Help Shape the Future of Anime Studio

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Re: Help Shape the Future of Anime Studio

Postby synthsin75 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:54 pm

drumlug13 wrote:Yes, deleting works fine. I always assumed that a computer always viewed cut and delete as the exact same thing. I didn't think about a cut actually saving info on a clipboard. What I was trying to say was that reaching for the delete key is kind of a drag when all of the main shortcut keys are right there for the left hand on the keyboard. Can we set up a delete command on that side of the keyboard?


You can change the Moho keyboard shortcuts so Ctrl+X works for Edit>Clear instead of Edit>Cut.
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Re: Help Shape the Future of Anime Studio

Postby drumlug13 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:05 pm

synthsin75 wrote:You can change the Moho keyboard shortcuts so Ctrl+X works for Edit>Clear instead of Edit>Cut.


I tried using the clear command from the drop down menu earlier but it wasn't working at all for some reason. But now it's working just fine with its own shortcut assigned.
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Re: Help Shape the Future of Anime Studio

Postby Greenlaw » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:28 am

Alternatively, if you're on the Delete Edge tool, hold down Ctrl and wipe over the points and it works like an eraser. Or, if you're on the Add Points tool, press and hold D and Ctrl to temporarily access the Delete Edge tool in Delete Point mode.

This trick also works with the Freehand tool. That said, I wish Ctrl to delete points worked with the Freehand tool where a point eraser makes sense. (Ctrl deletes edges in Freehand with no option to 'erase' points.)

Hope this helps.

P.S., I'm glad we have these options but I also think the temporary tool switch with modifier keys is just too many combos to remember. In a future version of Moho, I'd prefer to see the point and line drawing tools simplified and combined for multipurpose use in a future version. When I'm trying to create vector art quickly in Moho, it sometimes gets way too 'clicky.'
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Re: Help Shape the Future of Anime Studio

Postby ruscular3d » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:54 pm

several mentioning of motion caption and tracking with kinect being a good new feature to work on. Many of us are now getting a graphic tablets that we can now use a pen and move things around at the tip of the pen. So I am thinking that using the pen or joystick one could move the smart bone with a pen and could record the movement into keyframe when playing back the animation at normal speed. Is that a possible new feature request?
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Re: Help Shape the Future of Anime Studio

Postby Greenlaw » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:08 pm

It's possible but I'm not sure how practical that could be for general use. Maybe for some facial animation? Many, many years ago, I worked as a character designer on a project where somebody used a midi console with sliders to add facial animation to a character, in combination with a joystick to control head movements. It was a very early form of mocap...more like recording a puppeteer's actions instead of the human body. The project was a pitch for a game show with a 'live' cgi host. It didn't go anywhere but, even though the tech was crude by today's standards, I thought it was pretty neat at the time.

For Moho, maybe if it was implemented the way Adobe's Character Animation system worked? Even there though, the only advantage is that you can record the animation as a 'live' performance but at the expense of quality. I think the system has some valid but limited uses (like the 'live' cartoon interviews on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,) but it would be kinda gimmicky to use for regular series animation.

Would I use it? Probably not. But that's just me.
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Re: Help Shape the Future of Anime Studio

Postby ruscular3d » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:09 am

I would use it to control facial emotion of a character. Either with a joystick or using a kinect cam multiple tracking.
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Re: Help Shape the Future of Anime Studio

Postby Greenlaw » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:44 am

Adobe's system just uses a web cam, like the kind built-into many laptops. It's actually pretty neat how it can recognize and track facial features without markers, and apply the motion to your character's face. Because it's RGB video-based, your face needs to be well lit of course. Obviously, it can't track what it can't see.
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Re: Help Shape the Future of Anime Studio

Postby chucky » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:11 am

Almost ten years ago ASP



Of course , now with smart bones to help out this type of thing would work Soooo much better.
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Re: Help Shape the Future of Anime Studio

Postby Greenlaw » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:49 am

That's pretty cool Chucky!
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Re: Help Shape the Future of Anime Studio

Postby Xork » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:13 pm

Fahim,
Might there be a way to wrap a triangulated mesh around a 3-D object such as a cube or a sphere, or a custom object. Something to brainstorm perhaps?
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Re: Help Shape the Future of Anime Studio

Postby ruscular3d » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:20 pm

chucky wrote:Almost ten years ago ASP



Of course , now with smart bones to help out this type of thing would work Soooo much better.


You can track each point one at a time, and its possible, but tedious. My thinking that if you can track a single point, why not be able to do multiple tracking at once.
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Re: Help Shape the Future of Anime Studio

Postby pihms » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:51 pm

CrazyTalk Animator has a recent version of one that for face used with the iPhone/iPad, which would be useful for those animations that are on time constraint and want to get come facial expressions in. Mocap can be imported in CrazyTalk to the 2D models to create the movement needed. I see that as a great selling point for CrazyTalk, but CrazyTalk really doesn't have that professional quality and abilities that Moho has. Adding this, along with the current point tracking abilities, would give Moho another edge that I see starting to come to other animation software.

On a side note, I look at the success of different animation software developers and their counterparts. Poser, a one of a kind has done great until Daz3d not only came out with great models, in a great designed store, but have a competing software, though for free. Though, I'm not promoting "free" for Moho, and I really like the purchasing model they use, pay one time, not yearly. Adobe Animate, Toon Boom, Daz3D (though it is 3D), and CrazyTalk have awesome websites that promote their products to the fullest. SmithMicro does a pretty good job at promoting it, but a good example is to look at those websites. My point is, people will buy a good product for being a good product, but a good promotion, flashy display of selling points, and a sense of quality will draw them in like honey. Look at Maya, an industry standard for 3D animation, everyone knows it, yet they still have a flashy website promoting it. I would like to see SmithMicro put up a pages like this for Moho and Poser. Right now, Moho looks like it is just another product of many that SmithMicro has, which in a way, doesn't look special on the site with so many in the menus to choose from.
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Re: Help Shape the Future of Anime Studio

Postby Plecithince » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:29 am

How wonderful it would be if we had everything
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Re: Help Shape the Future of Anime Studio

Postby Plecithince » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:30 am

ruscular3d wrote:
chucky wrote:Almost ten years ago ASP



Of course , now with smart bones to help out this type of thing would work Soooo much better.


You can track each point one at a time, and its possible, but tedious. My thinking that if you can track a single point, why not be able to do multiple tracking at once.

This is 10years old?
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Re: Help Shape the Future of Anime Studio

Postby chucky » Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:12 am

Sure is,
so is the old bastard doing the 'performance'. :?
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