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  1. Robcat spotted this movie on my YouTube channel and suggested I post it to the Forum. The movie is composited from two clips made in A:M. First clip (the color pattern): Years ago I made light boxes using Xmas lights on posts that supported cylinders with cutout patterns; the tops of the cylinders were vaned so heat rising from the lights drove the rotation of the cylinders. The light patterns were projected onto a sheet of translucent plastic. Recently I got to thinking about light boxes and wondered if I could simulate the mechanism in A:M. After some trial and error β€” that bei
    4 points
  2. https://youtu.be/1WSxujQAmxM Hey folks all the CG was done in AM about 5 years ago. I used BVH mobcap for the Animation which worked great with AM. Im actually going to start selling the tubes shortly because of the corona virus. I still have 30,000 tubes in my basement. 004.mov 003.mov 001.mov 002.mov
    4 points
  3. Hi Guys, Been experimenting with rendering some gem and glass like objects in A:M and decided to try my hand at rendering some quartz crystals. Have a few more things I'd like to add and experiment with in the scene so figure I'll keep adding here as a WIP when I get around to it. ( have to get back to my Snoopy post as well ) A few post tweaks were added in Photoshop like exposure and blurring.
    4 points
  4. Hi Guys, I'm happy to share an animation I've been working on the past few months, I'll try to make a long story short... Since all this Covid 19 stuff things have been different, previously most of my spare time was spent working on fine art projects a lot of work I did preparing for art shows was put on hold and like many people it's been a stressful time. I guess psychologically the best way I've been able to deal with it has been to tap into my silly side and rekindle some of the things that inspired me in my younger years. Using Animation Master was one of those things, it
    3 points
  5. I am not sure if people are aware of this, but I just did a small test and it works... You can even use one decal (UV set) to layer color maps with transparency over each other. Not sure if it helps a lot (maybe with 3d painting it could be nice for instance to animate wounds or skin changes or something like that?) but it was an interesting thing for me... Best regards *Fuchur* video_stacking_color_maps_on_each_other.mp4 decal_texture_layering.zip
    3 points
  6. TSM2 rig test...
    3 points
  7. It's award season! Oscars, Golden Globes and... the Animation:Master Forum "Prehistoric" Image Contest! Prizes, surprises, voter comments, interviews and more! Fire up your big screen, get your popcorn, everyone is in the show! Congratulations to the medalists... Steve Shelton Dan Skelton Paul Harris Thanks to everyone for entering, it is great to see your A:M work! I'm sorry i took so lonnnnnng to get this out! Don't miss out on the next contest, "Finish the Unfinished"... deadline March 15.
    3 points
  8. Thanks Robert. I've made a picture to demo the work flow. Essentially I'll be using a choreography and the models I've already made, plus stand-ins for the ones I haven't (Like basic blocks to represent furniture or a body to represent characters I haven't modelled). That will allow me to get the correct perspectives on the images and then I'll use photoshop to finish the pictures. I've uploaded another example of Bernie waking up in the morning. In the story he's wearing his pajamas, but I don't have a model, or the time to model and texture a different outfit for him. So I used the model I h
    3 points
  9. Typically most of my renders are exteriors shot under direct sunlight. Since I have this factory in the background I thought I'd take a crack at an interior with sun and sky light streaming through the windows. Ultimately the desk will be pushed against a nearby wall so I don't have to ask any awkward questions about where the lamp and phone cords go. The ceiling has a few hanging incandescent lamps, the hand car under repair is under one of them.
    3 points
  10. Here are a couple of characters that I have been working on. The dad from Family Dog and another character I made yesterday. There are issues with models but I'll upload them if I can clean them up.
    3 points
  11. Here is a small view of the character in game. 😊
    3 points
  12. avi would not play om my machine so converted to gif interesting animation
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  13. I've been working on one of Bernie's classmates over the last few days and decided to give her a cable knit sweater. I haven't done the sleeves yet but figured I'd post a work in progress.
    3 points
  14. I've been updating some of my old models including this wooden desk chair. The large image is from today, the small inset image was rendered on Dec. 20, 1997. If nothing else my colour sense seems to have improved.
    3 points
  15. My brother-in-law got Covid-19'd out of his job in HR management and is considering starting up his own firm. So I made him an animated logo. Animated Logo.mp4
    3 points
  16. Was working on a man-eating type prop for a project and decided to take it a little further... rendered with some volumetric lights and radiosity.
    3 points
  17. The first type of boxcar I built was the older style where the handbrake wheel is mounted horizontally above the roof line. In order to maximize the number of boxcars, I decided to cheat and put a different railroad line and specs on each side of a single car. This scheme only breaks down when looking at the end of a single car where you see the two different numbers. However once the two cars are connected together and their ends are somewhat obscured I now have two boxcars for the price of one model.
    3 points
  18. I will reply to my own question. All fixed. I could have sworn I turned of the snapping button several times. oh well, all is good now.
    2 points
  19. Third and perhaps final movie in the Prismatic series, Prismatic Dance is made from one video clip and an audio track. No sprites in this movie. The single model used in the choreography is a simple block shape with 4 spheres. The same light-box color pattern (TGA image sequence) from the other Prismatic movies is decaled onto each of the spheres. The spheres are Boolean cutters. As the spheres move, grow, and shrink over the course of the animation, they transfer the color patterns to the carved out surfaces of the block. Here is a wireframe/shaded birds-eye view of the cho 2 mi
    2 points
  20. Hi Guys, Started working on something new and thought I'd to try something different. Instead of posting still images of my modeling progress I did some video screen capture. Sped up around 20x hope it isn't too jarring.
    2 points
  21. Don't miss out on the new A:M Forum Image Contest! You may have already started... Prizes: Every entrant gets a Texas Lottery Card for The Big Scratch-Off! Fourth thru tenth place finishers will receive a Top Ten certificate so suitable for framing you get a dollar to buy a frame. The prestigious Image Contest Medal is awarded to the top three finishers. Hash Store Gift Credits. $150, $100 and $75 for the top three finishers, two $25 credits randomly awarded among a $25 gift credit for each of the 4th -10th place finishers and two $25 rand
    2 points
  22. Hi everybody, as I said before I wanted to show what I was working on but did not get it into the voting because it just recently was finished... But I promised to show it anyway, so here it is... Hope you like it . See you *Fuchur*
    2 points
  23. Come and get it, Ladies!
    2 points
  24. I would recommend "https://www.deepl.com" instead of Google Translate. It is much (much...) better than Google Translate. Best regards *Fuchur*
    2 points
  25. There are several different methodes to do a texture mapping in A:M. (and the great thing about it: You can combine them as you wish) Many only use stamps in the viewport and just do a little bit of stamping with transparent decals there. 3d painter is no longer under developement, but in general everything works, that can import objs and export textures without changing the toplogy of the polygones to the texture underneath. I really like 3dCoat (very powerful: https://3dcoat.com/) for that. This is a video tutorial/overview on some of the most common methodes if you really w
    2 points
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  27. A test of a webbed appendage. @createo @CodyP24 You had previously wondered about CP weighting... in this example, the splines in the middle are weighted 50/50 to the bones on each side to create the behavior of a stretchy, flexible membrane. FinTesth800.mp4
    2 points
  28. Robert mentions the book on Villains by Thomas and Johnston (and their 'Illusion of LIfe' of course is well known to animators) but their other book 'Too Funny For Words: Disney's Greatest Sight Gags' provides good insight into how to 'write' animated sequences without words. The concept of 'the gag' has largely fallen out of favor but the underlying idea of entertainment and humor is still just as popular. Something I find interesting is how Disney got the entire staff involved in coming up with good storytelling visuals and some even made some extra income by submitting gag
    2 points
  29. To make the elfin ear I thought I could lathe out a tall cup and push the splines down on one side... But after quite a bit of pushing and pulling of CPs I wasn't happy with the shading the stretched patches were making... So I deleted all but the front edge of the ear... ...and resplined between the edges with more conventional contours...
    2 points
  30. Here is a "small" video about the new "A new button "Disable Particlesystem update" feature. It can be used to make your grooming experience a lot easier if for instance you want to use pre-rolls or complex dynamics on hair systems. Best regards *Fuchur* disable_hair_particle_system.mp4
    2 points
  31. Livestock used to be shipped via railcar using stock (or cattle) cars. They were essentially box cars whose walls were replaced with wooden louvers. The wooden louvers did less damage to their hides for better quality leather. They also provided ventilation but if you were nearby a stock car as it went by (even if it was empty) the odour was unmistakable. stock_car_walkby_02.mp4
    2 points
  32. Now have to bone him and get him moving
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  33. Here a PRJ waterfall025_CrustyLavaStartedy.prj The materials are keyframed to move horizontally through the model. Because the "waterfall" is inclined (a section of a parabola, really) the texture appears to move down as it move through it. A Pose alters the splines so that the lava appears to drag at the sides of the channel.
    2 points
  34. Hello everyone ... Thought I would share something from my Facebook with you guys (Robert suggested that I should also post it here). Just a little backstory, the guy in his underwear was originally created for my website about 20 years ago and he has been with me ever since. He doesn't have a name other than I know him as "Wedgeeguy" (if he turned around then you would know why I call him that). Anywho, just thought I would share my latest creation with all of you. Hope that you enjoy and I hope that 2021 behaves itself. Happy New Year!
    2 points
  35. Hello Everybody :). I would like to wish you all a merry christmas (or whatever you are celebrating these days ). Most in the US are going to celebrate christmas tomorrow, but here in Germany the 24th is most often even more important than the 25th. Best wishes, best luck, stay healthy and have great holidays with your close family everybody :).
    2 points
  36. Worked as it should, the decal did not jump. Using a AMD gigabyte 5700xt 8gb
    2 points
  37. Hi everybody as in each year there is a new advent calendar for 2020 again which has been created with the help of Animation:Master again. Not everybody might know what a advent calendar is: The calendar runs from the 1st of December to the 24th and each day there is a small little door which can be opened to receive a little gift. Most of them are chocolate in general, but there are many more from toys (not only for children sometimes) to anythin else. As I am working in an advertising agency in this calendar we show you a new funny, thoughtful or just well done commercial
    2 points
  38. Blocked in some more shapes, will work on refining some of the shapes and poses of the hands/fingers. .
    2 points
  39. This was composited in After Effects which is better suited for this than Photoshop.
    2 points
  40. My material layout if anyone is interested
    2 points
  41. Hi everybody, since we are more or less all wearing some kind of mask or faceshield nowadays, it sometimes is a little bit harder to see the expressions on peoples faces who are wearing masks. On the other hand faceshields are little bit less effective concerning filtering moisture out of the air. So recently I thought of a little concept to combine those two tools together with the help of Animation:Master and my Makerbot Replicator 2. Hope you like it :). More can be seen on my blog article here: https://www.patchwork3d.de/blog-5-en/mask-with-integrated-face-shield-or-how-
    2 points
  42. Thanks! That was the first thing I did on my computer after posting It
    2 points
  43. It may not exactly be "rolling stock" but it runs on rails so I'm rolling it out of the factory. The PCC (President's Conference Committee) style of street car was the type used all over North America during the 1940's, 50's and 60's, This was an attempt to design a standard, modern street car that would keep cities from paving over their street car rails. And we all know how that turned out. I remember travelling as a kid to Toronto where these types of street cars were kept running long past their design lifetimes. I liked their shape then and I still do.
    2 points
  44. Ok think I'm finished now.. couldn't sleep cause I wasn't completely happy with the fur. Also wanted to add some translucency to the fur which gave it more edge lighting.
    2 points
  45. Although I've said one's interest in any flat car is proportional to the loads it's carrying, even an empty drop-centre flat car with its curved side beams is inherently more striking. Since such a flat car is designed to haul over-sized cargo it's important to load it with something more than just a very large crate. Something like this steam hammer that may still be functional but has seen better days.
    2 points
  46. This is turning out to be quite fun so far. For an upcoming scene , I need to make three police officer models. If any of you happen to have one handy, it would save quite a bit of time. Oh yes, in case you didn't recognize the old Arnie Head model, there it is Dinosaur.mp4 Stipid dinosaur.mp4
    2 points
  47. Hi guys, I am currently spending (too much) time in VRChat (a software that is more like a multiplayer-game but meant to be used as a socialising platform to talk with other people and do stuff in a virtual world together with or without a VR headset). VRChat gives the possibility to upload own characters and worlds to the experience and so I had a look how that is done and brought my Animation:Master Plomper-Character as a fully functional avatar to that world. I might do a full blown video tutorial on it in future, but for now I just wrote a new blog article on the process. If you
    2 points
  48. UPDATE: PROBLEM RESOLVED. Jason, Thanks for finally getting back to me. Replaced the lic file and everything seems to be working just fine.
    2 points
  49. Here's a Shaded render version of the streaks project. A Final render has some transparency trouble I've sent in as a bug report.
    2 points
  50. Cards go boom. Admittedly over-sized cards but they do uniformly go boom. Edit: I just realised that you wanted the individual particles in the shape of a heart/club etc and not the shape of a playing card. Sorry, ignore me, carry on. House of cards0.mp4
    2 points

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