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01/05/2013 05:34:30

Dennisl2
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So I have been trying to finish my video for my group end of the semester multimedia project. I created a set, our characters, and we recorded our dialogue. My problem is that I am now trying to add character actions with very little movement to the video, but I keep having technical difficulty. For instance, at the beginning of the video, I need one of my characters to raise their hand; I prepared the audio, and I also prepared the action raising hand, oh I also shushed all of the other characters, but when I go to direct the character action, it won't raise the character's hand. Does it sound like I am doing something wrong, or does Muvizu just not like me????? If you could please help me, I would GREATLY appreciate it, I have to have this video finished, and uploaded to youtube by tomorrow morning!!!!
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01/05/2013 06:08:51

ukBertyMuvizu mogulExperimental user
ukBerty
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Dennis,

Which animation are you trying to use ?
Is the icon for that animation greyed out when you come to record ?
Can you get any animations to work ?
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01/05/2013 11:07:36

Lev_Dynamite
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Dennisl2 wrote:
I need one of my characters to raise their hand; I prepared the audio, and I also prepared the action raising hand, oh I also shushed all of the other characters, but when I go to direct the character action, it won't raise the character's hand.
Are you trying to use the "Raise Hand" animation to do this? If so, please note that this is from the "Boardroom" category and is intended to be used from a sitting position. The animation will appear greyed-out and unusable if you try to direct the character to use it while standing.

You can make a character sit by either using the "Initial State" dropdown menu in the "Prepare Character Actions" window:

Or by preparing and directing the "Sit" character action from the "Posture" category:


If you definitely need your character to raise their hand while in a standing position, and having the character sit won't do at all, can I recommend you use the "Wave" character action from the Happy > Strong category? It's a little less formal than the "Raise Hand" character action, but gives a similar effect!:


Alternatively, you can just have the character sit and use "Raise Hand" but use camera cuts to frame things in such a way that no-one can actually tell the character is sitting!:


Hope this helps!
edited by Lev_Dynamite on 01/05/2013
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