Creating SL animations in Daz

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 136 / System Requirements: DazStudio

This is a tutorial for creating animations for Secondlife in Dazstudio.

Medhue on 6:25PM Sun, 24 June 2012

Motion Estimation / Prtediction with PD Pro 7

Skill Level: Intermediate / Views: 78 / System Requirements: Windows Vista or 7, XP ok too., .Net framework 4

Here's another look at using Motion Estimation with the Motion Prediction Module from PD Pro 7, as applicable to videos and to rendered animations of 3D logos in this case. This shows a comparison of a traditional frame blending approach vs. the motion prediction approach.It may take a few tries to tweak the parameters, and get a good combination, but in the end it could be worth the effort, especially if the rendering of the frames took a long time and you can't re-render them with the added frames, economically speaking.Generally speaking, you'll want to consider this option if you have a short animation that needs to last longer, and thus you want to time-stretch it without going through re-rendering the whole lot in the 3D side, i.e. when it took hours to render and you can't afford to take even longer to render, say, 10x that many frames for a 10x timelapse.In this example, the 3D logo was rendered at high (but not highest) settings, took a minute or two per frame to render. This is not a typical case. You'll be more interested in this technique when it takes an hour per frame to render :-)The last clip was done with 60 frames per second and with global illumination enabled, adding significant rendering time to it all. In cases like these it will definitely be a time saver to use motion prediction. Even if it takes a few minutes to get the parameters right, in the end it's much shorter than rendering it in 3D over 300+ frames if you can get away with rendering just 30-60 frames and fill in the missing frames through motion estimated interpolation.

staigermanus on 9:01AM Thu, 26 April 2012

Animation in Silverlight 4

Skill Level: Advanced / Views: 85

In this article by Frank LaVigne, author of Microsoft Silverlight 4 Business Application Development, we shall create an interactive logo using Silverlight and incorporate it into the website.

janicesequeira on 1:54AM Wed, 21 April 2010

MS Agent Character Creation - How to get your renders to work !

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 486 / System Requirements: Windows, MS Agent Character Builder, Irfanview - freeware image editor

If you remember the PlanetVixens Cynthia 3.0 and wanted to build your own Agent, then you probably ran into the same pixelation and transparency issues I did. It took a lot of googling and reading but I figured it out and it's really quite simple. Here's the "for Dummys" version. This tutorial is only about how to get your images to work with the MS Agent Character Builder program that you can get for free from Microsoft.

justanother1 on 5:02PM Mon, 09 March 2009

Optimization Settings in Animation Shop

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 120 / System Requirements: Paint Shop Pro, Animation Shop,

Useful Tutorial about the settings I use when animating with Animation Shop

EveyLou on 4:25PM Wed, 09 January 2008

Non Linear Animations

Skill Level: Intermediate / Views: 324 / System Requirements: Carrara 6

Non Linear Animation is new to Carrara 6, it allows users to create clips of animation (or poses) that can be reused and combined on multiple tracks of animations. The classic example is the creation of a walk cycle for a person or in a similar way to non-linear video editing to allow animation to be grouped and then the relative timings of these changed. These tutorials are based on my experiments in getting NLA to work.

AndyCLon on 4:02PM Tue, 11 December 2007

Use Mask in Adobe After Effects

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 186 / System Requirements: Adobe After Effects

How to use Mask and animation it in Adobe After Effects in English version (only splash is in Italian language) with 3 example.Nice DayMatteo Migliorini

evilsasha on 8:58PM Sat, 10 November 2007