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Posted: Fri, 22nd Nov 2002, 1:09am

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Ok,
on most of my plug-ins malone has said that it is non-loopable. how do I make it loopable? and he has said on my 3d stuff that it lacks perspective. what does that mean?
Posted: Fri, 22nd Nov 2002, 1:21am

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I wrote most of those descriptions, I think.

By lacking perspective I mean that the images appear to have been rendered without full 3D.

For example, if you render a cube from one side with the camera slightly raised, the back edge of the cube will appear shorter than the front edge, due to perspective - just like in real life.

But 3D programs can also be set to render without perspective, so that the rear edge appears the same width as the front edge. This is useful for CAD work or for checking certain measurements etc, when you don't want perspective to give a false impression of certain things.

I got the feeling with some of your plugins that they were like this. A spaceship, for example, might seem oddly 'boxy', rather than diminishing into the distance. This is due to non-perspective (orthagonal? what's the word?) rendering, or possibly an unusual lens setting.

Whatever the reason, that is the result, which means they lack a certain level of realism, even if the models and animations themselves are top notch.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Nov 2002, 1:22am

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Well, by lacking perspective he must mean that in a three dimensional way as you talk about perspectives in dimensions... And I sadly have not tried to create a plugin of my own due to TOO MUCH college work (ggrrrr). Hopefully someone else can help you out. Soz! sad
Posted: Fri, 22nd Nov 2002, 1:23am

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Whohoo! I got it ickle right and I wasn't too sure smile

Well, Tarn gives the answer, er-no just guesses around his crapulence!
Posted: Fri, 22nd Nov 2002, 1:29am

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ok thanks......I just thought that malone did the plug-in uploads......but thanks for the feedback I will try better in the future
Posted: Fri, 22nd Nov 2002, 1:33am

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Yeah, Malone is in charge of all the plugins. And as such, he didn't have time to go through about 640 of them and review and rate each single one!

It's not just your plugins that had the strange lack-of-perspective problem. Maybe it's a problem with a certain 3D program? Maybe the default is to render in no-perspective mode or something?

Anyway, looking forward to seeing your latest work!
Posted: Fri, 22nd Nov 2002, 1:39am

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I use 3d studio, does it have an option that does changes it?
Posted: Fri, 22nd Nov 2002, 1:40am

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BTW I will get alam soon I think my Mom will give in and let me get it in the near future
Posted: Fri, 22nd Nov 2002, 1:46am

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How come you make plugins when you don't have the program yet?
Posted: Fri, 22nd Nov 2002, 1:53am

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It is fun and I get good practice using my other software.

My Mom says I don't need anymore software. When I got photoshop she said that was it for a while. I have a job and make my own money, I think I should be able to spend it on what I want to, but I am still under my mom and dad's authority.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Nov 2002, 7:24am

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Bummer........


I look forward to seeing your plugins, but I think there will come a time that they will weed out the not so good plugins ( I think they have certain amount of webspace ) I know the plugins i upload are big cry

So i think they would want your to get it right first time and not have to pull them down in the future, I'm sure they are great but quality is better than quantity..

( thats why I don't make that much now wink )
Posted: Fri, 22nd Nov 2002, 11:09am

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tarn: there are two types of views orthographic and perspective
So the word u should use is is orthographic smile
billy
Posted: Fri, 22nd Nov 2002, 12:05pm

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Orthographic! That's the one! Cheers billy, that had been annoying me for a while. smile
Posted: Fri, 22nd Nov 2002, 2:00pm

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b4uask30male wrote:

Bummer........


I look forward to seeing your plugins, but I think there will come a time that they will weed out the not so good plugins ( I think they have certain amount of webspace ) I know the plugins i upload are big cry

So i think they would want your to get it right first time and not have to pull them down in the future, I'm sure they are great but quality is better than quantity..

( thats why I don't make that much now wink )
very true thats why I want to make them right the first time. what about making them loopable how do you do that? I checked the loopable thing in the plugger.
Posted: Sat, 23rd Nov 2002, 8:01am

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all i do is is tick the little box once i've typed in
1
1
title
maker

then to the left bottom is a box tick that, then leave the next box that pops up as 0
Posted: Sat, 23rd Nov 2002, 3:01pm

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so you leave the loppable box as "0"
Posted: Sat, 23rd Nov 2002, 4:50pm

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yes,leave it as 0
Posted: Sat, 23rd Nov 2002, 11:19pm

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If your effect is animated, you want to leave it at zero, but if your effect is only one frame long (like a lightsword, for example, or a still-frame of a ship) you should type in the number of frames you would like it to last. I normally do 30. This will make it easier to grab the ends if you need to stretch the effect.