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Re: [Plugin Beta] Animator - v1.6a - 25 May 17

Postby Charlie__V » Sat May 27, 2017 3:42 pm

fredo,
Thank you, ....great plug-in!

Q: how to maintain object parallel to path when "helical"?

In first .gif I have SU path on single/flat plane, and all behaves as expected.
(I introduced 3 rotations: rear wheel lift just before take off and ± 60° rotations through curve(s)

In second .gif I have "elevated" the path to a "helical" type shape and the plane maintains +X axis "heading throughout path.
Is there a setting to force the plane to follow the path parallel?

(Ideally, replicate the action in first .gif in the "helical" type path of the second .gif)

Thanks again,
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Animator - v1.6a - 25 May 17

Postby Rich O Brien » Sat May 27, 2017 4:01 pm

Why not add the elevation as movement?

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Animator - v1.6a - 25 May 17

Postby Charlie__V » Sat May 27, 2017 4:55 pm

Rich O Brien wrote:Why not add the elevation as movement?

2017-05-27_15-59-08.gif


Rich,
Umm....because I guess I was too thick headed to even think of that. :-)
(now wishing I asked hours ago) :oops:

Thanks, that works great!
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Animator - v1.6a - 25 May 17

Postby Rich O Brien » Sat May 27, 2017 4:56 pm

No problem. That's a great little animation!

Mind if I share it on twitter?
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Animator - v1.6a - 25 May 17

Postby Charlie__V » Sat May 27, 2017 5:21 pm

Rich O Brien wrote:No problem. That's a great little animation!

Mind if I share it on twitter?


(Thanks)Sure, ok to tweet it, though now that I am past my hurdle (thanks again)I was going to add a package dropped via parachute. (scaling)........but don't wait for that.........another learning curve ahead for me. :fro:

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Animator - v1.6a - 25 May 17

Postby MALAISE » Sat May 27, 2017 6:18 pm

New improvements, it opens a whole world. Great Fredo.
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Animator - v1.6a - 25 May 17

Postby Charlie__V » Sat May 27, 2017 7:05 pm

Fredo,
You should put a warning label on this plug-in.........its addictive. :)

Last one for today...........cargo drop via parachute.
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Animator - v1.6a - 25 May 17

Postby fredo6 » Sat May 27, 2017 7:29 pm

Charlie,

Great job. I guess you used the Easing for simulating the take off. And nice utilization of the scaling for the parachute.

One small thing: you could center the plane on the runway by moving the point of contact to be in the middle of the two wheels.

Now you just have to build the landscape and include some views from the cockpit!

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Animator - v1.6a - 25 May 17

Postby Charlie__V » Sat May 27, 2017 7:45 pm

fredo6 wrote:Charlie,
Great job. I guess you used the Easing for simulating the take off. And nice utilization of the scaling for the parachute.

Thanks Fredo, I am truly honored!& yes I used easing. (see settings attachment)
But this is some form of magic that you do, so all credit to you!

fredo6 wrote:One small thing: you could center the plane on the runway by moving the point of contact to be in the middle of the two wheels.

Hard to tell but path was in the center....I may have inadvertently moved it though.

fredo6 wrote:Now you just have to build the landscape and include some views from the cockpit!

Fredo

I know.....but have to stop for today.
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Animator - v1.6a - 25 May 17

Postby chri » Sat May 27, 2017 7:56 pm

CHARLIE__V wrote:Last one for today...........cargo drop via parachute.


Magnificent job CHARLIE :thumb:

Thanks for sharing
Thanks to Fredo
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Animator - v1.6a - 25 May 17

Postby ntxdave » Sun May 28, 2017 7:26 pm

CHARLIE__V wrote:Fredo,
You should put a warning label on this plug-in.........its addictive. :)

Last one for today...........cargo drop via parachute.

Pretty neat Charlie!!
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Animator - v1.6a - 25 May 17

Postby Charlie__V » Mon May 29, 2017 1:54 pm

Thanks all, it was/is fun. :-)
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Animator - v1.6a - 25 May 17

Postby db11 » Mon May 29, 2017 2:56 pm

When I click on airplane gif I get this each time:

Screen Shot 2017-05-29 at 9.49.06 AM.png


I've had a similar problem on one other site (The Verge - which fails to even load the home page), so it's likely browser related. Both these have happened since the latest Safari update, so not sure if it broke something.

Anyone know what the issue might be? I'm running Safari on elCapitan (both with latest updates)
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Animator - v1.6a - 25 May 17

Postby Rich O Brien » Mon May 29, 2017 3:16 pm

db11 wrote:Anyone know what the issue might be? I'm running Safari on elCapitan (both with latest updates)


If you open this in a browser tab what happens?

download/file.php?id=147669&mode=view/rokbox.jpg
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Animator - v1.6a - 25 May 17

Postby db11 » Mon May 29, 2017 3:56 pm

Same error. It takes ~ 30 seconds for the tab to load, then it throws the error.

I thought it might be my browser extensions, but the problem persists even with extensions off.
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Animator - v1.6a - 25 May 17

Postby Charlie__V » Mon May 29, 2017 8:43 pm

db11 wrote:Same error. It takes ~ 30 seconds for the tab to load, then it throws the error.

I thought it might be my browser extensions, but the problem persists even with extensions off.


I revised the length of the .gif as I experienced something similar on my Ipad.

So this is a test to see if it is due to a time issue. (see attached)

I will take down problem file if this resolves it.

Charlie

EDIT:
This version works fine on my IPad.
*Admin. Please let me know if you want problem file taken down or? (In case you want it to source problem)
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Animator - v1.6a - 25 May 17

Postby faust07 » Mon May 29, 2017 8:57 pm

COOOL!
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Animator - v1.6a - 25 May 17

Postby db11 » Mon May 29, 2017 10:46 pm

It was only when I tried opening Rich's in a new tab that it took 30 seconds to fail. When I clicked on the gif (without opening a new tab), it threw the error immediately - and still does with the smaller file.

Not to worry... pretty sure the problem is with my browser
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Animator - v1.6a - 25 May 17

Postby Charlie__V » Tue May 30, 2017 12:50 am

fredo,

Per latest Beta release:

Cameras: Still views, Scene views, Tracking camera, all with "fade-out"

Q: Is the "fade out" camera related or content related? (Please indulge me as I am not well versed)

That said......and to attempt to further clarify.....what would "fade out".......items/content camera is "on" or would camera "fade out" or "close" focus in some way.

Again, many thanks for this awesome plug-in.

Best regards,
Charlie
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Animator - v1.6a - 25 May 17

Postby MALAISE » Tue May 30, 2017 5:17 pm

Hello

Some work in progress. Really useful.

Cheers Fredo .
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Animator - v1.6a - 25 May 17

Postby fredo6 » Tue May 30, 2017 9:00 pm

Pierre,

What a strange machine (a microscope?). I guess you have plenty of movements to demonstrate!

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Animator - v1.6a - 25 May 17

Postby pilou » Tue May 30, 2017 9:38 pm

A lemon curd tartlet machine! :puke:
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Animator - v1.6a - 25 May 17

Postby MALAISE » Wed May 31, 2017 9:06 am

It's a part of a sample handler for X-Ray analysis ( Copper industry, not lemon-cake... ;))
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Animator - v1.6a - 25 May 17

Postby MALAISE » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:41 am

Hi Fredo,

Hereby, some small items I noticed using Animator V1.6a.
( written in French)

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Animator - v1.6a - 25 May 17

Postby fredo6 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:07 am

Pierre,

Thanks for signaling these problems. I already fixed them and will re-publish soon.

Note that for time or duration setting, you should just enter the value, not keep the 's' for second .

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Animator - v1.6a - 25 May 17

Postby MALAISE » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:15 am

Hello Fredo

Question: is it possible to insert a dummy sequence in time line that shifts all the following step ?
This could be usefull when some not shown process is working.

Friendly

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Animator - v1.6a - 25 May 17

Postby fredo6 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:50 pm

The animation made me understand the XRay Analyzer. And Pilou was wrong, not to do with pastry!

I'll do the dummy sequence. I was thinking of it anyway, at least for forcing an adjustable quiet period at the beginning or the end of the clip.

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Animator - v1.6a - 25 May 17

Postby pilou » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:27 pm

I was not too far away! :mrgreen:

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Animator - v1.6a - 25 May 17

Postby Schicks » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:26 pm

Hi Fredo,

Is there a way to resize the controls? Using a Macbook Pro Retina, the controls are tiny and hard to read. Probably something to do with the screen resolution...
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Animator - v1.7a - 09 Jul 17

Postby fredo6 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:58 pm

New Release: Animator - v1.7a - 09 Jul 17

Requirement: LibFredo6 v7.7a

Major release
- bug fixing and cosmetic changes
- introduction of Visual Target, which is a visual effect forcing the camera to point to a given point in the model (possibly moving)
- Support of high-resolution screens


See main post for RBZ files
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