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Kamilla and Chomblay

Postby CharlieChompnChicken » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:43 pm

Kamilla and Chomblay is my first Moho animation project. All constructive criticism is appreciated.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlXkeCAvKqg
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Re: Kamilla and Chomblay

Postby eric1223 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:22 pm

It was okay. The most notible thing too me was the background of the forest. If there's one thing I would criticize, it would be your animation. The preset animations!!!! I think you'd be better off doing ur own walk and run cycles.
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Re: Kamilla and Chomblay

Postby CharlieChompnChicken » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:17 am

I appreciate your feedback Eric. Those animations are actually my work though and not presets, as are the characters. I have very little experience drawing anything so this has been quite a challenge. I am mostly enthusiastic about story telling and voice acting. I'm not particularly passionate about animating, it's just the best way I can try and get my ideas out there.

Lip syncing is another challenging aspect because I find it incredibly time consuming. My plan was to use Papagayo, but after altering the mouth shapes, it stopped functioning correctly. I couldn't have my characters smiling when they should clearly be upset, so I decided to use the same phoneme shape and do the lip syncing within Moho. I kind of want to cheat this moving forward but not at too great of expense.

Although animating can be frustrating, I do enjoy the reward of having a completed project and have discovered a new found respect for all the work that goes into it. I think it's a great hobby. Thanks for watching and commenting.
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Re: Kamilla and Chomblay

Postby jahnocli » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:12 pm

If you're happy with a command-line interface (and who isn't..., ha ha!), you could try Rhubarb. Looks like it works a little like Papagayo, but in a more automated fashion. That usually means it's not so good, but it does sound quicker! It's open source, so wouldn't cost anything to try out.
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Re: Kamilla and Chomblay

Postby CharlieChompnChicken » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:16 am

Thanks for posting that. Based off the demo video, I don't know if it's quite decent enough. Maybe I will get faster with the process. I honestly don't think Papagayo would be much faster than editing within Moho either though. The automatic sync is pretty poor, even if you enter the speech text in. I saw in another post that you can somehow put the mouth shapes in a separate window and speed up lip sync that way, but I can't figure out how to do it.
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Re: Kamilla and Chomblay

Postby synthsin75 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:35 am

CharlieChompnChicken wrote:I saw in another post that you can somehow put the mouth shapes in a separate window and speed up lip sync that way, but I can't figure out how to do it.


Maybe you're talking about the menu command Window>Switch Selection
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Re: Kamilla and Chomblay

Postby CharlieChompnChicken » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:40 am

Ah-haaaa!!! A million thank yous Wes. This is very exciting.
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