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25/02/2017 21:19:13

RodrisilvaMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Hi

Some time ago I revealed my personal approach to bypass muvizu limitation on wheels animation. As many of you know the trick was a sort of simulation using animated textures.
Today I present you a more flexible way of doing wheels animation without the need of AVI file or any other kind of movie.

The tuto is on my youtube channel and soon in Muvizu gallery:

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26/02/2017 00:24:54

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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Wow, Rod! You're an animation genius! Thanks for sharing these great ideas! This is very useful!

(I just added this to the WIKI on the USER CREATED TUTORIALS page)

I especially like the FLEXIBILITY This approach gives the director... you can programmatically change the speed of rotation as the car changes gears! Your other solution would require a separate video for each speed... but this approach doesn't require the overhead of any video at all!

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edited by PatMarrNC on 26/02/2017
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26/02/2017 07:15:52

ukBertyMuvizu mogulExperimental user
ukBerty
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Rod, I can only second that you are a genius.
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26/02/2017 16:32:44

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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I don't understand how you unwrapped the round shape into a rectangular shape that could be scrolled sideways... is that a setting in Blender?

(I understand how to make the tread part rectangular, it's the wheel's hub that remains a mystery to me...
edited by PatMarrNC on 26/02/2017
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26/02/2017 22:31:32

Speedking5
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Awesome trick love it!
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26/02/2017 23:12:08

ikesMuvizu mogul
ikes
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PatMarrNC wrote:
I don't understand how you unwrapped the round shape into a rectangular shape that could be scrolled sideways... is that a setting in Blender?

(I understand how to make the tread part rectangular, it's the wheel's hub that remains a mystery to me...
edited by PatMarrNC on 26/02/2017


Very nice thinking out of the box Rod! Good find!

Pat, if I understand correctly you need to make seams like the lines in this image if that is your 3d wheel object. The straight lines out from the center are the two short sides of the rectangle like seen on the right. The inner seam becomes the top and the outer seam the bottom.
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26/02/2017 23:19:46

RodrisilvaMuvizu mogulExperimental user
Rodrisilva
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PatMarrNC wrote:
I don't understand how you unwrapped the round shape into a rectangular shape that could be scrolled sideways... is that a setting in Blender?

(I understand how to make the tread part rectangular, it's the wheel's hub that remains a mystery to me...
edited by PatMarrNC on 26/02/2017



No special setting in Blender. All hand made. The trick is to have a small discrete circle in the center. See pictures below.
Seams are in red. The rectangular shape has been perfected by hand.


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26/02/2017 23:31:09

RodrisilvaMuvizu mogulExperimental user
Rodrisilva
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This weekend I'm not working. So, I made another little video where camera capture "texture" is applied over custom eyes
The end result is here:


edited by Rodrisilva on 27/02/2017
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27/02/2017 00:35:46

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
PatMarrNC
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Very clever Rod! You're on a roll lately! One great idea after another... and I really like the flexibility you get from each of these procedures!

I think I understand now that I'll have to manually convert the circular UV to a rectangle... (I never would have thought of that in a million years!)

I experimented with your pigeon wing animation idea and tried to use it to animate the legs of a quadraped, but I must not be creating the right file format... it almost works, but I don't get a good solid texture like yours. At first I wondered if my computer can't handle the overhead; But your pigeons work on my computer, so it must not be the computer. Must be my ongoing inability to create an AVI that plays in Muvizu...

(added to the WIKI page "USER CREATED TUTORIALS")

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edited by PatMarrNC on 27/02/2017
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27/02/2017 00:40:18

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
PatMarrNC
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ikes wrote:
PatMarrNC wrote:
I don't understand how you unwrapped the round shape into a rectangular shape that could be scrolled sideways... is that a setting in Blender?

(I understand how to make the tread part rectangular, it's the wheel's hub that remains a mystery to me...
edited by PatMarrNC on 26/02/2017


Very nice thinking out of the box Rod! Good find!

Pat, if I understand correctly you need to make seams like the lines in this image if that is your 3d wheel object. The straight lines out from the center are the two short sides of the rectangle like seen on the right. The inner seam becomes the top and the outer seam the bottom.

thanks Ikes.. that's a very good way of explaining the procedure! Not what I originally imagined, but certainly better than what I would have tried on my own!
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