View Full Version : ZB4 beta examples: it has animation?

08-12-2010, 11:35 AM
ZB4 examples from a friend of mine:

I wasn't aware that it was going to allow animation.

08-12-2010, 01:15 PM
I'd love to test it out but Pixologic has still not sent me my activation code yet. Grrr..

I know it uses the .MDD format now which is good news for Lightwave users.

08-12-2010, 01:30 PM
Won't make a difference if they do: too darned bogged down!!!

08-12-2010, 02:43 PM
I was busy so I couldn't test it out if I got it anyways but.... I saw the email this morning so I'll spool it up tonight. :D

08-12-2010, 03:18 PM
Thought this was interesting.

"You can export the animation of your mesh using the MDD format for use in other 3D packages such as modo. This makes realistic facial animation easy and fast!"

08-12-2010, 04:19 PM
it is a beta? I thought it was a free upgrade for all users of ZBrush. I haven't got my activation code either.

08-12-2010, 11:47 PM
Yes it has.

You can animate deformations, camera, explode view, materials, colors and so on.

No graph editor, but there is copy paste keys, ease ins and outs and mdd support.

I still havent got mdd to work in lw, but i'll try some more later on.

Its veeeery niiiiiiceeeee :)

08-13-2010, 07:11 AM
Havenīt found out how to export any MDD file yet. Any pointers/tips?

Steve Warner's Beta tester thread goes into using mdd for animation: http://www.zbrushcentral.com/showthread.php?t=91827

08-13-2010, 08:05 AM
I'm not sure which is cooler the heart morph animation or Steves Tank tutorial. I have not touched ZBrush for a few years but after Steves Tank tut and the vid tut's on that thread I'm almost sold on buying an upgrade.

08-13-2010, 08:25 AM
That's funny, Aurora!!!

Buy an upgrade...They've been handing them out since... forever! Just go get yours.

08-13-2010, 08:33 AM
That's funny, Aurora!!!

Buy an upgrade...They've been handing them out since... forever! Just go get yours.

As in, free upgrade :D

08-13-2010, 12:05 PM
did anyone managed to get mdd files from zbrush to work in LW?

I did some simple deformations, recorded the mdd in zbrush, but nothing happens when i load and apply the mdd in layout?