Last Sunday I was procrastinating, as usual, not willing to resume work on a complex held prop I'm working on for my next silly short.
I asked myself: "What does Moviestorm need?". Suddenly, while reading a post in another forum, I experimented an epiphany: what Moviestorm does really need are boobs, of the bouncing kind. I've seen no that kind of things ever in any movie created with Moviestorm, and have read of no mods for repairing such a regrettable omission. iClone has them -plenty of them if you're really into springies- and it's a shame Moviestorm doesn't.
So I commited to such a history-changing task. It shouldn't to be that hard. For one thing, the standard skeleton for female puppets has breast bones, and there are a number of vertices in the puppet mesh bound to them, so they must be there for some good reason. In just a couple of minutes, I'd my proof of concept ready.
The link that follows will lead you to a clip demostrating the effected achieved (PLEASE take into account that the animation was merely preliminary and would need to be refined and the screen capture itself is not very good either -the real animation doesn't look that jerky!):
So a few minutes later I had arranged all the stuff Moviestorm requires to create a mod with some working gesture animation inside, and there we go.
Launched MS, created a new movie, selected a kind lady volunteering to test my morally questionable figment, placed her on the set, opend the Gestures menu, that submenu full of unconfessable secrets and... Nothing happened!
Well, don't panic... Maybe this body in particular has that vertices bound to other bones, so let's try another. Same result: nothing, not even a minimally perceptible commotion in the area. Finally tried a body I was sure the vertices were correctly bound to the right darn bones. Again, nothing.
So I went back, checking every step in the process, but so far I have found no reason for the boobs refusing to bounce and bring some extra life to Moviestorm.
Anyway, don't despair, I'll keep trying.
Besides, how is that you're so interested in the subject to read thru all this post until its very end?