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by slowtiger
Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:39 am
Forum: Feature Request Discussions
Topic: Break the Timeline Monotony
Replies: 13
Views: 7747

The grid makes all the difference ... animators are constantly counting frames. I can time most movements in my imagination, thinking in 8 or 6 frame equivalents. The grid from Manu's example is quite nice: grey lines (not black ones!) which blend into the background. Notice the shift in paradigm: i...
by slowtiger
Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: Papagayo
Topic: Other languages than english and spanish?
Replies: 6
Views: 7038

Hm, I wonder how easy or difficult this task would be for german. Papagayo worked great once I wrote every sentence in this silly Kennedy-Phonetic-German, but the sheer amount of work for my current project is too much to be handled that way. My knowledge of languages and linguistics is good enough ...
by slowtiger
Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:51 pm
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: Preview at quarter resolution
Replies: 15
Views: 4352

Yes, this might be an issue right now (I haven't tested this myself). In the moment Moho imports images by their dimensions in pixels. So I can't offer a solution for your problem, sorry ...
by slowtiger
Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:30 pm
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: Preview at quarter resolution
Replies: 15
Views: 4352

Ah, OK. Your rendering time is OK, mine is not faster nor slower. As a comparison, AfterFX renders at the same speed, if not slower (on the same machine). But it has a nice option: you can work with low-resolution image files while preparing your animation, which get exchanged with the hi-res ones o...
by slowtiger
Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: Preview at quarter resolution
Replies: 15
Views: 4352

vivi: I just did a HDTV piece (1920 + 1080) and rendered it at half dimensions. What exactly do you mean by "slow"? The Quicktime plays nicely and smooth on my dual 1.8 G5.

Or did you refer to the rendering time?
by slowtiger
Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:06 pm
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: moving one layer into another layer to combine them.
Replies: 4
Views: 1405

Have you taken care to choose the right kind of layer when you made new ones? You can't put a vector layer into another vector layer. But you can put a vector layer into a bone layer, a group layer, or a switch layer (to mention some just for a start).
by slowtiger
Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:44 pm
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: Compositing HDTV stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 2895

Compositing HDTV stuff

I'm just testing two programs at the same time: Moho and Mirage (www.bauhaussoftware.com), because I need some software beside Moho which is able to deal with bitmaps (scanned drawings) in a comfortable way. It looks like no software is perfect (will it ever be?) or at least meets my requirements, s...
by slowtiger
Sun Feb 26, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Wants and Wishes for 5.5 or beyond...
Replies: 31
Views: 13609

And here, of course, my own wishlist, picking up some ideas of others: 1. Animatable depth sorting of layers. (I did mention this before, did I? *gg*) 2. Multiple audio tracks, but with the added functionality of assignig each of them its own Papagayo file which controls a defined group of layers. T...
by slowtiger
Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:59 pm
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Wants and Wishes for 5.5 or beyond...
Replies: 31
Views: 13609

That's a long wish list for sure, and I would agree to some points (most of all: animatable depth sorting of layers!). However, it seems to me that the wishes go in different directions. There's one group dealing with automation and scripting: that would be, in my opinion, not too difficult to do si...
by slowtiger
Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Is 1920x1080 overkill?
Replies: 9
Views: 3210

The most comprehensive source of technical data about HD I know is the Digital Factbook by Quantel ( http://www.quantel.com/resource.nsf/Files/Quantel_Digital_Factbook/$FILE/Quantel_Digital_Factbook.pdf , with another document about digital film only to be found at the bottom of http://www.quantel.c...
by slowtiger
Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:22 am
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Is MOHO a One of a Kind?
Replies: 5
Views: 2043

If they did, I'm not aware of it - haven't had an opportunity to work with it for years. Yes, that would be a shame.

The original concept of Animo (vector) was moved into the "Special effects" module, while they concentrated their marketing on "just another scan and ink animation program".
by slowtiger
Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:01 am
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Illustrator imports... THE REAL BIG DEAL
Replies: 38
Views: 15406

I can't speak of recent Illustrator versions since I'm still happily using FreeHand 5 ... which is able to export in Illustrator 5.5 format. Import in Moho works smooth and fast on my Mac, the only drawback I've experienced so far was that Moho quadrupled the number of control points, blowing up the...
by slowtiger
Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:47 pm
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Is MOHO a One of a Kind?
Replies: 5
Views: 2043

The nearest program conceptwise to Moho would be Animo , by Cambridge Animation Systems ( http://www.animo.com ). I was lucky to be one of their beta testers in 1994 and worked with it until 1995. Animo already had the concept of bones and vector shapes, with billions of possibilities to work with. ...
by slowtiger
Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:33 pm
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: Animated Layer Ordering
Replies: 1
Views: 2445

ah, stupid me. The effect is barely visible if you don't know where to look at: it's the right leg's joint to the pelvis.
by slowtiger
Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:31 pm
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: Animated Layer Ordering
Replies: 1
Views: 2445

Animated Layer Ordering

It's amazing what you can do when you really have to ... With the help of the forum I was able to solve nearly all problems I ran into within this project, including misbehaving bones, switch layers and such. But how disappointed was I when I read "layer ordering isn't animatable" (in http://www.los...