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Animaker Videos List

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 2:42 am
by Greenlaw
Hi guys

Welcome to the Animaker thread in the Lost Marble forums! This is the place where we announce the latest Animaker news from Little Green Dog.

Animaker is our series of instructional videos--with occasional appearances by friends of Little Green Dog! Our first videos focus on tips for using Moho and, in later releases, we'll be diving into other topics related to animation and visual FX production. Most of these videos are free and available on our Vimeo channel, and they will eventually appear on our website and YouTube channel too. (We're still finalizing format and distribution plan so you can think of the first batch videos in this series as 'works-in-progress'.)

I hope you find Animaker helpful and maybe even fun to watch. Let us know what you think!

Coming up...

Animaker: Introduction To Layer Shortcuts

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 2:44 am
by Greenlaw
Here's our first video, 'Introduction To Layer Shortcuts'.

Introduction To Layer Shortcuts

This one was actually released a few weeks ago but now it's 'official'.

For more information about Synthsin75's Layer Shortcuts script, be sure to visit the Layer Shortcuts thread at this link:

Thanks to Wes (Synthsin75) and Sienna for their participation!

00:00 Introduction
00:42 What Is Layer Shortcuts?
01:40 Installation
02:43 Using Layer Shortcuts
15:07 Bonus Tip (Note Layer Scaling)
15:44 Closing

(Episode 001)

Animaker: My Moho Pro 12 Settings

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 2:46 am
by Greenlaw
In this episode titled 'My Moho Pro 12 Settings', learn how to tweak Moho's defaults to make it easier and more efficient to use.

My Moho Pro Settings

Thanks to Sienna for her participation!

Addendum: If you're a Mac user, you can find the Moho preferences in your user library at this path:

~/Library/Preferences/Smith Micro/Moho Pro

Thanks to Ronbo for this helpful tip!

00:00 Introduction
00:30 Reset The Defaults
02:23 Improving The Deault Settings
02:30 Optimizing Moho's Windows
06:25 Suggested Preferences
08:54 Color Bone Channels
10:04 Closing

(Episode 002)

Re: Animaker Videos List

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 2:54 am
by VĂ­ctor Paredes
This is very good. Thanks, Dennis!
(and please say hello to your lovely family! :) )

Re: Animaker Videos List

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 8:28 pm
by troypicou
Thanks for Sharing Dennis, great videos.

Re: Animaker Videos List

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 12:32 am
by Daxel
thank you, this is awesome! n.n

Animaker: MQC For Moho Pro

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:54 pm
by Greenlaw
Introducing MQC or Moho Quick Click, a floating button panel featuring many commonly used commands for Moho Pro 12 and 13.

I created MQC to make Moho quicker to use on my Wacom tablet but it works well on a regular desktop computer with a mouse and keyboard too. This video shows you how to install and use MQC.

You can download MQC from this link:

Note that Google Chrome may report the following warning:


Chrome is probably flagging the .exe file contained inside the .zip, but the .exe is just a compiled version of the included AutoHotKey script. If you're really concerned about the .exe, you can review the source code and compile the script yourself using AHK. It's actually safe to download this file but I'll leave it up to you to decide. To continue, right-click over the warning and select Keep.

00:00 Introduction
00:54 How To Use MQC
03:18 How to Get MQC
03:32 Installing MQC
06:24 Closing

(Episode 003)

Re: Animaker Videos List

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:15 am
by funksmaname
Thanks for MQC! It'll come in really handy :)
One little issue though - when I press the Prev Anim+ button my windows can't play the file it outputs - do I need a specific codec?

Re: Animaker Videos List

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:10 pm
by Greenlaw
Hm..I don' t think it should. Does the normal Moho Preview Animation command work?

A few additional steps occur when you click the button (fit in window and a slight time delay before recording) but the main part simply triggers the same command.

Let me know if the regular Preview Animation command is working and I'll see if I can figure out what might be going on. Oh, and are you using version 12 or 13? Knowing that might help me target the issue.


Re: Animaker Videos List

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:59 pm
by funksmaname
Thanks Dennis, it seems to be working now :roll: I ran a 'preview animation' command, that worked, so i tried the button, and that also worked! It was clearly having a tantrum yesterday.
All the best!

Re: Animaker Videos List

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:36 pm
by Greenlaw
That's good to know in case I run into that issue! :)

Thanks for reporting back quickly and sharing what you learned.

Re: Animaker Videos List

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 1:58 am
by DK
Tried to install your MQC shortcuts but it won't work for some reason? Moho 12.2 installed.
Nice idea though.


Re: Animaker Videos List

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 11:06 pm
by Greenlaw
I'm running 12.5 here but I think it should work with 12.2. I'm assuming you followed the video instructions but I know the steps are a little complicated. Was there any part that seemed confusing?

You did copy the MQC json file to your current Custom Contents folder, correct? If so, the MQC preset should be selectable from the Edit Keyboard Shortcuts window. Once you do that, the MQC window should work with Moho 12 (or 13, if you have that version installed.) If the buttons are not working as expected, check again to make sure the MQC preset is selected. If you use the default preset or another custom preset, MQC will certainly not work properly.

Or do you mean the MQC program is not running at all? I've used MQC 12 and 13 successfully on Windows 7 and 10.

Just curious but is there a reason you aren't updating Moho to 12.5 (build 22438)? For me, 12.5 was the most solid release of Moho Pro 12, and it's the version we still use at my workplace.

I'll search my notes for troubleshooting tips and post again later.

Re: Animaker Videos List

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 4:52 am
by DK
Hi Greenlaw.
It's ok. I found the problem. Comodo antivirus was sandboxing MQC. I'll adjust and try again.
Re: Not updating. To be honest i just haven't bothered as 12.2 has been fantastically reliable but I will get to it now you mention it.


Re: Animaker Videos List

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 7:28 am
by Greenlaw
Cool! I hope you get it working.

Re: 12.5, here's what's different from 12.2 according to the release note:

Moho 12.5:

- Character Wizard characters now have lipsync enabled with AI layers working correctly (Mantis ID 39307)

- Previously missing tutorial files were reintegrated (Mantis ID 39626).

- Timeline shortcut keys to Zoom In and Out are now enabled (Mantis ID 39631).

- Stroke Exposure used with round caps off no longer generates round caps artifacts (Mantis ID 37486).

- Duplicating a Particle Layer no longer crashes Moho (Mantis ID 39614).

- The permissions on the Shared Folder is now setup correctly.

- Thumbnail Handler zombiefied process corrected no longer blocks the Saved File.

- Moho no longer crashes when moving a duplicate particles layers in the Sequencer section of the timeline.

- A playing timeline no longer caries over when you create a new project while the timeline is playing in the current project.

- Various memory leaks have been resolved.

So, IMO, definitely worth updating. :)