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2014/4/10 19:51:22
Just One Piece Competition I read this yesterday but I had a migraine and alas it made no sense to me so I made not to return and reread that blog today when my neurons would fire in some sort of semi-organized fashion.

First I must think. If I have an epiphony I will do something with it.
2014/4/10 19:30:36
Asset Creation MrDrWho13 wrote:
fazz68 wrote:
MrDrWho13 wrote:
Sounds like a pretty good concept.

Now they need to give us the ability to import characters/actions

well with error messages like these id say its not to far away lol

LOL, Easter egg!
That must have been left in from whenever the last update was.
edited by MrDrWho13 on 10/04/2014

I dont want to burst to many bubbles but that error was there when they launched fbx so its been there for awhile. When they opened up fbx import and play + I poked around and tried to cause errors to see what was 'not there yet' one thing i did was import a simple skeleton (at the time it allowed the import, but that ability soon got turned off) then I started getting errors about not having that version and needing to choose things in such and such a menu lol so things are there just you know not connected yet but these errors have been there since launch of play +
edited by urbanlamb on 10/04/2014
2014/4/10 19:25:47
Asset Creation Dreeko wrote:
Any more movement on the plans for a replacement to the assets page which suffered a premature death a while ago?

I saw this today..

Player Studio user earns more than $100,000 creating in-game items http://www.polygon.com/2014/4/10/5600354/player-studio-user-earns-more-than-100000-creating-in-game-items

Seems like supporting user created content for your products can be quite lucrative...


yeah shsh :P
2014/4/9 0:57:57
Question About Music Rights yeah you have to research each case individually and be very very sure. Really in the end though if your just using it to make a video and not worried about someone slapping ads on it then just ignore the content id matches. I am fussy though if its a fraudulent match it makes me cranky I dont mind actual legitimate matches but I get cranky if i am continually dinged with fraudulent matches and tend just to pull the video down.
2014/4/8 18:52:41
Red Road Flats I guess the buildings are old and need to go but I think its tacky to blow em up for some games lol. In Ottawa areas that I was in when I was a kid are gone and sometimes the infrastructure has changed to much that the street doesn't exist anymore, but I dont think blowing em up for entertainment is the way to go ...
2014/4/7 21:00:26
Question About Music Rights If your using it from a vinyl recording I can tell you right now a record company has in fact extended the rights to it and he is in the right and clear. If I can find a tie to a record company yes they have gone to the library of congress and extended the copyright to 99 years.

The TV series and the recording in that series is in fact public domain yes. Your going to have an uphill battle that is not worth your time because the youtube bot system can't tell the difference. Put the video on some other hosting service and save yourself some anguish and frustration.

the general rule of thumb for music in the public domain is yes they have released it to the public domain but your going to have companies come after you if you try to gain financially from it because somewhere there is a recording on vinyl so its okay to use the music free and clear and have no worries its public domain so long as you do not try to benefit from it and make money off it then yes capitol records (the main one that holds 99.99999% of vinyl rights and has relicensed) will come after you for it.

I dont know if that makes any sense but you have to spend a lot of time navigating capitol records and reading all that stuff that goes with it I have a lot of public domain recordings that capitol picked up rights for and extended for VINYL stuff.

The youtube content ID system does not really have a whole lot to do with copyright lol it has to do with making money lol. All these matches people are upset about are some 3rd party entity claiming it. Regardless of where your particular recording is from. :/

Anyhow personally I would not place that on youtube your going to have multiple claims from multiple entities all the times. Its not worth the trouble or time to be bothered with it. But then again I am not giving you advice I only have spent a very very long time figuring out the youtube content id bot system because this sort of stuff interests me. So yes they are picking up the recording and wanting to make money off it even though its not their recording or the ones they have preserved but another recording. Its up to you what you want to do with it, but no they do not own the copyright

here this sort of explains it but public domain usually means "creative commons non commercial"

so your recording is in fact public domain but dont try to make money off it because someone will come after you with guns a blazing!

here is info its accurate from what I can tell on how certain recordings are in public domain

again there are tons of companies that claim copyright to stuff that is in public domain. They are bigger then you are you can fight with them if you so wish to, but its not worth it to be bothered.
edited by urbanlamb on 08/04/2014
2014/4/7 18:13:59
Question About Music Rights errm music isnt always 99 years it depends on the music and if the copyright holder filed for it. If the film is marked "public domain" then it really is public domain. You will have trouble on youtube because eleventy seven small potatoes music companies will have purchased said music and fed it through the content ID system in order to make money off it, but that doesnt mean the music is still being held as copyright.

You can dispute it and often the dispute is dropped unless Sony gets their hands in the pile (which they will sorry sony but when it comes to music you sucks..) in which case they automatically reject all claims and you must challenge them to prove they hold the copyright (which if its public domain they dont) and then they will actually watch the video and drop the match,

but .. it will get matched again right away so its kind of a loosing battle.

You will be working 24/7 hold back the youtube bots.. so if you want to do something like that post it on another host. My personal favourite is dailymotion.

So this 99 year thing only applies to people who have actively gone out and copyrighted the music again which is rare and its usually a surviving relative that does this and often they dont do it.. However if its clearly marked public domain eg: a truly public domain video (and yes there are lots of them especially foreign films) everything in it is public domain otherwise it would not hold the public domain sticker. Do your research thoroughly though and check with the governing bodies that hold such info dont just check a wiki or something. I use a couple of accredited content providers (even if i dont use their stuff) however they do the research and have all the bits of paper to prove something is public domain or not and so if they say its public domain it really is. One of them if fesfilms. He has a commercial division and the owner and proprietor is a nice guy I have spoken to him several times and even purchased a couple of hard to find things just for watching. I tend to use public domain dialogue a lot and one of the projects on my back burners is a remake of a public domain film using some of the sound and whatnot from the film. To try to make it as campy and cheesy as possible (I love cheesy campy tacky B stuff) .
2014/4/6 22:31:41
The Duck Song lol that was cute and the set was very pretty and being a girl I like pretty
2014/4/3 1:56:33
thumbnails this happens to me from time to time i think it looses its registry settings and therefore the pics it generates. I just ignore it and hope it goes away :P
2014/4/2 23:50:01
Facial motion capture lol where did dreeko's post go? or was i hallucinating again?

I keep waiting for reallusion to update their set up with kinetc because it now works differently but still waiting
2014/4/2 20:36:12
Facial motion capture would be nice the technology has been around for a few years now to use cams (kinect etc for mocap) and some game companies have facial emote systems built in. This one works and is optimized for logitec webcams and reallussion just added a similar system if i remember rightly to its crazytalk system

2014/3/30 7:50:11
Texture tutorials hiya guess we are all occupied lately there is one muvizu tuturial


If you can learn how to use gimp or have a copy of photoshop these are not hard really. There are two methods I use them both one is simply using photoshop and clone stamp to cover the areas using a texture swatch I then draw in details like buttons and cuffs and pocket seams etc to give it some 3d look

I do this often in muvizu this seems easiest to me the other is photomapping

eg: jeans take a photo of a pair of your jeans front and back and then cut them and downsize them and try to fit them to the template. You would have a better result say using a denim texture and then using say the pockets and zipper from a photo of your own personal jeans and then overlaying it onto the jean texture you painted on

I use this site for material swatches often http://archivetextures.net/ you really only need a swatch and then use clone stamp to add it to the template.

Creases and folds can make things also more 3d you do this on a seperate layer usually using layers of colour burn and multiply using the brush in photoshop and then smear it. Making creases manually is a bit of an art so its probably more advanced then you might want to get then once you make them on a layer usually a greyscale layer you overlay the creases onto the clothing. This is something that is tricky but if your wondering how people get creases in clothes that is one method or you photograph a crease and desaturate is in photoshop and overlay it and use the tools to make is fit the clothes..

For this you probably are best looking up generic tutorials to learn how to make clothing on uvmaps to learn techniques. But basically if you can use a clone stamp and add buttons and zippers and cuffs you can do what is needed in muvizu
2014/3/28 16:57:18
The Copyright people are out of control! okay the company does not put the claim on the video. Youtube content id'd it for the company you need to follow the instructions of youtube to get this removed. They can't do anything until you dispute it using youtube's system. This happens a lot the person at the other end will deal with it but they can't until you put in a dispute because they can't release it because they dont have the dispute. Anyhow this has been explained and I have given you this onfo before and yes a lot of your stuff will get dinged and there are about 2 million different reasons.

'Knowledge is power' as they say.

take some time to learn the youtube system and research how do deal with this stuff because its going to happen I or anyone here can only give you catch all information as each id is unique

then again i will reverse this now there are in fact some companies that do abuse the system but no one here is able to say exactly what is wrong with the id because we cannot see your panel and exactly WHO is being matched and what the actual ID says. Its a piece of software and it does NOT work very well posting to these board about each and every id wont help you what will help you is to learn how the youtube system works
edited by urbanlamb on 29/03/2014
2014/3/28 16:31:29
The Copyright people are out of control! you need to dispute them this is not the actual people this is the youtube bot system its a piece of software if you can prove this is in the public domain give them the link proving its in the public domain if they reject your claim which they probably will because these companies dont actually read the submissions you then need to go to step two which would require them to actually watch your video and prove they have rights over it at which point you supply the link and info proving that the stuff is in the public domain and they will drop it. But you do need to prove it. This happens all the time and yes its a lot of work but if this system did not exist youtube would have been shut down years ago lol so we have to take the good with the bad.

So you just submit the info and the person actually owning the thing who have given permission will clear it but you also need to be aware that some companies who dont own these things take advantage of the youtube contant ID system and feed these things into it and this is copyfraud and this happens a lot as well. If its copyfraud usually they are identified and the second you put in the dispute the claim will disappear but again you need to follow the process set up by youtube.


its life on the great interwebs and yes its annoying however I will point out some articles that prove why this particular system has been put into place ^^

2014/3/26 16:25:04
Digimania Show reel Wizaerd wrote:
Do we know this was made with Muvizu? because as I watched it, I didn't see anything that screamed out at me "This is Muvizu!!!"

I dont think this was made in a real time engine.
edited by urbanlamb on 26/03/2014
2014/3/24 16:17:41
Cannibals yeah what ziggy said I always after I think I am done and release whatever pixels it is on the world find like 5 things the day after humans are not perfect beings
2014/3/23 22:04:44
Cannibals fun stuff mr hamster try looking up the Yo' momma jokes might give you an idea of how to do one joke per episode. This one is set up way better then the last one so getting there
2014/3/20 20:24:48
I Can't see any object he is embeded in the ground below the plane of the dome just delete him or try to pick him up and drop him.
2014/3/19 22:50:07
Can I import default objects as hand-objects ? erm there is no way that I know of to get them without doing something "evil" to get at it
but maybe its a good suggestion to make it optional for an attachement. The yave converted some of their more obvious props already if you look but I am sure from the sound of your post you have discovered this already.
2014/3/19 16:52:52
Swivel in a chair? simonheffer wrote:
Hmmm, sounds interesting. I have a scene where I'd like some objects to move from random-ish positions to a particular configuration which is mad using object movement. However I see now I could put them in the end position and them move them to their start positions which are less strict using this stop-motion method and then resequence the targa files in reverse. Is that possible? I'm presuming its just the file name that determines the sequence(?)

Now does this sound like we could do with having a shortcut that would take a targa screenshot from the active camera?


yeah it would be a nice thing to have take one shot it would be faster. The tga in muvizu it saves to a file folder you make and you have to type in a new number each time manually so its got multiple steps but it works. You just take a 1 second spot in your timeline and just do that bit. I do rough ones in some shots 3 positions at most and it seems to work but you can get more refined. I just dont have the hard drive space right now on this pc to get more refined but stop motion is a good "work around".
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