Lee, Andrew Hickinbottom (3D) Tank Girl, Pedro Conti (2D)

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11-23-2003, 12:22 AM
How can a graphics programmer help with a animation project like a short animation film other than build the software to used for animation?


11-23-2003, 01:11 AM
Maybe you can write scripts for software..(for making things easier)

12-08-2003, 08:22 AM
You could integrate several solutions in the production pipeline.

e.G. write pluginīs or scripts that give the animator an easier controll. Create controlls that you could call a simulation setup.

An example would be braking glass: Programm a controll for the animator how fast the glass shatters, how many shards are there...

Imagine got a car in a short. You can write a script that simulates small bumps in the surface, with a controll over the amount of bumps. you could write an extra script that emits smoke particles at wheels when the car stops or speeds up.

You could write a script that automaticly rigs a character, for the case that you have several similar characters with only e few differences.

At least try to keep all the technical stuff away from the animators, so they can concentrate on their animation.

12-10-2003, 06:12 PM
Hey thanks Laeng,
Curious, given you could write scripts for what you just mentioned, what language would the average person in the industry write that stuff in? C++? Mel? I'm just getting into Graphics programming and would really love to learn that stuff... thanks.

12-11-2003, 05:38 AM
Thanks Laeng! I appreciate your help! :thumbsup:

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