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Messages - ENSONIQ5

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General Anim8or Forum / Re: Where is everybody?
« on: August 10, 2017, 07:47:30 am »
Yes, it's me.  Pretty much everything I do starts with Anim8or, it's just a really nice modeling space and with the mousewheel zoom thing it's an absolute joy.  When I switch to Carrara I miss it terribly, Carrara has mousewheel zoom but it's always screen-centred rather than cursor-centred.

General Anim8or Forum / Re: Move the Rotation Axis?
« on: August 09, 2017, 07:48:56 am »
The origin point always coincides with the centre of the screen 'cross-hairs' when creating an object.  So if the object is created away from this screen centre, the origin point won't be near the object.  A 'centre hot point' function would be a nice addition to the Edit>Locate functions in a future update :)

General Anim8or Forum / Re: Where is everybody?
« on: August 08, 2017, 08:14:42 am »

Finished Works and Works in Progress / Re: History Lesson
« on: August 07, 2017, 08:26:32 am »
Nice vintage animation style!  While the new version is excellent, don't be too hard on yourself regarding the original.  I recall precious few animation projects being completed by anyone around that time, yours was one of the few Anim8or animations I saw that was built to a brief and actually served a real purpose and from memory you were pretty new to Anim8or when it was created.  It's great that you were able to redo this animation and I love the new version, but I also reserve the right to hold the original in pretty high regard too :)

Anim8or Challenges / Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« on: July 17, 2017, 10:44:29 am »
Late congrats thecolclough
  You were destined for the splash screen.,1262.0.html

   I'm not having any luck with using the .dll for random splash screens, and doesn't work putting a 'splash.jpg' pic into the images folder either. Have tried every suggestion in this thread and, although i like thecolcloughs' image very much, i would really like to be able to change splash screens at will.
 Any other suggestions on how i might be able to do this?
 (Windows 7)

Up to V1.0 I always just loaded Anim8or to the desktop, because why not?  With V1.0 I created a folder that contains the Anim8or.exe file and the Anim8orSplash.dll file, and created a shortcut from the desktop like any other program.  This seems to work (also on W7) with a random splash screen loaded each time.

...and mouse wheel zoom is absolutely brilliant!

General Anim8or Forum / Re: Where is everybody?
« on: June 26, 2017, 07:59:51 am »
Still working on Mission Backup Earth (  Latest renders (modeled in Anim8or, rendered in Carrara):

Haha!  What do they say about great minds? :D

This was a lot of fun to watch, and the animation is nicely synchronised with the soundtrack.  A couple of things I can suggest would be higher-poly penguins or better edge smoothing and some beak-synching as johnar suggested as sometimes it's tricky to know who is singing/rapping which part.  Also, while the choreography of the background penguins is admirably tight it might add a level of realism* if some were just slightly out of sync and if there was some variance in the amount of movement.  In other words, perhaps a mix of 4 or 5 slightly different sequences scattered through the chorus line.

* Possibly a bad choice of word given the theme ;)

Anim8or Challenges / Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« on: June 05, 2017, 10:34:18 am »
Just for fun :). Modelled in Anim8or, rendered with Carrara.

Anim8or Challenges / Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« on: June 01, 2017, 11:17:32 am »
Congratulations thecolclough and to everyone that entered the contest. I would be happy with any of the entries. So, while I've uploaded the official v1.0 release here with thecolclough's winning "Red Letter Day" as the new splash screen, I've also included a .dll that with all the entries. Place this file in the same directory as anim8or.exe and it will use a different one each time it's run. Or, to always see your favorite you can use the command line:

anim8or.exe -splash #

where # is a number from 1 to 7. (I added the original Anim8or splash as number 7 even though it wasn't in the contest. Hope nobody minds!)

This is very cool Steve, working nicely.  Cheers!

Anim8or Challenges / Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« on: May 29, 2017, 08:01:59 am »
No problem ronaldefarmer, totally understood.

I'm very happy with the winner of the poll, 'Red Letter Day' would have been my choice if it was up to me.  Congrats thecolclough, it's an excellent piece of work and a deserving winner :)

Anim8or Challenges / Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« on: May 28, 2017, 08:21:03 am »
Nobody specified any criteria for judging.

This is absolutely true, I had no intention of saying how folks should vote and apologies if that's the way my post came across.  I haven't had time to comment in detail on all entries but I hope to do so at some stage as I am truly inspired by all of them.  The 'suitability' of each entry as a splash screen was one factor in how I voted but wasn't the only factor, I think 'Renegade' is not particularly suitable for the reasons I said in my first post.  It also doesn't highlight Anim8or's abilities as well as some other entries do, "Amplify your Vision" included.

This is awesome work!

Anim8or Challenges / Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« on: May 28, 2017, 02:34:32 am »
... for such an auspicious event as the release of the long-awaited version 1.0...

This adds an interesting perspective to this 'comp'.  It's not about whose image is 'best', it's about which image works best as a splash screen for Anim8or.  Which image best exemplifies what Anim8or is, and what it can do?  If there's one thing the entries show it's how diverse a group of artists we are, and how wide the range of uses we all have for Anim8or is, and I'm not sure any single entry could possibly cover everything.  I have my favourite and I enjoyed taking part, and I'm very glad the decision isn't mine to make ;)

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