Author Topic: Advanced animation  (Read 3650 times)

Aramso

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Advanced animation
« on: July 11, 2012, 08:44:21 am »
July 11, 2012, 08:44:21 am
Can someone please help/show me how to do an animation of a object which is not in a straight line... something line a zig zag pattern of movement. alternatively you can direct me to the thread of the same, my search for that particular thread have not bear any fruits |:(

Re: Advanced animation
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2012, 10:56:19 am »
July 11, 2012, 10:56:19 am
Hi Aramso, the Advanced Animation effect is currently not working 100% correctly at the moment...

Excerpt from another post:

KNOWN ISSUES: Advanced Animation effect
The Advanced Animation effect only uses curves when an animated model has 4 or more keyframes. Otherwise it will use linear interpolation between keyframes.

If there are fewer than 4 keyframes, the animation curve is not smooth, and walking characters for example, will appear to change orientation by 180 degrees for 1 frame just before reaching each keyframe.

The reason for this is that a different algorithm is used when there are fewer than 4 keyframes.

Some users have also reported unexpected behaviour when animating models, for example disappearing 3D people or certain models that can't seem to be animated.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2012, 10:59:27 am by Morten »

Aramso

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Re: Advanced animation
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2012, 12:20:00 pm »
July 12, 2012, 12:20:00 pm
thanks. the was a tutorial about the same, mind showing me where.. incase you kno or it does exist.

Re: Advanced animation
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2012, 12:54:34 pm »
July 12, 2012, 12:54:34 pm
Not sure which tutorial you're referring to?

In any case, here's how it's supposed to work (bear in mind that it's slightly broken at the moment as mentioned above):

1) Apply the Advanced Animation effect to a clip.

2) Adjust the Max duration in the lower left corner so it matches the clip duration. If the Max duration is shorter than the clip duration, the animations will loop.

3) Move the red time slider to where you want to set a keyframe.

4) Move/rotate/scale the models.

5) Move the red time slider to where you want to set a keyframe.

6) Move/rotate/scale models.

and so on...

Aramso

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Re: Advanced animation
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2012, 02:56:13 pm »
July 12, 2012, 02:56:13 pm
i played with it a few times, now i know how to... though il have to make  shorter clips because of the time limit of 30 sec for the animation... thanks

Re: Advanced animation
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2012, 03:07:06 pm »
July 12, 2012, 03:07:06 pm
Advanced Animation -> Max duration was increased to 99 seconds in 2.5.

Khizer

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Re: Advanced animation
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2014, 08:59:05 am »
July 12, 2014, 08:59:05 am
What if the animation is more than 99 seconds. We are working on a six minute animation. How do I animate object in that ?

Re: Advanced animation
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2014, 10:47:29 am »
July 12, 2014, 10:47:29 am
The limit is per clip.

Normally a movie is made up of more than one clip.