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Got One Side of the Parade Done
The more you do something the easier it should be for you to do it. And that’s true, but something I haven’t had the opportunity to master much is making things move from point A to point B.
What’s the problem?
Well for some reason, when it comes to making things in MMD move, especially for long distances, it doesn’t move along in a solid pace. It’s like it takes really slow and small baby steps and then starts to accelerate.
In my case, it’s making the scenery move past the parade in a slow pace. Now what made me under/overestimate the speed of the parade float moving was because I needed to keep the effects on because in reality the mob which appears to be hundreds of models moving in sync are actually just three people, using an effect that clones them. So with some choppiness and lagging it created the optical illusion that it was moving in a slow parade-like pace.
But of course when it comes to actually rendering the thing and checking it… yeah it felt like even the parade float driver felt embarassed and it looked like he wanted to get this over with. So after a while calibrating the speeds and using mock-up files (i.e. a copy with the effects on and bearing only the bare essentials) I was able to get the speed down to the slow pace where the onlookers can get a good look.
Oh and speaking of the onlookers…and the rest of the scenery that’s actually moving and not the parade float, a lot of it is cloned, the people, the pennants, and the cherry trees. With multiple models being turned into multiple clones, the otherwise simple parade scene was pretty much a crash magnet.
So today I’m going to finish up the other side of the parade float which means putting up a different set of girls waving at the crowd and moving the crowd and cherry trees to the otherside, then shoot those angles, then next is the front view, a grand sweeping view of the parade float. Now, I won’t be able to put the crowd in so my strategy is to shoot the front view without the crowds (which are the bulk of the RAM hogging) via low angles or tight close ups.
It’s all about movie magic ~( ‘w’ )/
Then what’s next for me, is to try making the other girl’s scene, the not-Kuro Kagami in a haircut. Speaking of which, I managed to find a file that allows me to finally play gifs and APNG’s which means I’m itching to try a coliseum stage using animated gif crowds. I should be able to make stages that are wrap around arenas now and populate them with gif audience.
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