Ramiro the RamMeet Ramiro the Ram! our new character, actually it is there since a while ago but now is time to put it in game.
He is the male sheep, the Ram protector of all Mandy’s around, and will not hesitate in hitting if you get too close to them!

This week we got the sheep game (catching, throwing, animations, etc) working at a level we can move on to other games, like the piranha, rat, buck, turtle? and its logic.
But still there is a lot of things to do/tweak in our levels/hud/effects and here is where we can use your help, we have this character, the Ram, but no animations still, there are scheduled for the next week (not the one that starts tomorrow monday), so we thought that with the nice response we had with the “Animate Frankie!” post, we could try this again and let people contribute with their own animations so when the next week starts we have some already there, for tweaking/integrating and some nice extra time to work on the levels or make even more animations, we can always re-schedule :)

What are we looking for?, this character doesn’t have any animations yet, so we can use any kind, but most needed are:

  • WalkCycle
  • RunCycle
  • Idle animations
  • Hit / being hit (by a nut)
  • Being kicked
  • Death animation
  • Drowning
  • Charging to hit with the horns, pissed off animations, everything you think will fit to this character.

Grab the .blend file here. (Packed, ~1.2Mb). Animating at 40 frames per second (like Frankie’s) will work.
Nothing really fancy on it so should work with recent builds of Apricot, that you can find at GraphicAll, thanks to our build monkeys, also the Apricot branch (linux) have an special place in the “Automated Builds” section, under “Current Hot Branches”.

* You don’t have to leave your .blend file always, you can use Vimeo (good)/YouTube (bad) to upload the OpenGL videos (?) there, and we can ask for the .blend file later (you may want to do some tweaking before release or so).

As a side note, if you’re not an animator and would like to contribute with any other stuff (modeling, texturing, etc). Check the “Contribute your own stuff!” thread we created at blender.org forums and leave your questions/thoughts there.

That’s all! looking forward to what you blenderheads do with this character, hope you like it!
(Feliz Día del Amigo!)

There is an open ftp space on blender.org. It works like this:
ftp to: download.blender.org
user: anonymous
password: your email address

When logged in, go to the directory ‘incoming’. What you put there is visible here:
http://download.blender.org/ftp/incoming/
This upload space deletes all old files after a couple of weeks, so don’t use it for permanent storage.



110 Responses to “Animate Ramiro!”
  1. soy medio malo para animar cosas pero bueno voy a jugar un poquito!, feliz dia por alla tambien!!!

  2. I’m sure he will “kick some ass” :p

    just wondering though…

    what is good about vimeo that is not about youtube. is it a technical thing like easy integration in websites or a social thing like we don’t like google anymore of there are just to much adds…

    I personally always liked youtube. ( mostly for its content )

    vimeo is probably very nice too, but i have to little experience with it to make a judgement about that.

  3. Mark, well actually the thing i dislike about YouTube (besides the default quality and that you can’t just click to download the video without any external tool) is that it tends to resize the video without respecting the aspect, so it adds black stripes and scales everything.

    Videos like this one in YouTube would be scaled down, instead of keeping the aspect.

    But besides that is nice.

  4. Ah good :) I’ll just practice with this one while making an animation. I hope to see the turtle appear here some day :D

    *downloading*

  5. mangojambo says:

    How much frames per second? 45? Like Frank?

  6. @ mangojambo, more likely 40fps (as Frankie), will edit the post now.

  7. mangojambo says:

    Other question:
    What is the better way? Walking in the same place or to do the first walkcycle moving forward?

  8. @ mangojambo, I think is better to use the “main” bone to actually displace the entire character while making the cycle and to avoid future foot sliding.

    Also, check what Glenn uses in his run cycle here:
    http://apricot.blender.org/?p=221#comment-2430

    Nice as reference.

  9. Sorry for that question but.. how can I disable GLSL? Everyone is talking about that but I can not find the option in Blender…

  10. mangojambo says:

    @Daniel: On the header of the User Preferences Click on Game menu > Texture Face Material or Blender Multitexture Materials…

    To get back: Game menu > Blender GLSL Materials

    Cheers

    *edited*

  11. Well… there’s no stupid questions. I’ve found myself one that I’m unable to solve: How do I make a video out of my animation?

  12. @ Vexelius, the simplest way would be to set the output format (where you choose to save jpg, or png, etc) to AVI Jpeg, then in the header of the 3DView Ctrl Click on the little landscape icon next to the Magnet one.
    That will save you an .AVI file in the path you have set in the “Output” panel, by default is set to “/tmp/”.

  13. Oh, I see… Render like any other normal animation…? Splat! Why did I thought that the BGE ones would be saved in a special way?

    Anyways, thanks… And feliz día del amigo!

  14. mangojambo says:

    Hi again!! :)
    First try: http://www.vimeo.com/1377499
    Qareeb Marching. It is just an idea. Sometimes walking, sometimes marching…

    Cheers

  15. hah that’s great mangojambo! never thought of Qareeb marching and walking sometimes, I think this one goes in! :)

  16. On a second thought: we renamed the ram to “Ramiro”. We named him to honour a former Apricot team member, but he didn’t like it much. :)

  17. hi folks, I’ve worked on the turtle posted here: http://www.blender.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13486

    here’s what I got so far: http://www.vimeo.com/1379799
    Would love to get some feedback. I intend to make a ‘lick lips’ animation, and a headstand-like attack move with the shell; for smashing walls, maybe also usable for playing tennis with nuts thrown at the turtle? :D

    On a side note, it’s still missing a texture!

  18. mangojambo says:

    Great news Ton! lol … Name changed.

    - By the way, where is Ramiro on the “hidden” splash image? ;)

  19. @gnome: Wow so many good animations. I especial like the eating grass animation where you could actually see the swallowing.
    I am not so sure what the animation means where it hits with the head the ground. It could be a expression of being angry about itself or a unfinished eat animation.
    I would have expected about three hit’s in the former case.
    Thinking about the turtle hitting it’s head on the ground:
    It could even become dazed from doing that. So how about a dazed animation? ;)

  20. @Flo: thanks, man! The ‘head on the ground’ animation is supposed to be a headbonk, so it should go forward and not down. I definitely gotta fix that one. Cheers! :)

  21. Great character!
    I tried to do some of the requested animation, still mabye some tweeking left( after I animted them i saw that I used the wrong framerate but I guess that´s just to scale the animation?):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIzSoDiNue0

    Looking forward to the comple game:)

  22. @gnome: :D really cool! I finally tribute something to a Blender project ^^. I don’t know if u downloaded it yesterday or so? I’ve updated the turtle blend with a packed texture this time :)

  23. @jhoolmans: Awesome, thanks for the texture! Yes, I downloaded it yesterday, and I didn’t notice that you updated it. Cheers! :)

  24. I just want to say.. I just love open source!! ;)
    It’s great to see everybody working on this project! This is great!

    Keep up the good work guys!

  25. Francisco Ortiz says:

    Hey! That’s nice! Another chance…

    Apricot is more open than Elephants Dream. :)

  26. Turtle again: http://www.vimeo.com/1382915 - I have tweaked most animations, which is hardly worth posting, but I have also added J. Hoolmans’ texture, which really brings the character to life. I have taken the freedom to remove the eyes on the head opening; I think we can use the eyeball meshes for that (possibly with some scaling) if need arises.

    If anyone could paint some hexagon pattern on the back of the shell, and some details on the belly, that would be awesome (I am no good at texture painting myself)! The texture is packed into the .blend file posted here: http://www.blender.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13486.

    Cheers! :D

  27. mangojambo says:

    Yes!!! 10 actions until now!
    If you allow me, I was working on animation concept for Ramiro. My Idea about Ramiro is to be a little bit full of himself! “I’m strong, I’m the defensor, I’m the best, I’m the one, I’M COOL”!!! But not to show off, just in a ” cool” way!!
    http://vimeo.com/1384363

    Cheers!

  28. mangojambo says:

    Like Steven Seagal!!! jajajajaja lol
    “Ramiro Seagal” !!! :D

  29. How do you post things? I downloaded the turtle and made some additions to his texture as well as adding a normal map, but I can’t figure out how to post it.

  30. Dang, MangoJambo, knockin em out of the park. I really like all your idle animations for Ramiro. I especially like the one where he does that like military step and stands at attention, sort of aloof with his nose up. Great work.

  31. what a grrrreat job guys!, you can really feel the sweet smell of open source here :)

    thanks you all! the turtle is looking great, love the design by J. Hoolmans, the animations development, how the character is growing just because of you helping each other, is awesome. The credits roll will be very long :)

    mangojambo, you really developed this character’s personality, and from Uruguay? me hubieras dicho bolo! jaj :D Feliz dia atrasado :)

    dempa’s animation also show some nice concepts for getting hit or drowning, i think we may fill the entire list of animations for the weekend!

    DanZMan, any image uploader website could work? like this one (allows png w/o much compression i think), or email us (our email is in the Team page of this site), and we will put them somewhere on yofrankie.org so people can download it.

    following this blogpost like a mad! :)

  32. @DanZMan: email them to me and I’ll update the post :)

    jhoolmans@gmail.com

    Or else you could zip them and put them on rapidshare or mediashare or something like those :) then post the link

  33. I can’t resist to look at this site at least once an hour! Great progresses, and a lot to enjoy! :)
    @ mangojambo: Maybe, Ramiro could switch between the ‘cool’ attitude to a ‘playboy’ like attitude, twinkling with an eye - all these sheep are his girls, aren’t they! ;) The Mandys could react with a ‘go your way’ attitude :D … just some ideas!

  34. @Pappenheimer: I have the same problem :) can’t resist. Since i’ve seen Franky being animated I’m sticked on this blog :D. That playboy idea is great :D reminds me of Brother Bear, “shut up! no you shut up! you shut up” :) that mountain goat that tries to be so cool in front of his girls :D

  35. this is what i meant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8017vld-crw at about 1:55

  36. haha love this playboy idea too!, the twinkling with an eye to his girls while walking through the fields at the sound of “Staying Alive”

  37. @ jhoolmans: yeah, those are great gestures!
    @ venomgfx: finally, this turns from a ‘Frankie’s vendetta’ to a ‘Ramiro makes love not war’ project! :D
    @ mangojambo: don’t take my ideas too serious, whatever you decide to animate, it will be great! :)

  38. mangojambo says:

    @ poppenheimer: no, I think it is a good idea! I was thinking that too, but the problem is the contrains is settep up for the 2 eyes, so I don’t want to change just because of that.

    @ jhoolmans: That is a great cartoon! Really funny. I am working on tree animations here, one is a kind of stretch, almost like the cartoon.

    @ venomfgx: Holla, que tal? No, yo soy brasileño! Yo no ablo español, ablo “portuñol”!!! ;)
    ¿Usted es de Argentina, seguro? Somos casi vecinos, yo vivo en Paraná, al sur de Brasil.

    Cheers! Saluto!

  39. ok don’t laugh =p this is my first run cycle!

    http://www.vimeo.com/1387180

    when i made ramiro keep looking forward it was looking very… weird so i chose to make it look like this. =D

  40. Such a strong character! Whatever he does, it looks magnificent!
    @jhoolmans: Is it a big deal to try different versions of walking? One suggestion: keeping the head close to the ground while running, like an attack.
    @mangojambo: Ah, I see - maybe, you could tilt his head aside a bit then, and twinkle with both eyes several times … :P :D

  41. Wallenstein says:

    Where to find the xcf-files of turtle-texture?

  42. @wallenstein: I’ve just painted beneath the uv, just 1 layer =) the other layer is some little scratches but actually there is no need for xcf file for this..

  43. Well nowhere close to mambojambo’s awesome animations, but the more the merrier right ;) Still learning so it isn’t the greatest but it is what it is. Here is the website http://www.vimeo.com/1390037

  44. To look at your video one needs a permission…

  45. Thanks, fixed.

  46. Hey Guys!

    Heres a suspicious walkcykle. Ram(iro) is waching his sheeps.

    http://www.vimeo.com/1390605

    The animation can be looped.

    btw, have you noticed that Ramiro doesent have any ears?

  47. mangojambo says:

    lasphere: Private video!! :(

  48. It is? Nad of some reason there is no title… :/ then I’ll just try again. :)

  49. Okay its corrected now. :)

  50. Hiya,

    how’s this one? http://www.vimeo.com/1393370

    I found some time working on the head =p it looks pretty scary from the front view haha.

  51. @ Redcap: My first thought was that your animation isn’t dramatic enough for Ramiro, but, maybe, the contrast to mangojambo’s anims could work out nice: the soldier-like typ ends by a kick like a plush toy! :)

  52. mangojambo says:

    Ops, forgot to post!!
    Pepe le Pew style!!
    http://www.vimeo.com/1390552

  53. AI LOF YU BOI

    REALI AI JEIT YU

    SALUDOS

    MI AND MAI SPLANGLIS

  54. A little update on my turtle model and texture. I’ve added a shell color and I’ve added a normal map which i made by hand =)

    http://www.jeroenhoolmans.nl/my%20images/TurtlePose01.jpg

    Hope you like his pose :)

    the turtle file has been updated.

    http://www.jeroenhoolmans.nl/downloads/turtle.blend

    Cheers

  55. MatrixNAN says:

    Hey Guys,

    lol Well I also added Texture Maps to the Turtle I have the Color Map, Normal Map Tangent Based, Almost have the Specular and Reflection Maps will have them finished later today, and I also have the node based shading network. Here is a screen shot. I painted the textures in Gimp.

    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y20/MatrixNAN/Blender/TurtleColorNormalMaps_01.jpg

    Cheers,
    Nate Nesler

  56. @MatrixNAN: :D way better than mine if I said so! Keep up!

  57. MatrixNAN says:

    Hey Guys,

    Here is a shot of the Normal Map Only for the Turtle.

    Tangent Based Normal Map:
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y20/MatrixNAN/Blender/TurtleColorNormalMaps_02.jpg

  58. MatrixNAN says:

    @jhoolmans: Thanks man. I am not a texture painter I have not done much texture painting in my career, but I should have it to you later today. I am just to tired to finish it now. lol Sorry for that. Once I finish the Specular and Reflection maps I will send them to you. I have a double set. One set is 4096 resolution and another set is 1024 resolution. The images that I posted are of the 1024 resolution set. ;) :)

    Cheers,
    Nate Nesler

  59. Wallenstein says:

    MatrixNAN:
    nice work!
    Though I don’t really know if the shell-texture fits to the rest of game-textures. Anyhow you’ve said you are not finished and I am probably wrong, because I haven’t seen a real render yet.
    Hope to see more from you!
    jhoolmans: your version is nice, too.

  60. mangojambo says:
  61. @mangojambo: Looking forward to see moving pictures of those @_@ !

    I think what Wallenstein means is that the texture looks to real and dark unlike the style of the game. Which is true, but he’s not done yet :D

  62. sheesh guys! you will make them fired me and hire you all!

    so much work here and so good! the turtle is looking awesome, that character is evolving really good, and mangojambo have this army of animations ready there!

  63. What do you guys think of my new upcoming character :) the Warthog!

    http://www.jeroenhoolmans.nl/my%20images/WarthogPreview.jpg

    Let me know what u think!

  64. mangojambo: wow, that looks like a lot of cool animations, good work!

    jhoolmans: I like the warthog, but it looks a bit like the Ramiro model. I’d suggest you lower its behind a bit, make the snout a bit longer, and make it a bit thinner (i.e. vertically) but with longer legs - meaning the belly should go up, but the feet stay in place.
    Really love the haircut, good job! :)

    *goes off to check out the new turtle texture*

  65. hey jhoolmans! nice warthog!

    btw I made some concepts time ago, there were suposed to be in game but we had no time, maybe you could give it a go!

  66. Hey,

    Ok, I have ramiro charging:
    http://www.vimeo.com/1402852

    And then just ramiro going into sort of an antic to the charge:

    http://www.vimeo.com/1403045
    I thought it might be neat if
    he went into this antic for a random amount of time, and THEN go into the charge!

  67. Okey, three feedbacks, three different views. Here is mine:
    Your warthog is cute, while I think a warthog should be a sort of a neighborhood bully. Rise his neck and lower his back…
    http://www.puppenheim.org/WarthogTestChange.jpg

  68. mangojambo says:

    What???
    http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/2288/whatqq1.png

    Did he take to much sun or is that a bug? ;)

    To solve I’d import all the actions to a new ramiro file. Works!

  69. MatrixNAN says:

    Hey Everyone,

    The Turtle is finished the original turtle was dark because of a lack of lights. I have two images here one with the same lights and one with more lights. The lights are doing a strange thing also. The lights from above are lighting the model from below and the lights from below are lighting the model from above. Strange indeed. I use the same specular map for the reflections but I manipulated it with shading nodes.

    Same Lights as Before:
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y20/MatrixNAN/Blender/TurtleColorNormalSpecMaps_01.jpg
    More Lights:
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y20/MatrixNAN/Blender/TurtleColorNormalSpecMaps_02.jpg
    Here is Shaderless:
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y20/MatrixNAN/Blender/TurtleShaderless_01.jpg

    If need be I can just lighten the whole color texture up. I am not use to texture painting, and I am to doing realism and not cartoon works.

    This is one of my works as an example that took me 1 and half hours.
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y20/MatrixNAN/Art/MountainSideColorTest_02.jpg

    Oh on another note where do I upload this work?

    Cheers,
    Nate Nesler

  70. MatrixNAN says:

    Hey Everyone,

    If that was not bright enough I threw in another node HSV node for the color texture node so that the brightness can be altered of the color map. I brought the lights down to almost the orginal lighting and I pushed the value in the HSV node up to the maximum 2.0 value.

    HSV Value of 2.0. Of course this can be adjusted to any brightness setting you like.
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y20/MatrixNAN/Blender/TurtleColorNormalSpecMaps_03.jpg

    Cheers,
    Nate Nesler

  71. MatrixNAN says:

    Hey Everyone,

    I guess My original post did not go through so I am posting it again. I am finished with the Turtle here is the Color, Normal, and Specular Maps. I did the reflection channel by manipulating the specular map with an HSV node before plugging it into the reflection channel. Here are 2 images one with the orginal lighting and one with more lights. The lights are acting strange. The lights below the turtle are lighting the top of the turtle and the lights on top are lighting the bottom of the turtle not to mention the lights on each side of the turtle are lighting the other side of the turtle. So the main problem in the original post was lighting.

    Orginal Lighting:
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y20/MatrixNAN/Blender/TurtleColorNormalSpecMaps_01.jpg
    More Lights:
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y20/MatrixNAN/Blender/TurtleColorNormalSpecMaps_02.jpg
    Shaderless:
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y20/MatrixNAN/Blender/TurtleShaderless_01.jpg

    Cheers,
    Nate Nesler

  72. MatrixNAN says:

    Hey Everyone,

    Sorry I had to break the post into 2 parts.

    To be honest I have not done much texture painting, and I am normally doing realism. Here is an image I did in 1 and half hours as an example.

    Mountain Side:
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y20/MatrixNAN/Art/MountainSideColorTest_02.jpg

    I have a question where do I upload this work?

    Cheers,
    Nate Nesler

  73. mangojambo says:

    Ok… there is more from Ramiro!! I like him. He is funny!

    http://vimeo.com/1404073

    And (a bad) another view
    http://vimeo.com/1404041

    See you later!!

  74. hey guys, you think it would be useful if I setup an ftp for you to upload the files? or maybe is easier to use a free hosting service? you tell me, thanks you so much for your work!

  75. Mangojambo: awesome work!!!

    Everyone: there is an open ftp space on blender.org. It works like this:

    ftp to: download.blender.org
    user: anonymous
    password: your email address

    When logged in, go to the directory ‘incoming’. What you put there is
    visible here:
    http://download.blender.org/ftp/incoming/

    This upload space deletes all old files after a couple of weeks, so don’t use it for permanent storage.

  76. ah great :)

    Thanks for the comments you guys! will work on it asap :D

    @venomgfx: I like the second concept the most, although the first has more of a bad ass look :) I’ll try the combine it.

  77. squareline says:

    :D:D funny character and animations!

  78. Hey guys, update on the warthog. New concept: http://www.jeroenhoolmans.nl/my%20images/WarthogConcept2.jpg

    the eyes will be made more evil in 3d :P I can’t draw that good..

  79. mangojambo says:

    @thanks ton.

    What you guys think about to have a new option render
    blender internal
    yafray
    and Blender GLSL render!!

    I’d render by Ctrl + click on 3D view render button.

  80. Wallenstein says:

    MatrixNAN: awesome Rocks! A light-ragged turtle shell similar to this might be interesting to see, too(although I like the your other polished one,too,of course!)

  81. MeteoricMedal says:

    @jhoolmans That hog looks good.

    MatrixNAN- The turtle looks great!

    This has REALLY become an open project!

  82. hehe i thought to give imageshack a try.. oh well, shall stick to my own website :]

    http://img392.imageshack.us/my.php?image=warthog201ar8.jpg

    How is this?
    He’s tough! He’s strong! He’s evil! he’s… a WARTHOG RTHOG Hog og g … *echo fades* :P

  83. I hope you don’t mind my feedback.
    The warthog has very much improved IMO. The style of the other animals like Mandy and Ramiro etc. is one of extreme exaggerations of the contrast of very small legs and a big head, big eye-crossed eyes and eyelids with almost(!)no distance between the eyes. The mouth of the warthog could be more exaggerated. The front legs of your last model lack of dynamic, fore and back of them is equal. The back legs have a gap which doesn’t fit. Here a pic for explanation what I meant.
    http://www.puppenheim.org/warthog_dynamized1.jpg
    The legs and the back could be even much shorter than in my pic compared to the other animals.
    Generally spoken:
    The mere shape of the model symbolizes its potentiality of moves. ;)

  84. MatrixNAN says:

    Hey Everyone,

    I uploaded the files they are in tar.gz zip format. You can unzip these in Windows also and of course Mac OSX since it is Unix anyhow. Great concept art guys very cool. I love the concepts being made. Yeah I am really glad this project is becoming really open. If this keeps up then we might be able to do everything they were intending to do in the first place on the art side.

    I am willing to texture paint the warthog when you guys make it. I think I will do the colors based off of the other characters done by the apricot team so that way it matches up better with their work.

    Great job on all the animations. I think the open crits are great. Constructive crits are nothing but a good thing. Thanks for all the comments. I can’t wait to see the turtle with all the animation on it with the textures. :) ;)

    Oh here is a really good UV Map that will really help you find problems in UV stretching much better than other UV Map Textures. Make sure the squares are as close to perfectly square as possible in you UV Unwraps. I have seen some stretching.

    http://www.williampolito.com/blog/images/4/uvtemplate002-lg.jpg

    Yeah I would love to see GLSL rendering system for making movies too. It would be very cool and fast. Thanks for all of the comments guys. I uploaded the file with the color texture at a brightness of 1.5 instead of 2.0 so its not as bright and I think it is a better match to what they are actually doing in the apricot project.

    Cheers,
    Nate Nesler

  85. @Pappenheimer: Hey man, I never mind good critics :D. I almost can’t resist making those adjustments right now but since it’s 00:40am here :P I’ll just do it tomorrow. I’ll try to exaggerate some parts just to adjust the style a little. And when I look with a fresh eye :) I might adjust way more. But now it’s getting late :P

    @MatrixNAN: Thanks for the UVMap, I’ll check on your uploads tomorrow :)!

  86. mangojambo says:

    Before I lost everything here!!! ;)

    http://download.blender.org/ftp/incoming/ram.blend.tar.bz2

    Needs to do:
    - ram_being_hit
    - ram_death

    Unfinished:
    - ram_swimming.out (I don’t know if it is needed, so…)
    - ram_idle2MarcSta2 (finishing)

    see you later!

  87. the_last_rookie says:

    Here is a pissed off animation i made: http://www.youtube.com/v/ov0qF1Cd3QA

  88. Why is the web site’s title “Apricot”, but everything on the site itself seems like it’s called “Yo Frankie”? ;-)

  89. mangojambo says:

    Yes, I’m still here!! And animating!! ;)

    - swimming and drowing
    http://vimeo.com/1419626

    - Being hit, stretching and dying
    http://vimeo.com/1419645

    See you later!!!

  90. Apricot is still the name of the project and Yo Frankie is the name of the game :D I think..

  91. jhoolmans: OK, it looked to me as if they had forgotten to change the tag :)

  92. Urm, how many bugs does WordPress have?

    I meant to say: “the <title> tag…”

  93. oh haha, ya that’s true :). oh well.

    (has this blog entry died?)

  94. MeteoricMedal says:

    I don’t think it has.
    How is your hog coming along?

  95. Francisco Ortiz says:

    Hi dudes.

    Some questions:

    1)Can i use 2.46? (That’s because the new GLSL features are crashing my sistem).

    2)Where does i change to 40 fps? Is it at the render window?

    Ramiro’s left eye ball has a geometry glitch. What we should do? Ignore it?

    Thank you!

  96. @Francisco: I dont know if it works with 2.46 (I thought not).
    I’ve noticed the glitch also :/

    And now I’ve uploaded the Warthog model :D I will post it on the forum and over here.
    If you guys still want to edit something about it, just do it and mail it to me + tell me what you changed :)

    for texturing, I did quick painting with Blender so no .xcf file is available.

    Download: http://www.jeroenhoolmans.nl/downloads/Warthog.blend

  97. MatrixNAN says:

    Hey Jhoolmans,

    Cool great job I love what you did with your turtle too thats why I wanted to paint it because you did such a good job on modeling and animating him. I will texture paint this dude.

    I just finished the python blender api script that I was coding for shape key transfer but there is a bug in the Python Blender API with regards to shape keys only I think. The script works I just don’t know how useful it would be outside of shape keys.

    Cheers,
    Nate Nesler

  98. @MatrixNAN: Why thank you :), I’m just trying my best to contribute ^^. Can’t wait to see the first textures coming :P. I think I might have some fun with Gimp as well. But will just use it for practice :P. I don’t really get what u mean with that script but sounds interesting :D. Keep up the good work!

  99. hey everybody! comment #100! :)

    sorry for leaving this blogpost alone but I went this weekend to Denmark to show Yo Frankie! in a Game Development Campus, they were really excited about this OpenGame idea, so we may see new people hanging around here with characters and animations :D

    Now i’m going to prepare a coffee and read through all the comments i missed, today I will try to add Ramiro as many animations as i can.

  100. mangojambo says:

    @venomgfx - holla pablo, que tal?
    Is good to see you here again!!
    So, I forgot to post the ramiro file! jeje .. so, I will do later ’cause I am not at home right now …

    And I was working on that:
    http://www.blender.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13486

    See you later …

  101. @mangojambo: haha I love it! can’t wait playing with it :P.

    @venomgfx: welcome back ^^

  102. http://www.jeroenhoolmans.nl/my%20images/died.jpg

    I couldn’t stop myself. delete this post please xD…

  103. MatrixNAN says:

    @jhoolmans Here is the script I was talking about. It works as you can see but not on the actual shape keys because of a bug in the Blender Python API. If anyone knows who I can contact about this that would be great.

    This script saves you from having to copy and paste from point to point between shape keys the X Coordinate, then the Y Coordinate, and then the Z Coordinate for each point.

    Say you need to copy and paste part of a face shape and that part has 150 points. That means you have to copy and paste 450 times between the points not counting if you make a mistake. This takes forever to do.

    My script does this for you in about a minute. Here is a link to it so you can see what I am talking about.

    Shape Key Transfer:
    http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?t=131404

    Cheers,
    Nate Nesler

  104. MatrixNAN says:

    Hey Everyone,

    I still have a ton more painting to do. I used frankie’s fur texture painting as a reference and man that is some very good texture painting. My color fur is not as good as frankie’s but its descent. I still have a lot left to do on the color. Once I have the color done the other maps go a lot faster and it does not take me long to high res sculpt one of these models like I did for the turtle to create the tangent based normal maps from.

    WartHog Color Only First Stage:
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y20/MatrixNAN/Blender/WartHog_01.jpg

    Here is a Picture Demo of the Shape Key Transfer Tool I created. I am going to be releasing it this week with a video and the file. I have a work around for the problem with the Blender Python API. Basically you just select the points of the shape you want to transfer and click the capture button. Then you select the points on the other model where you want to transfer that shape to and boom it does it.

    Shape Key Transfer Tool:
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y20/MatrixNAN/Blender/AnimeEyesClosed_01.jpg
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y20/MatrixNAN/Blender/AnimeEyesOpen_01.jpg
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y20/MatrixNAN/Blender/AnimeL_EyeClosed_01.jpg

    Cheers,
    Nate Nesler

    Cheers,
    Nate Nesler

  105. @MatrixNAN: Hey that’s looking pretty sweet :D Keep up the good work

  106. Shape Key Transfer Tool Realeased:

    This tool can be used on the Apricot Project if so desired.

    Example picture all the keys that are in caps were generated with the Shape Key Transfer Tool.
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y20/MatrixNAN/Blender/ShapeKeyTransferDemo_01.jpg

    Shape Key Transfer: For artists no additional output to the terminal:
    http://www.hyperactivestudiosinc.com…eyTransfer.zip

    Shape Key Transfer Test: Has the output generated for testing purposes for solving the Blender Python API problem
    http://www.hyperactivestudiosinc.com…ansferTest.zip

    Training Videos no sound. I typed text so you can read in the video as you follow along. You can go ahead and download them to see what to do.

    How To Shape Key Transfer Tool:
    http://www.hyperactivestudiosinc.com…nsferHowTo.ogg

    How To Work Around For Shape Key Transfer Tool:
    http://www.hyperactivestudiosinc.com…WorkAround.ogg

    Cheers,
    Nate Nesler

  107. Hey folks!

    I don’t think I’ll have time to work on it anytime soon, so I’ve uploaded the turtle animations.
    http://web245.login-7.hoststar.ch/turtle015.blend

    I should mention that I’m a total animation noob, so some tweaking might be required. :/
    On a side note, the movement speed for walking without foot slipping (at the current model scale) is approximately 9 units per 100 frames, and for running ~20units per 100 frames.

    Modelling, rigging and hide-in-shell animation by Jeroen Hoolmans, textures by Nate Nesler, other animations by myself.

    Peace out
    - Thomas ‘gnome’ Kiser

  108. Wuhuu Denmark Rocks!!! xD (I live there) ^^ Hope to get an update about our animations soon. (:

  109. why does it have to be rated T?
    I have games that are worse then that and r rated E10.
    It would be nice if blender changed thr rating…

    Also when is the relese of the game?

  110. Ciekawy post, dodalem twoj blog do ulubionych, bede tu teraz wpadal czesciej, pozdrawiam

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