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by Greenlaw
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Other Software
Topic: Cartoon Animator 4 (CT4)
Replies: 24
Views: 8545

Re: Cartoon Animator 4 (CT4)

To keep this in perspective, at work we also use Toon Boom Harmony, Adobe Animate and Adobe After Effects in addition to Moho Pro (12.5) for puppet animations. All of these programs have their individual strengths and weaknesses, and there are times when I need to mix them together to get the result...
by Greenlaw
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Other Software
Topic: Cartoon Animator 4 (CT4)
Replies: 24
Views: 8545

Re: Cartoon Animator 4 (CT4)

Like Mike, I've been dabbling with Cartoon Animator too. When I bought it, I wasn't looking for a replacement for Moho 12.5 at all because I use Moho successfully where I work and I still like using it in some of my personal projects. That said, CA offers some intriguing rigging and motion editing f...
by Greenlaw
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Klaus Lighting Tutorial & Moho Lighting
Replies: 16
Views: 689

Re: Klaus Lighting Tutorial & Moho Lighting

@Luke Marcatili, thanks for sharing the link! Yes, I would love to be able to play around with some of their tools. :)
by Greenlaw
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Rotating bone slows the program
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Rotating bone slows the program

Just supporting what Wes wrote above: to me, this sounds like you have an unintended negative keyframe in your project. I used to have to fix this error manually, which is a pain in the butt, but his script solves the problem very easily. Definitely give it a try! Just be sure to work from a copy of...
by Greenlaw
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Klaus Lighting Tutorial & Moho Lighting
Replies: 16
Views: 689

Re: Klaus Lighting Tutorial & Moho Lighting

Just before Klaus premiered on Netflix, Sergio Pablos and James Baxter did a presentation about the film at the studio where I work, and they talked about the production's workflow and techniques. Generally speaking, a lot of clever tricks were employed, often by combining varying degrees of CG, dig...
by Greenlaw
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: Animaker Videos List
Replies: 24
Views: 3675

Re: Animaker Videos List

Yes, I hope a Smith Micro representative can pop in and respond to Moho users with some kind of assurance. I'm obviously a big fan of the software and I'd like to keep using it.
by Greenlaw
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: Animaker Videos List
Replies: 24
Views: 3675

Re: Animaker Videos List

Shoot! Now I'm seeing that error. So I had to rebuild my workstation computer and reinstall Windows 10, and now I'm re-installing Moho 12. The latest installer I have is 12.4, so I installed that and tried to update to 12.5 with the built-in updater. Sadly, I'm seeing the same 'Are you sure you're c...
by Greenlaw
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Cant start Moho 12.5 on new rig
Replies: 15
Views: 1029

Re: Cant start Moho 12.5 on new rig

BTW, in the License Manager there is an option called Permanent License. Be careful of clicking this if you don't know what 'Permanent License' actually means. My understanding is that installing a permanent license means Moho will allow you to use an 'offline' key that doesn't check-in with the ser...
by Greenlaw
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Cant start Moho 12.5 on new rig
Replies: 15
Views: 1029

Re: Cant start Moho 12.5 on new rig

Some info about the Moho License Server and how to recover your serial number and 'lost' activations... Because I seriously crashed my desktop computer a few weeks ago and had to reinstall Windows 10 from scratch, I lost my activations for Moho 12 and 13 on that computer. This wasn't an immediate pr...
by Greenlaw
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: Moving layers in an animation front to back?
Replies: 11
Views: 1853

Re: Moving layers in an animation front to back?

Oh, and you're probably wondering: Duplicate or Reference? This depends on how complicated you want the setup to be and how you want to edit your work. In my opinion, it's simpler to use a Duplicate, and if I ever change one of the layers, I copy the changes over into the duplicate layer or I just m...
by Greenlaw
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: Moving layers in an animation front to back?
Replies: 11
Views: 1853

Re: Moving layers in an animation front to back?

If you want to do this inside a Smart Bone Action, I find it's better not change the layer order but, instead, animate the visibility of duplicate layers. For example, if you have an arm that rotates in front of the torso group, duplicate or create a reference for of the arm's group layer and move t...
by Greenlaw
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Wolfwalkers movie in Annecy
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: Wolfwalkers movie in Annecy

As always, the work from the artists at Cartoon Saloon is beautiful and I can't wait to see this movie!

Thanks for sharing the image and info Victor, and congratulations to everybody who worked on Wolfwalkers!
by Greenlaw
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: follow path
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: follow path

Thanks for posting the the additional info MrMiracle77. I totally forgot to mention the rotation option. :) Your post makes me want to clarify something I wrote and add something else: When I said to keep in mind that the Follow Path tool uses the layer's origin, I should have said it uses the layer...
by Greenlaw
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: poor documentation
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: poor documentation

Hi, Welcome to Moho! As a fairly longtime Moho user, I agree, the manual/tutorials can use an overhaul. The current documentation encompass workflows dating back to very early versions of Moho and, while the info is still relevant they don't necessarily reflect currently preferred workflows. This wa...
by Greenlaw
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: follow path
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: follow path

Hi, 1. Create a path in a layer. This will be the 'track' you want another layer to follow. You mentioned using the Freehand tool. That's fine but I suggest using the Add Point tool to create a cleaner path for smoother results. 2. Create another layer with the item you want to follow the path. This...