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    Installers: Windows 32Bit Windows 64Bit Intel Mac v19.0 Intel Mac SSE4.2 v19.0 SDK UpDate Change Log: Fixed All: 0006942 Audio in Chor doesn't play Fixed All: 0006941 Crash on Decal scaling New All: for chor new entry in the menu -> "Bake and Remove Bullet Constraints" bake simulation data and remove than the Bullet Constraints from the models If the Shift key is hold while clicking this entry, a simulation run is first done for all Bullet Constraints New All: for objects new entry in the menu -> "Reset Main Bone", set the main model bone back to the default values (helpfull for simulation with bullet constraint, if the main bone not at default , unexpected behavior can occur) Fixed All: 0006934 Bullet "Bounce" parameter has no effect Fixed All: 0006938 Bullet simulates with strange results Fixed All: 0006820 Specular highlights not working on transparent surface. Fixed All: 0006931 Magnet Mode distance handles disappear Fixed All: 0006935 Rotoscope disappears if resized Fixed All: 0006933 32 bit version crashes Fixed All: 0006928 AI-Wizard crashes A:M Fixed All: 0006932 Explode/Rebuild doesn't work Fixed All: 0006937 Crash on adding Null Fixed All: 0006936 Crash on Save Fixed All: 0006895 Depth of field doesn't work Fixed All: 006894 Scale keys lost after save Fixed All: 0006914 NetRender: Corrupted surface on first frames Fixed All: 0006927 Final render darker than previous versions Fixed All: 0006926 Decal Image name lost after adding non-loca material. Fixed All: 006921 Crash on dragging Groups in PWS Fixed All: 0006919 Crash after selecting CPs Fixed All: 0006912 Netrender: Can't expand "Time" Column Fixed All: 0006913 NetRender: Disabled slave Prgress precent freezes Fixed All: 0006925 endless loop for complex undoing operations Fixed All: 0006920 Pose slider made by Push_CPs doesn't work Fixed All: 0006855 Soft shadows not soft Fixed All: 0006917 Reordering Groups after making keyframes in Chor causes crash 11 Fixed All: 0006922 Substeps for frame render is always 0:0... Fixed All: 0006811 incorrect real-time and progressive renders on particle image sequences New All It's now possible to show in which group a cp is in.For existing installations the button needs to be add manually. Add the button Tools->Customize->Commands->Manipulator -> "Show Groups, where the CP is included" to the toolbar, or "Reset Toolbars" For new installations it's default in the manipulator toolbar. Works only for single selected cp's. OSX latest supported version is OSX 10.13.6, because my mac can't be updated to a newer OSX version
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    The library printed my Sphinx j model. Here are a few pictures. As you see, it still did not print perfectly, but I am happy with the result. Thanks again to everyone who helped. Your ideas, illustrations, and video clips really taught me a lot.
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    Just noticed someone wearing this Tee Shirt with a spoof on the famous Disney signature. Pretty Funny... Will this product take you to the Magic Kingdom?
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    Rob your the best!!! I'll check these out. Rusty An ad for my scifi books I made in AM. ExplorerTwoAd.mp4
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    Hi Robcat, You have always been very helpful. It's too late for the contest, but it just so happens that my project involves a model of a plane.
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    I decided to hold off on the laptop, but have been working to install Windows on my Mac via Boot Camp today. A much easier process than the one I remember from the olden days (which involved burning an install disc and lots of hoops to jump through.) Everything seems to be fine, so far. I've set up a Dropbox folder that I can use to share files with my Mac and I think it'll be good for my productivity to have a kind of distraction free workspace when I'm working in A:M.
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    Testing out the Mac version of the MatCap shader (thanks to Elm & Steffen!) Forgot how much fun it was to play with...
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    This question came up in Live Answer Time today and I thought I would post the official word from Hash (link is to store page): Can A:M use multiple cores? A:M is currently not fully multi-core-optimized. However A:M is able through Netrender (included for free in v16.0 and up) to use multiple cores for rendering.  OpenMP is used to utilize multiple cores for several operations. More operations are altered to use multiple cores in each update.  Since A:M is a rendering application, it is recommended to use a CPU as fast as possible to decrease rendering time. So if you have an 8 core system, base AM may not make full use of all 8 cores however if you pick up an additional 4 or 10 netrender nodes for the nominal cost of $10 or $15, you can utilize the other cores as background render nodes. So those of you contemplating Threadripper/Ryzen/Ryzen 3000 updates may find this useful info. *EDIT: I should add, most programs are not fully massively-threaded aware yet. I expect that to change over time, but for right now Netrender is the best way to make use of those extra cores.
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    A fine New Year to you all...
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    Hey everybody, I just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas with a small little card created in A:M :). Best regards, have a nice celebration and keep on splining *Fuchur*
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    Hello, There is better than Troer (more complete), There is the plugin of Nemyax for Blender, which converts any format that can be imported in Blender, to mdl :
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    https://zandoriastudios.com/tutorials/uv-tutorial/
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    It took a ton of work, but it's done. A:M Stills is now here and almost all of the images where saved. I'm going to look in to if there is a way to users to 'claim' the image. But I have a lot of work before I can do that I think it will have to be done in the DATABASE it's self. But enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!11 https://forums.hash.com/gallery/category/7-am-stills/
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    Hello Forum- have not been here in awhile! Busy! A client recently inquired if I could perhaps make a SnapChat lens... he may as well of asked if I could have made diced clabberboards, because I had no idea what Snapchat... or a snapchat lens even WAS! My research taught me SnapChat has been around since 2011 and is a popular (amongst the young-uns) social media chat and photo-sharing software, much like Facebook. After downloading it to my phone and playing with it i realized it was resonsible for much of what I have seen on Facebook as far as kids with bear-noses and fuzzy ears, face- paint and sparkles that track with them of distort their face and voice for the length of a very short movie. I downloaded Lens Studio, a free software from Snapchat.com and discovered the wealth of possibilities I had unearthed, as far as 3D and Augmented reality... my client was thinking of using it in a somewhat commercial way- and light-bulbs kept flashing in my head... IDEAS...POSSIBILITIES! Within the week I have been learning Lens Studio they have now released V2 which goes even deeper into the realm of gameplay. My first inclination was... can I get my A:M content into this thing, and seeing that it only allows .FBX file format (A:M needs to add this FEATURE REQUEST!) I embarked on Gerald's (A:M user Fuchur) 'FBX Pipeline to Unity' tutorial - https://www.patchwork3d.de/html/page.php?page_id=64 and discovered that thru A:M's robust .X exporters and purchase of Ultimate Unwrap ($50) I am indeed able to pipe my 3D animations (keep 'em simple) into Lens Studio- and the process is NOT as painful as I pre-judged it to be. The debate is open as to whether Snapchat has seen it's better days- or needs to become part of Facebook or Twitter, or perhaps there is something better out there. I am wondering what the forum knows of this... is anyone else making Snapchat Lens's... does anyone even bother with Snapchat at all? Thoughts.
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    too lazy to do woody woodpecker so...
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    I can provide insight/guidance with c++ and development in general. Used to do a lot of web based apps in Microsoft visual studio and c++ before I started turning tricks for my current employer. If you've ever played in java then c++ will prove easy.
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    Color me intrigued. I'm very interested in learning C++. This not just from the standpoint of plugins but also standalone programs/utilities. If I had a 'plugin' to champion creating for A:M it might be some form of integration with FFMPEG so that various additional output formats could be generated. Not sure if that really fits the plugin category but... that's what immediately comes to mind.
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    Thanks! I feel like I really learned a lot by doing the project, and I appreciate the help all of you gave during the process. I hope that reading this thread will also help others who might want to try 3-D printing.
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    i printed it out again with supports enabled and a size of about 7 cm x 3.5 cm x 6.5 cm. It already looks promising. printed with 300 micron layerheight in black pla on my replicator 2. not perfekt but pretty ok already. As you can see we have supports at the front at the nose and the mask. i'll break them away and see how it behaves. best regards *Fuchur*
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    An alternative to the standard chor paths... We can also use any spline from any model in the chor as your path. Create a new (empty) model and drag/drop that into the chor. Draw a spline and edit that path as desired in the Chor. A reason I prefer modeled paths is that they can be considerably more complex than standard Chor paths. Under the hood Chor paths are just specialized models with limited parameters.
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    Here is an example I did long ago that uses the path constraint to place bones along a spline. Then you just animate the points of the spline. TentacleSplineRingPath04.zip TentaclePathB.mp4
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    Here is the page with the link to the free version at the bottom of the page: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/fusion When exporting ("Deliver"), select the "Custom" tab and on the video section select a still image format to export. I've been using v14, but the current version is 15. I have the option to export as a TIF or JPEG2000 still...not sure what is currently available. Also, here are a few more options: Virtualdub (http://www.virtualdub.org/blog/pivot/entry.php?id=34)...it is Windows only, I think. VLC (https://www.isimonbrown.co.uk/vlc-export-frames/). Photoshop (https://ihatetomatoes.net/convert-video-image-sequence/) Hope that helps.
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    I fully realize the reason for the snark but based on their paper these guys are doing it algorithmically. Something that an experienced A:M user could do in an hour (or more) will someday be done by anyone … in a few minutes … on their phones … just for lols
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    Well, I'd hold off on that. It's possible there are some problems with the store since Jason did some stuff n teh server.
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    I just went to the store and selected Hash, Inc. Software (3). The center choice is the one I've always purchased.
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    I can confirm AM crash each time i import a video. On win10 64bits AM 19g. But you can import a sequence of images and use it in the layer. With Virtualdub2 you can import a vid and Export as an image sequence.
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    All it needed was the rotate offsets to be set to "0" on the BicepLeft bone's "Orient Like Control Bicept Hint Left" . Just turn off "Compensate Mode" when you apply that constraint. Hope that helps. Rig_update.prj
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    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my fellow AM users.
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    Installers: Windows 32Bit Windows 64Bit Intel Mac v19.0 Intel Mac SSE4.2 v19.0 SDK UpDate Change Log: Breaking Change: sdk changed, external plugins must be recompiled Fixed All: 0006908: Layer are not visible in chor rendering with Render Lock Mode (green button) Fixed All: 0006899: View Undo, View Redo shortcuts not editable Fixed All: 0006906: Reordering Null in heirarchy causes crash Fixed All: 0006907: Adding one model to another model causes crash Fixed All: 0006904: Cloth object doublesizes and misses deflector objects Fixed All: 0006902: AppHang on Render Fixed All: 0006901: Five pointers and splines disappear Fixed All: 0006903: Duplicator wizard doesn't work. Fixed All: 0006900: Can't Undo after Lathe. Screen redraw stops working. Fixed All: 0006898: UV-Editor does not show any wireframes/CPs of mapped objects... Fixed All: 0006896: Distrotion box in Action causes crash Fixed All: 0006893: Multiple Models on Path not on path and wrong multiple For the second problem (does not insert choosen number of models) a new checkbox "Allow overlapping" is added , then the choosen number is always imported , otherwise a overlapping bbox check is done and this can reduce the number of imported models. Fixed All: 0006887: Pose Sliders do not show current value of Pose Fixed All: 0006888: Image sequence "Frame" settings are ignored Fixed All: 0006890: booleans broken in final render
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    How many polygones do you have in that model? In general you need low poly to even get anything out of it (otherwise even if it works its very likely close to unusable in A:M). In the case it is not low poly, you will need to retopology it (which is the feature "Stick to Surface" Robert is talking about. Best regards *Fuchur*
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    Welcome back, Warlock! If you just need the OBJ to be in a Chor and move around as solid object, don't import it into a model window, import as a Prop. That will import in a few seconds. If you really want to convert a polygon model to splines, because you really want to edit it as splines, A:M gets very slow at creating CPs once you get above a few thousand and most glamorous OBJs have many more vertices than that. It will be slow, but i have left OBJ imports to run overnight and it did finish eventually. New in version 19 is "Stick to Surface" that lets you draw new splines on the surface of a model or a Prop. You can quickly import an OBJ as a Prop then use it as your template to create a new, properly-splined A:M model.
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    You probably have noticed that Z-buffered Kleig light soft shadows (most of what we use) are not rendering soft. Shadow cast on Ground Plane... However, it turns out that models can shadow themselves correctly. So... Use the Grid wizard to add a flat plane to your model and give it a bone that is independent from everything else in your model. In the Chor, constrain that bone to the Ground, then set the Ground to OFF. You can scale that bone to scale the plane to be as large as you need. Shadow cast on plane that is part of model... Of course this won't work when you have more than one model in a chor. For that, take your project to V18 and render there.
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    Further dev on helmet hair with displacement map and "Westin" specular shader (lower right). The image map is Photoshop "noise" with a horizontal blur.
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    The augmented reality stuff I think has the potential to be bigger than the VR stuff. Check out the video below: My 12 year old self probably would have flipped at the thought of that .
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    So now that the Animation Master forums is on a new server that supports the latest software! the forums will be always in the latest and greatest version. You can read more on what is coming for 4.4 below. https://invisioncommunity.com/news/product-updates/44-turbo-charging-loading-speeds-r1109/
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    and https://invisioncommunity.com/news/product-updates/44-animated-gifs-r1102/
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    Hey Wally, This is a common glitch in the Mac version. The workaround is to switch to another app and then back to A:M. I use CMD-TAB to open the app switcher and I usually go to Mail, since it's usually open and seems to work every time. Once I'm in Mail, I do the same thing to go back to A:M and you'll find that it's not greyed out anymore. I almost do it out of second nature these days.
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    YouTube it is. Here is the link: https://youtu.be/yLnrZywVnbA Sorry about the misfires... If anyone can provide a Mac-based workflow for reliably producing videos that will play in the forum -- much appreciated.
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    Here is a zip with the PRJ with the leg both the undone (01) and done (06) form if you want to try it as in the video. BeastLegPRJ.zip
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    How exactly the mechanism works for you, Holman! It is wonderful!
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    Found this with my metal detector in the middle of a corn field. At first I thought it was a good sized gold ring by the tone it came in and range on my detector. was about 8" down. Might have a high nickel content or maybe rhodium? Doesn't seem to have much iron since it doesn't stick to a magnet at all. Anyone ever find anything like this? Do you get them authenticated some how? Might make a cool pendant as long as it isn't radioactive
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    So with the A:M Reports moved, and hours of work i big program is finally getting fixed. For years all of the attachments in A:M Reports have been stored in the database. Since v11.0 back when you could email in reports. This makes the database really large 4.6gb for a small database(when text only). Now all the images/attachments are getting move to a folder not the database. This will mean hours saved next update or move!
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    I've added the weekly 'Live Answer Time' to the Community calendar: https://forums.hash.com/index.php?/calendar/
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    Hi Martin, Sorry, I know I'm 12 months late but....Welcome Back! I don't do much animation at home now. Doing animation all day every day in the games industry has greatly reduced my enthusiasm and stamina for that. However, I did use A:M for parts of a music video I did in spare time a couple of years ago. I do still love the software and feel nothing but excitement every time I think of it. I had one such flash of nostalgia just now and decided to look in on the forum again and saw your post. Fantastic! Dale
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    I've just finished updating my website, focusing my freelance niche towards digital character modeling for animation, games, VR and for 3D printing statues, figurines and miniatures. http://www.zandoriastudios.com Feedback/critique welcome--I'm not a web designer, but I hope this looks a little more professional...
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    Sorry- I've been away... I never had success in my searching for A:M models and animations to FBX file format.

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