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german-boris
11-17-2004, 01:12 PM
hi everybody: need help with bvh datas and lightwave. i try to apply bvh datas to my lightwave characters but i was running in so many difficulties and i dont want to use characterstudio in 3ds max because i like lw so much ! Does anybody has supporting material which can help me applying bvh datas to the characters. tutorials or any other helpfiles ??? many many thanks to you all.

perryj
11-22-2004, 07:03 PM
My wife and a couple of our friends created a LW/motion capturing tutorial for 3Dworld mag #48 I believe. She's able to post it online now. You can get the tutorial from http://www.drama.uga.edu/~olag/. It will be there for only a short time.

Good luck

A.Russell
11-23-2004, 11:05 AM
I've been using Lifeforms mocap, and I'm not sure, but you might have some of the same difficulties for bvh files. Also, you might want to get a copy of Inside Lightwave -there is a section on mocap.

The biggest problem I've had with it is gimble lock. I haven't found a way around it. If you try to set up the skeleton so that it won't gimble lock, it will screw up the motion capture. This makes it extremely difficult to tweak, because you can't just thin the animation out and adjust a few keyframes -the motion will be all gimble locked between them.

perryj
11-24-2004, 06:10 PM
Make sure you reset each bone pivot rotations back to zero. Also if you are using unfiltered BVH mocap data this too may cause a problem. If you can get the demo of motionbuilder for Kaydara (Alias), it has built in filtering components. The data can be filtered in Lightwave, but Lightwave has been know to crash in the past.

silviotoledo
02-21-2010, 12:37 PM
This will help you a lot

http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105521

OnlineRender
02-22-2010, 10:03 AM
The biggest problem I've had with it is gimble lock. I haven't found a way around it..

Carm3D and Larry have solutions for gimble lock on YT and VFX .......

pEAce

evolross
04-29-2010, 03:06 AM
You can get the tutorial from http://www.drama.uga.edu/~olag/. It will be there for only a short time.
Six years later it's still there. :) That's funny.