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01/06/2016 13:54:21

bilkovacs
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01/06/2016 15:00:43

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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Bilkovacs, welcome to the forum! I really enjoyed your video!

The side lighting you used really made the 3 dimensional quality of the characters jump out! And I was amused by the seat the keyboard player used!

I recognize the tune, but was the audio track a commercial recording? or do you have a band that recorded that version? Sounds great, either way!

I liked Rosie's ability to go from sitting to standing without having to change her center of gravity... she must be filled with helium! ;-)

Anyway, great first video! I look forward to seeing a lot more from you!
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01/06/2016 16:42:57

bilkovacs
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Thanks Pat. The music and words are original and all of the instruments and vocals were produced, recorded and performed by my friend/partner Harry Havery. There is a lot of learning to do and there are limitations to the program, but it is very fun. Some things could be a bit more intuitive (including navigating the Forum and Help). Is there as way to make someone who has "fallen and cant get up" back to her feet using native motions within Muvizu?

I had to scale back on the band gear, PA, and lighting. Apparently my graphics card couldn't keep up. Also, when I tried to load the smoke machine with the stage full of stacked amplifiers (much like those in Eddie's band), it would freeze things up. My biggest delay and challenge was in getting the "Effect" for the keyboard player and male lead singer to work. Jamie Hill is the bomb, though.

I couldn't help my self last night when Donald spoke so eloquently to the press. I had to garb a sound bite and within minutes I had a rough version ready. Proof that I'm coming along. It would be great if things like the fiddle motion you needed, and all of the attachments could be used on every character. IE: I couldn't get Rosie to hold a microphone, and couldn't figure out how to prevent the solid-thru-solid thing from happening (above head clap, etc.) with his arms though his hat.

I've created rough versions of Hillary, Bernie and Barry. Uh Oh!


PatMarrNC wrote:
Bilkovacs, welcome to the forum! I really enjoyed your video!

The side lighting you used really made the 3 dimensional quality of the characters jump out! And I was amused by the seat the keyboard player used!

I recognize the tune, but was the audio track a commercial recording? or do you have a band that recorded that version? Sounds great, either way!

I liked Rosie's ability to go from sitting to standing without having to change her center of gravity... she must be filled with helium! ;-)

Anyway, great first video! I look forward to seeing a lot more from you!
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01/06/2016 16:44:55

bilkovacs
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I just reread what I wrote --- just for clarification --- friend/partner. Not in the "new" sense. My wife will appreciate this follow-up.

bilkovacs wrote:
Thanks Pat. The music and words are original and all of the instruments and vocals were produced, recorded and performed by my friend/partner Harry Havery. There is a lot of learning to do and there are limitations to the program, but it is very fun. Some things could be a bit more intuitive (including navigating the Forum and Help). Is there as way to make someone who has "fallen and cant get up" back to her feet using native motions within Muvizu?

I had to scale back on the band gear, PA, and lighting. Apparently my graphics card couldn't keep up. Also, when I tried to load the smoke machine with the stage full of stacked amplifiers (much like those in Eddie's band), it would freeze things up. My biggest delay and challenge was in getting the "Effect" for the keyboard player and male lead singer to work. Jamie Hill is the bomb, though.

I couldn't help my self last night when Donald spoke so eloquently to the press. I had to garb a sound bite and within minutes I had a rough version ready. Proof that I'm coming along. It would be great if things like the fiddle motion you needed, and all of the attachments could be used on every character. IE: I couldn't get Rosie to hold a microphone, and couldn't figure out how to prevent the solid-thru-solid thing from happening (above head clap, etc.) with his arms though his hat.

I've created rough versions of Hillary, Bernie and Barry. Uh Oh!


PatMarrNC wrote:
Bilkovacs, welcome to the forum! I really enjoyed your video!

The side lighting you used really made the 3 dimensional quality of the characters jump out! And I was amused by the seat the keyboard player used!

I recognize the tune, but was the audio track a commercial recording? or do you have a band that recorded that version? Sounds great, either way!

I liked Rosie's ability to go from sitting to standing without having to change her center of gravity... she must be filled with helium! ;-)

Anyway, great first video! I look forward to seeing a lot more from you!
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01/06/2016 18:59:08

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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Thanks Pat. The music and words are original and all of the instruments and vocals were produced, recorded and performed by my friend/partner Harry Havery.

I'm a musician too, and I hang out on several musician forums, so I get to hear a lot of original music. Having that basis for evaluation, I'd have to say that this song sounds very well done! Great mix also!


There is a lot of learning to do and there are limitations to the program, but it is very fun.

I agree! nice to find an activity that's fun and legal at the same time... ;-(


Some things could be a bit more intuitive (including navigating the Forum and Help).

When I first came here, I thought the same thing, because the forum didn't work the same way as some others I use... but now I use the header in the grey bar at the top of the screen and click RECENT TOPICS, which works pretty well for staying current. But in the beginning, I just blitzed it and read everything that had been posted over the past few months.

I actually think the WIKI and the tutorials are excellent! I wish all software web sites had such accessible information!


Is there a way to make someone who has "fallen and cant get up" back to her feet using native motions within Muvizu?

are you referring to my comment about the Rosie character's gravity-defying resurrection? If so, I have no suggestion except to say that sometimes (like when you want an action that doesn't exist in Muvizu) it works to IMPLY it somehow. For example, one of the forum gurus (Artpen) wanted to show a character climbing a ladder (an action that doesn't exist in Muvizu) So he showed the character walking up to the ladder, then he switched to a view of onlookers watching with raised heads... implying the characters ascent up the ladder. very clever and useful !

Having said that.. there is a built-in action for getting out of the bathtub, and one for rising up out of a coffin

I had to scale back on the band gear, PA, and lighting. Apparently my graphics card couldn't keep up. Also, when I tried to load the smoke machine with the stage full of stacked amplifiers (much like those in Eddie's band), it would freeze things up. My biggest delay and challenge was in getting the "Effect" for the keyboard player and male lead singer to work.

yes, 3D animation requires a lot of horsepower. The more the better. I've had projects where I built a whole mess of stuff, then had to abandon it all because it bogged the scene down.

Jamie Hill is the bomb, though.

Indeed he is. Very helpful person!

I couldn't help my self last night when Donald spoke so eloquently to the press. I had to garb a sound bite and within minutes I had a rough version ready. Proof that I'm coming along.

that's what I like about Muvizu: the ability to actualize an idea rapidly! The internet moves very fast, and there is a niche for people who can supply timely animations about current events!

It would be great if things like the fiddle motion you needed, and all of the attachments could be used on every character.

I agree, that would be great. But keyframes might allow doing some of that in a way that can be transferred to other characters. When I have time, I plan to put a keyframed fiddle player in the store.

I couldn't get Rosie to hold a microphone,

You can get Rosie to hold a Mic, but unfortunately they haven't added any of the singing moves to her repertoire of actions. But what you did with a mic stand was perfect! Problem solved!

and couldn't figure out how to prevent the solid-thru-solid thing from happening (above head clap, etc.) with his arms though his hat.

sometimes you can change the camera view so it isn't noticeable... for example, when viewed from the side, the hat would be obscured by the arm, and it wouldn't be noticeable that the arm was going thru the hat...

I've created rough versions of Hillary, Bernie and Barry. Uh Oh!


"Uh-oh" is right! My political incorrectness-O-meter is going off! LOL.. looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
edited by PatMarrNC on 01/06/2016
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01/06/2016 19:07:10

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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one way to avoid the overhead of having a whole mess of models in your world, eating up resources is to create the scene as a 2D graphic and display it on a backdrop. Better yet, leave it out of the Muvizu scene altogether and add it to the background in your video editor.
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01/06/2016 20:06:36

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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While you're editing, you could put most of the unimportant stuff in a single layer and then hide the layer while you're working on it. When you come to render the video, just make this layer visible again. This will certainly help your PC deal with the workload. http://www.muvizu.com/Wiki/wiki/161/how-to-use-layers
Is there anything specific that would make the forum/site easier to navigate? I've been here so long through a few iterations of the site so I'm sort of used to/blind to any issues.
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02/06/2016 02:46:36

Rocque
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That was a very cute animation. I liked the song. I can't say much about the technical stuff since I am in the exploring phase, too. I liked how you used so many characters, and they were fun to watch. You made great use of the cameras, too.
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