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16/03/2014 01:09:42

HayManMarcExperimental user
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How do I get the chair and character to swivel in the chair at the same time while directing?

I can group them together and move them around very nicely when not directing, but I'm not finding a way to keep them grouped while the camera is rolling. Is there even a way to do this?


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16/03/2014 04:11:01

urbanlamb
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you can't group objects and move them no

since there is no way to swivel the character like an object about the only way you could do this was using stop motion method group them and then rotate them slightly take 2 or 3 frames (tgas sequence) move them another nudge take another sequence etc until your done and then edit the tga's together in a video editor

tis not impossible just fiddly and time consuming
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16/03/2014 04:30:46

HayManMarcExperimental user
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That's what I was afraid of. Thanks, urbanlamb. I didn't think of the targa file method, so that's good to know.
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19/03/2014 12:18:07

simonhefferMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Hmmm, sounds interesting. I have a scene where I'd like some objects to move from random-ish positions to a particular configuration which is mad using object movement. However I see now I could put them in the end position and them move them to their start positions which are less strict using this stop-motion method and then resequence the targa files in reverse. Is that possible? I'm presuming its just the file name that determines the sequence(?)

Now does this sound like we could do with having a shortcut that would take a targa screenshot from the active camera?

Simon
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19/03/2014 16:52:52

urbanlamb
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simonheffer wrote:
Hmmm, sounds interesting. I have a scene where I'd like some objects to move from random-ish positions to a particular configuration which is mad using object movement. However I see now I could put them in the end position and them move them to their start positions which are less strict using this stop-motion method and then resequence the targa files in reverse. Is that possible? I'm presuming its just the file name that determines the sequence(?)

Now does this sound like we could do with having a shortcut that would take a targa screenshot from the active camera?

Simon

yeah it would be a nice thing to have take one shot it would be faster. The tga in muvizu it saves to a file folder you make and you have to type in a new number each time manually so its got multiple steps but it works. You just take a 1 second spot in your timeline and just do that bit. I do rough ones in some shots 3 positions at most and it seems to work but you can get more refined. I just dont have the hard drive space right now on this pc to get more refined but stop motion is a good "work around".
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