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About largento

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    Mark R. Largent
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    Dallas, Texas

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    iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015), 4GHz Intel Core 7, 24 GB RAM
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  1. largento

    Animatin Master Activation

    Appreciate your dedication, Jason!
  2. largento

    The Hash, Inc. Store

    My mistake, I just clicked on the link to the store. Didn't realize there were two.
  3. largento

    The Hash, Inc. Store

    I logged in on Friday and bought an update. Everything worked fine as far as I could tell.
  4. largento

    Needing some help

    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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    Dan's Newer Stuff

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    Snap to Surface tool in v17

    It's fairly simple. In a Choreography, import a prop. Create a new model and place it in the cho. With it selected, go to model mode (the little yellow guy icon) and click the snap-to-surface button. Use the add control point to click somewhere on the prop and you will begin modeling with your CPs sticking to the surface of the prop.
  7. largento

    Black Bead Eyes ... with "eyelids"

    Using decals is an option I've considered before. It would be a kind of non-intuitive setup, but you've got 200 decals/frames available to set up on a slider. Grouping them would help. With time, you'd eventually memorize where they are.. Obviously, you probably wouldn't use 200. And using a very small amount might give it a stop motion/nervous effect. As if his eyes dart from side to side and his blinks are fast. But inbetweens could be added, too. I used to have a plug-in for Flash that was designed for this kind of setup. I suppose, that if you did know how to write expressions, you could create some sort of interface that would go to the correct frame and work like having eye bones. I assume it's the way they do the facial features on this "Bubble Guppies," which looks quite appealing.
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    Dan, I actually tried it with five-patchers, but I was seeing flickering and you don't want that happening when you're rendering. It was a case of having to try different things and then when something worked, doing it over and over again for all the incidents. Rodney, I want to say that I did do a boolean for the column fluting one time back in the day. I'll confess that I viewed that as faking it. Likewise, I think using decals could have worked, too. There was some satisfaction in knowing that I didn't have to go those routes.
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    Modeled a column for my Guardian set and got to the difficult part of having the rounded divets on the ends of the fluting. I could have just faked it, but I went ahead and worked it out. This might not be the best solution, but this worked for me.
  10. A:M dropped support for the old Power Macs years ago, when the Macs switched to Intel processors. I only used a Power Mac with A:M briefly in 2004 and didn't get very far into it, so I don't recall if there were any issues specifically with this. That was back when the Mac and PC versions were separate and some features that worked on the PC didn't work on the Mac.
  11. You've inspired me to update my profile picture. I was sick of looking at my ugly mug.

    1. largento


      Looks awesome, Dan!

  12. largento

    Hello again.

    Are you trying to run a newer version? The discs are tied to specific versions. $79 for the subscription isn't too bad if you think about it. That's like $6.58 a month and you get to run the latest versions.
  13. It is, of course, possible to have too much fun doing one of these... :-)
  14. largento

    Making the Medal - 2017

    That's an interesting solution. It looks fantastic! Great work!
  15. A trio of Tricorders! Tried to simplify this one, but needed the top with the viewscreen for close-ups. There's a bit of business with how they devised a way to mask the attachment of the shoulder strap, but that wasn't necessary for how it's going to be used. It was fun to knock off a prop in half a day.