file, as it crashes every time I try.

Where a locked bones located in the text file format of an Anim8or file? Bones are easy to find, but I'm not finding where whether they are locked is denoted.

Anim8or v1.0 Discussion Forum / Bone naming causes crash
« on: December 24, 2017, 06:10:50 am »
I have a little character model I've been working on for a few days (he's really cute and cool-looking! I'll post him soon). But in the Fig editor, if I name his head bone "head", it causes Anim8or to crash automatically.

I thankfully had an old save file I could look at to see the original names and changed the bone nameback to "bone02" in a text file which solved the issue, but still leaves it with generic names instead of something like "head" which would be easier for animation purposes.

Anim8or v1.0 Discussion Forum / Feature Request: CAD Rendering features?
« on: December 18, 2017, 03:28:18 pm »
I'm lately using Anim8or a lot more for CAD functions. The snap-to-distance and ability to set the grid make it very handy for this kinda stuff. But I usually have to take my projects over to a drawing application to make clean .svg vectors and stuff and add in the proper measurements.

There are three things though that I think would make Anim8or an amazing tool for CAD prototyping (at least for me):

1) toggleable "show measurements"-type things that displayed absolute height, width or depth of an object from its widest points, instead of just one measuring from the origin (since then

2) Render with measurements (the ones mentioned above)

3) Wireframe rendering (This is already in though, isn't it? OpenGL or something?)

Carry on though, Steve! You've already got me hooked on using Anim8or for this stuff, so for my use it's just me hoping to make my workflow easier xDD

Merry Christmas!

Finished Works and Works in Progress / Re: Swobu
« on: November 01, 2017, 09:49:48 pm »
Yo Jens! That character animation is quite good, kudos.
Just gotta fix that up with the cans and you're on the way!

Anim8or Challenges / Re: Challenge suggestions.
« on: October 08, 2017, 12:51:14 am »
Challenge idea... community animation project? Just a short film. Long-term, lasting like 2 or 3 months from start to finish. Assigned tasks and all... a 3-minuter made to stretch us and perhaps bring more of a "team"-aspect into the use and function of Anim8or. It's a software that could work great for team-projects, but I've yet to see it done myself.

General Anim8or Forum / Re: PDF documentation missing?
« on: September 20, 2017, 01:00:11 am »
Unfortunately I lost the ability to make PDF file when I retired. I'll see if I can find a way to make a v1.0 version.

most Word Processors - even the free ones - will let you export a PDF of your docs. Definitely worth looking into!

Finished Works and Works in Progress / Re: Salmon
« on: August 25, 2017, 02:29:25 pm »
tasty :P

General Anim8or Forum / Re: Where is everybody?
« on: August 07, 2017, 01:18:49 am »
Good question. I feel like the forums been losing a LOT of energy in the past year or so. The 1.0 release definitely kicked the community in the butt a bit, but maybe we need a new community challenge again?

General Anim8or Forum / Re: Pixie3D
« on: August 06, 2017, 11:51:31 pm »
Anybody else find this thread a little odd?

Odd?  In what way?  If you mean that "This is the Anim8or Forum, and how dare anyone speak of anything else!", then no.  After all, a handyman has a whole set of tools at his disposal to do his job --- hammers, nails, screwdrivers, wrenches, saws, chisels, wood, metal, torches, wire, twine, glue, duct tape, etc.  He certainly doesn't need all of these tools for each and every task he must accomplish, but it helps to know what each tool is and how it can help him accomplish the task at hand.  And sometimes it's helpful to know if he can substitute one tool for another.

It's no different for 2D or 3D graphics composition.  I would venture that every professional graphics designer or animator does not rely solely on one program. 

And even more importantly, information exchange --- regardless of how relevant it may seem at the time --- helps spawn new ideas.

I appreciate this post, Rudy! I'm a pretty hardcore Cakewalk SONAR and Sibelius user, but every once in a while I crack open Audacity to do some quicker demoing, or MuseScore where I don't have Sibelius installed. It's just different tools that make different types of jobs easier in some cases.
As a musician, I can also attest to this in saying that I wouldn't use an orchestral trombone when playing lead on a big band gig.

They're all just tools!

Finished Works and Works in Progress / Re: History Lesson
« on: August 06, 2017, 11:47:50 pm »
Wow Cori!! I can tell you'vecome REALLY far since then! The music is great at accentuating the story, but the quality of the animation is fantabulous :))

Uniquely humorous take on what was maybe a pretty intense and history-changing story. Great work

You're excellent! I really hope this moves forward for you - you're a pro!

But when you think about it, the companies and groups making the pro-level software like Maya/Blender 'n' such have - admittedly (don't hate me Steve!) - been a bit more vigilant with making it easy to jump between high-end software without having to relearn everything - just give the function a new name and put it in a new place.
Anim8or is just EASY, and works excellently - but I've personally found that it's not like many other software and leaves one with still a pretty big learning curve to move to other software.

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