Author Topic: Couples Animation?  (Read 1141 times)

Jared G.

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Couples Animation?
« on: November 04, 2013, 10:20:33 pm »
November 04, 2013, 10:20:33 pm
I think its really weird to see everyone in your videos walking by themselves... So I wanted to make some couples walking together! Except... this seems more difficult that it should be.

Notice in the 2nd image how much faster the man is walking? I tried to place the start/end locations as close together as possible. Do the different characters have different speeds to their animations?

Re: Couples Animation?
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2013, 11:31:28 pm »
November 04, 2013, 11:31:28 pm
Yes, they are designed with different walk speeds based on stride length, character height and number of strides per cycle.

More in recent topic (commercial section of forum) Characters backtrack.

Reason is to give variation.

Tried a few tests with Move, but no, it's not possible.  The distance travelled is always the same (within time of clip) even if extend the path as their walk speed is constant.  So if try setting either start or end positions different, they will only ever match up for a brief moment.

This is different from say vehicles where setting a longer path will result in the vehicle travelling faster.

So only two characters of same (very similar) walk speed will this get close to working.

It might be more successful with the Advanced Animation Effect as the timing (not speed) can be more controlled.  Will test.

Sounds like another character option for the library Wishlists.  Although not sure how that would best be accomplished re as single characters or as two people for one object animation, and then there's so many permutations, that it's likely to not be practical.



Re: Couples Animation?
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2013, 12:33:22 am »
November 05, 2013, 12:33:22 am
Quick test with Advanced Move.

Works well, good enough.  Same path distance for each character.  Point to reach is set in this test as the clip length time.  Slight variations is probably due to one characters distance is slightly  more than the other, straight line but slight angle.

Jared G.

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Re: Couples Animation?
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2013, 12:57:52 am »
November 05, 2013, 12:57:52 am
Thanks for the detailed response and suggestion! This will indeed suit me as they will only be visible for less than 10 seconds.