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14/11/2013 00:56:55

BigWhirl2012
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I downloaded the software and am thrilled with the creative possibilities. I've figured out how to load characters, objects, scenes, etc. and how to edit them. What I'm having a hard time with is navigating around the screen. One moment I'll be looking head-on at a character but if I move the mouse even a little, I'm somewhere deep in the background or looking at the top of my character's head from a bird's-eye view 1,000 feet up.
I've tried to follow the on-screen prompts but if I left-click to "Move and Steer the View", it begins moving at the slightest touch and I'm suddenly so far away from my character or scene that I can't even see it. I also have a mouse wheel and was wondering how that effects things. I can't rotate the screen at all.

Are there any tutorials on basic navigation available?
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14/11/2013 01:04:46

LugofilmLtd
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I had the same problem at first. Try using the keyboard. A,D,W,S and the directional keys move your view around and if you just tap the keys, it moves in small increments. It takes slightly longer to position your view that way, but it's far less frustrating. Hope that helps!
edited by LugofilmLtd on 14/11/2013
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14/11/2013 01:30:13

primaveranz
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BigWhirl2012 wrote:


Are there any tutorials on basic navigation available?


Check out this one :- http://muvizu.com/Video/17217/Tutorial-04-Muvizus-user-interface
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14/11/2013 10:01:02

Lev_Dynamite
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If you're having troubles using the mouse, a list of Keyboard Shortcuts is available by clicking the "?" in the top-right of the Muvizu app window. The same information is also available on this Wiki page: http://www.muvizu.com/Wiki/wiki/77/keyboard-shortcuts
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16/11/2013 09:59:35

BigWhirl2012
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While looking around the various areas here on the forums, I discovered I wasn't the only one experiencing this issue. No doubt it has been explained away as new user error or learning curve or whatever. I was inclined to chalk up my own difficulties to the learning curve inherent with new software and then I made a discovery.

My software started crashing while creating objects. Each time, I would receive a fatal error message was was forced to shut down through an Alt-Ctrl-Del. After several times of experiencing this issue, I uninstalled the software completely and subsequently re-installed it.

Not only did it solve my fatal error issue, but the difference in navigation is like night and day. I can move around in small increments now, twist, turn, rotate... whatever I need to do. I'm not sure if there is a bug somewhere in the software or in compatibility with Windows 7 or what the issue is, but I'd recommend anyone experiencing extreme navigation issues to uninstall the software and then re-install from a fresh download. It worked like a charm for me!

My thanks to everyone who tried to help and offered suggestions. I do appreciate your generosity and patience.
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16/11/2013 18:17:53

urbanlamb
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the navigations is different but just wanted to ask a question are you using a high end pc? is your mouse too sensitive ?

this be a loaded question cause I have issues with muvizu being overly sensitive in some areas such as using timeline and i am wondering if they need to do something about that (i know a few of us have reported it so far) so assuming your doing it correctly what are your pc specs? If you have a high end pc I am thinking this is also part of their sensitivity problem and not really user related
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16/11/2013 20:01:40

fazz68
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what really annoys me on the timeline that is way too sensitive is the whizzing up and down when you try to change any block of information slightly and you are a tiny bit too close to the edge where it takes over to move the timeline and before you know it you are up the other end or somewhere in limbo because the timeline has zoomed past at a million miles an hour.
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16/11/2013 20:10:44

BigWhirl2012
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My specs are 3.2 ghz quad core processor, 8 GB RAM, my machine has a video card although I'm not sure about the specs on it. I wasn't really thinking video when I bought the machine. I use it for high-end audio production and have never had an issue. The problem for me seemed to be a bad install. Once I uninstalled and re-installed everything cleared up right away. I can now navigate freely. A slight nudge of the mouse doesn't take me miles above the character's head or deep inside someone's eyeball.
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16/11/2013 20:59:17

urbanlamb
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fazz68 wrote:
what really annoys me on the timeline that is way too sensitive is the whizzing up and down when you try to change any block of information slightly and you are a tiny bit too close to the edge where it takes over to move the timeline and before you know it you are up the other end or somewhere in limbo because the timeline has zoomed past at a million miles an hour.



yes this is my issue with it as well. I aint 20 no more :P

anyhow I am unsure why its so sensitive it wasn't like that in the old muvizu I could drag things around where I needed em and not be having to walk away from the pc as I tense up. I have also got a whopping good case of arthritis right now and so can't really use it without figuring how to lower sensitivity. Anyhow I know others have mentioned it possibly we need to make our own feedback thread about it soon lol. I am not actively using the timeline right now so was leaving this nagging issue until I got to that stage but I know its driving others batty. My last attempt I was still having this sensitivity issue and was hoping it was repaired but from the sayings of others around here metioning it .. it is still way over sensitive.


BigWhirl2012 wrote:
My specs are 3.2 ghz quad core processor, 8 GB RAM, my machine has a video card although I'm not sure about the specs on it. I wasn't really thinking video when I bought the machine. I use it for high-end audio production and have never had an issue. The problem for me seemed to be a bad install. Once I uninstalled and re-installed everything cleared up right away. I can now navigate freely. A slight nudge of the mouse doesn't take me miles above the character's head or deep inside someone's eyeball.



okay was just checking presently i am busy modelling a lot so haven't gotten back to this and noticed one bug so far that is old and rearing its ugly head but not enough yet to say anything I dont like saying anything until I can prove it hands down :P
edited by urbanlamb on 16/11/2013
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