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13/12/2013 21:49:35

hectoritobh
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Hi everyone,

I am completely new to Muvizu and I need some advice.

The video I am creating requires me to show a character typing in a computer. Is it possible to do this?

Also, I can only find a keyboard and a computer monitor. Is there a laptop somewhere I could use?

Thanks!
Hector
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13/12/2013 22:18:40

ziggy72Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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hectoritobh wrote:
The video I am creating requires me to show a character typing in a computer. Is it possible to do this?

Also, I can only find a keyboard and a computer monitor. Is there a laptop somewhere I could use?

For the laptop, this one is very nice http://www.muvizu.com/3D/17219/Laptop
Just use the menu Create then Import to get it into your scene.


There is a Typing action (in the Boardroom section of actions) you can use too. And welcome aboard
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13/12/2013 22:20:13

primaveranz
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I couldn't find one - maybe I didn't look hard enough so I used a Music Keyboard animation and cheated with the camera angles for this video https://vimeo.com/80974781 .

Probably not much use for a laptop though.
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13/12/2013 22:35:17

hectoritobh
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Wow, that was quick!

Thanks @ziggy72, I'll see if it works

@Primaveranz, I loved the video. It is a pity that Muvizu doesn't include typing gestures. You did a great job with the use of the keyboard animation and camera angles.

How did you place the screenshots / animations over the computer screen? As I need to achieve a similar effect?

Thanks,
hector
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13/12/2013 23:33:14

ziggy72Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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The laptop model has a screen picture you can replace with your own picture/AVI movie.
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13/12/2013 23:53:23

primaveranz
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Thanks Hector.


There are often a lot of hoops we have to jump through

The still shots were just screenshots I did of an Excel sheet. I edited them in Paint.Net to skew them (because the screen is not square) using the "Grid warp" plugin. If you right click on the Muvizu monitor and click on "Edit" you can change the image (but I don't think it allows animations).

I would have normally done the animation using Moviestorm and green-screened it onto the Muvizu set, but that became a nightmare due to mismatching codecs so I just recreated the desk and PC in iClone, played the animation on that, rendered out the clip and edited it in to the final vid using Vegas Moviestudio.
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