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12 December 2009, 06:39 PM
I know there must be a way to do this, I suspect using the track and story editor, but I definitely need any assistance I can get. What Iím trying to do is merge two separate takes into one move. I have one character toasting and clinking glasses with another character but both were captured separately. Can I merge the two separate takes into one so both characters can be edited together? Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.

12 December 2009, 10:20 PM
kia-ora ,

Your suspicions are correct! if you use story mode to create two character tracks and insert each performance to the appropriate track you will be then able to plot both characters onto the same take .

12 December 2009, 11:03 AM
another way is to save the takes as separate files...for example
take_01 has the first character
take_02 has the second character

save them as separate files,
open take_01
file>merge, select the scene with take_02
in Merge Options rename take_02 to take_01 in the "As Take..." field
RMB on Element and choose Append

now you'll get both takes merged into take_01

if your characters have rigs with the same names, be sure to add namespaces to all the nodes because MB will add a number to every node that has the same name as the one already existing in the scene.

But of course story is also a very good way
Hope this helps

12 December 2009, 12:53 AM
Here is a tool to merge two takes with an optical data -

12 December 2009, 11:48 PM
I'm looking for a solution to a similar problem. I have only one character, her motion is in Take001 but her lipsync is in Take002, how do I combine the Takes without loosing the motion? I'd be grateful to hear any suggestions. - Dr.Bucktooth

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