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General Anim8or Forum / HitFilm2 express free till early feb
« on: January 21, 2014, 10:09:34 pm »
HitFilm 2 Express video editor free till early feb

looks like a boon for any anim8ors :)

General Anim8or Forum / Threads Being Deleted?
« on: February 06, 2011, 10:14:45 pm »
Hello, just had a few emails saying some threads had been deleted, including Lynn's car wip?
Everything okay with the forum?

Tell me to mind my own business if you like..... wouldn't be the first time  :o

General Anim8or Forum / Thanks for Getting The forum Going Steve!
« on: July 25, 2009, 07:28:04 pm »
When it was down I missed it!

ASL Scripts / Using export_obj_plugin.a8s
« on: July 18, 2009, 10:39:41 pm »

Any tips on how to use this please. Hoping to manage to get an mtl file associated with an obj file.

Thanks in advance


Anim8or v0.98 Discussion Forum / Fix for Mtl files on Obj export
« on: June 29, 2009, 07:29:54 am »

I wondered if anyone has found a fix for mtl files that point in the direction of anim8or meshes materials.

I'v been fiddling for half a day trying to get them to work.

Half the time I get a crash with .97d etc - sometimes if it doesn't crash, then I don't get an mtl file at all. If I use older versions  I've started getting mtl files with nothing in them..


I'm using Vista and Xp, running in xp mode as administrator in Vista.

One work around is to export in 3ds.

But that means separating the Objects into one mesh per object materail. As Objects end up being exported as one mesh instead of lots of seperate meshes....

Also it seems that the 3ds materail paths are local ie doesn't export the full paths. Any work arounds please ?  :)

I've played around with this

but it exports in a format I can't use.

Perhaps someone could write a plug in to export materials for obj with full file names?


thanks again


General Anim8or Forum / Looking for Voice Wav files please help
« on: June 25, 2009, 06:33:21 pm »
Hello there, I'm searching for english wav files that say one word eg apple, I, need, drink etc.

Reason? To link to a html document to help a non verbal person to communicate an idea when they mouse over a suitable picture.

I don't want to use inbuilt robotic voice that come with computers for various reasons.

I've found a whole lot of online dictionaries that come with flash files that do what I want, but so far have not been able to download the flashfiles though I have downloaded IE pug in.

Why am I asking here?

Because anim8ors are always stumbling on sound files to use in anim8tions, so maybe someone has a source they could point me to?

thanks in advance


Finished Works and Works in Progress / Music Video
« on: June 21, 2009, 05:32:08 am »

In response to this band offering their music for use in animations

A whole lot of my old and new animations together, the editing breaks down at the end where the song peters out but hey.

All anim8or meshes, 80 percent anim8or renders.  Used my new alice and mad hatter meshes ;0

put something together and post it to them via video response I think

edit: I put the wrong year in the credits hoho, must be tired I spent all last night in hospital sitting next to a bed.... :(

General Anim8or Forum / Free music for your animations
« on: June 21, 2009, 02:31:44 am »
and free animations for their music

deathsheadheavymetalheadbanging just like the kid you hate next door :)

hey Lordbyronmacintosh this is not spam its a collaboration attempt week 2
we're just looking to collaborate with other working artists doing what they love to do, which is to make videos! can you animate our band, or make an animation with our music in the background, or something like this? Make us a music video?

as far as ideas has the direct download mp3s, the lyrics, and the meanings all on one page, i made it just for you to help make the video.

whatever your specialty bring it to the table and lets see what we can do if we all work together.

you can download our music for free since you are an artist at this can only legally be distributed if you are collaborating with us (making a video) we do give our permission to use it creatively.


this is a free project, we donate our art you donate yours and then we seek sponsors fo... more
visit http://HTTP://ASOCIETYRED.COM for the FREE mp3's from my band, ASOCIETYRED. These are only free if you are going to use them in a video on your youtube. Please post all video submissions for our review. You can make whatever you want. The fun part for us is seeing what you make. We will help to promote your video.

I think this is the amail they sent everyopne on youtube?

anyway the music isn't too ba actually

ASL Scripts / Centre hotpoint to centre of mesh script request
« on: June 13, 2009, 04:45:57 am »
Hya scripting genii.

Hoh! Time for me to request a script :)

Sorry if you can already do this !!!

I'd like a script to centre the hotpoint of a mesh along one or more axis? Please. If it is possible?

Would save a lot of work sometimes .....

thanks in advance


General Anim8or Forum / Death Of Truespace
« on: May 19, 2009, 06:19:17 pm »
May 22nd is the date Caligari trueSpace winds down.

Truespace is another tool in he kit. Grab it while you can



General Anim8or Forum / Share Your Modelling Tips:
« on: March 21, 2009, 04:58:12 am »

A long long time ago, in a land far far away someone started a thread where  modellers shared their tips. The idea  was to give upto three tips per post that you thought would help other modellers.

Is any one   interested in sharing their methods?

For me:

I suppose one which I have found handy recently is to use a sphere primitive  as an eyeball  when modelling eyelids. It means that you can still use the arrow buttons to fine tune your eyelid shape, and you wont distort the sphere that represents your eyeball - because you can't select any verticies on it.

Of course if you have   an eyeball mesh, you can group it so that the normal move tool won't change it's mesh - but you can't use the arrow buttons to fine tune the eyelid mesh unless you are very careful not to select the   eyeball mesh verticies..

Over to the next 'tipper"

Hopefully there will be plenty of tip.s Don't be shy. :)


First up the gnome. I think I will make a book cover eventually using these meshes....

I started baseing him on a garden gnome I found in the....... garden, but I have tried to give him more of a mischievious face. Bit of assymtery. Might fix up the outside part of his right eye (left side of image) to make it more almond shaped, base of right ear, nasal corners, don't know whether his nose should be less stumpy....Certainly will add a bumpmap to bring out some fine work. The tongue is somewhere else...

The hat is a holding mesh till I work one up.

Model and render anim8or .96.

C and c welcome.  

Hi, couple of free meshes for anyone who wants to build a christmas themed render. Personal use only please. I posted this last week but it got locked then deleted somehow. :-[

Assuming that it is bandwidth related I'll post some lower quality textures on my own site to doanload.

I don't know how to zip, sorry.

Reindeer model you need to download these textures

Santa Clause Mesh you need

santa comes with a few pressies and a sleigh :)

cheerios and early merry Chrissie

let me know if you make anything of it

edit: santas red costume replaced by a velvet texture with bump map

General Anim8or Forum / VISTA: Bad Working Directory For Scripts?
« on: November 27, 2008, 01:50:07 am »

Finally got anim8pr to work in vista.

Finally got around to downloading all the scripts.

Now when I try to set the directory I gat a 'bad working directory" error.

Any one have a work around to this... please :)

I have tried typing in the directory and going via the browse button.

General Anim8or Forum / Getting the cog plugin to work
« on: November 23, 2008, 04:52:12 am »

Cog plug in here, but doesn't seem to load with my other scripts?

Any help appreciated.

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