Discussion in 'Show Me The Honey' started by Janet, Jan 31, 2017.
Note that this requires the UPDATED dog (updated today), so please go re-download the HiveWire Big Dog from your accounts
Oh fun! I don't usually do animations, but these should make those who do very happy.
They are just like still renders only a lot more of them and in a different format.
I noticed that, so I'm assuming if someone wanted, for instance, the Sitting Up pose, they can just render the last frame of the animation. Then again, I suppose that's true of any animation.
Hmmmm, now I wonder if the Frisbee Dog animation can then be combined with the Sitting Up animation, as the Dog, or now the Pup, could wind up sitting there with the Frisbee in their mouth.
I doubt the puppy would work with these.
I'll run an animation test with the puppy this evening, just to see what happens
I think what's going to happen is the feet won't hit the same spot, legs will slide while moving. I spend a lot of time to make sure the feet hit the ground and stay there.
Okay...I'll be watching for that, and I'll post in the chat thread if it's at least close to successful
Janet, you were right...I didn't have success with the animation applying to the puppy, but not so much because of the animation itself as it was attempting to apply the animation pose to the puppy causes a bunching up of the mesh around the neck and abdomen, somewhat of an "accordion" effect I guess, so I didn't bother to run the animation. Cool animations and poses though, and of course, cute puppy
Yah I'm finding out that animations are pretty specific to the animal. Can you post a screenshot?
Hey Sky, did you by any chance download the new update for the HW Big Dog, because you'll need to install the update BEFORE you try playing with the new HW Puppy.
Sorry for the delay in my response...doing some cooking, in addition to 3D stuff. Yes, Miss B, I did download the updated Hivewire Dog since I saw the information posted. Janet, I'll see if I can recreate what I observed when the animated pose was applied to the puppy.
Oh OK Sky. Just wanted to make sure you saw Alisa's notes about it.
Janet, here's how the pup appears once the pose is applied. I added a few arrows to point out places where the mesh split. You were right about the animated poses being animal specific, and it's the type of thing that requires more than a few little adjustments.
Thank you Sky!
Here you go Miss B...I think this may have been what you were describing. I used puppy preset poses 08, 07, and 03 to tweak and manually create this animation using a tennis ball from Turbo Squid.
Well done Sky! Are those my animations?
No, had to do them manually because of the mesh distortion with the Big Dog animations. I'll send you the scene file and maybe it could be used to tweak and create a puppy animation add-on for your set, if you're interested. I started the puppy at preset pose 08, then advanced the frames and applied pose 07, then advanced the frames and applied pose 03....and then just tweaked the feet to make sure that they didn't drop below the ground plane. The rest was just stuff like blinking the eyes and raising the ears a little, and doing a pug head wag Check your email