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Need plugin for lego guys mouths to move!!!

Posted: Wed, 7th Aug 2002, 12:12am

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1007

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I am making lego stop motion animation films and the lego guys are going to be talking and even though there is some way to do this without alamdv2 (which takes an extremely long time to do) it would be really cool to have a plugin that could make the same effect.
Posted: Wed, 7th Aug 2002, 1:01am

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that's quite a good idea - with the mouth in several expressions, or just opening and closing, should be quite cool smile
Posted: Wed, 7th Aug 2002, 1:34am

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Can somebody please make that into a plugin because it would be a great thing to have in a movie so anyone who looks at this request could you please give me some feedback on whether you will make the plugin or not. thanks
Posted: Wed, 7th Aug 2002, 1:36am

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Hajiku_Flip

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Alright, I'll take a stab at it now. What do you need? Just a black mouth moving like the lego dudes? Give me a detailed description.
Posted: Wed, 7th Aug 2002, 1:40am

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All i want is to have a black mouth that opens and closes from a flat mouth to an open mouth then to a flat mouth again and just ask as many questions as you need to know. thanks a mil
Posted: Wed, 7th Aug 2002, 1:46am

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Would something simple as a black line work for their mouths in the closed position? I'm drawing up some things now, I'll post some images in a couple minutes to see if they'll work.
Posted: Wed, 7th Aug 2002, 1:53am

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That would be perfect for the thing that I am trying to do, thanks again!
Posted: Wed, 7th Aug 2002, 2:37am

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Well, I'm still touching them up a bit, gotta add alpha channels and things, but here is what i'm working with. I'm not sure if they will be of any help. You'll just slap them right on the d00ds mouth, and use different variations for mouth movements.




Posted: Wed, 7th Aug 2002, 2:44am

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if i were u - instead of giving them a yellow background, i would make the background transparent, otherwise, they won't match with his lego men's skin colour smile

Also - the things u want black, make them slightly off black, otherwise they will go transparent in the plugger smile
Posted: Wed, 7th Aug 2002, 2:46am

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Well, I'm still touching them up a bit, gotta add alpha channels and things
Tsk tsk TMM, read before you post! razz razz
Posted: Wed, 7th Aug 2002, 2:48am

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i had read that, but i was just making sure u hadn't overlooked the background of the images - and also, i edited my post just as u replied, check out the last sentance razz
Posted: Wed, 7th Aug 2002, 2:50am

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Hmm..that's weird. Didn't happen before. I'll make them a bit off anyhow. biggrin
Posted: Wed, 7th Aug 2002, 3:09am

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I am a friend of Jean Strauss's and something went wrong with her computer so i am vouching for her and she says that she does not want any teeth or a tounge because it just wasn't what she had in mind . but she thinks that the rest is great
Posted: Wed, 7th Aug 2002, 3:12am

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Ooooh , it was a girl ? Hmm.. we have a female member, interesting. No teeth and tongue you say? Okay doke!
Posted: Wed, 7th Aug 2002, 3:20am

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actually the name jean strauss is just what he is registered as in other words, jean strauss is a man . sorry for the misunderstanding
Posted: Wed, 7th Aug 2002, 3:21am

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wooooooooo - what a relief, i thought we had a girl here for a second wink razz
Posted: Wed, 7th Aug 2002, 4:46am

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Aww, just when I thought history was going to be made...

Anyway, those Lego mouths are lookin' good, Hajiku_Flip smile You'll probably need one for each phoneme, or at least enough of them to cover the entire phoneme range biggrin
Posted: Thu, 8th Aug 2002, 3:19pm

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DarkJedi07

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you can use Jasc Software Animaton Shop 3. But you might not need to.
Posted: Sun, 11th Aug 2002, 12:33am

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Ill have to look for it but I know there is a page which shows what lego minifig's mouths should look like for different letters and stuff. I'll look for it now.
Posted: Sun, 11th Aug 2002, 12:42am

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1007

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Cool. thanks
Posted: Sun, 11th Aug 2002, 1:44am

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1007

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when is the plugin going to be done?
Posted: Sun, 11th Aug 2002, 1:56am

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I'll finish them tonight, and they'll be uploaded in the morning. How's that sound? biggrin
Posted: Sun, 11th Aug 2002, 2:21am

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1007

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great thanks for all of your work.
Posted: Mon, 12th Aug 2002, 5:43pm

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1007

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ahoy hoy hajiku_flip how is the plugin coming? Do not spend too much time on me though alright?
Posted: Mon, 12th Aug 2002, 5:45pm

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YEAH, spend all your time sending me ice cream smile
Posted: Wed, 14th Aug 2002, 6:45pm

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Have you submitted the plugin yet? I am only asking because you said that it would be here three days ago. Just wondering. please reply
Posted: Wed, 14th Aug 2002, 7:38pm

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Yeah, sorry, I've been busy. School is coming up, and I had lots of things to do. Just finished it up, and submitted it. Should be uploaded and on the site within the next few minutes, depends on how active malone is razz. Give me some feedback, and let me know how it is.