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2016/8/2 23:07:12
Chicken test from Sinister mindiflyth wrote:
That is just amazing! Great work.

Pigeons, ducks, crows and parrots would also seem like good possibilities. I was thinking this could have applications for a dinosaur too, or maybe even a dragon. (Although I wonder if there would be a way to do either without the character having such skinny legs. It works well for a bird, but other creatures would be more problematic.)

Thanks! It should be possible for other bird like creatures. It turns out it can be done with the potato heads as well. They have also slots for the feet, so you could attach claws or something. If you give the character an "object" action before a walk, it holds it's arms in front and doesn't swing them out of the attached body.
2016/8/2 21:28:59
Chicken test from Sinister PatMarrNC wrote:
oh, we're not letting you off the hook that easily! No-sir! This is too good for no follow up! ;-)
You'll just have to model your own chicken. Even something elementary without the cool textures would let us see what you did.

Yeah... I was kind of afraid of that already I have no experience with organic modelling, but I'm definitely gonna give it a try. I think sculptris could come into play for this. It might become more of a cartoonish chicken maybe...

2016/8/2 16:59:56
Middle East objects [Collaboration?] Anticip wrote:
Longer dress would also be great ! Up to the feet.

That's not a possibility in muvizu. You could model a dress yourself, but that would cause problems with the legs going through, when she walks.
2016/8/2 8:46:56
Chicken test from Sinister Many thanks to you all! I have to say that I did not model the chicken myself, I downloaded it from tf3dm.com. I see now it's actually for personal use only, so this model is not really useable for anything. It was more of a test to see how it reacted in broke up state. It does open up more possibilities for other characters/animals. I can't put it in the store then I'm affraid.

edited by ikes on 02/08/2016
2016/8/1 19:02:24
Chicken test from Sinister Haha, Thanks! Glad you like it. Maybe they look like turkeys because I moved the head a bit too low while they walked.
I will upload it to the store, so you can experiment with it if you like.

2016/8/1 16:14:14
Chicken test from Sinister Hi Guys,

I have made a chicken from an all the way scaled down Sinister character and added the body of the chicken to his back socket and the head with neck to the hair socket. It works quite well, since sinister does not swing his arms much when he walks. You can't do too much head movement or the neck comes out of the body, but it is quite useable. I will probably upload it in the store, if desirable.

Test Movie:
2016/7/29 11:13:57
Middle East objects [Collaboration?] Anticip wrote:
1) I'm looking for a way to dress women characters with Niqab / Burka and more discreet veils.


As for a niqab you could use the hat Keffiyeh and for the face veil a foto Face mask that's scaled down and positioned down. Make everything black colored.

2016/7/29 9:58:12
Stand while holding cup. primaveranz wrote:
How do you get a character to stand holding a cup in their hand and not have it dangling at their side?

Also, how can you place balls on the pool table without them floating above it?


Have you tried pose 5 of gangsta? After you directed the action, he holds that position. The balls you can try with keyframing, then the collision is disabled.

Good luck,
2016/7/25 18:42:15
20 Second Film Competition (Summer theme) hehe, thanks Pat! Too bad you can't partcipate in the competition, unfortunately you can spend your time only once... Maybe next time.
2016/7/25 14:25:21
20 Second Film Competition (Summer theme) My entry did not happen to me or anyone I know, just made it up. It had to escalate quite quickly to fit the 20 seconds.
Enjoy and good luck to the other contestants!

2016/7/23 14:58:37
20 Second Film Competition (Summer theme) PatMarrNC wrote:
I've never had a disastastrous vacation, so for ideas I Googled the phrase "vacation horror stories"...

Man! Apparently lots of other people have had bad vacations! It made for interesting reading, but I still don't have an original idea that can be squished into 20 seconds. But the deadline's about a month away, so ....

Same here, never had a disastastrous vacation. I could make something up, but I think 20 sec. is quite short. Why is the limit 20 seconds?
2016/7/15 23:50:24
Sweet Home 3D Hi everyone,

Anybody into interior creation? Have a look at Sweet Home 3D, it's a free interior design application. You can draw walls and windows on a 2d floorplan and it's created in 3d automagically. There is also a lot of furniture available / downloadable. You can export to OBJ, add collision in an editor and export/convert it to FBX and import in muvizu! There are quite some tutorials on youtube for using the program.

I just started playing with this, so I don't know all the features yet, but I think it's very valuable add-on to muvizu for creating rooms and houses.

2016/7/15 0:01:25
Make Me Laugh ( Comedy Competition) PatMarrNC wrote:
Ikes, I'd never seen that clip... wonderful skit.... But I like yours better, I think you did a better job of capturing the essence of it.

Thanks very much! I must say I'm happy with people like you, who take the time and effort to motivate and compliment others. If you or this forum did not exist I think I did a lot less with muvizu than I do now. The last couple of months I'm almost constantly thinking and searching for stories to make an animation off, because it's so much fun!
2016/7/14 23:34:38
Make Me Laugh ( Comedy Competition) Hey Pat,

Thanks for all your kind words. I wish I wrote the story myself, but as I mentioned in the credits at the end, the sketch was made by Dave Allen. You can see the original on youtube:

I will reply to some of your questions.

The set is mostly build out of flat 2d backdrops with textures, as well as the roads and trees and indeed did I use some for the cars and scooters too. There are not so many cars available for muvizu. I have tried to import existing car models, but most come in all distorted or not at all.

With the actions you have to be very creative sometimes with combining parts of actions. The part where he tries to pick up the money I filmed only his hand and arm of an action and inserted and animated it in Hitfilm.

The car owner action for getting his keys out is the mobile phone action.

If you watch the original sketch you understand why I did things as I did.

Thanks again and good luck with the next competition, if there will be more...
2016/7/14 20:59:34
Make Me Laugh ( Comedy Competition) wow! I just got home and see that I won the contest Many thanks! I don't know what to say... It's allways difficult to hold competitions in the creative realm, because everybody has his own tastes. But competitions like this can give you just the push to go on and finnish it, where you otherwise sometimes loose the interest and put it aside. I do hope we get more competitions here and hopefully lots of participants.

Great job everybody that participated!

2016/7/14 15:07:58
Head nod ekessler wrote:
I need to have several characters nod their heads in agreement. I tried the list action, but the hand movements get in the way.
Any ideas?

Hi Ekessler,

You can nod the heads yourself with "direct characters eyes and head".
2016/7/10 9:23:40
Make Me Laugh ( Comedy Competition) Thanks all for the replies and advise. I'm putting the video on youtube as unlisted and send you the link Clay.

2016/7/9 22:24:30
Make Me Laugh ( Comedy Competition) Hi Clayster,

I have a movie ready for the competition, but where to upload it?
Do I upload the movie through my account so it ends up in the gallery for everyone to see, or do I have to upload the movie somewhere else only for you to see it?

Like to hear from you..

2016/7/6 10:28:01
New South Asian character pack available! I totally agree Mindiflyth, in my eyes those Asian figures are not adding anything to muvizu. I think it's better to develop the keyframes further with rotation, keyframes for the eye and head movement and more things allready writen in the other forum entry (http://www.muvizu.com/Forum/topic5731-things-id-like-to-see-in-muvizu.aspx). Please add more actions instead of wasting time on characters nobody uses. I still have to see the first movie that uses them...
edited by ikes on 06/07/2016
2016/6/30 20:11:25
Running on the spot MrDrWho13 wrote:

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But, this means that Jamie is Machiya, because that was not my post. The conspiracy widens...
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