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Creating animation rigs in HitFilm

Posted: Mon, 6th Jun 2011, 2:50pm

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Simon K Jones

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Find out how points and parenting can be used to set up animation rigs to drive your effects in this behind-the-scenes look at the swirling particle effect that showed up in our last video.

Posted: Mon, 6th Jun 2011, 3:00pm

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Wow this looks awesome! It seems very easy to use and I am really excited to see what will come next! When will a trial version be released, if there happens to be a trial version release. Or, will it just be released when Hitfilm itself is released?

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Posted: Mon, 6th Jun 2011, 3:09pm

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Impressive particle system! I'm liking the extensive controls it allows. Quick question; will Hitfilm have something akin to expressions/scripting? (for instance to animate a particle system's position utilising maths/functions, rather than manually keyframing)
Posted: Mon, 6th Jun 2011, 3:17pm

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That is awesome! Well done, I can't wait.
Posted: Mon, 6th Jun 2011, 3:35pm

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That does look fairly starightforward, although the difficulty will be finding, and remebering, where each effect/adjustment can be found. It'll all come with practice though.
Is there a limit on how many points can be parented to another point?

Also, if we have footage from, belender, say, of a 3d compostie, when we import it into hitfilm it will be a 2d image, like the clip above, right.
Posted: Mon, 6th Jun 2011, 3:57pm

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We have a long roadmap of features we're going to work on after launch - expressions is one of those. smile
Posted: Mon, 6th Jun 2011, 4:57pm

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*Rams head against wall*

I can't wait!
Posted: Mon, 6th Jun 2011, 5:01pm

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schwar wrote:

We have a long roadmap of features we're going to work on after launch - expressions is one of those. smile
Great stuff - that really will help with complex compositions & animations!! Will it be based on Java Script?
Posted: Tue, 7th Jun 2011, 4:13am

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Alright, enough about 3d Lol Show us more of the particles, lens flares, muzzle flashes, lightning etc!
Posted: Tue, 7th Jun 2011, 4:26am

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Just curious, this is being released summer of 2011, does that mean in june or july?? Thanks!
Posted: Tue, 7th Jun 2011, 5:21am

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i think in another thread, SCHWAR wrote, "I always felt that July was a summery month myself.."

i assume that is some type of cryptic clue -- probably July.. ??? anyone from FXHome care to comment? smile
Posted: Tue, 7th Jun 2011, 3:35pm

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Here's a round-up of some of the recent questions: http://launch.hitfilm.com/blog/round-up-3/
Posted: Tue, 7th Jun 2011, 4:17pm

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For the love of Pete... will you just you just hurry up and sell me this software!? eek Please? biggrin