1. Post #1281
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    Markntosh's Avatar
    April 2008
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    Wow man this fucking sucks. I got the idea of making dances for every TF2 character and then this guy comes along and makes them 10x better. He even made the Spy moon-walk which i've been working on too :(
    DAMN!

    How'd he make those animations?! And how'd he make them so unbelievably fluid and smooth?!
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  2. Post #1282
    What's brevity?
    ironman17's Avatar
    June 2006
    24,048 Posts
    Maybe he's some kinda extremely-skilled animator, or he uses mo-cap as well.
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  3. Post #1283
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    April 2008
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    That's too damn quick and perfect to be mo-cap.
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  4. Post #1284
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    January 2009
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    He's a professional animator. He works for Lionhead Studios. He PM'd me on Youtube a while ago asking questions about the Source Filmmaker.
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  5. Post #1285
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    April 2008
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    Hot damn!
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  6. Post #1286
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    January 2010
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    and remember its still WIP animaition

    GIggity!

    (well off to the beach, have a great time filmmaking guys)
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  7. Post #1287
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    June 2010
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    It seems this man is right. I can't open up Faceposer even in XP mode. It gives me "Faceposer has encountered a problem and needs to close" or something along those lines. Won't do a damn thing.
    Yeah I don't don't know what they did, but it REALLY irritated me. Then I heard about SFM, something much more effective and immersive than my old methods.
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  8. Post #1288
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    April 2008
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    Yeah I don't don't know what they did, but it REALLY irritated me. Then I heard about SFM, something much more effective and immersive than my old methods.
    But SFM is very limited in the way it handles face movements and .VCDs. That's why Faceposer even exists.
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  9. Post #1289
    What's brevity?
    ironman17's Avatar
    June 2006
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    He's a professional animator. He works for Lionhead Studios. He PM'd me on Youtube a while ago asking questions about the Source Filmmaker.
    So he WAS a pro after all...
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  10. Post #1290
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    May 2010
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    So he WAS a pro after all...
    it's not that hard to look at his youtube profile.

    "Professional Game Animator Living in England. James9475@gmail.com"
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  11. Post #1291
    What's brevity?
    ironman17's Avatar
    June 2006
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    Ah, I never looked there...
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  12. Post #1292
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    April 2009
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    He's a professional animator. He works for Lionhead Studios. He PM'd me on Youtube a while ago asking questions about the Source Filmmaker.
    God dammit I pm'd him asking to incorporate his animations in my videos.

    Also, working on probably THE best hand animated in source film maker video for the foreseeable future.

    Because I don't see anybody else doing it.
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  13. Post #1293
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    May 2005
    100 Posts
    Sent an email to Robin about the broken faceposer and got this response:
    Robin posted:
    Hi Cloud.
    I've forwarded this onto the chaps who handle the SDK. Medical Emergency is fantastic, btw.

    Robin.
    Hopefully it won't take too long for them to sort it out so we can use it again.
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  14. Post #1294
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    April 2008
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    Wait, wait, wait. He actually responded? Well damn.

    But yah, I hope this gets fixed quick. Faceposing in SFM is a pain in the ass. Thanks.
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  15. Post #1295
    Croshi's Avatar
    April 2009
    1,750 Posts
    Sent an email to Robin about the broken faceposer and got this response:

    Hopefully it won't take too long for them to sort it out so we can use it again.
    Wait he didn't threaten you for source film making

    Well he told me he was going to send Gabe to everybody's houses to give a stern talking to when I asked 'what are you going to do about the people who sfm'd.'
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  16. Post #1296
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    January 2009
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    Wait he didn't threaten you for source film making

    Well he told me he was going to send Gabe to everybody's houses to give a stern talking to when I asked 'what are you going to do about the people who sfm'd.'
    I doubt they really give two shits, to be honest.
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  17. Post #1297
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    September 2008
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    Wait he didn't threaten you for source film making

    Well he told me he was going to send Gabe to everybody's houses to give a stern talking to when I asked 'what are you going to do about the people who sfm'd.'
    Would be awesome
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  18. Post #1298
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    April 2009
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    I doubt they really give two shit, to be honest.
    yeah they don't
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  19. Post #1299
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    May 2005
    100 Posts
    Y'know what happened last time gabe joked about going to someones house.
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  20. Post #1300
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    December 2007
    8 Posts
    Same way as you apply any other mo-cap. Import the animation you want. Characterise it (make sure its in the T stance before you do). Then go to the settings of your tf2 character and set the input type from control rig to character. Then plot the animation to the control rig.
    Thank you. I've had several issues with Maya while exporting DMX, it kept crashing, I tought it had something with Maya but I just refreshed it's content. Now I finnally got to work Sniper getting headshotted animation, and why am I telling this? Anyway, thank you very much. Much kisses.
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  21. Post #1301
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    April 2008
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    Just wondering, is all this information about custom animations on the Wiki? I don't really want to sift through posts to figure it out when I finally get up to speed on animating.
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  22. Post #1302
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    May 2005
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  23. Post #1303
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    January 2009
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    Fucking lol.
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  24. Post #1304
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    September 2008
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    Why don't i have the modelsrc folder?
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  25. Post #1305
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    May 2005
    100 Posts
    Quickie

    Also have some sexy tf2 wallpaper http://i31.tinypic.com/k1t8ux.jpg
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  26. Post #1306
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    February 2008
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    :wtc:
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  27. Post #1307
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    January 2009
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    Hahahaha what the fuck.
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  28. Post #1308
    CAS303's Avatar
    September 2009
    512 Posts
    SFM is something ive wanting to get into sometime down the road, but currently it does not support custom particle .pcf files, also been having bad problems trying to get custom made maps to work.

    I guess ill have to wait till the "official" release ;_;
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  29. Post #1309
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    February 2009
    2,253 Posts
    Okay, I don't have SFM, and even if I did I wouldn't have the slightest idea how to use it, so here is this idea I had. Maybe someone would like to animate it.
    An Engineer is working on building something when a Scout shows up and starts hitting him viciously. Scout and Engie start fighting, the Scout talking shit the whole time until he hits the gloved wrench holding hand and knocks the Engineer down.

    'Yo, hardhat, I'm gonna beat on your skull till I hit tonsils.'

    He swings and the ungloved Gunslinger hand catches the bat mid swing. The Engineer stands up, shakes his head and waves his other finger like the T1000.

    'Nope.'

    The Scout screams.

    Roll credits.
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  30. Post #1310
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    June 2008
    4,120 Posts
    Would be awesome
    Except for Gabe raiding your fridge afterwards.
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  31. Post #1311
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    April 2008
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    An Engineer is working on building something when a Scout shows up and starts hitting him viciously. Scout and Engie start fighting, the Scout talking shit the whole time until he hits the gloved wrench holding hand and knocks the Engineer down.

    'Yo, hardhat, I'm gonna beat on your skull till I hit tonsils.'

    He swings and the ungloved Gunslinger hand catches the bat mid swing. The Engineer stands up, shakes his head and waves his other finger like the T1000.

    'Nope.'

    The Scout screams.

    Roll credits.
    Good idea, but that requires the Gunslinger robotic hand. We're still trying to figure out how hats work, let alone the gunslinger model.
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  32. Post #1312
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    August 2007
    3,041 Posts
    The gunslinger is a bodygroup, which means you only have to insert the engineer model.
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  33. Post #1313
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    January 2010
    126 Posts
    So happy that Faceposer works again!

    PROTIP: Turn off aero and the laggies are all gone.
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  34. Post #1314
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    January 2009
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    So happy that Faceposer works again!

    PROTIP: Turn off aero and the laggies are all gone.
    What's the fastest way to switch between Aero on and Aero off?
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  35. Post #1315
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    January 2010
    126 Posts
    What's the fastest way to switch between Aero on and Aero off?
    Find hlfaceposer.exe in steamapps/username/sourcesdk/bin/orangebox/bin/hlfaceposer.exe, right click, properties, compatibility, disable visual themes, disable desktop composition.

    After that it should disable themes whenever you launch it from sourcesdk launcher. (and the themes will come back when you finish)
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  36. Post #1316
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    January 2009
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    Find hlfaceposer.exe in steamapps/username/sourcesdk/bin/orangebox/bin/hlfaceposer.exe, right click, properties, compatibility, disable visual themes, disable desktop composition.

    After that it should disable themes whenever you launch it from sourcesdk launcher. (and the themes will come back when you finish)
    Wow...

    I completely gave up on Faceposer after I made Full Metal Jacket because of it getting all laggy and fucked up when scrubbing through WAV files and the fix was as simple as turning off Aero? God fucking damn it.

    Thanks though

    Edited:

    Now, next up is to figure out how to efficiently get Faceposer data into SFM :\
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  37. Post #1317
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    January 2010
    126 Posts
    Wow...

    I completely gave up on Faceposer after I made Full Metal Jacket because of it getting all laggy and fucked up when scrubbing through WAV files and the fix was as simple as turning off Aero? God fucking damn it.

    Thanks though
    Funny thing is I found that out from running SFM. I have SFM set up to turn off aero because I think it improves performance a wee bit, but I kept faceposer open when it disabled aero and BLAM it was smooth as silk.

    Edited:

    Now, next up is to figure out how to efficiently get Faceposer data into SFM :\
    I've been working on a little python script that parses the VCD file (just a text file anyway), finds all the associated WAV files in the current tf2 sound/ folder, and copies them to the Beta folder. I'll be able to use this to more easily move stuff from faceposer.

    All I have to do is drag the VCD file into the script (I have mine on the desktop) and a command prompt window pops up showing the files to copy. You can hit enter to continue copying and it lets you know what it's doing.

    Be warned, I have no guarantee that this is completely bug-free, it's pretty hacky as it is but it has worked in my brief tests.

    Also, you'll need to edit the top of the script to have your correct paths to the tf/ directory (my paths are there right now)

    It shouldn't matter where you put the script. You can launch it from the command line as well but make sure the path to the vcd is absolute (starting at c://) because I did some hacky things :P. You can drag the file into the cmd prompt to get an absolute path btw.

    Get it here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/79523/vcdmover.py
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  38. Post #1318
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    December 2007
    8 Posts
    I gotta ask, is there any way to move the light after you record it? Like, on Animation Set Editor?
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  39. Post #1319
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    January 2010
    126 Posts

    GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!

    I have invented a device that can TRAVEL THROUGH TIME! I have recovered Sourcemod and Metamod versions from back in the olden days when the Sniper taunted in German! I present to you, these ancient manuscripts:

    http://tfgn.org/downloads/sourcemod-1.0.4.zip
    http://tfgn.org/downloads/mmsource-1.8.2-windows.zip

    These versions have been tested with TF2 Beta and they work (for the most part, admin menus appear, voting seems to work, etc--I haven't tested it more than that. In any case, sourcemod loads and basic functions run. I will let you know as I test more things.

    (I pored through mirrors of Sourcemod and Metamod Source until I found a version that was old enough)

    I am going to consider how I might go about setting up a plugin/python script system to automatically set up Faceposer scenes. I think the python script I wrote above is a good start--if it communicates with the sourcemod plugin via a cfg file it would probably do the work of swapping the taunt vcds very neatly.

    I will keep everyone posted with my progress--I'd like to see this done because it would allow me to much more easily set up and play back scenes--no nasty editing of text files every time I want to preview something, no getpos>bot_teleport copypasta, etc.
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  40. Post #1320
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    May 2010
    1,987 Posts
    so what else can we do with source mod?
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