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by RichardU
Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: working with external styles
Replies: 29
Views: 4206

Re: working with external styles

I've been thinking about this all morning before I saw these latest posts. Stream of consciousness: START "I wonder if Vern ever got that script for Styles running?" "Maybe I should ask." "But I don't want to be pushy. It's like begging for a handout." "But maybe, if nobody asks, he'll think that no...
by RichardU
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: Best Affordable Microphone
Replies: 24
Views: 6396

Re: Best Affordable Microphone

I have an H2 I've hardly ever used. I'd be glad to see it go to a good animator home if anyone wants to make me an offer.
by RichardU
Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:51 am
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: To give appeal to character... How
Replies: 15
Views: 3192

Re: To give appeal to character... How

For an audience to engage with a character requires three things: Desire, Effort, and Result. What does the character want? Give your character a specific desire the instant we meet him. Doesn't need to be to save the world -- simply something that makes the audience wonder if he will get it. Effort...
by RichardU
Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Help Shape the Future of Anime Studio
Replies: 826
Views: 208851

Re: Help Shape the Future of Anime Studio

More Ideas coming at ya! - Add the ability to create custom shape patch layers. In other words, Animators should be able to draw a shape and then convert that specific shape into a patch layer. You can create a custom shape on a vector layer that acts like a patch, but I'm not sure what other speci...
by RichardU
Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:51 am
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: AS Pro 9.5 nested layers control question.
Replies: 25
Views: 4233

Re: AS Pro 9.5 nested layers control question.

On the rig, for me, the jury is still out on mouth shape bones. I don't know how they affect .DAT files, but I believe they cause you to lose the ability to animate on the timeline. And there's no intuitive relationship to me between the angle of a bone and a mouth shape. Plus, now that you can chan...
by RichardU
Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:26 am
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Custom-made Characters for Anime Studio
Replies: 26
Views: 5932

Re: Custom-made Characters for Anime Studio

Got it. Thanks.
by RichardU
Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:50 am
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: AS Pro 9.5 nested layers control question.
Replies: 25
Views: 4233

Re: AS Pro 9.5 nested layers control question.

Hammerjammer, I just looked at your character. I'll offer you a couple of comments, with the caveat that what I'm telling you could easily be worthless. On the mouth shapes, the upper teeth should always be in the same position. You can move your lower teeth, but you can't move your upper teeth rela...
by RichardU
Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:37 am
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Custom-made Characters for Anime Studio
Replies: 26
Views: 5932

Re: Custom-made Characters for Anime Studio

Do you have any examples of your work to show off? I might need an extra set of hands some day.
by RichardU
Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:00 am
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: working with external styles
Replies: 29
Views: 4206

Re: working with external styles

HeyVern, I can't help you write this script, but I'd be glad to help you test it.
by RichardU
Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:32 am
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: AS Pro 9.5 nested layers control question.
Replies: 25
Views: 4233

Re: AS Pro 9.5 nested layers control question.

You're saying "lazy" like it's a bad thing. :D

Where I find this useful is, I import a complicated mouth switch layer into new characters and bind it to the head. This lets me control the children of that switch layer from TopBone which is awesome.
by RichardU
Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:43 am
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: AS Pro 9.5 nested layers control question.
Replies: 25
Views: 4233

Re: AS Pro 9.5 nested layers control question.

...i think... I believe you are correct. So I have written myself a general rule, and rather than say what can't be done, I have expressed it in terms of how it must be done: If the TopBone layer contains a Sub-Bone/Switch layer which is bound, in order to control the children of Sub-Bone/Switch fr...
by RichardU
Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:56 am
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: AS Pro 9.5 nested layers control question.
Replies: 25
Views: 4233

Re: AS Pro 9.5 nested layers control question.

funksmaname wrote:Bound layers break the access to lower nested layers. :)
Are you sure about that? I thought you were the one who convinced me otherwise.
by RichardU
Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:42 am
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: AS Pro 9.5 nested layers control question.
Replies: 25
Views: 4233

Re: AS Pro 9.5 nested layers control question.

selgin wrote:Nested layer control doesn't work over bound layers, either Smart bones.
I'm not quite sure what that means, but tried to use an SB to control vector layers in a bound switch layer and it didn't work ... while I was in frame 0. As soon as I moved to frame 1, it worked fine.
by RichardU
Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Limitation to Nested Layer Control
Replies: 10
Views: 2000

Re: Limitation to Nested Layer Control

I think Heyvern had written a script to control switch layers with a bone, and I had to abandon it for that same reason. I have lessened desire to control a switch layer with an SB since you can now Ctrl-Alt-rightclick on a switch in the main window and set a key from there ... however, I have now e...
by RichardU
Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Limitation to Nested Layer Control
Replies: 10
Views: 2000

Re: Limitation to Nested Layer Control

3deeguy wrote:Is there a way to use a switch layer with a smartbone?
First, it's interesting to know a Switch layer IS a bone layer. You can add bones directly to it. Second, a feature of 9.5 is the ability of smartbones to control switch layers (pg 79 of the 9.5 Manual).