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21/10/2016 22:05:22
A test of the Talking Version of Tropical Birds You have a strange definition of fun Big Grin I use keyframing, just not like that... Mind you, I've never had the need (yet!).
21/10/2016 20:38:39
Free online course - The Power Of Colour This one isn't nearly as labour intensive as the Hitfilm one - in fact you can do the first week in about an hour. It's more about making you think rather than making you work
21/10/2016 20:37:34
A test of the Talking Version of Tropical Birds That's a lotta keyframing - rather you than me! Works well though.
20/10/2016 14:32:39
Women wedding dress! The only models we can import into Muvizu are static - no physics allowed FBX would, in theory, allow this but only if they 'unlocked' it. So you could have a much longer skirt model (like the maternity dress model), but when she walked her legs would poke through.
20/10/2016 01:15:09
3D Coat Tutorial for noobs (for Muvizu) In answer to your questions Tony :

3D coat is just 3D coat - download the 30 day demo and, if you like it, you pay to register it to unlock it (kind of like Muvizu). The demo has it's model exporting functions disabled.

No additional plugins needed.

3D Coat exports OBJ files, so I use blender to convert those to FBX for import into Muvizu (covered in the tutorials). ASE isn't much used by serious 3D programs, to be honest. There is an ASE exporter you can download for blender, but I could never get it to work right, so I stick with FBX. 3DC also can export LWO, STL (for 3D printers), PLY, DAE and WRL (no idea what uses that). I can also export FBX right out of the program, but it doesn't assign the textures for some reason so I don't use the option.
19/10/2016 18:03:59
Free online course - The Power Of Colour Another one of those Futurelearn courses, just like the Hitfilm VFX one :


It's surprisingly good, and informative. Being an artist I was interested in expanding my understanding of colour use, but as film makers it's also important - and you're all film makers, remember
19/10/2016 16:25:06
3D Coat Tutorial for noobs (for Muvizu) What He Said Isn't there a 'what she said' emoticon? Anyway, here's part 2 :

Everyone should always start learning 3D Coat from the company who made it (Pilgway) first - their tutorials start from absolute noob :


...and then watch other peoples tutorials once you understand the terminology and fundamentals.
19/10/2016 02:20:49
3D Coat Tutorial for noobs (for Muvizu) The room I'm in and the tool I'm using are highlighted in orange at all times (and I tried to remember to name them as I used them each time). Also, these videos are not for complete noobs, only noobs They assume this isn't the very first time you've ever used 3D Coat (there are much simpler tutorials for that). Also remember that 3D Coat tends to 'jump' move the tool menu (on the left) so sometimes it hides what I've selected - can't do much about that. The Room selections are fixed, along the top left (Paint, Tweak, Retopo, UV, Sculpt, Render). I spend almost all of this first tutorial in the Sculpt room. Almost all of the 2nd one is in the Retopo room, and the 3rd is mainly in the Paint room. If you think this one is difficult, you're not going to like the 2nd one... EEK!
18/10/2016 14:21:03
Women wedding dress! Nice work Mindi, and the dress should be longer but the physics don't work right so it sits up on her hips like that (always has done, they've never fixed it). There is a wedding 'hat' for the potato heads, but Heroine can't use it.
18/10/2016 14:18:52
Muvizu Halloween Contest 2016 Entries Now that's scary lighting!
18/10/2016 14:17:42
3D Coat Tutorial for noobs (for Muvizu) @ Rocque 3D Coat is a 'heavy' modelling program, for a far simpler, easier to understand (and free) introduction to 3D start with Sketchup. From there you can find your way to more advanced programs like blender if you need.

@ Farscaper I know what you mean - someone could interfere with my tentacles, and that's not cool. Still, at least I'm helping...

17/10/2016 23:42:48
3D Coat Tutorial for noobs (for Muvizu) Glad it's of some help. Parts 2 & 3 should be up by the end of the week.
17/10/2016 04:55:54
3D Coat Tutorial for noobs (for Muvizu)

Sorry I'm so crap at this
15/10/2016 16:06:53
laws of lighting If you set the environmental lighting to custom, then pretty much everything he's talking about can be achieved in Muvizu (which is what I've been telling people for years). This should be mandatory viewing for everyone starting out in film making. Good find Pat.
15/10/2016 14:01:29
Muvizu Halloween Contest 2016 Entries What He Said Good little movie, and thanks for the subtitles. The lighting still needs some work, especially using them to create shadows to define things better - like at 2:22 when we see the house for the first time, it's evenly lit, no shadows, no real sense of depth or menace. The ambient lighting (upper and lower) can be used in some scenarios, but for these kind of shots I would say you need to turn the ambient off completely and use only spots/points casting individual shadows to get the look. And I thought, at 4:18, the photo was going to do something, like their eyes would move or something...
15/10/2016 13:34:23
JLA: Unseen part 1 - demo That's funny, and oddly accurate - there's a brilliant little website called http://www.superdickery.com/ where it shows every example (in the comics) of Superman being a total tool to all and sundry. He does it ALL the time!!
14/10/2016 14:27:47
COMBINING TOOLS IN YOUR TOOLBOX... Another good resource for Hitfilm, for both the Express and Pro versions - Inscape Digital's presets.


These are preset effects/comps to save you time creating the same effect over and over, or just shortcuts to achieving these effects if you're not that competent at the program. It's best to watch the video at the top of the page first as it explains how to use them and what the little icons on the presets mean. It's all good

Oh, did I mention they were free? No, okay, they are free Big Grin
edited by ziggy72 on 14/10/2016
14/10/2016 14:19:13
Bien le bonjour! Hi Actarus. You're not the only one who like a bit of the old Dark Side around here... Big Grin Darth Lightsabers
11/10/2016 15:02:23
3D artists: Chubby bellies (and other parts) The zip file contains both, so you can try attaching the maternity dress to other characters, or change the bellies/dress in a 3D package if you like. It also contains the UV maps for both so you can recolour them.
10/10/2016 14:08:40
NEW IN THE MUVIZU STORE..... Nice, all of it. Now you just have to hope Audi's lawyers don't get all upset...
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