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2016/9/3 20:11:28
An open Letter to Muvizu's developers theotherguy wrote:
I think I'm coming from a slightly different direction here, I recognized Muvizu as a modified game from the start, and like most games it is like a car that is already built. It's a very complex car and to dive under the hood would be a very daunting task. Whenever I get fancy with Muvizu I run into problems, so I use other software, like my video editor, to pick up the slack. With Muvizu it's best to work in tiny chunks of 10-20 seconds or less and to really plan stuff out, especially character movements, which is my particular peeve.

With a bit of experimenting you can put Muvizu characters and props anywhere, in any environment. Although it's cumbersome in use, it gets the job done, without the mind-blowing complexity which is the hallmark of most 3-D programs. I just finished trying to figure out Amazon's Lumberyard to no avail. I've tried iClone and Poser and have given up on them.

I'll continue using Muvizu until something comparable comes along, but I might be in for a long, long, wait. I'd like to make my own 3-D environments for them in the meantime, if anyone has any suggestions they'd be gratefully received.


I feel the same way,but I don't want everyone to think that I'm going against to what everyone wants muvizu to have, I want these things to, and yes they would make the money, but think of it this way, To make a character you don't really need a developer, what you need is a modeller, a rigger, a texture artist, an animator and a tester + web dev and marketing. Its a team job to design, create and publish a character. It can take 3 months to make the new asian style characters and 6 months - 1 year to make the full character that is the potato heads, I mean something like an attachment pack with 12 assets could take a month with 2 artist, a tester and web/marketing working on it. Realistically it might take 6 weeks. You could be looking at paying 4 or 5 peoples salary for a month so getting a return on that investment with a 3 dollar content pack just isn't going to happen. If you are talking paying salaries and other costs for 3 months with a number of people and selling at $15 - it just doesn't cover the investment, I say this because I used to work for a company that made software, and I was one of the artist along with three others, there was 4 programmers, a designer, and there was web and marketing, we had to sell the product at a higher price to cover our salaries, Take Buildbox for example, they are asking $2000 for their product, and Unity is selling at $125.00 a month, and other softwares like toon Boom (Harmony) is selling at $140, they do this in order to pay salaries and make a profit, so if muvizu took everyone's ideas and put them in production then you may see an increase in price, look guys I love muvizu just as much as yaw do,and i would like to see the things we ask for happen and I'm sure they have plans on doing more for it, like the Oculus rift pack, yea some of us think it shouldn't be apart of muvizu, but believe or not VR is in High demand and getting ready for the next generation of software's, and yes there are demands for VR videos, and since the Oculus is at a High price, muvizu offers a cheap expansion pack, so far every pack and expansion pack they sell for us to afford and considering some of the lost in profits, this is something we all should think about when we ask a lot from the developers, They will take ideas to consider, just Like I do when someone gives me one, but doesn't mean I'll get to it right away or not even at all, it just depends on what all can be done.


again I'm all for the same things that everyone is asking for, and I'm not taking sides, I'm just stating the facts that should be considered.
edited by clayster2012 on 03/09/2016
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2016/9/3 17:39:49
Need a voice actor for my up coming new spoof Hello Friends I'm working on a new spoof, it's my version of Pirates of the caribbean, and I am looking for someone that can do the voices of Captain Jack Sparrow only because I'm bad at doing british accent, so if anyone would like to offer the help please reply!




here's a picture of his character for muvizu


2016/9/3 17:15:37
Pat Marr's Contest: Entries due by Sept 15 tonyob67 wrote:
clayster2012 wrote:
PatMarrNC wrote:
Here is a short video showing the set that Clayster generously donated to be used as a prize for this contest. At this time I'm not yet sure which winner will get it, but it will be among the prizes which include $50 USD deposited to your paypal account (first prize for the winning entry among the Muvizu Ply Plus entries... and the paid license for whoever wins the free version category



Good video Pat, OK for who ever wins this prize, I left the house empty so it can be decorated the way you want it, all you have to do is lift roof and place your objects, the house is made up of different objects and held together using key frame, you can change the color of the house, and animate the doors, The windows are supposed to be transparent clear, but for some reason it fills up with color, just go in its properties and uncheck visible, for an extra bonus I added a swimming pool, a BBQ pit, and that little red car I used in my last video, so good luck to everyone, and I hope who ever wins will enjoy this set!
edited by clayster2012 on 23/08/2016
edited by clayster2012 on 23/08/2016


I'm very excited , I really like the house , the car also comes bundled ?


Sorry I didn't see this before, yes everything you see comes bundled!
2016/9/2 21:38:13
COMPETITION ENTRY Yep welcome to muvizu gman7877, if there's any help or advice you need give me a message, I'll try my best to help.
2016/8/31 15:42:42
The End of the Chase Yep pat I use it for a track for him to walk on, and the green screen would work to,but in the video I just lined up a track all the way down,and for the T- I model it in milkshape, I may redo it before I decide to put it in the store.
2016/8/30 22:04:54
The End of the Chase Also the legs are attached to the feet, and the body is attached to the chest, when the legs are adjusted to where the feet meets the knees the legs work a lot better without the bow legged walk, and they are more closer to the hip, if the thighs attend to stick out when walking then adjusting the body and legs will fix it.
edited by clayster2012 on 31/08/2016
2016/8/30 21:10:41
The End of the Chase PatMarrNC wrote:
ReggieMetalFox wrote:
Good stuff :-) and an impressive T-Rex !


yeah, now you need to show everybody how you built it up around the core character...
(every cool video needs a second video to show how it was done)


note to anybody else who plans to submit something for the end of summer contest:
Clayster has set the bar pretty high! Can you beat this? We want to see what you got!
edited by PatMarrNC on 30/08/2016




Ok heres how I did it.



The head you see now isn't the head I used in The end of the chase, Its just a remake prop for this demonstration, I find it more effective to just keframe the head and Jaw, this way the head doesn't bob up and down and shake his brains out, besides it makes look more natural, and keyframing it doesn't take much work at all since the rest is controlled by the core character, much like ikes idea it uses platform but more to the ground, using the oblong from the abstract group I adjust it enough to use it like a track, so instead of walking in place, you can actually moved the character, and you can adjust the attachments to where it covers the core character completely, the video should show you more how Its all done, this was put together real quick like so it wont look as good as it did in the video.
2016/8/30 18:41:55
The End of the Chase its a little the way ikes did it but in a diffrent way, I'll reveal how i did it as soon as i get this headache!
2016/8/30 15:52:24
Pat Marr's Contest: Entries due by Sept 15 PatMarrNC wrote:
clayster2012 wrote:
Ok Pat not sure if I'm still eligible to submit an entry, but here's my submission to the contest, its not that long of a video, just something I been working with, it started off kind of long but i just went ahead to the last part, its why I call it The end of the Chase.


oh sorry I been quiet, not been feeling good.


Clayster! I love this video! and of course you're still eligible to submit an entry... contest deadline is Sept 15... over two weeks away!
I'll review all the entries after the contest ends. so I won't say much about it now.

And I know what you mean about being quiet when you aren't feeling well... I'm the same way.


By the way... these T-Rex videos have helped me to realize that people sound like carrots when they're being eaten by T-Rexes ;-)


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Lol.. actually I used the sound of an apple being eaten...lol!
2016/8/30 15:44:04
The End of the Chase PatMarrNC wrote:
hahahahhaha! That's AWESOME!! Where did you get those phone messages? They're perfect for this clip! Especially the Asian lady with the baby...

Zedge
2016/8/30 6:24:11
The End of the Chase here's my try at a T-Rex, i started off making it a bit too long, so I just cut to the end of the chase and made it a short video, bu t you should get a laugh!

It's also my entry for Pat's contest, not really worried about winning just having fun with muvizu


edited by clayster2012 on 30/08/2016
2016/8/30 6:16:56
Pat Marr's Contest: Entries due by Sept 15 Ok Pat not sure if I'm still eligible to submit an entry, but here's my submission to the contest, its not that long of a video, just something I been working with, it started off kind of long but i just went ahead to the last part, its why I call it The end of the Chase.



oh sorry I been quiet, not been feeling good.
2016/8/23 21:50:18
Pat Marr's Contest: Entries due by Sept 15 tonyob67 wrote:
clayster2012 wrote:
PatMarrNC wrote:
Here is a short video showing the set that Clayster generously donated to be used as a prize for this contest. At this time I'm not yet sure which winner will get it, but it will be among the prizes which include $50 USD deposited to your paypal account (first prize for the winning entry among the Muvizu Ply Plus entries... and the paid license for whoever wins the free version category



Good video Pat, OK for who ever wins this prize, I left the house empty so it can be decorated the way you want it, all you have to do is lift roof and place your objects, the house is made up of different objects and held together using key frame, you can change the color of the house, and animate the doors, The windows are supposed to be transparent clear, but for some reason it fills up with color, just go in its properties and uncheck visible, for an extra bonus I added a swimming pool, a BBQ pit, and that little red car I used in my last video, so good luck to everyone, and I hope who ever wins will enjoy this set!
edited by clayster2012 on 23/08/2016
edited by clayster2012 on 23/08/2016


I'm very excited , I really like the house , the car also comes bundled ?


Yep and the car can be customized by changing it's color, you can even tint the windows!
2016/8/23 21:25:43
Pat Marr's Contest: Entries due by Sept 15 Well I been doing this for a while now, and it seems to be the only way to get two objects to connect together without a mesh collision that makes bounce away from each other, by using the key frame it disables that, and you can connect the objects together, but for every object you must put it in key frame mode and add it's key at the very beginning of the timeline, this will prevent from messing up you objects whenever you start animating anything els, I'm sorry I forgot to mention that it dose require the key frame pack.
edited by clayster2012 on 23/08/2016
2016/8/23 19:34:50
Pat Marr's Contest: Entries due by Sept 15 PatMarrNC wrote:
Here is a short video showing the set that Clayster generously donated to be used as a prize for this contest. At this time I'm not yet sure which winner will get it, but it will be among the prizes which include $50 USD deposited to your paypal account (first prize for the winning entry among the Muvizu Ply Plus entries... and the paid license for whoever wins the free version category



Good video Pat, OK for who ever wins this prize, I left the house empty so it can be decorated the way you want it, all you have to do is lift roof and place your objects, the house is made up of different objects and held together using key frame, you can change the color of the house, and animate the doors, The windows are supposed to be transparent clear, but for some reason it fills up with color, just go in its properties and uncheck visible, for an extra bonus I added a swimming pool, a BBQ pit, and that little red car I used in my last video, so good luck to everyone, and I hope who ever wins will enjoy this set!
edited by clayster2012 on 23/08/2016
edited by clayster2012 on 23/08/2016
2016/8/19 15:21:42
20 Second Film Competition (Summer theme) Wow, I didnt expect to win at all, I just wanted to add something,corn dogs is one of my favorite foods, a Winnie on a stick covered. With a cornbread batter,so like a corn kernel that pops when it gets hot enough, not much of a joke, I just done what ever came out of my head, it was a sarcastic thing.
2016/8/17 4:36:17
Pat Marr's Contest: Entries due by Sept 15 PatMarrNC wrote:
clayster2012 wrote:
Well Pat I see your starting your own contest, open theme...hmmm you know I might enter, I do have another side project that I just started, it's another Alien Grey episode but it's a little different this time, I gave alien Grey a face lift and redone his saucer, not going into details but I'm not worried about winning, if I do I'll use the prize money for a new processor, yep thinking of upgrading to AMD 290 graphics card.

didn't you just install a new graphics card??

Yes I did, but i got the new Oculus, I thought this would be strong enough, but it requires AMD 290 are greater, so I decided to go ahead and upgrade my processor also.
edited by clayster2012 on 17/08/2016
2016/8/16 20:59:23
Surprise in the park Way to go ikes, I see you manage to figure it out, I been too busy on other things to even work on the idea, but I knew with you around the idea would get done, good Job!
2016/8/16 17:11:53
Pat Marr's Contest: Entries due by Sept 15 Well Pat I see your starting your own contest, open theme...hmmm you know I might enter, I do have another side project that I just started, it's another Alien Grey episode but it's a little different this time, I gave alien Grey a face lift and redone his saucer, not going into details but I'm not worried about winning, if I do I'll use the prize money for a new processor, yep thinking of upgrading to AMD 290 graphics card.
2016/8/12 21:03:32
Tropical birds: test 1 (The Bird the word) Hmmm..yea it seems that without any sockets for Sinister's legs it will be impossible to add any attachments, unless we keep thinking more out of the box, we'll need some Advil for this Job!
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