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2016/9/29 16:53:44
Coming Soon 2016
Nearly done - editing, editing, editing...
2016/9/29 15:33:56
Light Change Prepare Object Movement first, then Direct Object Movement, and you can move the lights around the same way as any object or camera.
2016/9/29 14:06:00
3D artists: Chubby bellies (and other parts) Once I've refined them a bit I'll put them up on the store - free, of course They are just an FBX attachment, so they'd work for any character. How well they'll integrate (with male characters and the like) is another matter, but I'll get back to the lab and do more research...
2016/9/28 14:13:34
Heaven Bound Test Render It comes as part of Sketchup Pro.
2016/9/28 14:11:25
3D artists: Chubby bellies (and other parts) mindiflyth wrote:
Would these be bellies with navels and stuff, or just belly shapes so they could be part of the character's clothes? I'd love a Beefy belly, but I think chubby bellies for the ladies would open up a lot of story possibilities too. In addition to pregnant ladies, it'd just offer a little more body diversity.

Would these do, Mindi? I can see now why Muvizu didn't want to do it - it's tricky to get the bump lined up because the characters stand at funny angles. Also, you would have to paint the texture onto the bump to match the clothing (for characters like the one on the right), but I have UV mapped the bump so it's easy enough to change. I'm wondering if I should add a belly button as well...
2016/9/27 17:07:58
Special request to built 'Malay' character & Sets Characters cannot be created, only modified - you can change the existing characters to look more like what you're after, but new characters cannot be created or imported (although we have been asking for that for a few years...)
2016/9/27 17:05:42
Heaven Bound Test Render Blender does have an FBX exporter, but in true blender style it takes a LOT of trial and error to get the settings right for Muvizu. Assuming you have the FBX shown on your export options, you have to set it us thus :

Turn off all output options except Mesh
Scale to around 0.20 (depending on what you need)
In the Geometries tab, make sure Apply Modifiers is ticked, and change the Smoothing to Face (not Normals).
In the Armatures tab, untick everything.

If the FBX option isn't showing, you have to got to User Preferences, Add Ons, and find Import-Export FBX and make sure it's ticked.

You can buy an FBX exporter for Sketchup, but it's not part of the free program.
edited by ziggy72 on 27/09/2016
2016/9/25 14:39:34
Muvizu on Steam MrDrWho13 wrote:
Something you might want to note when implementing the Steam overlay on Muvizu. F12 toggles lighting in Muvizu and takes a screenshot in the Steam overlay.

I think you can turn off the steam overlay in your account settings - I'm pretty sure I had to when running Skyrim.
2016/9/24 20:38:57
Doris - The whole story Yes Ikes, I meant the rain would be moving to the right at the same pace as the background, unless they had a very localised rain cloud above the car
2016/9/24 20:01:19
Doris - The whole story Awesome Ikes, once again I like how clean it all is, how sharply defined and 'direct', if you see what I mean. It's easy to get too fussy and add a ton of detail that's distracting, but you kept each scene 'on message' and that worked really well. The rain should have been moving past the car as it moved across the screen (10:43 on), and the cactus in the desert set is swaying, but that's nit picking. I was more interested in poor Doris and her plight than technical details, which is testament to how well it was all put together. And thanks for fixing the hand clipping in the motel room - a step back is all it takes. I also liked the subtle way Jimmy got more and more unhealthy looking as the withdrawal kicked in, and the final shot of his blood stained corpse was spot on. My favourite shot was at 6:16 - again, simple but highly effective, almost underdone in it's simplicity but it works so well. More than any technical highlights, the atmosphere was what made it work I think. Ten thumbs up (this is why I can't play piano).
2016/9/24 19:24:56
Exactly how have Google screwed up Youtube? Good point Urban, and you just reminded me of something - my very first video, The Hipster Bebop Junkies, includes the line "There's a junk gesture that marks the junkie like the limp wrist marks the fag". Was I labelled a homophobe? No, because William Burroughs is a respected AMERICAN writer who used the word in a context that makes sense and gets his point across (like I assert I did with the phrase 'moral faggotry' in connection with Google, which has nothing to do with sexuality as I tried to explain). However, as soon as a knee-jerk reactionary SJW youtube 'hero' sees it, it will get pulled - maybe my whole channel will get pulled. If you all think this doesn't affect you, think again. Let's say you put a black character into one of your animations - brown skin, reddish lips, wide nose - if a 'hero' thinks that's racist, you are labelled a racist and your videos get pulled. And your right of appeal? Non-existent. Any appeals disappear into a black hole, never to seen again. I knew this was in the pipeline from a long time ago, which is why I've maintained a Vimeo account (just in case). I'd advise you all to do the same.
2016/9/24 13:53:39
Exactly how have Google screwed up Youtube? So, freedom of speech = trolling? Okay, if I'm a troll, I invite Muvizu HQ to throw me off the site ASAP.
2016/9/23 21:34:45
Exactly how have Google screwed up Youtube? PatMarrNC wrote:
Contrary to what many people on YouTube are saying, they're not actually censoring these videos.

well.. that depends on your definition of censorship. If censorship is only considered such when it is the complete prohibition of self-expression, then your statement rings true.

But many people see this topic as a "toad in a pan of heated water" scenario, in which people are led to accept an ever-increasing amount of information control until it reaches the point of no return and the toad is boiled (and dead)

When evaluating arguments like this, the first question to ask is whether the two points of view are differences in KIND or differences in DEGREE.

Differences in KIND would be VIOLENCE as a solution, as opposed to NON-VIOLENCE
Difference in DEGREE would be spanking versus beheading.

Once the public approves a certain KIND of policy, it is very easy for the powers in control to ramp up the DEGREE. Which is why in early discussions they always argue DEGREE, not KIND.
("What we're doing is not as bad as what people are suggesting...") a statement of DEGREE which totally side-steps the fact that the KIND of policy they are pursuing is indeed what the people fear it is.

In this case, a difference in KIND equates to opinion control versus freedom of expression...

Difference in degree is control through economic sanctions or control by absolute decree. You are arguing in favor of control because you accept the current lesser degree... but once control is established as the norm the degree of control will certainly ramp up to something you probably would not accept.

edited by PatMarrNC on 23/09/2016

Just a bleedin' awesome point Pat, just exactly what I'm talking about - all dictatorships begin with censorship, you can't have one with it. First it's demonetizing videos, then removing your subscription feed, and now the 'heroes' can shut you down if they don't like your vids - how will that work if a 'hero' doesn't agree with your political views, or sexuality, or religion, or sense of humour, etc? An awful lot of people rely on their YT videos to generate income, and that's already started to come to a crashing halt (but YT doesn't even inform you of which vids it's demonetized!). The days of free speech on YT are over. Sad but true.
2016/9/23 18:29:54
Exactly how have Google screwed up Youtube? Never eaten a faggot (snigger) but I imagine they taste... er, not nice Still, after that, you could have a fag... ! That means 'lighting a cigarette' in Britain, SJWs, so calm down.
2016/9/23 14:54:34
Exactly how have Google screwed up Youtube? It was until the Americans got hold of the word...

edited by ziggy72 on 23/09/2016
2016/9/23 14:20:34
Muvizu Halloween Contest 2016 Entries Speedking5 wrote:
When you are lighting a character do you use point lighting or the spot lights. What about the dark lights?

Usually spot lights (since point lights go everywhere and light things you don't want). Dark lights have only recently been fixed but yes, I use them when the AO doesn't reach far enough. Be careful with the distance slider on Darks though - they can generate black highlights on the character's eyeballs.
2016/9/23 14:15:19
Exactly how have Google screwed up Youtube? Faggotry
word of origin faggot
1 noun; usually disparaging but not necessarily a homosexual. see also gayness
2 adjective; usually disparaging but not necessarily homosexual. see also gayness

If I have offended any SJWs then good. Ironically, it's SJW fascism that Youtube hopes to enforce across it's entire output.
2016/9/22 22:12:33
Muvizu Halloween Contest 2016 Entries Tony, Try searching for Phantom Manor in the 3d Warehouse - that's where I found that house that I used. Still had to do some work on it to get it 'Muvizu-ready'...
2016/9/22 21:10:05
Muvizu Halloween Contest 2016 Entries tonyob67 wrote:
I tried to import a house from sketchup, but for some reason muvizu crashes, and is only like 5,000 polygons...

Models can cause problems because of their geometry, regardless of size. Sometimes chopping it up into smaller pieces can help.
2016/9/22 21:08:36
Muvizu Halloween Contest 2016 Entries If you pause the video at 10 seconds in, when the lightning flashes, you can see how the whole set is made - everything is Muvizu except the house and a backdrop with the picture of the moon on it. The hill is just a hill from the Nature section, yes. The treeline is a picture of a treeline on a couple of backdrops. Everything was scaled to the hill's largest size, since I didn't know how to make my own stuff back then.
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