urbanlamb - all messages by user

2014/3/5 4:05:47
IMPORT????? there is lots on sketchup your going to need to weed through it here is the sketchup thread


and there is more in the wiki


you need to sort through the info and try stuff and the post questions and people will answer

I also think there are some tutorials for sketchup here.

2014/3/4 21:34:22
Asset Creation Wizaerd wrote:
bung? wth is bung?

I'd be more impressed if this were an actual tutorial? I've had such poor luck importing models (ase or fbx) with decent textures...

sound is terrible use closed captioning my office is horrible for sound and I tried to clean it and made it worse but If I can do it anyone can lol
you need to learn how to uvmap things then your textures will work properly

this one is how to get a model someone else has uvmapped into muvizu (it was done when play+ was new and collision was a bit wonky but the tutorial is still valid) this will work with ASE as well

edited by urbanlamb on 04/03/2014
2014/3/4 20:46:46
A new 'King of the Hill' video... lol scary her cross eyes made me hurt inside me eyeballs :P
2014/3/3 17:01:43
Anna and the Robot, a Short Film cute little story & great first try!
2014/3/3 16:59:38
Live! from E.V.I.L. - ep 3: The Sewers of EVIL! lol this is a cute series thanks for posting
2014/3/3 16:51:27
Asset Creation well this seems fair and right.

I like the sets idea anyhow because they download into muvizu via an app. If I have to give out individual assets via a website this I dont mind. I actually prefer just to give out the sets anyhow
2014/3/3 16:02:28
Asset Creation Carole wrote:
Thanks for thoughts everyone. Always useful to open things like this up where possible and to get such constructive contributions.

We're looking at realistic options - more soon.

If you can trust your moguls and set up guidelines a few of us myself included would be pleased to moderate assets and even forums in fact I had considered making the offer of being a spam fighter mod with limited abilities (the only one to remove spam and freeze accounts that do spam as on weekends sometimes the forum gets botted into oblivion). Anyhow in my case at least and a few of us its not hard to moderate assets. I live on the internet and can spot stolen assets most of the time because I hate tv and when i am thinking at work and waiting for the next "brain fart" the first thing I do is open my internet browser and start surfing and reading things (I no longer read paper books and the house has so much more room now that we got rid of the 5 full sized floor to ceiling book cases stacked with books.)

Anyhow if you set up guidelines for a few of us to moderate assets and any questionable stuff can be passed on this would cut the workload down to checking a pm box once a week for stuff that we did not approve.

Although I think the certification program although more elaborate is probably a better idea as it would create a structure muvizu could use in the future and expand on. That way its self governing and people would simply report things like they report a bad forum post and you would deal with it that way instead of screening every single pixel.
edited by urbanlamb on 03/03/2014
2014/3/2 21:24:28
wink? lol this is one of these things that they fix and then it breaks 3 weeks later that and eye movement although the eye movement seems to have stayed fixed for a long time now at one point you couldn't use all the eye features size/movement as basically they would get "stuck" I got my clark kents eyes stuck once and just went with it and left em that way.. it was a very intense shot as he stared to the side for the entire time .. Big Grin
2014/3/2 19:05:45
WHAT? i use targa sequence or a codec that comes with my logitech package its an avi codec

for muvizu i just use the logitech codec I think ziggy is solely using targa sequence now
2014/3/2 18:38:29
WHAT? yeah the voices are way better it was almost impossible to hear before. Of course there is over modulation on one of them but sound is actualy very hard to get right and that voice was digitally altered which is hard to modulate :0

yeah its way better but yeah there is like no lighting and shadows give depth otherwise its pretty good. Myself and likely others we only use voices inside muvizu to time the dialogue and mouth movements correctly after that I tear out the dialogue (all of it) and then redo all the voice track in one so its properly normalized

I then create a "sound bed" of background sounds and make sure that volume is right and then add the extra affects and music last where it needs to be and even then I screw it up sometimes but I always create a basic sound bed and voice track first. My hearing gets aweful at times due to allergies unfortunately so i often over do or under do things just because my ears are ringing so badly lol.

I spend on a short video (15 minutes ) about 2 days just on sound collecting it and planning it and editing it and crud I love video editing rendering the animation parts in whatever software is something I dont like its just necessary lol but i could edit and do sound until the cows come home and enjoy every minute of it. I think the dislike for animation is because of all the technical issues one runs into that one has to solve

anyhow yeah this one is way better soundwise and it could have done with some lighting but you already said you knew you didnt pay attention to that so maybe next time!
2014/3/2 16:07:14
Asset Creation InsaneHamster wrote:
Peanut butter and jelly

2014/3/2 2:44:50
Asset Creation you can butt in the gallery was created with all users in mind especially newer ones trying to make "cool stuff" but who haven't learned all the tricks
edited by urbanlamb on 02/03/2014
2014/3/1 23:12:17
Asset Creation Dreeko wrote:
octo-crab wrote:
Was that a good-bye post, Dreeko?

lol we need to start an old coggers club really Big Grin
2014/2/28 18:43:25
Asset Creation barrys wrote:

First, thanks for speaking out and giving us all this feedback. Here's the context for all this, the reason for the original post:

This is all about moderation or, specifically the time and cost it takes to pre-check every asset submitted to Muvizu. Regular contributors will know that everything you send has a wee delay before it appears on this site. The delay is due to one of our QA team personally checking over the asset and either allowing or blocking its publication on our site.
Every single asset goes through this moderation process because we have children and vulnerable people using our software. We check videos, sound clips, sets, models and everything else sent in.


Thanks for the input I guess for me my only issue was with presentation and i exchanged pm's once and then was on my way. Anyhow sorry if I got annoyed but kinda felt targetted for "hogging" the gallery which confused me because I always get asked to do more do more please.

Iclone has a certification program and then people run their own little stores after they run through the program perhaps this is something muvizu can consider. This would cut down on moderation and each little store is responsible for its content with regards to take down notices etc etc. They publish white papers for criteria and then the stores are spot checked after the user is certified. The stores are presented as templates and users customize them as they see fit. This way its all on one site. The minute we start having links and people start leaving the site the community feel goes away because people like one stop shopping. I myself had gotten all the certification with Ilcone but hated the infighting in the community so never proceeded with anything but I do sell stuff in in the sony studio exchange program again its a certification process and then you require only minimal babysitting. I know my videos are delayed because they are long and you watch them to the end (you deserve a gold medal for that one but really my stuff is kid friendly anyhow cause i am an overgrown kid at heart!)

My models are never an issue I just wasn't sure how to present them the first upload and did a test got feedback and then went on my merry way, but I can appreciate not everyone is just taken care of in a single pm.

Anyhow sketchup just changed their TOS and so I suspect there is a change there.

I see no reason why muvizu can't come up with a structured certification program to remove the constant moderation and then only spot check if you define all paramaters including packaging then this should eliminate some of it and then you reduce the liability aspect by forcing the users to run the shop

anyhow just an idea
2014/2/28 16:26:16
Asset Creation tripfreak wrote:
Sorry, no offence !

I didn't say I want them to be removed but we were asked for constructive suggestions.
And from your offer it seems that you could outsource some of the real big files to your shop (what others might not be able).

Personally, I don't think sets of 50 MB and more are "small" and really good usable inside Muvizu with a normal computer but maybe that's just my impression.

If you can't load a set larger then 50 mb this sounds like your using a 32 bit system and should upgrade. Anything that goes in this gallery should load most people's pc's unless its a very old pc and even then they could load it with lighting turned off and plunder the set assets and use them in other sets.

Anyone purchasing play+ should have a pc that can easily load those sets I would think because fbx assets are more demanding on resources anyhow. There is nothing special about my pc in fact its now almost 4 years old and I am about to purchase a new one.

Anyhow no problem I have no issue removing myself from the community if this is the general feeling I am actually pretty introverted and all this social stuff and whatnot is a stretch for me. I prefer to "live inside my head"

I am more then a little done right now because I was uploading and providing assets instead of just leaving them in a mess on my pc and eventually deleting them out of a sense of obligation to the community. It was not for me I was doing it. I have no problem with asset creation and can model in my sleep!
p.s. anyone needing anything just send me a pm although most people who use my assets have my email as well. Feel free to contact me privately.
edited by urbanlamb on 28/02/2014
2014/2/28 15:51:14
Asset Creation InsaneHamster wrote:

People start getting tired of the same ole thing and start wanting new fresh stuff almost monthly. (I think this is really human nature to be impatient) and they forget what it take to develop software. But then you (software developer ) have to find a balance between releasing new content and major updates. The only saving grace are people like Urban, Fazz, Ziggy, and others who share assets and who take time out of their busy schedules to create custom assets for other users at no cost. ( I spam Urban a lot lol)

I will get your phone to you on the weekend I am sorry I had wanted to do it last night but life would not allow it and about all i did was fall into bed and drool at the tv. Its a 10 minute job I just have to find the 10 minutes sorry mr hamster
2014/2/28 15:46:09
Asset Creation tis a nice gesture dylly I myself would not host it and for many reasons. I had someone else pm me about this because they had an "unlimited" account. When I showed them how and what unlimited meant they changed their mind. In short do you have someone with the time and tech ability and well sheer will to set up and run 1+ dedicated servers

If so I can moderate I absolutely wont work on server side anything anymore my days of doing that "for fun" are long gone. I dont mind to moderate but personal experience has taught me that timewise and bandwidth wise it turns into more then a full time job. I just want to make sure your aware of what your getting yourself into before you commit with this magnanimous offer. I myself am no sugar daddy I dont mind helping but wont take on the responsibility of such a thing on top of it I feel myself that the company is making a mistake by delocalizing this. The community is slowly breaking. The video gallery is on cpr as well my uploads no longer work and now I am to take my assets elsewhere.

I dont want to offend muvizu because I stuck around for a reason but I have been unable to upload a video for awhile now and been patiently awaiting the gallery to be repaired and now i am told i cant upload anymore assets. Is there a point in me spending any time with this community any longer? I put my heart and soul into it and was encouraged to participate so I did. Now I must pack up my bags and go back into my cave. I appreciate what muvizu has done for me so please dont take this as me being unappreciative because I have been trying to hand you my money for a long long time, but it does appear muvizu doesn't really want my money or me. Fair enough I can take a hint :P

*toddles off to iclone* there I said it. I guess they will continue to receive my business and I wont have to make any decisions. Its a shame really my heart is broken again I think.
2014/2/28 0:34:27
Asset Creation my assets are actually smaller then most people's to be honest and they have a size restriction in place on set size so my sets are all the same as everyone elses. Unsure why you would want me to remove stuff but ironically my sets load well because in fact they are well optimized and actually if you look at the size of each object my objects are smaller in size not larger. So basically I squeeze in more for less that is why my sets are so "busy"
edited by urbanlamb on 28/02/2014
2014/2/27 17:44:10
Asset Creation so anyways I will add this after the fact but I was asked to make a telephone with seperate handset receiver and usually I say "sure I will make it and toss it up in the gallery for you" but instead I had to say "um i guess I will send you a drop box link because they just shut down the gallery" I will leave it to that person to volunteeer their info but they didnt see this thread before the asked so tonight I will make him a telephone with seperate handset and only he gets it

I also concure that the remedy for some of what is driving muvizu to make this decision is the take down notice remedy but I know they already have this covered so I am pretty sure its just bandwidth and server space as these databases grow and mushroom over time and its a free service for them eating away at their operation budget unfortunately I dont know the remedy for this other then to create a commercial market set up but I dont think this is what muvizu is up to because the announcement would have been different

anyhow tonight I will do the phone tonight life was too stressful yesterday for this work but, its coming I guess I can create a forum thread for my assets but then I need to worry about finding space on the internet or expand my shop. Last night I was feeling a bit defeated and was considering pulling my shop down because it was merely an overlow extension of the site. Tonight I will see if i can find some cloud space that cost next to nothing to use I have already loaded up some time ago the plugins for cloud hosting expansion packages to speed up my present site but never took the time to actually hook it up cause I didnt really draw the traffic to warrant it. ..
2014/2/27 16:34:33
Asset Creation ziggy72 wrote:
Yeah, I'm not suggesting Urban become the default place for models or anything, just suggesting her kind of site be an approved download source rather than an upload destination. Leave the poor gal in peace, she's under a lot of snow as it is

hehe just thought I would post this because this can be taken literally as well this year

Any of you people complaining about the rain or that you had to put on a sweater or something this is where I live Big Grin
(yes sorry off topic but ziggy started it) we get harsh winters here but this one is a wiz banger!
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