Author Topic: Animate people and cars question  (Read 3301 times)

billy007nh

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Animate people and cars question
« on: May 06, 2012, 01:11:24 am »
May 06, 2012, 01:11:24 am
Do you have to make extra clips in your movie so that the people and cars don't keep resetting and move from the start position to end position for the entire movie length?

I have just one clip but see that the animate doesn't allow for a keyframe create so my lady and cars keep going over and over from start to finish for like 5 min.......aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh

Billy

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Re: Animate people and cars question
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012, 09:41:43 am »
May 07, 2012, 09:41:43 am
My workflow:

-In build mode, place all walking people in a place hidden from view. Say, behind a building or house. And place all cars in the parking lot, in a parked position.

-In movie mode, animate only the walking people you need for each clip, and animate only the cars you need in each clip.

After all, you can not only set the finish point, but also the starting point, so the position of both walking people and cars in build mode is irrelevant, and it's better if they're not conspicuous.

EDIT: Now I see you're referring to advanced animation. Sorry, I though it was simple animation.

Re: Animate people and cars question
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2012, 11:17:53 am »
May 07, 2012, 11:17:53 am
my lady and cars keep going over and over from start to finish for like 5 min

Hi Billy, there's currently no way to control the loop mode when using the Advanced Animation effect, so animations will keep looping over and over by default.

billy007nh

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Re: Animate people and cars question
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012, 09:11:47 pm »
May 08, 2012, 09:11:47 pm
So what are the "BEST Practices" for making People and Cars to animate? 

Have cars and people to walk and move out of view never to return to the seen of the crime?  Set a clip to just animate that 10 second clip before moving on and out of view?  My project flyby movies typically fly around the building or see the same areas more than once so I see the same person reset back to the start position which is odd to view in the movie.

Thanks
Billy