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Author Topic: [Question] Soft objects, Particle, and Physics?  (Read 4906 times)

Guilherme Amorim

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[Question] Soft objects, Particle, and Physics?
« on: October 14, 2008, 03:14:03 pm »

 ;DHi again

I have a question:
I saw in some animations objects that seem to be soft, for example, in the intro of Kingdom Hearts 2, there's a crystal-like thing that Sora was in, and he put his hands on this, and his finger became "flat"...
I don't know, but the models (The glass and Sora) look to be very complex to just make a morph, so I wanted to know, is that made manualy, or it's possible to have a way to make the model react in that way (like boolean substraction, difference, or whatever) ?
I know computers do almost everything, but I'm not sure  ;D

Another think I saw is that the people become spore (I don't know if it's the right word), is that particle effect?


Aw, and in the same video, there's a part, where Kairi is on the beach, and one of the fingers touch the small finger and this one reacts strangely(like it has no bone), this is physics in this animation, right?

I'm a bit curious about things in animations :P
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Re: [Question] Soft objects, Particle, and Physics?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2008, 03:41:02 pm »

:D Last pic
The weird movement is better seen in the video :D
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Re: [Question] Soft objects, Particle, and Physics?
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2008, 06:06:30 am »

I would expect that they may be using something like softbodies.  This is basically physics, but acting on a soft object.  They have simulations for many things now, including cloth, hard objects, and most likely in this case, soft objects such as fingers.  I can't be sure that that's how they set the objects up, it's only a guess.
I'm not sure what you mean about people "becoming spore" though.
Particle effects can be used in many ways, not only to create things such as fire, but particles can have physics as well, and create things such as fire, smoke, water, other liquids, etc.  They have many helpful possibilities and can be modified to do many things.
Of course, remember, almost all of these ideas I'm mentioning here are only provided in higher end professional applications.  Anim8or does not provide support for any types of physics, though particles can be simulated with Terranim8or, a program created by Leslie to aid Anim8or in terrain and particle generation.
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Re: [Question] Soft objects, Particle, and Physics?
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2008, 01:20:26 pm »

Nice to know!

I tryied to explain, that in a part of the video, some characters became particles, dust, they just explode in small pieces, (I thought "spore" meant the same thing  :-[)


Thanks!
That helped me understand a lot!



I promise I will use a translator next time before posting ::)
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Re: [Question] Soft objects, Particle, and Physics?
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2008, 09:40:36 pm »

Nah, spores are small "cells" that come from plants/fungi in order to reproduce...
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Re: [Question] Soft objects, Particle, and Physics?
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2008, 09:55:13 pm »

So yes, those are particles.  I would just say that they're turning into particles, or... exploding into small pieces! haha
Don't worry, your English is great, that was the only word that was off.
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Re: [Question] Soft objects, Particle, and Physics?
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2008, 04:47:41 pm »

 :-X hohohohoh

Nah, spores are small "cells" that come from plants/fungi in order to reproduce...

I didn't realize that xD
Thanks

Anim8or is culture too!

lol


So yes, those are particles.  I would just say that they're turning into particles, or... exploding into small pieces! haha
Don't worry, your English is great, that was the only word that was off.

wow, thanks!
My teacher would be proud  ^^
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Re: [Question] Soft objects, Particle, and Physics?
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2008, 06:41:44 pm »

Heh, all I can do with French is string a few sentences together, and i've been learning for about 4 years!

How long have you been learning English?

Your use of punctuation, dialect etc. is superb!
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Re: [Question] Soft objects, Particle, and Physics?
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2008, 11:09:02 pm »

Heh, all I can do with French is string a few sentences together, and i've been learning for about 4 years!

How long have you been learning English?

Your use of punctuation, dialect etc. is superb!

French is hard, I studied a little, but I can't remember anything!
I'm studying british english 4 years too
But there's a lot of things, like games or this forum, that I need english to understand, so I'm training english almost all day ^^


Thank you  :D :D
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Re: [Question] Soft objects, Particle, and Physics?
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2008, 02:35:12 am »

Objects with tension and detection physics maybe? Sounds cool.... probably would need an entirely seporate engine to pull that one out of Steven's bag of tricks.
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