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Author Topic: Hi to all, and running on Linux, and zoom level on render  (Read 686 times)


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Hi to all, and running on Linux, and zoom level on render
« on: December 26, 2018, 06:17:24 pm »

Hello Thanks for keeping this alive all these years.  Back in 2003 I decided while I was in hospital to try my hand at gamemaking and used anim8or for about 6 months and had no idea what 3d modeling was and so ended up just doing 2d sprites.

Years later after mastering sketchup for woodworking and furniture I decided to get back into gaming and to make a RTS game and wanted a certain style of sprites. I no longer own any windows computers and so I needed a 3d program for linux.  Blender really has a steep steep learning curve. I know blender does everything- but I dont need everything I just need a low poly models without hassle.    So I remembered anim8or from more a than a decade ago and was really pleased to find it still available!  So I downloaded and run it perfectly on Sparky Linux under wine. Created two models and I am very pleased.

My challenge:  I cannot find put why anim8or will not run under Linux Mint wine.  It starts, has all menus and it actually creates the models but there is not screen output in the opengl works. Just a black empty space.  one difference besides the linux flavors is the computer that anim8or under is not working is a laptop.  I cannot get an error because anim8or is not malfunctioning it is running and doing what it should, WINE is not rendering the window.  It also does the same thing in VIACAD 10 pro. 

So if you wish to use linux and anim8or I suggest get Sparky linux and run the Game Meta option which will install all linux gaming components.  I run my system on a toshiba external HDD with no actual installed HDD.

Thanks I appreciate application- it's small, easy, and free.  I really love the render and save to PNG.

Is there a way to choose the zoom level on the render?


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Re: Hi to all, and running on Linux, and zoom level on render
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 08:03:08 pm »

Why not try a Windows VM or look for a free copy of a Windows distribution? I can attest to that I've never been able to get Anim8or running on Mac and to be honest I gave up a few years ago and just run it on my Windows battlestation.

As far as zoom level, I'd recommend (for consistency's sake) that rendering using cameras in the Scene mode. Then you don't have to reset the view every time you want to render, you just go to a camera that's set in an exact spot and render right there.