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Can I vary the elevation of parts of the grid?, Is it possible to make the set/grid a bit hilly?
 
hardyakka
post Apr 3 2012, 10:26 PM
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In all the the empty sets (i.e. New Movie > Empty Movie), all of the sets look flat. Is there a way of changing the elevation of parts of the grid/set, e.g. to make little rolling hills/undulations in the gridded area of the set?


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post Apr 3 2012, 11:05 PM
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Not the grid, however you can modify the area surrounding the grid adn using D. L. Watson's Nav Meshes, your puppets can walk in those areas, even walk up mountains and on hills. Also, I made a lot of terrains that are hilly and you can see them in this video and the link of the addon is in the video and in the video description.

http://www.moviestorm.co.uk/community/inde...p;vid_id=104359

And here is the link to D.L."s nav meshes. They are wonderful.


http://www.moviestorm.co.uk/forums/index.p...showtopic=10054

After you learn how to modify the terrain and mountains surrounding the grid, let me know if you need help with the nav meshes. It is easy to modify the terrain, just go to the set workshop view in Moviestorm and you pick the icon that is on the right and middle of the icons that looks like a ground with a sun and click on that and then pick the icon in that group that is the one on the bottom that kind of looks like a line drawing of a mountain. To modify the terrain, you hit shift and you drag your mouse holding down the right key of the mouse. It is pretty easy to do.

You can also change the texture of the mountains.


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post Apr 3 2012, 11:38 PM
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Thank you, Lucinda
I'm going to get onto that tomorrow - it's getting a bit late at the moment.
With the help you've given me today, you helped me take what was a mission impossible to a manageable die hard.
Thanks again
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post Apr 3 2012, 11:42 PM
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With version 1.5.2 which we have now for Moviestorm, you can do so much. I am making a movie about the Japanese invasion of Nanjing China in 1937, called Vautrin and written by Joseph Kwong and I have been able to make flying airplanes, dropping bombs and have had city buildings collapsing after being bombed. That is because we can now make our own animated props and characters. So you will find many things are not only possible with Moviestorm, but they look fantastic.


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post Apr 3 2012, 11:56 PM
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Hey, Lucinda

One question. You mentioned it in your demo video that you linked to and I think I saw you mention it in an other post somewhere. It's about ground-cloths.

What's a ground-cloth?


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post Apr 4 2012, 12:28 AM
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Oh I use ground cloths which I make from photographs of things like terrains, water, grass, different types of things on the ground. And I place them on the set as ground. they are very low poly and hi res photographs so they look pretty realistic. I make most of my models by using photo mapping.


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post Apr 4 2012, 1:16 AM
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did you try the terrain editor? i haven't tried it yet but that should make lots of hills lol
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post Apr 4 2012, 1:35 AM
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The terrain editor is really easy to use. And the effects are great.


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post Apr 4 2012, 2:22 AM
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QUOTE (urbanlamb @ Apr 4 2012, 01:16 PM) *
did you try the terrain editor? i haven't tried it yet but that should make lots of hills lol

Have they added the "Undo" function yet?


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post Apr 4 2012, 9:55 AM
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Yes, but it only lets you undo your very last action that modified the terrain. Having an unlimited undo for the terrain would be much too memory intensive.


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post Apr 4 2012, 1:24 PM
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QUOTE (Ben_S @ Apr 4 2012, 09:55 PM) *
Yes, but it only lets you undo your very last action that modified the terrain. Having an unlimited undo for the terrain would be much too memory intensive.

That's good enough for me! wink.gif


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