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29/02/2016 02:08:12

braj
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Just wondering if anyone has any ideas on making some sheep. I definitely prefer quadrupeds, so I was thinking of making a rig with a body and legs that would cover most of a stick figure, and allow the head to be animated. They really don't need to walk around. The other option is to animate them in Poser and add them later in editing. That would limit them to just background figures. Not to developers: Some sort of quadruped would be really great.
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29/02/2016 03:22:03

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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You could make two versions:
the stick figure version for non-ambulatory closeup views where you need to control the head and eyes.. and also the poser version for when you just need 4-legged movement.

Yeah, ditto on the quadrapeds. That discussion and request has come up many times. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. They don't even need to create a full-blown quadraped.. just a 2-legged character that is legs only and has attachment points at the hips. That way you could build whatever kind of body you want and then attach two sets of the legs-only character
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29/02/2016 03:28:23

braj
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Or even go the route of the Shawn the Sheep video test, create some barnyard friends for us, plus a big bad wolf and stuff. This is sorely needed. I prefer a quadruped, but even just more variety of characters would be immensely helpful. I bought the Asian characters but they are not very useful, I would rather Muvizu invest in making the possibilities for characters much more broad. Or at least a lot more costumes for those new characters. They can hide the legs which is interesting, I may try doing something with that, I don't know if it will help my sheep problem though. I do think I'll be getting a cheap Poser sheep and cow set though, it is the easiest way I think, I can make some FBX versions that are static, then animate what I need in Poser, mostly head shot reactions and small things like that, I think that will be manageable.
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29/02/2016 07:31:23

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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http://www.muvizu.com/forum/topic548-characters.aspx?p=f#post2610 "05/11/2010 15:04:23 "

If we keep asking eventually they'll add it.
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29/02/2016 11:33:54

braj
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Well, the sheep I was looking at were too realistic, and since they would be static in the Muvizu world anyway, I went ahead and made a simple model, tomorrow I'm going to make a head rig that you can put Muvizu eyes on and see how that looks. I'll have to change the sheep eyes I have here though, the Muvisu ones are very close together. But for anyone interested, and until I can make something better, you can get it here:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9300947/Sheep.fbx


edited by braj on 29/02/2016
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29/02/2016 11:36:54

braj
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I think it is reasonable as a background prop. For that probably I don't need to do anything more.
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29/02/2016 15:10:43

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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Braj, I think your project is looking fantastic! And I totally agree that as background objects the sheep in the pasture look great! If you are half as good at story development as you are at creating the characters and scenery, you'll be quite the Muvizu Master!
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29/02/2016 16:17:06

ziggy72Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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Braj, your sheep are funny, and that's good The werewolf looks good too, and as Mindiflyth says you could just use different heads for different shots, you just have to be a bit clever about how you frame them (to hide the limitations). Does kinda look like you're remaking Lord of the Rings or something though...
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29/02/2016 17:43:25

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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ziggy72 wrote:
Braj, your sheep are funny, and that's good

I've often thought that the Muvizu paradigm is reminiscent of Wallace and Grommit... and your sheep reminds me of the Serta Mattress ad that was done in the same style.


Does kinda look like you're remaking Lord of the Rings or something though...

indeed, I was thinking the same thing.... it's a great choice, since so many other TV shows and movies have been imitated already. I don't recall seeing any other Hobbit takeoffs, which is a little surprising given the popularity of the films and how long it has been around.

Another classic I haven't seen imitated or spoofed is WIZARD OF OZ, so that's on my to-do list
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29/02/2016 19:15:52

braj
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Well, if anyone remembers Fractured Fairy Tales I am going for something like that. And some kid's stories I heard over and over with my son when he was little, like a kid's stand up comedian, I never got his name. Then every night before bed, I tell my wife some story I make up on the spot from this little fantasy world to put her to sleep. She is my story development muse. A little LOTR never hurt anybody I was thinking how to do some mountain scenes actually, that will be a challenge to get some feeling of scale.
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