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#1 jamoram62

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 06:36 PM

Now learning to animate props (at this time no interaction, no whistles and no bells, just the basics).

 

 

 

 


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Posted 09 October 2016 - 07:33 PM

Really nice work, Jamoram.
I remember the joy the first time I managed to get a menu-driven prop to work ;)

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 06:32 PM

Really nice work, Jamoram.
I remember the joy the first time I managed to get a menu-driven prop to work ;)

 

Thank you, John.

You bet. When at last you manage the pop-up menu to show up and the commands do what is expected, it's such a thrill.

 

In the meantime I've been improving the model, fixing some issues and adding the rest of the animations.

A new demo can be watched at https://drive.google...UmZVS0MzeVplYms

So next thing in the to-do list is recording the foley sounds and inserting the audio events for every animation.

 

 

EDIT: Oops, I've just realised the reels are rotating the wrong direction! I've created some sort of a Satan's contraption.

EDIT #2: Fixed.


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 11:02 PM

Another variation on the same theme:

 

https://drive.google...eFhIaTlGZW5qbzQ

 

 

The visual  and feel of the prop need further polishing. In my experience is the hardest part when importing from Milkshape3D, though I'm not sure whether importing before from Fragmotion has anything to do.

 

 


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Posted 12 October 2016 - 12:11 AM

I'm just getting "An error occurred.Please try again later." from that link Jamoram.

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 02:28 AM

Fantastic! Great job jamoram :)


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Posted 12 October 2016 - 02:44 AM

It was Chrome problem, it shows in IE Ok.

What I want to know is, does the tape self-destruct in 5 secs? ;)

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 09:50 AM

What I want to know is, does the tape self-destruct in 5 secs? ;)

 

It's in my to-do list :)  No, serious now. This sort of boombox is a friendly comission from a fellow of us who needs it to get a movie of hers done.

 

Anyway I've been wondering whether you can make appear or disappear part of a prop (ie, the tape itself) as an animation. In this case, the only solution I can think of is assigning every vertex of the tape to a new bone to hide it inside the body of the gadget.

 

 

It was Chrome problem, it shows in IE Ok.

 

It happened something like that to me: for some reason some browsers fail sometimes to retrieve and play a webm movie directly from Google Drive.

 

 


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Posted 12 October 2016 - 02:47 PM

 

Anyway I've been wondering whether you can make appear or disappear part of a prop (ie, the tape itself) as an animation. In this case, the only solution I can think of is assigning every vertex of the tape to a new bone to hide it inside the body of the gadget.


 

 

Said and done. Please check the updated demo movie.


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Posted 12 October 2016 - 07:19 PM

Very cool! I'll bet you have the speed of rotation of the spindles calculated correctly depending on how much tape is left on each spool as well ;)

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 09:11 PM

Very cool! I'll bet you have the speed of rotation of the spindles calculated correctly depending on how much tape is left on each spool as well ;)

 
And you'll win. In fact in an early version I used a model with two reels very dissimilar in size, so their angular speeds were in a 2:1 ratio, in order to guarantee a constant linear speed of 4,75 cm/second and a proper tension.of the tape :)  But in the end I chose to go on with reels of about the same size, so their angular speeds are the same.
 
I think it would be possible, at least in theory, to add some animations to modify the size of both reels by using two especial bones for this purpose, but I'm not sure it would work in Moviestorm. I've found out that sometimes, when two or more bones are assigned to the same vertex, the animations work as expected in both FragMontion and Milkshape3D, but leads to some unexpected results when launched in Moviestorm.
 
Anyway I'm moving on now. I'm planning to create many more animated props in a near future, but my most immediate goal now is learning to create held props, because I need a couple of those gadgets for the movie I'm currently working on.
 
Oh, almost forgot to say I'll make the addon available to the public quite soon.
 
 

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 04:24 PM

FANTASTIC! Where can I get one?

 


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Posted 14 October 2016 - 05:26 PM

So finally here you are the link for the real stuff:

 

https://drive.google...TFAyVmpQZHZ5VlE (*)

 

It's an addon (jm_AnimatedProps1) including both the tape recorder and the boombox, now with foley included.

 

Again, these are de demo clips for:

 

- the tape recorder: https://drive.google...UmZVS0MzeVplYms

 

- and the boombox (radiocassette): https://drive.google...eFhIaTlGZW5qbzQ

 

Any suggestion or comment leading to its improvement will be greatly appreciated.

 

As I said in a previous post, I'm planning to add many more animated props I've missed now and then while producing my own movies. I'll keep you informed.

 

(*) NOTE: as of 2017/01/25 all my publicly shared contents will be available from the folder at https://drive.google...aTNsSFBuN0sxZHM


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 01:33 PM

Last version: 3 (2016-10-15):

- Animation variants with and without foley now available, in case you want to add your own sound effects.

- Credit given in the description to the real artists, the original authors of the models used.

 

 

 

 


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 07:19 PM

Bringing new life to what I think was one of my first addons:

 


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Posted 26 August 2017 - 09:42 AM

Looks really good!



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Posted 26 August 2017 - 06:52 PM

Animations for tuning knob and dial indicator now working:

 

 

 

Need to create the gestures for the male (tuning) and female (volume setting and tuning) puppets.

 

 


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 02:46 AM

¡Buen trabajo! Jamoram :)


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