I just wanna do SIMPLE stuff!

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sgtbilko
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I just wanna do SIMPLE stuff!

Postby sgtbilko » Sat Nov 30, 2002 4:25 pm

So,
With all the tutorials out there on Blender, I still can't figure out how to do something as simple as animating jpeg's or bmp's??? The way I see it; for a true beginner (amature, not pro animator) that wants to goof around making shapes or animating something, there's just no help. Yes, the interface seems VERY good, for a person familiar with all the obscure terms used in the animation world, but how do I do anything as an average Joe?
Can anyone tell me how to import a jpeg pic, of a person, into blender in a way that I could animate it (in 2D, of course)? Maybe tell me where to find tutorials that cover that area of Blender's capabilities?
Heck, at this point I'd be happy if I could just do the type of animation where ya split their head open at the mouth and move the two halves as if they're talking! That would be a HUGE step from where I am now!

Caronte
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Postby Caronte » Sat Nov 30, 2002 5:42 pm

Check http://www.elysiun.com
Thi's a good place to learn from others and from tutorials.
Caronte.
"Some Day, All Will Be Digital"
http://www.nicodigital.com

sgtbilko
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Postby sgtbilko » Sat Nov 30, 2002 9:49 pm

Yeah, I already tried that site. Once again, it seems very useful to experienced users, programmers and pro animators or for anyone that wants to make some kind of 3D shape. I can't seem to find any tutorials or help anywhere that will get me moving on a simple project...like even the cheesiest animation of 2D pictures...

thanks though..

Can anyone just tell me how to bring a .jpg or (any other photo format for that matter) into blender??????? I think the tutorials might help me some from there; if I could just get that far...!

Caronte
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Postby Caronte » Sat Nov 30, 2002 10:09 pm

sgtbilko wrote:Can anyone just tell me how to bring a .jpg or (any other photo format for that matter) into blender??????? I think the tutorials might help me some from there; if I could just get that far...!


You know Blender is a 3D graphics app?

Well...

To load a texture:
Add a plane: (space bar>add>mesh>plane)
Press F5 to enter in materials and add a new one.
press F6 to enter in textures and add a new one.
Press the IMAGE button.
press the LOAD IMAGE button and select a jpg image.

That's all!

Set your camera and add some lamp to illuminate the plane and press F12

Hey! guy!... YOU MUST INVESTIGATE press the buttons and try what doing.

To animate:
select the plane, press I key, select LOC.
go to another frame
select the plane, press I key, select LOC.

put the mouse over the 3D window and press ALT+A

You will see the plane moving.

That's All!!

I Think this can't be more easy.
If you don't understand this, may be you need another appz instead of Blender (or may be you don't like my poor English :lol: )
Caronte.

"Some Day, All Will Be Digital"

http://www.nicodigital.com

sgtbilko
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Postby sgtbilko » Sat Nov 30, 2002 10:24 pm

Thanks Caronte, your English is fine. The reason I want to do a 2D project in Blender is because it SHOULD be easier...a starting point before moving on to animating in 3D. It really sounds like ya gotta remember a whole lot of stuff to do very little. I've been hitting every button that seems to makes sense, but every time i hit one, something happens that i can't undo...then i have to start all over (figured that one out...control x... hehe)...VERY frustrating! Isn't there any basic tutorial type of stuff out there?

I need a beer...

Caronte
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Postby Caronte » Sat Nov 30, 2002 10:45 pm

If do you like 2D animation here is some app:

Moho:
http://www.lostmarble.com/

Retas pro(expensive):
http://www.retas.com/

But if your goal is 3D animation, you don't need learn 2D animation first.

Check the site of my friend Malefico: http://www.malefico3d.com.ar/
He have some tutorials inside (some for begginers).

Good luck!
Caronte.

"Some Day, All Will Be Digital"

http://www.nicodigital.com

Haunt_House
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Postby Haunt_House » Sun Dec 01, 2002 1:24 am

Hi

these are listed in the tutorial section of www.elysiun.com:

http://10secondclub.org/users/juicy/

They are for the total beginner. Use the link called 'getting started'

If you have further questions, drop me a mail at

http://www.seven-men-and-a-monkey.com

I assure you, the effort is worth it. And the interface is one of the best I ever encountered.

greetings

Haunt_house

rwv01
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Postby rwv01 » Mon Dec 23, 2002 2:57 pm

sgtbilko wrote:The reason I want to do a 2D project in Blender is because it SHOULD be easier...


To use a 2 dimentional image in Blender, it must be applied to an object in Blender such as a plane. Now the plane may be 2 dimentional but it's verticies have xyz coordinates which will be used to locate the image on its serface.

The image will then be applied to the it like paint on a wall (or sometimes like a projection). You then move the plane and it effects the image. But your always working in 3d space so the tutorials above are what you need. (See Haunt_House)

Once you've done them you'll be able to figure out what you need to do for your particular project.

Good Luck
-rwv01

Pablosbrain
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Postby Pablosbrain » Mon Dec 23, 2002 3:18 pm

Talk about doing stuff the hard way... just use something like afterfx or any similar type application... there are even several links above to some other good apps... And to start complaining right away... patience... man... patience...

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I just want to DRIVE this airplane

Postby joeri » Mon Feb 03, 2003 5:04 pm

So,
With all these buttons and switches in this cockpit, I still can't figure out how to do something as simple as driving this airplane??? The way I see it; for a true beginner (amature, not pro flyer) that wants to goof around moving something, there's just no help. Yes, the interface seems VERY good, for a person familiar with all the obscure terms used in the flying world, but how do I do anything as an average Joe?
Can anyone tell me how to step on the gass, or step on the brake in a way that I could in a car? Maybe tell me where to find tutorials that cover that area of this planes capabilities?
Heck, at this point I'd be happy if I could just do the type of driving where I first make a turn to the left and then a turn to the right. That would be a HUGE step from where I am now!


> Dude you do understand it's a flying machine right?

Yeah! But first I need to learn how to drive before I can fly!

> Euh..... Have it your way.

:wink: Joeri

Caronte
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Postby Caronte » Mon Feb 03, 2003 5:21 pm

For some tutorials check:

www.elysiun.com (English)
www.blender3d.com (English)
www.nicodigital.com (Spanish)
Caronte.

"Some Day, All Will Be Digital"

http://www.nicodigital.com


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