View Full Version : I'm quite possibly an idiot for looking for this, but...

11 November 2005, 09:42 PM
...I'd like to find a plugin that allows me to animate in Layout using a game controller.

I'm doing a very simple scene with a helicopter-like vehicle. It should bank slightly when it turns and I was trying to make it look realistic while keyframing.

Games are cool but since they render as you play they aren't as realistic as cinema right? But what if you could use the same theory in Layout? Parent a camera looking out the front of the model, hit the space bar to start "recording" and just fly around. Or with a character, program certain moves and attach them to a button or directional on a game pad and just start playing the character. Hell with walk paths and stuff LOL!

Tweak the motion and then render.

Maybe I'm just stupid... I can't program and I don't even know if it's possible, but isn't a game controller just another input device like a mouse or a keyboard?

11 November 2005, 10:04 PM
Not stupid at all...
A guy was putting something together like this but I don't know what happened to it. I want to say it's name is something like "AlpAce..." or some such name. Even had (has?) a yahoogroup to support it.
Check out Flay.

11 November 2005, 10:06 PM
Hi. I remember seeing one on Flay under plugins ages ago...
Never tried it but allows joystick input via midi

Good Luck

11 November 2005, 10:06 PM
You're not an idiot. Try this and see if it's what you're after.

Edit: Dang! You guys are quick! :)

11 November 2005, 02:14 PM
Yeah, it seems stupid...until you need it. :) Vue has a silly animation wizard for motion like Airplanes, helicopters, etc. I thought it was silly, but it's actually kind of handy...when you need it.

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