In yer interface

by Muvizu_Admin in Updates

The latest iteration of our free Muvizu 3D animation software has been released and we're pretty chuffed with it, especially the revamped user interface.

Other changes include:

Lighting and shadows
  • New “simple” and “realistic” lighting modes make it easier for users to control the way shadows are cast.
  • Shadow-casting may be deactivated for each object, character or light.
  • Directional lights may be added to the scene to simulate distant light sources, such as the sun.
  • Sharpness of shadow edges is now adjustable.

Enhanced lighting system allows for simple and realistic modes, with directional lights, custom shadow-casting and sharpness of shadow edges.

Locomotion

  • Walk on the spot. Users may direct locomotion where the character stays in the same position.
  • Only walk/only run. Characters may be instructed only to walk or only to run during locomotion.
  • Double-click to walk. Locomotion destinations may be set by double-clicking on a position in the scene.

Miscellaneous

  • “Snap to” object manipulation. Objects may be easily set to align nicely with each other.
  • Users may now animate character attachment properties; for instance, hat colour.
  • New online content (sets and 3D assets).
  • New microphone attachments and objects.
  • Users may now drag and drop colours and textures between interface panels.
  • Eye-dropper tool allows you to select colours from your scene or elsewhere on your computer screen.

As usual, we'd appreciate your feedback on this release, to which end we've created this forum thread for English-speaking users this one for Italian speakers, and this for Portuguese.

Before posting, though, please take a look at the known issues on the lower half of the download page.

Finally, we'd like users to start thinking about their entries for our video shorts competition to win an AMD Fusion-powered laptop. There's a forum post here that talks about it. We still don't know exactly which model of laptop AMD will be giving us for this, and neither have we decided yet what to offer as runners-up prizes. We'll let you know when we do.

We hope that you enjoy our latest upgrade to Muvizu and look forward to seeing what you create with it.

Best regards,
The Muvizu team.


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  1. Dreeko Muvizu mogul Experimental user
    • Dreeko - Over a year ago
    • Outstanding!

      Eyedropper!, characters that can be double clicked to a position!, walk on the spot mode! expandable windows! snap to feature!, eyes that fully close!

      Absolute monster update!
      well done all!
      Amazing!!!
  2. Matt
    • Matt - Over a year ago
    • Wow, sounds like there are some really useful upgrades! Can't wait to try it out!!! :D

      Excellent work!
  3. greasefat
    • greasefat - Over a year ago
    • Ah haha... AWESOME!!! Did you know it was my birthday today or something? Thanks for the update. Some awesome stuff here.
  4. jonbez Muvizu mogul Experimental user
    • jonbez - Over a year ago
    • Superb job. Cant wait to try it out.
  5. CrazyDave Muvizu staff
    • CrazyDave - Over a year ago
    • Happy birthday greasefat from all at Muvizu!! :-)