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WMV or H.264?

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Total Members Voted: 17

Voting closed: February 05, 2011, 09:50:52 pm


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Author Topic: Anim8or Collab - "Don't Forget"  (Read 13625 times)

Raxx

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Re: Anim8or Collab - "Don't Forget"
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2011, 06:12:38 am »

Hm, I don't really want to make a set deadline for this, I'm hoping it'll kinda snowball towards the finish once the first entries get done. I reckon we'd be a bit sick of it by the time 2 months roll around, so sometime before April.

You interested in participating, Headwax? Currently we have 8 members. Assuming we have a 3:30 length song, we can comfortably fit in 15-16 people who do a 10 second and 2 second clip each.
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Re: Anim8or Collab - "Don't Forget"
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2011, 06:50:41 am »

Hi sure, that's a fine time frame. I'd be honoured to take part. :)

By the way, does anyone ever tell you how appreciated you are?
Probably not.

Well let me say, I for one appreciate all the work you have done here, and on the olde anim8or.org site,
I'm sure that lots of people do.

It's sad that you aren't doing much 3d. You have such a good talent.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to making that bird. I htink I made it when I first started. It was pretty bad, but not as bad as my eggplant ;)
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Re: Anim8or Collab - "Don't Forget"
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2011, 07:50:59 am »

...a fire-breathing mega-Robin...

Excellent idea!  Just kidding, I'll make it as intended, I might actually learn a thing or two.

EDIT: The tutorial does indeed have a zipped pre-made robin, thanks for the heads-up Raxx.

ANOTHER EDIT: BTW, I concur with Headwax's post above.  Not about the eggplant, that was probably excellent as is typical for Headwax, but about the other stuff.  If not for the enthusiasm of such as yourself, Kreator and a few others I would have wandered off ages ago.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2011, 07:58:37 am by ENSONIQ5 »
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Re: Anim8or Collab - "Don't Forget"
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2011, 01:43:43 pm »

I agree with Headwax and ENSONIQ, also. A lot of the moderators (Raxx, included, of course) and older members here showed enthusiastic interest in Anim8or, and helped me along the way. Along with many others.

I'll try to have my entry(ies) done by March the 1st if it comes down to it. :)
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Re: Anim8or Collab - "Don't Forget"
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2011, 02:58:42 pm »

Ok I thought I posted already here but apparently my internet connection ate it up. Pretty bad fluctuations.

Anyway, Sign me up for this thing. Ever since I read about the idea in the other post I already thought of an idea. :D
« Last Edit: February 03, 2011, 03:00:50 pm by Janro »
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Re: Anim8or Collab - "Don't Forget"
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2011, 06:46:06 pm »

You are much better than me. But I love anim8or and I want to there in the end (if it's the end). I want to join. This is the program that shown the path for me, and I'll be always using. So.....can I join? (if my work is not good enough just throw away)
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Re: Anim8or Collab - "Don't Forget"
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2011, 08:20:00 pm »

One small problem, if H.264 is the majority and we have to go with that, I have no idea how to make that file type. I don't even think my computer has that setting. is that a MAC file?
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Re: Anim8or Collab - "Don't Forget"
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2011, 10:20:21 pm »

Kreator: Ok, but will I be able to put my clips and stuff together using that like I mentioned in the other post? or are WMV files convertable as well? because a lot of times, if I want even better video, I make the animation twice as slow as I want it, then use WMM to speed up the clips.
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Re: Anim8or Collab - "Don't Forget"
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2011, 12:27:43 am »

Ok! but one problem, I don't like AVS stuff. last time I tried that, I got a music converter and every 5 seconds through the entire song there was some evil British lady going "AVS Media Demo" throughout the whole thing! Also, i've seen videos with an AVS tag right in the middle of it and it's so annoying. (I'm pretty sure it was AVS that did that)
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Re: Anim8or Collab - "Don't Forget"
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2011, 12:42:10 am »

Thanks headwax, ENSONIQ5, and 3Dgeek11, you made me feel special there ;) Of course, I feel that guys like you help keep the community going just as much or more than I do through your posts, so kudos all around.

Janro, Bugtrooper, and of course headwax, I've added you guys to the list!

It doesn't have to be some astonishing super-pro piece of work. It's not a collab showing off skills or features, so just make something you think would be cool. If you want to show off your skills still, then sure no one's stopping you :P

CoriDavis, if all you want to do is put together clips, then use Virtualdub to process it like kreator first mentioned. H.264 is a video format standard, it's not a file type. The files that play that encoding can range from avi to mkv.

I'm going to write this guide, hopefully everyone will follow it to make it as simple as possible.


Encoding Your Video

Download and Install:
XVid 1.2.1
Virtualdub Install only the 32-bit one!

For Image Sequences:
Open VirtualDub
Go to File->Open Video File...
Navigate to the folder containing your images rendered from Anim8or
Select the first one and select Open
All the images in that sequence should now have been imported
Go to File->Save as AVI...
Save the AVI file into a separate folder uncompressed
Continue on to your next Image Sequence and repeat the steps above
After all your image sequences have been saved, continue with the steps below.

For Video Files:
Open VirtualDub
Go to File->Open Video File...
Navigate to the folder containing your first video file
Select the video file and press Open to load it into the program

If you have more than one video clip you need to put together:
Go to File->Append AVI Segment
Select the next video file that needs to be added to the end of your project.
Keep performing that step until all your clips are imported.

To Encode It To H.264:
Install the XVid codec if you haven't already.
In Virtualdub with your project Open, go to Video->Compression...
In the list of codecs, select "Xvid MPEG-4 Codec" and press Configure
Set "Profile @ Level" to Highdef
Click on "Target Quantizer" (if "Target Bitrate" isn't there"), and set it to the highest bitrate (9708 kbps)
Click on the "more..." button next to Quality Preset.
In the options that come up, set Motion search precision to "6 - Ultra High" and VHQ mode to "4 - Wide Search"
Leave all the other settings as they were and OK out until you're back in Virtualdub
Go to File->Save as AVI and save it as an avi file
A progress window will pop up as it's processing the video.

And that's it! If you see any major blurring or artifacts, then chances are you'd have to tweak the settings a bit. Don't reduce the bitrate or quality settings if possible though!



Please follow that guide when processing your final entries, thanks!

« Last Edit: February 04, 2011, 01:58:36 am by Raxx »
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Re: Anim8or Collab - "Don't Forget"
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2011, 02:41:08 pm »

How many time do I have? Because I don't want to disturb you guys.
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Re: Anim8or Collab - "Don't Forget"
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2011, 04:27:26 pm »

You have until before April to finish it, but it's understandable if you need a little more time after.
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Re: Anim8or Collab - "Don't Forget"
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2011, 09:29:45 pm »

Okkay I've got a little problem..... see if you guys might help. When I've build a half sights my anim8or is malfuncioning, I cannot click on a line, and when I choose it with drag-select and choose all the lines I want I simply cannot fill holes.....
the problem is on the last object!
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Re: Anim8or Collab - "Don't Forget"
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2011, 12:34:46 am »

The problem is that you've managed to group the meshes. Select the mesh, then go to build->ungroup. Problem solved!
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Re: Anim8or Collab - "Don't Forget"
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2011, 05:32:44 am »

You have until before April to finish it, but it's understandable if you need a little more time after.

hehe I just started rendering the other night. I have 10 frames after an hour. Teach me not to count my polys :)
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