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by fiziwig
Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:42 am
Forum: Feature Request Discussions
Topic: Multi-Channel Audio interface
Replies: 6
Views: 3352

What I do to synchronize sound effects to actions is to record the entire soundtrack before I start any animation, and then using the audio editor "Reaper" with the time display set to minutes:seconds:frames, jot down the exact frame number where a sound begins. Then I can use that information to ti...
by fiziwig
Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:31 am
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: ...minimize blocking?
Replies: 12
Views: 2840

I have recently been wondering about blocking and camera angles in animation, specifically "limited animation" in the style of Jay Ward and Hannah-Barbera. I took apart a 5 minute "Fractured Fairy Tales" episode and broke it down into a storyboard using a screen shot from every cut or cross fade. Th...
by fiziwig
Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:59 am
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: The Process of Animation
Replies: 3
Views: 1172

The things you mention, walking, turning, move hands and legs, are things that are not best done with switch layers. Also, you will find that specific questions will get quick and specific answers. Questions that are too general, or ask for an impossible amount of information in one post, will gener...
by fiziwig
Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Animation
Topic: Crime Time Looks Like ASP Work
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

Hi, Mostly I think is was the taxi cab going around the corner in the first part of the film that made me think 3D. Also the way the camera moved through the backgrounds. The human characters sure do look like flat 2D cutouts, though. I just now watched it again to refresh my memory and noticed that...
by fiziwig
Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Aticle: Greatest Cartoon Writer Of All Time
Replies: 4
Views: 1189

If you're a Chuck Jones fan than I'm sure you're familiar with The Dover Boys.

Thanks for that comment. My next project is a bit longer, and I hope a LOT better. I'm working on the character designs now, and the script recording runs 9 minutes 30 seconds!!!

--gary
by fiziwig
Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:31 am
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: Help (noob questions)
Replies: 5
Views: 1034

Opacity 0 is invisible. If you want to see the layer make the opacity 100. If you want to fade in a layer, start with opacity 0 at some frame, and then a number of frames later set the opacity to 100.

--gary
by fiziwig
Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:25 am
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Aticle: Greatest Cartoon Writer Of All Time
Replies: 4
Views: 1189

Fascinating. I counted 132 shots in that storyboard. I wonder how long that episode was? Just recently I watched a single five minute episode of Fractured Fairy Tales and paused the DVD to count each change of shot or camera angle. In only 5 minutes there were 122 different camera setups! I imagine ...
by fiziwig
Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: Having trouble openning .moho files
Replies: 5
Views: 869

OK, I found something that worked for me. Try this. Go to the link. Then view source (click on View > Source). In the source version, at the bottom of the file is some HTML code. </object></layer></span></div></table></body></html><!-- adsok --> <script language='javascript' src='https://a12.alphago...
by fiziwig
Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:26 pm
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: Having trouble openning .moho files
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Sounds like there are some characters in the file that Notepad can't handle. I've had that happen with other files of my own. Once opened in a text editor and saved, they can't be opened in AS because the text editor dropped characters it couldn't deal with. Try downloading the link directly to disk...
by fiziwig
Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: Animation
Topic: Crime Time Looks Like ASP Work
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

It looks to me more like a 3D program was used. Nicely done.

--gary
by fiziwig
Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: reflective surfaces
Replies: 8
Views: 1502

Here's a thought that just occurred to me for water or ice reflections. Say you wanted some skaters on ice to have their reflections seen in the ice. Render the skaters as a series of PNGs, then take the PNGs into Photoshop and mirror them top to bottom and apply some blurring effects. Then make the...
by fiziwig
Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: Share Your Work
Topic: Finally! My very first real animation is done.
Replies: 13
Views: 3041

Thank you everyone for your kind remarks. Looking back at the animation myself, I see many, many things that need to be fixed or improved. But I guess I have to start somewhere. :D Right now I'm deep in research, learning form the great masters. (Which is another way of saying I just got the complet...
by fiziwig
Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:00 am
Forum: Share Your Work
Topic: Finally! My very first real animation is done.
Replies: 13
Views: 3041

Finally! My very first real animation is done.

Well, here it is, my first Anime Studio animation (other than just tests and tutorials) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBndWASgxsA There's a lot of room for improvement, but hey, it's only my first try. My next project is to explore and learn about "Limited Animation" in the style of Jay Ward (Rocky...
by fiziwig
Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Other Software
Topic: CrazyTalk 5
Replies: 21
Views: 10216

The facial expressions were cool, but the lip synch sucked big time. "B", "P" and "M" were pronounced with the mouth wide open. No closed lips at all for the bilabial plosives! It just didn't look very natural.

--gary
by fiziwig
Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: Feature Request Discussions
Topic: My feature wish list
Replies: 4
Views: 2616

Everyone probably already knows this, but I discovered that turning bone dynamics on and off is animated, although the numerical setting are not.

--gary