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  1. HI everyone, I still like to use Modeller and Amorphium from time to time. On the PC Amorphium died after Vista - but appears to run really well in Microsofts free VPC with XP as guest OS. Modeller starts to have drawing errors (rulers, mouse etc) with Vista onwards. The old 3DTK Modeller runs well in VPC but I can't get modeller 5 to see the dongle from inside VPC - any ideas. Also any ideas if this works with VPC running inside a Mac running Parallels. Nice to use the old toys once in a while. Also it is sometimes useful just to get a nice fac out the other end. Regar
  2. Hi everyone. Hapy Xmas and all the best for New Year. I picked up a cheap Fujitsu ST 5112 tablet for sketching out things on the go. Bargain prices now. EIM and A7 both have the same problem - will only support 1 3d view. The rest will not update. Put A7 into software mode to fix this, but EIM does not have this so still broken. Tablet runs Vista Business - already tried the compatibity modes. Would prefer to run XP tablet, but can be tricky to sort / license. Any ideas - thanks Rob.
  3. Hi Tomas, Igors I bought Encage a while ago. Initially had a problem in 7 with encage and copy protection. The Igors kindly gave me the new rsc file which sorted this out. Have now switched to PC and have the same problem. Would it be possible to have the rsc file to make encage function with 7 PC. Thanks, Rob. PS have already asked on the old email link - no reply, but may be out of date.
  4. Hi, has anyone got the old Amorphium PC installer. Seem to have my password just not the installer. Must have deleted the old download in an untidy moment. Still find it useful for the odd, odd thing. Thanks, Rob.
  5. Thanks Tom, Matt, just thought I would enquire - still see it on some of the older websites / adverts. Can I follow it up with another obscure question. Has anyone got any version of EIAS successfuly running under Wine - I noticed that Lightwave 6.xx (?.7) is listed so I am assuming there is a way of getting dongle recognition going. When I try I can get everything installed, but I cannot get anything to launch as far as trying to find the dongle. Might this be a processor thing - the little potable I would like to run things on has an i386 compatable VIA chip I think. Would be
  6. Does anyone have the old EIAS (3 or 4 I think) Unix / Linux Installer. For various obscure reasons I would love to try and run this with Ubuntu. Thanks, Rob.
  7. Hi, my little creature has two legs - I'm shooting for stylised cutout type character but I want to try animation with Jurassic Park Raptor real world weight and camera moves. I imagine a combination of camera mapping and illumination lists that tie lights to specific objects and move with the animation would tidy up the shadows and allow alot more to be done in camera. Again probably good for a character walking in one direction without lots of rotation that make the shadows look in the wrong place. Other possibility - if you can get your animation out of EI and in to Carrara - Carra
  8. Hi, like the Animatrix stuff. Although some of the more gruesome stuff slightly nausea inducing despite animation. The one when the girl goes to find her cat and they find a glitch that allows them to play in zero G is rather charming. Been playing with hand drawn look for a while now. The observations below may not be a solution but might cut down the leg work. If you look at older Dysney stuff the characters are actually coloured alot flatter than you think, at least to my eye, and the shadow lines / areas move much less realistically than you think once you analyse it. At the same
  9. Hi, Thanks Richard, I might try and contact him one more time, some of the older tutorials still looked interesting. Thanks Tom for taking the time and fixing the downloads. Looking forward to 9 with interest. Hey Felix ... I can see you at the back of the class ... did you throw something. Come on now be honest. Regards, Rob.
  10. From someone who spends alot of time trying to make simple objects move in complicated ways I would have to agree. With the death of various old websites there is almost no current rig stuff out there for Animator. Luckily I managed to download quite a bit of what was available. Also, notably 3DNY took my money and sent nothing before it closed its doors - anyone here involved in that, shame on you. I kind of thought, perhaps wrongly, that everything was going into the render and that Animator was becoming part of the pipeline to camera from other animation apps, or that the focus was on
  11. Thanks for the offer Tom. Decided to take a slightly different approach - maybe play with it again in the distant future. Regards, Rob.
  12. Hi everyone, having some problems texture maps. I'm making some small 2d monsters in a hand drawn style - like a childs drawing of dinosaurs. Process Outlines start in illustrator. Use EIM to generate a nice single layer billboard type polymesh. Into silo to generate UVs - using recreate UVs per polygon as this seems to paint really well in Carrara. Into Carrara 7 - using as a cheap painting solution - paints very nicely. Out to Animator using fbx ver 6. Into Animator and select use UVs and normalise. Everything OK except texture map only aligns when x and y co-ords set to .5.
  13. Hi, thanks for the help - need to play around a bit more but that is looking more useful. Regards, Rob.
  14. Hi everyone, I have a character rendered mainly with outlines to give the effect of a drawn blueprint. I have added some shading using the NPR Lite shader set to give a light pointillism mainly responding to the diffuse light. The effect is a light stippling of white dots that softens the hard outlines and gives an impression of depth. However the texture 'boils' even when I set the light to match object movement. Is there a way to stop this and effectively bake the shading. Thanks, Rob.
  15. Hi everyone, working my way through the Deformer Rig DVD from Alonzo - fantastic. Animator is a real joy to rig in. I'm a recent convert to DVDs having used training books for years. But Alonzo's DVDs just take so much of the pain out of learning this stuff. I would really love to see Alonzo's DVDs adopted and released formally along side a DVD of Ians excellent tutorials - if everyone involved is willing of course. In terms of income generation this is the sort of stuff I would be willing to pay for month after month - look at VTC and Gnomon. Weirdly I've always thought tha
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