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22/02/2017 02:39:23
NEW IN THE MUVIZU STORE..... PatMarrNC wrote:
ikes wrote:
Nice one Rod! Very cool trick to animate the texture. Thumbs Up
edited by ikes on 21/02/2017


yeah, Ikes.. it reminds me of your multiple jaws for T-Rex, and animating the visibility of each jaw.
(Speaking of which... did you ever make a tutorial on how you did that? If so, it needs to be archived in the WIKI so its easier to find....)


I'm guessing that both approaches would take about the same amount of work if animated on the Muvizu time line, although it looks like Rod found a way to loop the texture change in After Effects, which would make it easier.

Both approaches add huge new possibilities to create actions that will never exist in the Muvizu environment alone. My hat is off to both of you for your original thinking plus your willingness to share your ideas with others! That's part of what makes this a great forum!
edited by PatMarrNC on 22/02/2017


I agree, simply amazing. I am so glad I got to see this. It is so far above anything I can do, but it is great to see how something like this is done, even if after watching I still really do not know what you did. I recognize that man in the 3-D axis from some site I visited and then decided I did not have time to learn it right now.

I am happy that you have the time to do this and share it with us Rod and Ikes.
19/02/2017 01:19:50
seeing if there's any interest.... Pat,
These are really fun props. The Muvizu future looks bright because of so many generous people. Thanks for taking the time to create these.
18/02/2017 19:45:39
My First Muvizu Video Cute video. Thanks for explaining how you made the tree. Do you have your other animations on your YouTube site?
17/02/2017 19:54:18
Video for a friend... I like the song! She has a great voice. If this was your first animation it is really good, too. The timing of everything seemed excellent.
How did your friend like it? The drummer looks like Phil Keaggy (google him) when he was younger, but he played guitar. It is funny how it reminded me of him though.

Keep animating.
25/01/2017 03:13:07
Experiments in 3D Animation and Storytelling Thank you Rodrisilva. That was interesting to watch, and even better that we can just download the water. I might use it one day.
24/01/2017 14:24:42
motorbike nbtoon wrote:
Motorbike is working bug tge scooter makes me crazy and i gave up....


I hope someone will help you with more detailed information. When they help you, they help others who might run into the same trouble. I hate to see people give up, but I definitely can understand it, and relate to it.

I am not sure if I have viewed any animations with people riding scooters in them. The pictures here look like fun to include in an animation though. I am hoping that you are able to complete your idea, nbtoon.
24/01/2017 14:17:48
Experiments in 3D Animation and Storytelling PatMarrNC wrote:
as soon as I see the name RODRISILVA attached to a post, I know whatever is in the post is going to amaze me. VERY cool, Rod! Thanks for keeping us informed about the results of your experiments!

How would a person go about the task of finding animated normal maps?


The water looks great, and I would like to know what an animated normal map is, and where you find them, too? Or, if you create them, how and where?
23/01/2017 16:03:47
Muvizu on Steam doby wrote:
MrDrWho13 wrote:
If you're looking for free Steam games, download Team Fortress 2. Some of us have 1400hrs clocked on it. Twitchy



Play it all the time!



I wish I had time to devote to becoming addicted to another game!! I would be there with you. Now we know where to find missing Muvizu artists.
23/01/2017 15:59:08
DK Animated Movie series I usually agree with you, Pat, and to some extent on this post I do and definitely see and respect your point of view. I also appreciate sonosublime's reply and posting this in general.

I think someone else mentioned the platform used in May, because I visited the site then but decided it was not for me because all I saw was soldier or war related, so it was interesting to see a different type of offering. The first thing to catch my mind was that sonosublime stated that he spent a couple of years so far on this series. Well a couple of years to make 6 animations is a lot of time, so that lends itself to the difficulty of using the product.

While I was watching the series I kept asking myself the question: "Could this have been created using Muvizu?" I know there are several artists here who could create this type of series. I am not inviting anyone to copy this work, but simply saying that all the tools are here on Muvizu, or on the compositing tools that so many use to create fun series such as this one.

The writing held my attention and has appeal to all ages. I especially enjoyed the kid friendly nature of what I saw. I had some questions as to the use of music that might be copy-written, since YT will not show my videos that I have made using some of my favorite songs, so those remain for my enjoyment only. For that reason alone I am not sure how long they will remain for public viewing in the USA.

My take on the sharing of this series, is that I learned by watching it. I laughed at parts, and enjoyed the use of the sounds/music since it added so much. I also learned by Pat's comments, which I feel were written from the heart, and made sense. I had to question how I felt about the whole thing and that lead to this comment.

I am hoping that the sharing of this type of video will inspire viewers to want to create series on Muvizu. We have seen what Clayster can create with his Alien Grey series, and those have been fun, so maybe we will see more. I admire anyone who will spend a couple of years working on a project. It is my feeling that sonosulime is looking for views and not attempting to drive people to another platform. Hopefully they will want to create some type of series using Muvizu now that they have proven that they can definitely write a great series, and get a team of people to collaborate on it with them. It is very inspiring.
edited by Rocque on 23/01/2017
23/01/2017 15:07:05
USING HIT FILM WITH MUVIZU maurice8th wrote:
WOW, Ziggy72! Twilight's Last Gleaming is an awesome short! If you're not submitting this to film festivals, you certainly should! I'm looking into Hit Film tutorials right now to see what enhancements they can make on upcoming projects.


Thanks for updating this thread Maurice. It was nice to come back to and see how Ziggy shared all of his magic moments in Twilight's Last Gleaming. I would like to see Ziggy's work entered in some Film festivals, too. Muvizu is a great community because of the willingness of everyone to share their "magical" techniques.

I hope you will be sharing your projects with us, too, Maurice. I know that if you need help there are people here who can get you through any hurdles you find in using the studio.
23/01/2017 14:37:10
getting into "the zone" for creativity... It used to be really easy to get into "the zone" when I used another animating program, but then the prices made it out of my budget for a hobby. I think life was more fun then, too. I would get a funny email or see something happen at work, and want to make an animation about it. It was easy to set up my scenes and the voices, or find people who would volunteer to record lines.

I still did not rush through the animations, but they seemed easier to set up. I have a plan to get back into "the zone" but it requires spending the necessary time and getting a new start with Muvizu. I see people doing things here with camera work that I have not been able to do, so I know somehow it has to be possible, but I have not learned it yet.

I watched Pro Hockey teams practice after losing a few games, and their practice started out looking like basic kids hockey, standing not to far apart and passing the puck back and forth. They went back to basics and progressed from there. I never thought I would see pro athletes doing simple drills, but you could see the improvement taking place.

My "zone" will be to become comfortable using Muvizu, and then the creativity zone will hopefully not be so easily destroyed. Lately each project I have started became bogged down by something as easy (?) as creating sets. So I stop because my time to be creative ran out, and something in the rat race demanded my attention.

I think I am stuck in the bogged down state.
21/01/2017 03:39:29
WAV file associated with image sequence Hit Film lets you separate the sound tracks from the film, so it is possible to add more sounds, or duplicate the sound if it is a dog barking or something like that. I made a job application video using PowToons last weekend, and the sound track there also took the most work.

I thought for sure having a job application video would get me an interview but I was wrong. Maybe I should have used Muvizu.

Thanks for taking the time to experiment with ways that make using Muvizu easier for those of us who do not have a lot of time to test things out. Please keep letting us know what you find out about using Muvizu.
21/01/2017 03:32:46
Experiments in 3D Animation and Storytelling Thanks for sharing this. How did you get so much in the first segment where you were panning back and forth? That was a lot of "stuff" in one scene. I am very impressed. Your camera work looked very smooth, and I enjoyed watching all the different techniques that you were experimenting with.
17/01/2017 00:15:07
Igricheff My French language is limited so I will say Bonjour, and that is about all unless I go to Google translate. It is nice to have you here with us.
12/01/2017 13:45:54
How to create dialog tracks with Audacity primaveranz wrote:


That'll be how Andy Murray won it then


Andy Murray=a typical ordinary human until aliens from space transformed him into a Scotsman!
They had to wait years to finally transform the right one. Most went off to fight wars or became
stand up comics, or animators...haha.

Never argue with a Monty Python skit because they are just much too silly.
12/01/2017 04:53:02
How to create dialog tracks with Audacity bigwally wrote:
The following apology is from John H. Collins (aka: BigWally)

I wish to humbly apologize for anything I said untoward anyone who speaks in Scottish accents. My comment was a wayward attempt at humor and I have a high regard for the Scots. In fact, I am part Scottish. I have many Scottish friends. Once again, I humbly apologize.

Anime Sweat



Going off on another direction, but your disclaimer made me do it.
I just spent 10 minutes on a clever reply to this, but I guess it insulted my computer that I also have a high regard for, and magically my post disappeared. Oh well, it probably was for the best.
It is a shame that we can not have humor for the sake of humor anymore, and have to have disclaimers or apologize in advance for those we might offend because we are being funny.

Did you know that a Scotsman had never won at Wimbledon so aliens started turning people into them? This is how it started.
12/01/2017 04:27:14
How to create dialog tracks with Audacity PatMarrNC wrote:
gee, you sure know how to say all the stuff I want to hear, Rocque! Thank you for your kindness!

Ya da Ma'am!


So when you need a cute girl voice I will volunteer mine. I am not sure how cute it will be. That depends on pitch adjustments and the character you design. Clayster has promised me I can be a cow again, and his cows are awfully cute!! It will take some effort to go beyond the Clayster cows, but that is the fun and challenge of voice acting. Now it will be even easier with your tutorial I won't have a window open for each line I record. This will be a huge time saver.
edited by Rocque on 12/01/2017
12/01/2017 04:04:29
How to create dialog tracks with Audacity Pat,
Thank you so much for this tutorial. I learned a lot from it. I usually make individual files one at a time with Audacity and it takes me a long time to do it that way. That was excellent and is going to help me in the future. I could never get Muvizu to give my files different names either. Maybe they fixed that. Or maybe it was because I save as MP3 files. It was never easy at all. I think I would only make one dialog and then record that sequence with the one line, then make a new sequence.

When I do have time to start making more animations this is going to help a lot.
10/01/2017 02:22:05
Japanese song Unfinished project from last year. Hello Speedking5,

Definitely keep working on this. I am enjoying the techniques.
09/01/2017 14:52:19
WHERE ARE YOU? Yay, another So. Cal. person. It is nice to meet you. I have a friend with the same name and last initial who is a teacher. We go stand up paddling together. It sounds like you will do fine in your classes. I will be here to encourage you. If I had it all to do over again I would be going into some sort of film editing or definitely more animation.

I look forward to watching your progress. You will find everyone on this site is encouraging, so be sure to share with us.
Have fun in college.
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