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by synthsin75
Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:50 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Is there a script that can do this?
Replies: 6
Views: 3086

Ah, I see now. I took that 'problem', and used it to test my assumption that parenting is handled something like bone locking. Using only bones 1&2 parented like you said, I constrained bone 2 to the position of bone 1. Then I locked bone 2. Now when I drag bone 1 I get something like your 'wrong wa...
by synthsin75
Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:01 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Is there a script that can do this?
Replies: 6
Views: 3086

There is ANOTHER even more annoying problem with constraints. If you have an unparented bone that is the target and the constrained bone has a parent a translation constraint goes THE WRONG WAY. Because the bone is parented it's x and y seem to get "reversed". I'm trying to duplicate this to help m...
by synthsin75
Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:31 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Is there a script that can do this?
Replies: 6
Views: 3086

So parenting isn't so much a translation-like constraint as it is a sort of 'lock to parent'? And a child has no absolute positional values that can be passed on, only the unchanging relative value to its parent? And how does rotation differ? Is it that the relative change from pivot to tip is all i...
by synthsin75
Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:45 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Is there a script that can do this?
Replies: 6
Views: 3086

Is there a script that can do this?

Okay, this could also be a feature request, but I figured I'd start here. I've been studying the bone constraints and parenting, and it seems a bit unbalanced. What I've noticed is this: Translate- a translated parent translates its child equally - position constraint only works from a manually tran...
by synthsin75
Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:40 am
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: Parenting cross-constraint example
Replies: 8
Views: 2059

While I'm thinking about it, is the only way to include an image layer to zip it up with the .anme file?
by synthsin75
Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:23 am
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: Parenting cross-constraint example
Replies: 8
Views: 2059

Thanks Vern, mine works fine. I'll try again. If not I'll just copy your link. And yeah, I meant to give you credit Genete. That's by no means my discovery. I figured the heavy scripting folks would just ignore it. Like I said, non-Pro users may find some of those rigs useful. Not to mention myself,...
by synthsin75
Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: Parenting cross-constraint example
Replies: 8
Views: 2059

Parenting cross-constraint example

I made this up for my own reference, but maybe someone else could find it helpful. These are examples of using bone parenting to make one constraint input (translate,rotate,or scale) output to a different constraint of another bone. I think these will help minimize control points on a rig. Another b...
by synthsin75
Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:01 am
Forum: Bug Discussions
Topic: Translate points auto-weld quit working
Replies: 4
Views: 2901

I may have the wrong version of Fazek's utility. I'll mess with it later. I'm trying to sacrifice know for doing at this point.
by synthsin75
Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:42 am
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: copy/paste shapes?
Replies: 3
Views: 981

Thanks guys. I thought I did that, but must have missed something. Just another duh moment.
by synthsin75
Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:04 am
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: copy/paste shapes?
Replies: 3
Views: 981

copy/paste shapes?

Is there any way to copy and paste shapes? Is the only option to copy/paste the points and recreate the fill?
by synthsin75
Sun Jan 20, 2008 1:11 am
Forum: Bug Discussions
Topic: Translate points auto-weld quit working
Replies: 4
Views: 2901

Yeah, I was just being dense. I've installed Fazek's tools, but now I'm having a problem with the tools panel not responding. Seems to have something to do with switching tools.
by synthsin75
Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: Bug Discussions
Topic: Translate points auto-weld quit working
Replies: 4
Views: 2901

Translate points auto-weld quit working

Okay, I've got a pretty point heavy face. I've been vector tracing it using add point and translate point tools(standard ASP install), toggling the auto-weld of both often. I'm almost done and then the translate points auto-weld quits working. I can add more points and they auto-weld fine, and new p...
by synthsin75
Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Consolidating my embedded layer scripts...
Replies: 15
Views: 7128

I was just wondering if a script could be made that would create a multilayer bone. Create it on one bone layer and have it appear on all nested bone layers. Then this 'one' bone could be controlled from any of its layers. Just a thought.
by synthsin75
Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:13 am
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: Bind both points and layers?
Replies: 19
Views: 3213

Another thing... you could easily have that whole set up under one bone layer. No need for an "extra" nested layer. I try as much as possible to have ALL animation done on one bone layer. Probably have to use some bone offset though. Yeah, like I said when I posted it, I was too far along to rework...
by synthsin75
Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:26 am
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: Bind both points and layers?
Replies: 19
Views: 3213

Okay, here's my first test run on this. Don't ask why I put it in a switch layer( I was making it more complicated than it was). And yes, I know with a regular bone layer I could have put all the controls on one layer, but I didn't feel like reworking all that. Let me know what ya think. Any ideas f...