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#1 rampa

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 10:24 PM

When I was working on my mermaid character addon, I moved the bones of the right leg so tthey were inline with the center of the body (and thus tail) to make rigging easier. I forgot to remove the skeleton that was saved with the model (in its altered state) and MS did not crash, but seemed to use the skeleton with offset bones. Of course, when I deleted the extra skeleton, everything reverted back properly, using the skeleton in Core.

Is there a work around for modifying position/scale/rotation of bones on a per skeleton basis? In short, I am hhoping there is/could be a way for a character to have and use its own version of the existing skeleton (same bone count and names).

#2 Ben_S

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 09:46 AM

Basically no, I'm afraid. Moviestorm just looks for the first skeleton it finds in the folder for a model; this could be somewhat disruptive for the rest of your characters if that is a modified one.

I've recently been looking into having additional characters - it does require some code support, and the additional characters would need quite a lot of specific animations to function. I can provide more details if it ever becomes possible/practical.
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#3 rampa

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 05:32 PM

Thanks Ben. It was a bit of a fluke that I noticed a slight bone variation. Usually I remember to delete the "extra" skeleton. The program I am using always outputs a CSF, so I sometimes end up with the skelie in the addon folder.




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