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gdkeast
05-16-2019, 08:25 PM
I'm trying to follow this tutorial on the Motion Mixer, but for some reason, can't seem to find the scene file:
ProtonJack_MM01

https://docs.lightwave3d.com/lw2019/reference/animating/motion-mixer#MotionMixer-AdditionalNotes

Does anyone happen to know where it is?

Thank you!

raymondtrace
05-16-2019, 09:27 PM
The googles suggest that this may have appeared in the LW9 content.

gdkeast
05-17-2019, 01:01 AM
Yeah, it is sure looking that way. I was hoping that the documentation for 2019 wasn't referencing .lws from V9, but I guess it is. I wonder if NT could find it in their heart to provide a link to the ProtonJack .lws. I'm in the midst of exploring the Motion Mixer right now, and it is a little trickier than I thought it would be.

gdkeast
05-17-2019, 01:47 AM
I do have a trial version of V9; will see if I can register and get the content files that way.

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hypersuperduper
05-17-2019, 03:26 AM
What are you trying to do in motion mixer beyond just following a tutorial? perhaps someone here can answer any questions you may have instead.

erikals
05-17-2019, 03:41 AM
hi, see attachment  https://i.imgur.com/bcwLfNX.gif

Ma3rk
05-17-2019, 08:07 AM
Just did a search on my older system & finding Proton Jack items back to 9.6. Also found it with Johnny Gordon's CartoonCreation for V8, as well as object & scene with V11. On my My Profile page www.lightwave3d.com, V11 content can still be downloaded.

gdkeast
05-19-2019, 01:35 AM
Thank you Erikals!!! Really appreciate it!!!

gdkeast
05-19-2019, 01:56 AM
Wow, that scene file works perfectly in LW 2019. That's cool to see such compatibility between versions so far apart.

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James Moore
11-12-2019, 09:45 AM
Thanks for finding the object for me.

Re: NevronMotion - it appears it is still a separate paid for plugin. For some reason I had thought it had been integrated into the recent releases. I trust it works well and as advertised?

James Moore
11-12-2019, 12:51 PM
What are you trying to do in motion mixer beyond just following a tutorial? perhaps someone here can answer any questions you may have instead.

I am trying to understand how to create more complex animations with my characters. I am trying to figure out how to use animations from elsewhere, like Turbosquid free motion capture files, and integrate them into my character and other animations.

In a sense I am looking for that elusive 'make my character walk' button.

James Moore
11-12-2019, 12:57 PM
For example if you download the fbx and the bvh of the Cheerleader Dancer 19 at turbosquid

https://www.turbosquid.com/FullPreview/Index.cfm/ID/694872

I can import the bvh and get it to control my character but the bvh, at least in this particular case, doesn't have all the motions it is just a loose hanging skelton that moves around a bit. If you import items from the FBX you get a set of bones that show the actions quite clearly but I can't get that to control my character...

gdkeast
11-12-2019, 09:45 PM
If you're interested in that, you might also want to look at the Mixamo rigs and animations. There's quite a range of animations and if you use Motion Mixer, you should be able to combine animations. As a newcomer to animation, what I've been doing is cheating a lot with editing. Just do simple animations, but then cut from shot to shot, animation to animation, to create the sense of the actions being connected.

I've always had issues with trying to match motion files to rigs, especially because the names all need to line up. It is not for the faint of heart.

FWIW, I found this video helpful:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cJnguAaFLk&feature=emb_title

Also, I think Glycon has a lot of promise too, and those files are compatible with Mixamo rigs too.

James Moore
12-20-2019, 03:12 PM
Here is what my 'research' came to this year:

I did another cartoon. https://asphaltpotato.com/

Thanks for the help!