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  1. Have you tried dragging and dropping it? I know it works from Windows Explorer into the Library, but I have not tried that Catalog window.
  2. Or you could get your avi (I would use a .mov, as A:M seems to play better with a .mov), and import it as an Image > Animation Sequence, and apply it to a simple model. It will automatically play in any chor. This project takes the previous .mov and applies it to a bent cube (my primitives got written over - note to self: embed primitives after loading, otherwise they will get bent). qt.mov Project: rabbit.zip
  3. And this is 'animating the position' of the decal. It is 4 static decals applied at different positions, and each decal image is given 0%-100% at different times. rabbit.mov Project: rabbit.zip
  4. If you mean 'animate the position' of a decal, I don't think you can. You can swap out different decals using 'show more than drivers'. You have to decal the item with multiple decals, and then assign 0% - 100% for each decal. This is a card project that swaps out decals using a pose. (Each 1% moves to a different card, but I got bored after the 5 Clubs ) cards.mov Project: cards.zip If the decal is a static picture that you want to move up and down a model, you could create a small model with just the decal, and then move the model up and down.
  5. I swear that button wasn't there yesterday. Rusty - make a few more new buttons, please
  6. Caroline

    Alpha Shadows

    Are you sure you are still rendering to .tga? jpg, png and other options do not have the shadow buffer.
  7. Caroline

    how do I....

    And if you are searching for two words, use the + in front of the words (otherwise you get an OR not an AND). Example: +decal +giraffe will only pull those threads with both words.
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    Conceptually, this is how I would attach a horn (although, as Rodney says, for the giraffe exercise I am pretty sure I just stuck them in the head without attaching ): Basic mesh without horn: Add base of horn unconnected: Add splines (you will have 5 point patches that you will eventually fill with the 5 point patch tool): Select the base of horn and extrude: Make excess splines into hooks:
  9. Sounds like a graphics card thing, so I can't suggest much. I think you have an nVidia card (Your screen grab top right looks like an nVidia icon?)? You could search for nVidia on the forums - other people have tried various things, that I can't recall, because I have ATI. Actually, one thing you could try is switching Direct3d / OpenGL - that's Tools Menu > Options > Global, and change the Real Time Driver.
  10. To customise your colours: Tools Menu > Customize > Appearance Tab, then choose the item from the item drop down and change its colour. I suggest once you are happy, to save it as a scheme. You could have several schemes depending on what colour your model is.
  11. To change the graph: Tools Menu > Options > Modeling Tab, then change the grid spacing.
  12. The ones I have tried have all worked, but you have to change the backslashes to forward slashes in the address bar. For free stuff there's also: http://www.eggington.net/Hash/Models/
  13. It's hard to tell from this how it is built (it looks fine to my inexpert eyes). The most useful for diagnosis is a screen capture of a shaded wireframe (that's 0 on the main keyboard, not numpad). If you are on Windows, do shift+Prt Scr, then go into your image editing application (I use Irfanview for that), and paste it, then crop the picture down to what is useful, then save it. I don't know how to do it on a Mac.
  14. All the "best" modellers do plenty of bevelling. There is no bevelling tool as such, just add extra splines where the bevel should be. You could put up images and wireframes of your spaceship and what you want it to look like, so that we can be more specific. I doubt it is a material that you are missing. Coincidentally, Yves also has an article discussing bevelling on his site: http://www.ypoart.com/tutorials/bevels/index.php
  15. Materials are way fun. Complicated, and take time to render, but fun. Start with exercise 16 marble in TaoA:M. That is a good introduction to materials. Then examine the materials that came with A:M. Dissect them and check out how they combine attributes. Then search for johnl3d's posts, because he puts up a material nearly every time, and dissect them. Basically a material consists of attributes. Attributes just contain the surface properties that can be applied to groups in a model. But you can combine the attributes in interesting ways, using Material Combiners, which can also contain attributes and combiners. This page from the manual explains Material Combiners well: http://www.hash.com/Technical_Reference/Cu...t_Combiners.htm Tutorial from Yves Poissant on Combiners: http://www.ypoart.com/tutorials/materials/index.php And a "wow, hold onto your brain" tutorial by Yves, to create wood grain: http://www.ypoart.com/tutorials/wood/index.php The other material textures are listed here: http://www.hash.com/Technical_Reference/Cu...ure_Plugins.htm Simbiont testing done here so you can see what is the result of the free Darktrees: http://www.pixelburg.com/am_materialtest/d...nt21/index.html
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