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2016/6/22 16:17:56
Transparency in Body Texture? ukBerty wrote:
In the past I have coloured the rest of the character green and then greenscreened it out in post.

not that you have time for another project or anything... but I'd love to read your book on tips & tricks if you ever write it.
2016/6/22 16:14:42
Help with Audio. I'm just guessing crazy stuff here... but really not THAT crazy...

I'm assuming you spoke the dialog into a mic and recorded it in audacity. Is it possible there was a real cricket in the room when you were recording? Our brains tend to ignore background noises to the point that we don't notice them anymore.. but the mic misses nothing. The reason why recording studios have isolation rooms for the singer is to make sure no ambient sound can creep into the track. It's a common occurrence, especially in the realm of home recording.

Another common thing in home studios is noise that's introduced when a motor of some kind turns on... like maybe the air conditioner, furnace, dishwasher etc. Depending on how the house is wired and which circuit your recording gear is using, you can pick up a high pitched electronic whine due to interference from other circuit activity.

Another thing that has happened to me is that I forgot to remove an audio file from a set when I reused it for a new scene. It happened to be in the same section as my new audio, so part way through my new audio I heard unexpected background noise.

And of course, when I can't find any assignable cause, I blame it on gremlins. The gremlin population must be pretty high where I live, because unexplainable crazy-a$$ stuff happens to me all the time. ;-)
2016/6/22 15:56:16
Patient lying in bed primaveranz wrote:
Is there any way to get the actor to just lie on his back in bed and put a sheet over him as if he is a very sick patient? Or will I have to make a dummy myself and import it?

funny you should mention that... Ziggy just solved that problem. Maybe he will elaborate. ;-)
2016/6/22 2:31:53
Make Me Laugh ( Comedy Competition) Looks interesting so far, Ziggy!
2016/6/21 12:37:12
Download Mandy Mandy just downloaded OK for me using Foxfire browser /Ubuntu. If you have other browsers installed, try one or more. On other sites I've had problems downloading, and switching to a different browser or different computer helped.

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2016/6/21 12:22:08
Things I'd like to see in Muvizu.
"you can't remove the head?"

I wish! If the head could be made invisible while the legs were still visible, we could use the legs-only to create quadrapeds!
But, the answer to your question is: "no, the head's visibility can't be turned off"
2016/6/20 17:53:25
Finger Pistols Are dangerous Casting I remember as a kid watching cartoons, all of the characters had a signature line they'd say in every episode...

SnagglePuss would say "Exit, Stage Left"
Mr Jinx would say "I hate Meeces to Pieces"
Tweety Bird would say "I Taught I Taw a Puddy Tat"
HuckleBerry Hound would whistle "Oh my Darlin Clementine"
Mojo Jojo would say "CURSES!"

etc etc etc

If you haven't already done so, you might want to think up a signature line for each of your characters... or alternatively, maybe the voice actors' own personal quirks will introduce a signature element for each character.

Either way, I'm looking forward to seeing how this works out
2016/6/20 16:40:33
Finger Pistols Are dangerous Casting you didn't say if Red Dead McGrow was available... if so, I volunteer to voice his character
2016/6/20 3:05:55
How do I transition over to a new computer? Congratulations on the new computer! May I ask what you got? Ram and processor?
2016/6/20 1:32:25
Is there a way to add text to characters in Muvizu if you don't want to bother with making a thought bubble yourself, online you'll find a ton of them already made;_ylt=A0LEVieGO2dXRGUAM94nnIlQ?p=thought+bubble&fr=yhs-mozilla-004&fr2=piv-web&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-004

same goes for speech bubbles:;_ylt=A0LEV7jSDmhX6CIANlknnIlQ?p=speech+bubbles&fr=yhs-mozilla-004&fr2=piv-web&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-004

edited by PatMarrNC on 20/06/2016
2016/6/16 23:41:13
Nick Danger is back! bigwally wrote:

The Firesign Theatre can also be confusion and over-the-heads for most people. (Not to mention, dated.) Even though Part One here worked well with minimal editing, Part Two will be a doozy. Probably will wrap it all up with Part Two.

I would say that the jokes are not always obvious at first listen, but the writing is top-notch, and you're likely to get multiple hits on your video because people pick up on new things each time they watch.

Back in the day, my friends liked to get high and listen to firesign theater. It was just obscure enough to sound profound. ;-)

As far as sounding dated... that's part of the appeal. That's why you do it in black & white, right?
2016/6/16 15:00:45
Nick Danger is back! that was awesome!

And I really like the idea of taking Firesign theater skits and using them as the script for an animation! They are so well done and clever that you're guaranteed to hit a home run with the end product!

I'm glad Nick Danger is back! Thanks, BigWally!
edited by PatMarrNC on 16/06/2016
2016/6/16 4:26:58
Coming Soon 2016 I'm kind of the same way, Speedking... I have a lot of projects "in process", but I open them only when there's an idea to explore. After I see the results, the project gets saved and closed for who knows how long. Some of them require more skill than I have yet... some require more time than I have available at the moment... some require more enthusiasm than I can muster for that idea... some are waiting on a eureka moment that tells me how to proceed...

Maybe someday they'll all get finished...

But I like the examples you've posted... it looks like you have some previous experience with 3d modelling, which will be very helpful in this environment! I look forward to seeing more from you! I hope you'll participate in the current wave of contests!
2016/6/16 1:43:55
Make Me Laugh ( Comedy Competition) AllClass wrote:
Great idea!

Looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with

hey, I see this was your first post... welcome to the forum, Allclass!
I hope you participate in the contest... what have you got to lose? No entry fee, and a chance to win something!! And you'll learn some stuff in the process of creating your entry, so it's a win-win-win!

Multiple prizes, and I bet at least one of them goes to a newbie to keep new users pumped!

But whether you participate actively or not, I hope you at least participate as an audience member!
2016/6/15 22:42:51
Coming Soon 2016 ziggy72 wrote:
MrDrWho13 wrote:
PatMarrNC wrote:
Stated differently: if it were illegal to have artistic talent, and you were in a court of law being tried on such charge... I'm afraid there's more than enough evidence to hang you.

Well that's one way to say it, I suppose! laugh
edited by MrDrWho13 on 15/06/2016

No need for hanging! I've got a perfectly good chair for that...

And this is why I enjoy hanging out with creative people!
2016/6/15 18:28:15
Coming Soon 2016 ukBerty wrote:
I have no artistic capabilities at all so....

in order for that statement to be true, we'd need a very narrow definition of the term "artistic capabilities"!!

I think everyone on the forum would agree that you've supplied more than enough evidence to prove that you are indeed overflowing with artistic capabilities.

Stated differently: if it were illegal to have artistic talent, and you were in a court of law being tried on such charge... I'm afraid there's more than enough evidence to hang you.

So let's all hope that it's never illegal to be creative, because I'd hate to lose all my friends in one smack of the judge's gavel.

2016/6/15 17:02:57
Coming Soon 2016 urbanlamb wrote:
The muvizu skydome is pretty standard and uses the same proportions of "them other guys". (this one i put in because its the parent site to a couple of those listed above)

wow! Thanks UrbanLamb! This is a very useful bit of information!!

am I correct in thinking that I'd need to split these into separate files for use as Muvizu sky and muvizu ground?
2016/6/15 15:42:41
Competition? toonarama wrote:
PatMarrNC wrote:

I'd be totally disappointed if you didn't submit something! In fact, I'll be disappointed if this doesn't draw all the moguls out of hiding! It's mogul-quality stuff we all want to see...

Muvizu is a blessing and a curse and we are watching, interminably watching.......and waiting......

2016/6/15 15:00:27
Coming Soon 2016 Speedking5 wrote:
Looks awesome man ! Ive never seen detail like that on Muvizu

You see a lot of complaining on the forum about what Muvizu CAN'T do... but Guys like Ziggy and UKBerty and Clayster do an amazing job of expanding our understanding of just what it CAN do! In the hands of the right person, there is almost no scene that can't be presented in one way or another...

and, as Ziggy has shown here, the quality and detail can be as good as the user is capable of making it!

Thanks to UrbanLamb for being a pioneer in the realm of using ultra realistic models Muvizu!

I love to see a bunch of smart and creative people in a forum learning from the successes of others!
edited by PatMarrNC on 15/06/2016
2016/6/15 14:51:12
Coming Soon 2016 alquimista wrote:
Hi everyone !
Here´s my first animation test for this short animated film I´m planning to do with Muvizu. (Continuing what I´ve said on another thread here in the forum); Just the basics for now. Later it will be more polished and all that. Consider this like some sort of a trailer. (snip! )

Based on what I've seen on your personal web site, I am already very impressed... so I'm looking forward to seeing how you apply all that talent to the world of Muvizu! Your trailer looks awesome already!

You may already know (if you've been reading other threads) that the forum is having a series of contests... maybe by the time you have this current project finished it will fit the genre of an upcoming contest

But whether you join in any contests or not, I'm very glad you are on the forum, and I wish you nothing but success in all of your projects!
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