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#1 jamoram62

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 06:26 PM

Some stuff I'm working on and currently at different stages of development.

 

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 03:47 AM

Love the cello!


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:56 AM

Fantastic!


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 02:22 PM

Yep, the cello is one of my pet project I'd really love to see finished, but it's also proved to be much more involved and complicated than expected :)

 

As pipe smoker for 20+ years (retired 15 years ago as of this writing), a held pipe is something I've always missed, but the very first thing I need to do is some tests regarding held props "attached" to the puppet's mouth, in order to assess whether it's feasible or not.

 

And the microwave oven... Heck, even those pesky critters in the Sims enjoy their own animated appliances! I'd like to see more of them in our movies, making life a bit easier to our long-suffering puppets.


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 06:35 PM

 

... a held pipe is something I've always missed, but the very first thing I need to do is some tests regarding held props "attached" to the puppet's mouth, in order to assess whether it's feasible or not.

 

Well, as I had suspected, from my previous experiences with held props bound to bones other that those of the hands, it doesn't work as intended.

 

In spite of being declared as a held prop bound to the MOUTH bone (as shown in the code excerpt below), it seems that Moviestorm binds the prop to the RIGHT_HAND bone whenever a HoldBone other than RIGHT_HAND or LEFT_HAND is selected:

    <entry>
      <string>HoldBone</string>
      <string>MOUTH</string>
    </entry>
...
    <entry>
      <string>Holdable</string>
      <boolean>true</boolean>
    </entry>

Please take a look at this test clip: https://drive.google...Ni1weDJUWVc4N00

 

Note that the prop doesn't follow the mouth (or the head), but mirrors the movements of the right hand.

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 05:35 AM

 

Well, as I had suspected, from my previous experiences with held props bound to bones other that those of the hands, it doesn't work as intended.

 

 

BTW, this does not mean the project's going to be shelved, but the implementation won't be as clean as I had in mind: instead of two held props (one of them attached to the puppet's hand and the other to the mouth) which could be switched between them without too much hassle, there will be the held prop attached to the hand and an accessory prop (such as that one included in one of Chris Ollie's mods), ie, the schema used in the cigarrette mod by KV and PapaG (I think).

 

Besides, I've only found only one reference to this topic (HoldBone other than those of the hands ignored/not working), and, unfortunately my conclusions are confirmed there: http://www.moviestor...showtopic=14951
 


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 06:17 PM

Some progress with the pipe. So far, both a held and an accessory versions have been created. As a ancillary item to be used in combination with the pipe (or other smoking props), a smoke prop, based on that in the ashtray by Chris Ollie (it will be included in the public release only if I get Chris' permission).

 

My plans for this thing:

- A lighting the pipe animation, with another ancillary held prop, to be used in combination with the accessory version of the pipe.

 

Too bad there are some serious issues with poses other than idle, ie, sitting poses, as in those poses, the relation pipe-mouth is lost, so another set of animations is required to be used with them.

 

https://drive.google...X2s4UWxRRlBOQjA

 

 

 


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