Latest Animation Update (127kb Intel Indeo Video 4.4 - loopable front and side views)
-elbow and knee pops
there’s a flick of his hand in the transition between last and first frame which i am trying to sort… overall i’m fairly happy with it now, (low standards?!?) apart from the legs, but would love any more help on improving it,
cheers for the reply podman, i’ve enjoyed your work in here,
you give me kudos for animating the character, but i was chuffed that i modelled a character i’m animating!
erm, all my curves are pretty smooth, i normally make all my keys in the graph editor (after sorting main poses timing, which is always good to do linear, as you say) and adjust their curvature while i make them, i find it easier to keep track of them all this way,
if it’s concerning the legs, my problem is the confliction of the curves, the translation and rotation of the feet (as i’m using ik they are affecting each other - if that makes any sense!) is making it really hard for me to do a smooth animation,
with the last movie file it was playing a bit jerky on my machine, i think due to it’s resolution and compression, but i thought it was just me, maybe this contributed to the sketchiness? does this new file still look as bad?
i like posting quicktimes so people can go through frame by frame (left and right arrow if anyone didn’t know) so if you can tell me any specific dodgy bits that’d be great, i know the legs aren’t currently working too well,
with the rigging issue i misled you a bit, it’s not the rigging i have troubles with, but binding the mesh to the skeleton. can’t seem to get either weight painting (i can’t deal with maya’s weight painting system, specially after using xsi’s which is lovely compared) or making flexors particularly well, i hope just a lot of practice will sort this out,
as for bonustools, i installed it a while ago, and really loved it, until i found finalrig, which is still a little buggy maybe but i find much nicer (once you get used to it’s quirks…). for me neither quite stand up to the native xsi tools for rigging and animating, but i only have the free mod tool version which doesn’t render out…
thanks a lot for your reply,