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by RealityCurve
Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:28 am
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Dumb Rotation Question
Replies: 2
Views: 805

Dumb Rotation Question

Ok so I'm trying to animate an empty to rotate on it's local z axis but when i play back the animation it's only rotating on the global z axis. I have the empty tilted at a 45 degree angle but for some reason I just cannot figure out what's going wrong. Sorry for the dumb question but what am I doin...
by RealityCurve
Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Blender Composting Problems: Render Layers
Replies: 1
Views: 1496

Blender Composting Problems: Render Layers

I'm trying to composite three layers together in a space scene. 1.) Spaceship. 2.) Clouds (just a transparent sphere with a cloud texture influencing color and alpha. 3.) Star Layer (small individual UV spheres as dupliverts.) I believe I have my nodes configured properly. I used a mixed node with t...
by RealityCurve
Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: Animation
Topic: Complex Animation Problem! Need suggestions please!
Replies: 0
Views: 931

Complex Animation Problem! Need suggestions please!

Is it possible to cut a mesh in half that is parented to an armature and still animate the individual halves. I'm making an animation involving battle droids and lightsabers and have no idea where to go from here! Please!
by RealityCurve
Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:42 am
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Can you use nodes to edit a UV texture?
Replies: 0
Views: 745

Can you use nodes to edit a UV texture?

I've applied an asphalt texture to a plane using the UV mapping to target a certain section of the large asphalt image I have. Now the image is on but I would like to do some node editing to make a bump map and a specular map. Is there a way to edit the texture that I've applied via the UV editor wi...
by RealityCurve
Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:44 am
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Problems With Character Rig
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

Interesting. How could I fix a weighting problem?
by RealityCurve
Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Problems With Character Rig
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

Problems With Character Rig

I'm currently in the process of rigging a character for a project and I've got his body finished up I've made a couple parts that are independent of the body, like the eyes and the teeth. So when I move the bone that controls the head, if I've parented the eyes and teeth to the bone, they move with ...
by RealityCurve
Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Collada Import Error
Replies: 2
Views: 1988

Collada Import Error

Recently I've tried importing several collada format models from google into blender. However, when I select the Collada 1.4 import script, I get an error message saying that I need to download the full version of python which confuses me because I've been using blender for about a year now and have...
by RealityCurve
Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:44 am
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Bad Quality Reflections
Replies: 1
Views: 881

Bad Quality Reflections

I'm attempting to render a scene in HD (1280 x 720) in which the floor is reflective. The rest of my animation looks great but unfortunatly the floor has this really bizarre pixelled texture that kind of ruins the entire clip. Is there anything I can do to get rid of the pixelly disaster?
by RealityCurve
Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:38 am
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: 2.49 Action Editor Troubles
Replies: 0
Views: 776

2.49 Action Editor Troubles

Ok so I'm nearly done working on this car animation project (thank you Monty and SirDude for your help) but I have a problem with my action editor. When I was done I realized before I rendered the project out that the car appeared to be moving slower than I wanted it to so I went in the action edito...
by RealityCurve
Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:30 am
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Can You Edit Downloaded Blender Text?
Replies: 3
Views: 1948

Ok thanks Sir Dude! So I've successfully seperated the text from the mesh but I'm not exactly sure how to change the text. It's also very important that I keep the same curve and shape to the text as it conforms to the ship, which is a spaceship I might add. So the trick is, how do I change the words?
by RealityCurve
Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Can You Edit Downloaded Blender Text?
Replies: 3
Views: 1948

Can You Edit Downloaded Blender Text?

I just downloaded a .blend file of the U.S.S Ship Enterprise from a website and would like to know if it would be possible for me to edit the text to have it say a different ship name instead of the Enterprise. (I made up my own name.) One problem is that there are lables like these all around the s...
by RealityCurve
Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Can't Rotate Wheels on Axis for Car Animation!
Replies: 17
Views: 7222

I don't think it's an issue with the polygons so much as it is with seperate object relations. I suppose I'll start from square one and try being a little more organized with my object actions. But if the wheels are already set to move in junction with the car, would it make sense that I can't set t...
by RealityCurve
Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Can't Rotate Wheels on Axis for Car Animation!
Replies: 17
Views: 7222

Actually, to simplify things, I can give you the link to the page I downloaded the mesh from. It's got colors and everything! It is however a lightwave file but I've had no trouble importing it. Here it is.

http://www.scifi3d.com/download.asp?int ... 00&key=639
by RealityCurve
Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:01 am
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Can't Rotate Wheels on Axis for Car Animation!
Replies: 17
Views: 7222

Yikes. Honestly the whole thing will be a bit too complicated to post it and I don't thing I even have the means to do it. I guess I'll have to start from square one again on this.
by RealityCurve
Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Can't Rotate Wheels on Axis for Car Animation!
Replies: 17
Views: 7222

Ok so forgive for needing a play-by-play here but something still isn't working correctly. My car in the animation is already animated driving up a hill. When I parent the back set of wheels to part of the car, I watch the animation as the wheels fly off into space on their own. The entire car plus ...