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01/06/2016 09:10:35

qootrial
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Anyone can tell me could I modify the character in Muvizu (for example, I want to change the head shape of character "stickman" from circle to more like "grey man", remove its nose & eye brows, make its lips shorter ....)? Or I could only do that using another software?

If so, please tell me which software should I use? Could I input "crazy talk" 's character head to Muvizu?
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01/06/2016 15:36:58

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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qootrial wrote:
Anyone can tell me could I modify the character in Muvizu (for example, I want to change the head shape of character "stickman" from circle to more like "grey man", remove its nose & eye brows, make its lips shorter ....)? Or I could only do that using another software?


most of the muvizu characters have faces that can be modified by choosing different attributes from a library of options. The changeable attributes include, eyes, ears, hair, hat, glasses, eyebrows etc. You can do all that with Muvizu alone.

In order to dramatically change the shape of a character, you'll need 3D modelling software that can export to FBX or ASE format.



If so, please tell me which software should I use?

There are many 3D modelling programs, and if you already have one that you know how to use, that's probably a good choice. If you don't already know how to model, then you may want to start your learning curve with a free program. Blender is a free and powerful modelling app that can export to both ASE and FBX format. Sketchup is also free, and with certain add-ons, it can export to ASE file format. ASE and FBX file formats are the only ones that Muvizu can import. Milkshape is another program that can export in ASE format. Autodesk also offers a free utility that can change a variety of other formats into FBX.



Could I input "crazy talk" 's character head to Muvizu?


No... But here's what you CAN do: You can use a variety of tools to create scenes, then you can assemble your scenes in a video editor. Video editors (Like Sony Vegas, HitFilm, Adobe Premiere Elements etc) let you add effects, and mix scenes from different animation tools. For example, you could use a scene of a closeup of a talking face you animated in Crazy Talk, a closeup of a hand you animated in Poser, a dialog between two characters you animated in muvizu, and an animation of an animal running that you animated in AnimeStudio... ANY combination of photos and/or video can be combined in a video editor. Expecting any one program to do everything will drive you nuts.


Here is a link to the WIKI where you will find a lot more detailed information on what you want to do:
https://www.muvizu.com/Wiki

also, here's a link to the tutorials, which I strongly recommend before you start trying to go beyond Muvizu's core functionality:
https://www.muvizu.com/Tutorials
edited by PatMarrNC on 01/06/2016
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02/06/2016 09:42:02

qootrial
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Thank so much, your reply is very helpful.

However, I still want to know specifically could I change the body shape of an existing character (not importing new object to the scene) ? If yes, which files should I modified? I can't find commands like "custom character's body" or "import new character" in your software, so should I create some new .fbx or .ace files (what & where exactly are these files) & replace the existing one?
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