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    fitness,3D modeling and animation!
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    Win 8.1
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    i7-2600k, ssd, and sata drives, win 8.1, GTX960, 32GB ram, 12inch cintiq, and 24led monitor
  • Short Term Goals
    create a toon animation story with a 3D background setting in stereo 3D environment animation. First using comic book page turn layout, then long term in full animation.
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    2. robcat2075



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    3. ruscular


      finally got it install back on my new HD

    4. Jason Simonds

      Jason Simonds


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  2. I was trying to inflate it I dont know if it did that, but it didn't hurt! LOL I should try for 200% and see what happens. It was my Spinal Tap moment!
  3. I didn't know I could go lower than .01 in the settings. It looks so much better like jello at .01 and the collision is really accurate and stable. Next step is get them to release a new version with parts deforming with Bullet!
  4. This is bullet from lightwave3d for a breast bounce setting using a weight map as deforming parts effected. I played with several setting and reset dynamic simulation each time getting very little differences of the bounce. I hope the next version of AM: will include more settings that can adjust volume preservation and shape retention. those 2 dials really effect the outcome of the simulation. Also the shape lock settings keeps the simulation lock to the nearest edge of the effected parts. Mind you that these setting in lightwave are a tad touchy as for stability. I can understand why AM: d
  5. I am very please on how fast it simulate and results were good with the example project file posted. Can you assign the bullet to a weight map or set of points that you want to be effected?
  6. Has anyone shown an example of bullet soft body animation yet? I just upgraded my version to V19 so I have not rig a character yet, but looking for tips on setting it up! I have done bullets in Lightwave, so I will assume that its close? Maybe?
  7. Can you show me example of soft body bullet?
  8. That was a very nice production quality animation! plenty of particle effects as well!
  9. Sorry to hear that AM track 2 isn't up to par for your needs. I have look at a lot of face capture program. I even got the Kinect V2 camera, and Lightwave with Nevronmotion. The developer left and didn't finish developing it for the newer improve kinect V2 so no face capture support for that camera, and no smoothing function for that camera as well. I thought maybe Brekel body and face pro 2 would be the way to go. I am sorry to hear about AMtrack 2 because I thought maybe I could create a face mesh in AM to be driven by Marker tracking face motion capture and turn it into a Cage mesh to drive
  10. http://www.cherrycitycomiccon.com/ will you be there? I have to agree that most of the comic con are not what they used to be!
  11. "If you are still SmartSkin how will a cage deformer help you export to Lightwave since a cage deformer can't do what smartskin does?" Smartskin would be done in AM, I would just export the cage mesh to lightwave to drive the hi rez mesh afterward. What I am suggesting is that a plug in for a cage deformer for AM would be useful for driving a higher rez model than re rigging a hi rez model, after animating a proxy model. Seems like the weight transfer plugin is already half way there. Great news about bullet effect. If its true!
  12. I still use AM for superb constraint system and smart skin. Still lacking in other render-er. I think if we had cage deformer in AM, then the unique patch system would stay intact by staying inside the program. But yeah Lightwave can do particle really well. and also bullet dynamics. Anyway, something I am working on to use AM to make a cage mesh to drive Lightwave character.
  13. How would that be different from weight transfer? You would keep the cage mesh to manipulate the set of points during your animation process. The plus side of cage deformer is to be able to rig complex model without slowing down the animation process. I know some people that would use the same rig to run a lo rez version of the model and then do a switch for final animation. Which means you would have to setup twice two rigs character. http://graphics.pixar.com/library/HarmonicCoordinatesB/paper.pdf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJGjKg_P6KM
  14. I started using Lightwave3D and combine AM rigging ability with Lightwave3D. AM still has the best smart bone rigging system, However its weakness is driving a high patch count model with rigging. We have a weight transfer plug-in for AM model. That's almost like a cage driven system. I wonder if having a plugin that allows you to rig a lo rez model and animate it, then link that mesh to a hi rez model and animate it? Basically what I am working on now is to rig a cage mesh in AM and then export the action file thru MDD, and then use the mdd file to drive the hi rez model in Lightwave3D by wa
  15. will you be going to Cherry city comic con in Salem, Oregon? It is not as big as the other con, but the people who go there are avoiding the major star and drawing more comic book artist to the show instead.
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