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Re: Animation 101 : Tutorial & Tips, WIPs & Critics

Postby Neeky McDeez » 28 Apr 2012, 14:30

m4n4c0r wrote:Hey Neeky,
I got a question about creating the hitframe with the sphere.
When you have created the sphere, do you create the hitframe manually or is it possible to let the center of the racket pass this sphere automatically?

Coming soon: Djokovic bh slice

Nope, you have to do it manually but by modifying the closest previous (or/and next) keyframe... :(
Or you can create the hit point keyframe directly which I don't like to do. But if you manage to still have a smooth animation at the end, then this is not a problem ;)
I'll upload a video to show you how I do it.
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Re: Animation 101 : Tutorial & Tips, WIPs & Critics

Postby Jono4Sure » 28 Apr 2012, 14:52

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Re: Animation 101 : Tutorial & Tips, WIPs & Critics

Postby Neeky McDeez » 28 Apr 2012, 15:36

:arrow: http://youtu.be/9pm3LS-oAsI
A little video th show how I spot the hit point keyframe without actually creating it and using a 300FPS speed

Jono4Sure wrote:Djokovic Serve V2

http://youtu.be/9QG9xM-OOy4

Jono, the overall animation is good (speed, smoothness, realism) but there is a problem with the spines.
As I see it :
-Spine 0 (bottom one) : modify it to make the biped lean (to the sides or to the front)
-Spine 1 (middle one) : should not be touched IMO
-Spine 2 (top one) : modify it to increase the upper body curve or the shoulder rotation if necessary.
At 0:05, after the ball is hit, the upper body has a bizarre curve (a curve to the right). I think you rotated Spine 0 to the right too much or forgot to make it return to the original state once the rotation wasn't needed any more (see image attached).
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Re: Animation 101 : Tutorial & Tips, WIPs & Critics

Postby SamModder » 28 Apr 2012, 15:43

good improvement Jono4Sure! In addition to what Neeky said also improve the ball toss which is toooo much in front of the body
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Re: Animation 101 : Tutorial & Tips, WIPs & Critics

Postby megyaem » 28 Apr 2012, 20:39

Neeky,the tuto is very good....ill trey to put the sphere to do the sweet spot in the biped...btw:i like this biped without the meshed! :P
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Re: Animation 101 : Tutorial & Tips, WIPs & Critics

Postby Lucian86 » 28 Apr 2012, 23:11

SamModder wrote:good improvement Jono4Sure! In addition to what Neeky said also improve the ball toss which is toooo much in front of the body


Too much in front and also to slow...Jano, just cut some frames for the ball toss :) also in the servewaiting, bend his body in front a little bit...like that:
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Watch also the hand position

The reason why I think you did it like that is because you took as a benchmark to copy a Djokovic serve in training (which are easier to find, I know)....The problem is that many times the strokes are different....I think we should always take in consideration the ingame strokes which generally are faster and with more body rotation

Anyway, that's a very good animation besides the servicewaiting..no doubt about that
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Re: Animation 101 : Tutorial & Tips, WIPs & Critics

Postby torto14 » 10 May 2012, 22:29

Perhaps an odd question, but one that maybe one of the anim makers or Manutoo can answer:

I recently upgraded to the new build from 1.0c after filling all of my outfit slots in my previous install. One thing I found useful before was to use an unassigned animation (the one with the arms oustretched) on the character as it allowed me to see parts of the model that I otherwise could not. When trying the same thing with 1.0d I got a different pose (something like a return stance) instead, which was not useful for what I wanted.

Basically, I wondered if it would be possible to either revert to the old animation, or for someone to create a new one duplicating that pose?
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Re: Animation 101 : Tutorial & Tips, WIPs & Critics

Postby manutoo » 11 May 2012, 04:00

torto14,
if you used the menu script command "PlayAnim x" , just raise x by 1, coz I added 1 anim since v1.0c (the character sheet stance, which is the was the previous idle stance).
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Re: Animation 101 : Tutorial & Tips, WIPs & Critics

Postby torto14 » 11 May 2012, 14:20

Which menu file would I need to alter to do this?
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Re: Animation 101 : Tutorial & Tips, WIPs & Critics

Postby megyaem » 12 May 2012, 01:24

torto14 wrote:Which menu file would I need to alter to do this?

theres is another solution..an anim just stand like the other in 1.0c... :D
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Re: Animation 101 : Tutorial & Tips, WIPs & Critics

Postby manutoo » 12 May 2012, 04:56

torto14,
look in "Menu/CharSheetCustomize.Menu" ... I have no idea it'll do what you want or not, though...
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Re: Animation 101 : Tutorial & Tips, WIPs & Critics

Postby torto14 » 12 May 2012, 15:00

Thanks for looking, but I can't see how to do this with the menu commands :(


megyaem30 wrote:theres is another solution..an anim just stand like the other in 1.0c... :D


I did suggest this in my first post :wink: Would you be able to make one?
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Re: Animation 101 : Tutorial & Tips, WIPs & Critics

Postby megyaem » 12 May 2012, 18:56

torto14 wrote:I did suggest this in my first post :wink: Would you be able to make one?

if manutoo doesnt mind ill make one. :D
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Re: Animation 101 : Tutorial & Tips, WIPs & Critics

Postby Lucian86 » 14 May 2012, 16:45

@ MANUTOO

Can you please provide us the "sweet spots" for:
- forehand volley
- backhand volley
- smash
- forehand slice
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Re: Animation 101 : Tutorial & Tips, WIPs & Critics

Postby manutoo » 15 May 2012, 07:48

I just added the strikes requested by Lucian86 to : http://www.managames.com/download.php?T ... trikes.rar
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