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18/02/2016 05:45:30

braj
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Feature request to the dev team: I'm just wondering if there is any way to add an adjustable pivot point for each character, where the walk cycle would just change to the height and angle of the character to what the user sets. It would allow animations to bend over, or bend back, or to the side. It could be fairly limited to the angles allowed, but it would be a big help to include something. It would be really great if that could also be keyframed. The center of gravity is one of the biggests factors in an individual's animated style from my experience, if the user was allowed that one extra setting, the variety of characters you could animate (not just models you can skin) would be dramatically increased. Since it makes sense for all the characters to share basic animations, allowing the pivot point would let you add variety on top of what already exists to get exponentially more variety, make men strut and women sway, some lean forward when walking, some lean back. You could really do a lot with the available animations and keyframed camera movement to really bring your characters to life. And I think a speed setting beyond walk and run for walk cycles would be great. I really want some animation for a character walking with a cane and also a wizard walking with a stick like Gandalf. Old people animations too. Ok, maybe I'm including too much in one post, but I am just so excited about Muvizu Thanks for listening.
edited by braj on 18/02/2016
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18/02/2016 19:09:47

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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I like the way you think, Braj! You have good ideas!
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18/02/2016 20:05:53

braj
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Thanks, I hope Muvizu thinks so too, and that it is do-able.
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