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10/05/2012 16:49:14

Marco_D
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Hello everyone,

The new version of Muvizu (v0.20b) is now available for download.
The download links and the release notes can be found here: http://muvizu.com/Download/

If you have any feedback or you want to report a bug, please use this thread to do so.
Alternatively you can reach us on bugs@muvizu.com.
Let us know what do you think.

Thanks for you patience and continuous support.

And don't forget to take a second to see what's coming this summer - http://muvizu.com/News/124/Mysterious-machinations-at-Muvizu-HQ

Cheers,
Muvizu Team
edited by Marco_D on 10/05/2012
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10/05/2012 19:29:33

ziggy72Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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Question - I downloaded the last update (3) a few days ago - is this version the same, or do us testers have to download this one too, to be completely up to date?
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10/05/2012 22:11:18

barrys
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Hi Ziggy72

Yeah, you should download this one. We were still polishing and bug-fixing right up until 24 hours ago.

Barry
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11/05/2012 08:25:32

mcmillan-raExperimental userMuvizu staff
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Ziggy, it should fix your copy and paste problem. So definitely worth doing.
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11/05/2012 11:06:13

DreekoMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Working a treat so far seems to be working a little faster but maybe that's my imagination(like when you buy a new pair of trainers and think that you can run faster!)
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11/05/2012 20:37:31

ziggy72Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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mcmillan-ra wrote:
Ziggy, it should fix your copy and paste problem. So definitely worth doing.


That it did - Thankyou!
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17/05/2012 00:54:10

DanimalMuvizu mogulExperimental user
Danimal
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Noticed this with beta and the new version as well:

- Still no tick marks on the timeline
- The Zoom/Timeline scrub control are still not in sync
- They may be there, but I didn't see any new character actions or properties (aside from don't blink or breathe)
- Textures for a good chunk of backdrops/ground planes are AWOL

To its credit, there's still no dramatic swoop when you go to edit a character's properties.

I guess I'm something of an enigma in the Muvizu community. I could give a hoot in hell about a "hero pack" that I will never for any reason use. There was always joy in getting the new versions and seeing what new Actions and Action sets (Neutral mood, anyone?) would be included. I like the standard, cartoony characters. I'd be 100 times happier seeing more facial and hair options to make them look distinct before I'd ever care about DirectX 11 support. Expand on what's there. Give the characters more arm attachments so that we can at least mimic prop handling.

The "doulble click and the character moves" feature is the best. It has made this so much simpler to use. When can such a thing be added to camera and object movement? The anti-aliasing was a marvelous step forward but please don't keep growing the technical side so that I have to buya whole new computer just to keep up. I couldn't tell you one spec about my computer because I don't care. That's why I LOVE Muvizu: it's SIMPLE. Please keep it that way.

I guess I've ranted enough. I still use it, and am working on a scene right now. I will always be a supporter, no matter how much it seems like I'm not, LOL.

Thanks!
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17/05/2012 01:07:06

DanimalMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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I very nearly jumped for joy at the lack of dramtic swoop on the Direct Object Movement selection, but much to my chagrin, when you hit the Direct button and the timeline is running, it jumps to some new postition. Oi vey...
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17/05/2012 08:53:05

ukBertyMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Danimal wrote:

I'd be 100 times happier seeing more facial and hair options to make them look distinct before I'd ever care about DirectX 11 support. Expand on what's there. Give the characters more arm attachments so that we can at least mimic prop handling.

At the risk of being my usual miserable old scrote self, I have a lot of sympathy with what you're saying here Danimal. Over the last year there has been a lot of technical changes to the interface and engine which I appreciate were necessary and would have held things back without them. But toon shading ? Really ?

Can we crack on with making animation easier and better now please.
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17/05/2012 10:20:57

artpenMuvizu mogulExperimental user
artpen
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I agree with most of what has been said, but I think Muvizu
is getting everything in place for a complete package.

The new character packs are going to give Muvizu a big draw
for new talent because I really think if Muvizu does not add
Quickly to character developments then a lot of Trolls out
there will knock muvizu movies....
Dare I say this, Type-cast muvizu Characters?

Youtube is a nasty place sometimes, and Muvizu does not need
to be slagged for Basic Characters, but an animation solution
with mixed character styles to please a big audience
edited by artpen on 17/05/2012
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17/05/2012 12:33:05

Marco_D
Marco_D
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Hey guys,

Sorry for barging in, this a thread created for you to voice your feedback and please keep doing so.
However there are a few things I would like to explain.

Over the past year we have been adding content to Muvizu and like UK Berty said there were significant changes to the engine and UI. So at some point we had to stop adding content and focus on bug squashing and polish the existent content.
Although you might think that we could have added a few features, that would defeat the purpose of this version.
But in no way we stopped working on new content or features. We just have to stick to the plan.

As you know our developers keep an eye on the forums, on a daily basis. We will keep working hard to make changes to Muvizu to improve it while keeping it a solid software.

I cannot disclose any details about the future, but I can tell you that we have a few surprises coming.
I know that a superheroes pack is not going to be useful to everyone, but it will definitely bring more creativity to the world of Muvizu.

That said we want you to know that we wouldn't be here without our community and that's you guys. So keep your feeback coming, we are listening

Cheers,
Marco
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18/05/2012 19:49:46

ziggy72Muvizu mogulExperimental user
ziggy72
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My machine has completely ground to a halt while trying to direct the audio for my set with the 130+ characters in it - understandable you'd think, but Muvizu is only using 1 of my 4 cores... Need I say more?
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19/05/2012 21:48:21

DanimalMuvizu mogulExperimental user
Danimal
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Any chance of maybe putting a bit of attention to fixing the bug where characters randomly disappear? I think having a hero pack won't mean too much if they keep vanishing.
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20/05/2012 20:44:41

DyllyMuvizu mogulExperimental user
Dylly
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Danimal wrote:
Any chance of maybe putting a bit of attention to fixing the bug where characters randomly disappear? I think having a hero pack won't mean too much if they keep vanishing.


You mean you've got an advance version featuring the invisible man character?
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21/05/2012 10:18:26

JamieMuvizu staff
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Danimal wrote:
Any chance of maybe putting a bit of attention to fixing the bug where characters randomly disappear? I think having a hero pack won't mean too much if they keep vanishing.



Hi Danimal, do you know how it's happen for you? We've looked at it, and thought we fixed it a few times, but it still seems to be there. The problem is that it's really hard to make it happen on demand to ensure that it is fixed. Any info you've got would be most useful.

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Direct, don't animate!
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21/05/2012 10:20:53

JamieMuvizu staff
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ziggy72 wrote:
My machine has completely ground to a halt while trying to direct the audio for my set with the 130+ characters in it - understandable you'd think, but Muvizu is only using 1 of my 4 cores... Need I say more?



So you've got a kick ass machine Ziggy - fancy sending me the set so I can run some performance / comparison tests? Big Grin

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Direct, don't animate!
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21/05/2012 12:33:35

DanimalMuvizu mogulExperimental user
Danimal
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Jamie wrote:
Hi Danimal, do you know how it's happen for you?


It seems to happen when adjusting a characters movement on the timeline. In particular, I've noticed it's when I have the timeline sent on a point in the middle of a character's movement and then adjust it on the timeline. If I adjust the movement when paused at a different spot on the timeline, they don't seem to vanish then. I don't know if I explained that right at all, but I hope it helps.
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21/05/2012 14:21:34

ziggy72Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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Jamie wrote:
ziggy72 wrote:
My machine has completely ground to a halt while trying to direct the audio for my set with the 130+ characters in it - understandable you'd think, but Muvizu is only using 1 of my 4 cores... Need I say more?



So you've got a kick ass machine Ziggy - fancy sending me the set so I can run some performance / comparison tests? Big Grin


On it's way - brace yerself
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21/05/2012 19:57:24

ukBertyMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Yep - just had one chap disappear. All I dd was adjust the position of the movement I had recorded. You can still select him, he's just not visible.

I've just saved and reloaded the set and he's back !
edited by ukBerty on 21/05/2012
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22/05/2012 09:25:59

JamieMuvizu staff
Jamie
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ukBerty wrote:
Yep - just had one chap disappear. All I dd was adjust the position of the movement I had recorded. You can still select him, he's just not visible. I've just saved and reloaded the set and he's back !



Danimal wrote:
It seems to happen when adjusting a characters movement on the timeline. In particular, I've noticed it's when I have the timeline sent on a point in the middle of a character's movement and then adjust it on the timeline. If I adjust the movement when paused at a different spot on the timeline, they don't seem to vanish then. I don't know if I explained that right at all, but I hope it helps.



I'll have another look into this - what graphics card are you guys using?

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