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Messages - machineman9

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Just two things, in my opinion, are stopping this from looking incredible:

The roof texture on all the buildings is the same... It is at the same side and same size. If you rotated it around or got some other textures it might look better. Just for variety.

The dome doesn't quite look right. Is it supposed to be glass? Again, maybe a slightly better texture might make it look better.

But it does look great. These are just things which I think will take it beyond great.

Gosh... I've not posted on Anim8or boards in about 6 months. Welcome back, me, lol.

Finished Works and Works in Progress / Re: Heroes - Project
« on: August 15, 2008, 08:02:10 pm »
I think the characters are a little too shiney.

Aside from that, it looks fantastic

Finished Works and Works in Progress / Re: The X303 Prometheus
« on: May 04, 2008, 07:49:55 pm »
Looks amazing. Every aspect looks good and the lighting is awsome.

How long did it take to render that beast?

Anim8or v0.98 Discussion Forum / Re: Point movement in scene mode...
« on: March 18, 2008, 05:49:13 pm »
Possible, yes, but not very easy. If you want to create something which is forming around another object, then it would be quite hard. By this I mean cloth or something where morphing would be very tricky.

With a trampoline I guess you can do it just once and then repeat it, but for other things it would make life a lot easier.

Thanks for the link too

Anim8or v0.98 Discussion Forum / Point movement in scene mode...
« on: March 14, 2008, 03:30:26 pm »
I just think this would allow for more exploration (including the sight of some animated physics with materials) but I would really like to see point edit mode in scene mode.

Just like in the object editing mode, you can move the points around, but if say you wanted to make a trampoline, that is a lot of morphs to make or whatnot.

So yes. I would like to see what other people think of this suggestion, but it is basically to be able to animate the points on objects in the scene mode.


General Anim8or Forum / Re: modeling a room
« on: February 28, 2008, 06:02:10 pm »
Think about it...

What is a room?

A room is (at a basic level) 4 walls, a ceiling and a floor. 6 thin cuboids and you have yourself a room... no need for fancy stuff.

Finished Works and Works in Progress / Re: New to the forums
« on: February 27, 2008, 01:06:20 pm »
The ground texture is far too large...

Click the model for the ground and then press the UV button on the side of anim8or. Its either Alt or Ctrl, but hold it and drag diagionally dowards to tile the texture... you can get results like this:

-work i sort of got bored at finishing-

Render to texture/ baking would be a really nice idea. I find that it is the lighting in my animations which cause anim8or to lag alot and sometimes crash (in other programs lighting doesnt seem to hit as hard...)

So getting the shadows fixed onto the texture would be quite nice- though, I guess you could do this in a scene anyway, depending of the complexity of the model you are baking it onto. If it is like a wall you could set everything else to transparent and place the camera up against the shadowing wall... set it to render this frame at quite a large resolution and save the image and set as texture. Just one thought..

General Anim8or Forum / Re: strange worlds contest
« on: February 26, 2008, 11:22:16 am »
Isnt the mandatory post soposed to be in the strange world's forum?

General Anim8or Forum / Re: How do you make a realistic rain scene?
« on: February 24, 2008, 03:04:42 pm »
Definately Terranim8or.

Look in the Movies section on and check the crazy trousers video

Youtube is down so I cant send a link, but it is on there too.. very good video to see the rain in action and also good for learning about how to do more complex things (the flying paper is really good, gives it a nice feel of physics- as with the bollard)

Finished Works and Works in Progress / Re: (wip) Lowpoly car model
« on: February 15, 2008, 03:26:26 pm »
The textures seem a bit wild with that environment map... the crash also has a bit more to offer... it looks fairly 'wooden'

very nice


how many polys?

General Anim8or Forum / Re: Army generating, Crowd simultation
« on: February 07, 2008, 12:56:09 pm »
I guess if it is like a march you could get one figure and add it lots of times to build up a flight, then a squadron and so on.

Just select all the characters to move at the same time and you have a perfectly intime march (which every military drill sergeant/leader wants)

Finished Works and Works in Progress / Re: Edge 540
« on: February 07, 2008, 11:34:24 am »
The still looks great, the animation has more to offer.

For the model are you thinking about adding ailerons/rudder/elevators?

For the animation, the movements were far too sharp, but good effort.

Finished Works and Works in Progress / Re: My short Anim8or Movie
« on: February 03, 2008, 05:43:53 pm »
I am sorry but after this last term on Frankenstein at school, to see someone make it out that he is green and with bolts just sends shudders down my spine.

Bad points are that you made the character something that he really isnt
Good points are that the dungeon does look quite good
Improvements would be to have that wheel spinning and perhaps tile the texture a bit more. Sparks n Splatter would be good too.

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