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#1 jamoram62

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 07:16 PM

Almost there!

 

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 01:35 AM

:o  You're a geniuns jamoram :)


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Posted 31 August 2017 - 06:59 AM

What he said :-)

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 11:41 AM

:o  You're a geniuns jamoram :)

 

No way. In fact it's stark simple: a four-year-old child could see it, so I ran out and found a four-year-old child.

 

In fact, so simple I wonder why it has not been made before.


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Posted 31 August 2017 - 06:00 PM

And of course ladies won't be forgotten...

 

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 07:15 PM

What about left handers ?  :P

Seriously though Jamoram this is another exceptional piece of work.

 

It seems to me that often your mods can be used for those detailed close-up shots that add subtlety to a story line. Something that MS is not always very good at. 

 

I'm thinking of others e.g. wife's hand using knife to slice onions and pausing in a tell-tale manner when her husband mentions he has to work late at the office.

 

Keep it up!


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 11:12 AM

What about left handers ?  :P

 

We DON'T make gadgets for lefties. Neither for red-haired dudes. Definitively not for red-haired lefties :)

 

 

 

It seems to me that often your mods can be used for those detailed close-up shots that add subtlety to a story line. Something that MS is not always very good at. 

 

I'm thinking of others e.g. wife's hand using knife to slice onions and pausing in a tell-tale manner when her husband mentions he has to work late at the office.

 

Couldn't agree more. But I think this is not a specific limitation of Moviestorm; it's rather a common sin of machinima producers.

 

I'll concede that introducing such sort of details bringing real life to a movie, is a PITA with MS, (the same goes for The Movies, Muvizu or The Sims, or any other platform based mostly on "canned" animations), as a specific asset needs to be created for every one of them. But, with iClone, this task should be almost trivial... Do you know many examples of this in movies created with iClone? If so, please refer me to it; I don't say they don't exist,  I'd just love to see.


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Posted 02 September 2017 - 07:50 PM

First public release of the mod now available from my shared folder (https://drive.google...aTNsSFBuN0sxZHM), file name jm_Wristwatch_*.zip
 
Demo:

 


 
 
 
 
 


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Posted 02 September 2017 - 11:30 PM

 

We DON'T make gadgets for lefties. Neither for red-haired dudes. Definitively not for red-haired lefties :)

 

 

Couldn't agree more. But I think this is not a specific limitation of Moviestorm; it's rather a common sin of machinima producers.

 

I'll concede that introducing such sort of details bringing real life to a movie, is a PITA with MS, (the same goes for The Movies, Muvizu or The Sims, or any other platform based mostly on "canned" animations), as a specific asset needs to be created for every one of them. But, with iClone, this task should be almost trivial... Do you know many examples of this in movies created with iClone? If so, please refer me to it; I don't say they don't exist,  I'd just love to see.

 

Yes in most Machinima I have seen, she would instead turn around and shoot the husband several times ;)


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Posted 03 September 2017 - 09:26 AM

 
Yes in most Machinima I have seen, she would instead turn around and shoot the husband several times ;)


That's what I thought :)

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 06:20 AM

First public release of the mod now available from my shared folder (https://drive.google...aTNsSFBuN0sxZHM), file name jm_Wristwatch_*.zip
 
Demo:

 

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Now updated including the new gestures.  (Sorry, forgot to do so before uploading the last demo clip).

 

From the README file:

jm_Wristwatch.addon, by jamoram

LAST UPDATE: 2017/09/03

Wristwatch props, for both female and male characters. Assets included:

1. Wristwatch held props (3 variants), with: 
	- Tintable materials for almost every part of the prop, including case, back lid, rim, second hand, etc
	- Animated second hand, including:
		- Set to any of the 12 major divisions of the dial (every 5 seconds) and reset to the 00 initial position
		- 12 realistic ticking animations, starting every 5 seconds, so they can be chained.
	- The dial accepts user images and, in fact, that's required to set the position of the hour and minute hands. This is
	  needed because of a limitation with Moviestorm managing held props bound to the same 'holding' bone.
	  For this purpose, you'll find in the 'Extras' folder:
		- A number of base images for the dial 
		- Images for the watch hands (hour and minutes)
		- A GIMP 2.8 project (Dial_and_hands.xcf) with the set of images used to compose the default dial image
	  Also note the dial base images provided are flipped vertically. That's so because of a whimsy of the Milkshape file format. When using your own image, this is not strictly required, for you may flip it on the fly.
	
2. Wristwatch accessory props, with tintable materials for almost every part.
	Just like its held counterpart, the dial accepts user images.
	Please note this prop has no second hand, as it can't be animated in any way.
	These accessory prop are provided for those instances where:
		- No animation of the watch is essential or required at all
		- Using the held prop could conflict with the use of any other prop held on the puppet's left hand.

3. Animations. They may be found under the Gestures -> JM Wristwatch menu:
	- Look at the watch 
	- Shake watch
	- Listen to watch
	- stop looking at the watch


KNOWN ISSUES
Please note these props won't work properly with every puppet body (long sleeves discouraged, as a general rule) and with some animations -albeit in general only minor glitches will happen. Too bad, soft materials and collision detection are concepts unknown to Moviestorm.


CREDITS
Prop based on a Sketchup model by Dilbert, heavily modified to decrease the poly count. Links:
	- Author: https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/user/1771270117017810666017873/%E2%86%81%C9%AA%CA%9F%CA%99%C9%9B%CA%80%E1%B4%9B	
	
	- Model: https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/1e319c9c9950ab3d4d31b03e74c723a3/Wristwatch-3D-Challenge-134

		
		
CHANGE HISTORY
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2017/09/03 - Added new puppet gestures

2017/09/02 - First public release

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