PatMarrNC - all messages by user

2016/11/13 19:00:07
Coming to soon to the Muvizu store I did some experimenting with ASE transparency in the week just before Ikes helped me figure out how to get transparency working in FBX files. There are definitely applications in which transparency in ASE is the way to go, such as creating foliage for a tree using a single sheet mesh with a single texture applied to it, part of which is alpha.

My take-away from the experiments was that with ASE the transparent and opaque parts need to be in the same texture (not separate textures) and it needs to be loaded into Muvizu as ALPHA MASK.

My test was to UVMap a square block and paint each side with a different color (like Ikes did)... but on some sides I included shapes that were transparent (like a circle or the whole side) and I seem to recall that worked, as long as there was a double-sided surface.

Best result was achieved by putting a box inside a box, with normals reversed on the inside box so that when you looked thru the window into the block you couldn't see all the way thru.
2016/11/13 16:08:43
the 12 principles of animation
2016/11/13 14:39:17
Coming to soon to the Muvizu store tonyob67 wrote:
Can we change the stores name?

Muvizu has its own 3D alphabet, so the easy path here would be to do one of the following:

1) omit the KACY'S sign altogether and let users make their own name from Muvizu's 3D alphabet

2) put the name on a texture that users can swap with whatever name they want

3) put a backdrop in front of the existing name, and put whatever graphic you want on the backdrop
2016/11/13 14:00:02
Coming to soon to the Muvizu store don't forget to add collision to the blocks and provide the UVMaps so people can edit them !
2016/11/13 13:53:56
Pivot while sitting on an office chair wow, what a simple and perfect solution to the problem! Good one, Ziggy!
2016/11/13 2:15:01
Coming to soon to the Muvizu store I like the way you think, Ikes! Great idea!
2016/11/12 8:33:56
Coming to soon to the Muvizu store cool ideas, Clayster! And you develop this stuff so FAST, it makes my head spin!
2016/11/11 17:38:05
3D Coat Tutorial for noobs (for Muvizu) -BUMP-
heh. bumping this back to the front page so I can find it more easily
2016/11/11 17:35:05
Making your own game is impossible... NOT! given the fact that the unreal4 engine has been made so freely available
we should assemble a group of interested parties and brainstorm to see
what we can do with it.
2016/11/11 17:26:42
eye brow animation awesome!
I figured somebody would know, and you didn't disappoint me!

Next question: in order to animate the texture, is it necessary
to swap out the entire skin? This would be a good tutorial topic, as
the ability to animate eyebrows really is important
2016/11/11 16:20:03
eye brow animation I'm away from my muvizu computer, or I'd figure this out for myself
by trial and error...

is there a way to animate the eyebrows provided by muvizu?
2016/11/11 15:56:59
Coming to soon to the Muvizu store true, Ikes...a UV mapped block is the most useful and flexible way to address the problem... but not everybody knows how to do that. I was thinking of skyscrapers, which would tend to
have the same texture on all four sides. the bottom is hidden, and
therefore doesn't matter whatt texture it has, while the top could be
resolved with a unique block having its own texture
edited by PatMarrNC on 11/11/2016
2016/11/11 14:59:02
Coming to soon to the Muvizu store one thing about this kind of very low poly modelling
with detailed texture is that you can use the primitives
in muvizu to do the same thing... and they accept textures
very well. A block that is enlarged to its full extent, then
having a photo of a building applied to it will yield pretty much
the same results.
2016/11/9 19:46:42
Exporting a character from a set a third option is to rename your original project that contains
your characters, then recreate the set according to the new
project's needs
2016/11/7 14:55:18
Terrian in muvizu if you don't know how to model, you have two options:

1) you can search the muvizu store for downloadable sets
that include trees, water, hills and other elements that
you can assemble into a unique terrain

2) you can use 2D graphics on backdrops and place your
characters in front of the backdrop, like a movie set.
The internet has pictures of every kind of terrain imaginable.

another option might be to video capture scenery to use. There is
a program called Outerra which is a virtual world you can navigate
and screen capture. Then you can combine the Outerra background with
Mivizu characters and props in your video editor

Several users here use vacation videos as backdrops for their stories,
so that's something else you might consider

You might get lucky enough that someone will volunteer to make something
for you. If you want to learn how to model, the Wiki has lots of info to
get you started
2016/11/7 12:43:08
Coming to soon to the Muvizu store useful stuff, clayster! Considering the fact that most people who
are using muvizu DON'T have top of the line gaming computers, low
poly items with detailed textures make a lot of sense for store items.

People might tolerate a set that takes forever to load if they get
it for free, but if you ask for money, people expect a hassle-free

even a simple box with a skin works better in 3D than a 2D graphic
on a backdrop, so its an idea that most users can live with
2016/11/7 12:35:05
TUTORIAL IMPORT 3D MOMDELS FROM SKETCHUP TO MUVIZU very nice tutorial, Tony! And good job on the English subtitles!
2016/10/29 12:50:38
what causes imported FBX files to look scrambled? this was triangulated. Checked for n-gons and corrected them before converting. Still spaghetti upon import

I usually (always, actually) model in quads and don't bother triangulating and have never had a problem with anything I make from scratch. I have problems with just about everything I try to adapt to muvizu from sketchup's 3d warehouse.

Each of the components alone will make a good FBX that imports to Muvizu OK... its when I put it all together that it fails.

I'll probably use the bad model as a reference and build my own over top of it in ghosted mode.
2016/10/28 23:28:04
More Star Wars? you should make a tutorial about how you make this stuff!
2016/10/28 21:07:54
More Star Wars? holy cow, Clayster... this looks AWESOME! GOOD job!
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