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26/05/2016 18:39:40

theotherguy
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Muvizu has some pretty good 'musician' animations, albeit difficult to sync up with the music with any degree of accuracy, however my friends in the band were in stitches watching it.

The song is about Toronto's notorious transit system (TTC) performed by Freakuency Z.
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26/05/2016 19:32:01

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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is that your band? Tell me more about this video...

First of all , I like the song, and I like your use of photo and video backgrounds. How did you create the moving weeds in the foreground?

I take it that the skins for your characters were made from photos of the actual band members? They look very good!

Anyway, great job! Highly original from start to finish!
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26/05/2016 22:12:53

ziggy72Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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That was okay, liked the subtitles, but only one viewing angle for over 3 minutes? A couple of different angles wouldn't have killed ya, surely....
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26/05/2016 23:03:26

theotherguy
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Thanks guys, it's a friends band, they have a few songs on my Youtube page. It was filmed against the backdrop of a video game, STALKER Call Of Pripyat, which I use often as you can make the interface disappear.

I've been struggling with other technical difficulties (couldn't open AVI files for awhile) I'm waiting to hear from the band to see if they want to go ahead with this version, before I get all-ambitious and throw in a couple of extra angles!
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27/05/2016 02:06:28

Rocque
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I like the down home type of song that many of us who have used public transportation can relate to. I saw some techniques that I am hoping to learn in the future such as original characters and clothes. I thought the lip syncing was not bad at all, especially after my recent struggles to get that right.

The subtitles were great. How and what did you use to add those? Let us know if you update it.
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27/05/2016 02:47:19

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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Rocque wrote:
I saw some techniques that I am hoping to learn in the future such as original characters and clothes.


this tutorial tells how to create custom outfits.... custom faces are basically the same procedure, except you copy a face photo over the face portion of the UV map

https://www.muvizu.com/Video/17223/Tutorial-11-Characters-Painting-custom-skins
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27/05/2016 05:17:30

Rocque
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PatMarrNC wrote:
Rocque wrote:
I saw some techniques that I am hoping to learn in the future such as original characters and clothes.


this tutorial tells how to create custom outfits.... custom faces are basically the same procedure, except you copy a face photo over the face portion of the UV map

https://www.muvizu.com/Video/17223/Tutorial-11-Characters-Painting-custom-skins


Once again Mr. Pat to the rescue. Thanks so much for sharing.
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27/05/2016 20:53:55

theotherguy
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I used Sony Vegas Pro to generate the karaoke lyrics, it was a lot of work!

Using the provided character templates I generate my clothing and faces with a combination of CorelDraw and Photoshop. A drawing program like CorelDraw or Illustrator makes quick work of clothes, once you make shapes that correspond with the shapes in the template you can use the draw, fill, and shape tools to make any number of new clothes, shoes, etc. Once you're happy with them, export the clothes as PNG files (I do these individually, not as a whole template) Then, import them into Photoshop where you have a template open, sync them up and when you're ready export the whole thing as a PNG file for use in MUvizu.


Getting Muvizu characters to look like people involves getting a good photo, importing into Photoshop, cutting out just the face and making it semi transparent to line up the eyes and mouth with the template, the mouth is critical if you want character to speak. You might have to stretch or squish the photo to make it work, it HAS to follow the template. I then use layers of colour masks to make things look nice and smooth. Then, export the file as a PNG and try it in Muvizu, you might have to tweak it a few times, different Muvizu characters have their own rules.
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