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 on: November 21, 2018, 01:50:40 pm 
Started by Nellucnaiv - Last post by ianross
Hi may I suggest you use open shot video editor it is open source and it has a blur tool.
You can create your bee animation with a green back ground then import it into open shot eliminate the green back ground(chroma key feature) and add motion blur, then you can add any back ground even  use your own mobile phone film footage.
Here is the address of open shot
here is a basic tutorial on chroma key

 on: November 21, 2018, 01:34:32 pm 
Started by ronaldefarmer - Last post by ianross
I like this, wow!

 on: November 19, 2018, 10:35:33 pm 
Started by Nellucnaiv - Last post by thecolclough
you're welcome =]
i'll look forward to seeing the finished article!

 on: November 19, 2018, 10:08:50 pm 
Started by Raxx - Last post by Enumer8
Sorry to dig up this fossil, but I'm curious how far the "Anim8or File Converter" has gotten. I have been working on a .an8 to .dae converter using C#. I don't want to re-invent the wheel if someone has already done it. Otherwise, it might be a good opportunity to collaborate. I think it would make a lot of sense to make this an open source library on github or similar.

 on: November 17, 2018, 12:53:15 am 
Started by Nellucnaiv - Last post by Nellucnaiv
Hi thecolclough,

Thanks a lot for taking the time to respond! I have tried using morphing on the wings both up and down in conjunction with simple up and down bone movements but this looks like something that could work well!

Never thought about motion blur on the texture so I'll give that a try!
And thanks for the link, the rotation will probably do it...just got to try and get it right!

Thanks again!

 on: November 17, 2018, 12:02:55 am 
Started by Nellucnaiv - Last post by thecolclough
two things...

1) have you tried applying motion blur to the texture rather than the render?  it's a bit of a bodge, and you might need to swap between two different versions of your bee model (one with normal wings and one with blurred) depending whether it's still or in flight, but it might be worth a shot.

2) don't know if you're already doing this, but maybe try rotating the wings as well as moving up and down - the first result on this search page illustrates the pattern:

 on: November 16, 2018, 03:49:56 pm 
Started by Nellucnaiv - Last post by Nellucnaiv
Me again! :)
I've found motion blurring in my editor works well but then the whole bee shakes too :)
Is there a way of using motion blur on the wins only in the editor and adding the bee and surroundings afterwards using the alpha channel maybe?
Just a thought.
Really appreciate any help or advice.
Thanks again

 on: November 16, 2018, 10:24:27 am 
Started by Nellucnaiv - Last post by Nellucnaiv
A little late but thank you Steve! The billboards have been a great solution.

 on: November 16, 2018, 10:19:39 am 
Started by Nellucnaiv - Last post by Nellucnaiv
Hi all,
I am in the process of making an animated bee. Everything is going very well except for the wing beating. In real life they get up to 250 flaps per second. Using one frame up, one frame down it looks like the wings are vibrating in a fixed pattern looking like they're both up and down. I have a nice veined wing pattern and am using diffuse and transparent texture which looks very realistic. Impossible to cram 250 frames into 25 frames per second. I tried doing 800 frames and then speeding it up 8x in my editor but it still doesn't look right.
Does Anim8or have a motion blur setting or does anyone have any advice on how I can go about this?

Thanks in advance!

 on: November 12, 2018, 04:20:02 pm 
Started by Steve - Last post by RudySchneider
You may want to consider extending your stay, Steve...

With the GIGANTIC fires in both northern and southern California, the air quality is miserable.  I moved from Boulder Creek (in the Santa Cruz Mountains) to Lincoln (just a bit north and east of Sacramento), and smoke from the Camp fire (over 6700 structures GONE!) made it difficult to even see things a quarter mile away!

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