Hi! I’m a NOOB, and I was following the “Fast Start” (AKA “QuickStart”) tutorial by Val Cameron. When I get to the part of animation, his works fine, but mine doesn’t. Can someone help me figure out what’s wrong, please?
He puts the animation stuff on the timeline (dancing), and then he plays the timeline, and she dances. When I do it, I see my animation choices on the timeline (dancing sequences). Everything is OK, but mine doesn’t dance when I hit the play button. I’m using DAZStudio4 64-bit v188.8.131.52 on Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard)
First of all, it has nothing to do with the Animate2 trial, in the video, Dreeamlight is using the Animate Lite version which comes free with DAZ Studio, and your trial of Animate2 will revert to Animate Lite after 30 days. Even so, it would still work without the full version.
In the image below, you can see that I have some aniblocks below the time line. When I hover my mouse pointer over them, the Genesis figure in the viewport starts animating. It will keep animating until I move my mouse pointer off of that aniblock. Does yours do that?
If not, then, it probably wont play when you drag it to the timeline either. There must be something strange going on here. I have a slightly older version than you for the moment, 184.108.40.206, but it alwayas worked that way, even in DS3.
Interesting. I see when I hover over the aniblock, the frame numbers increase and loop yet my figure doesn’t do anything. So yes, even before it gets to the timeline, something is broken. What more can I do to fix this?
I haven’t seen this reported as a bug by any Mac users, but I don’t use animation much.
Can you take the aniblock off the timeline, and see if you can get the character to move as an animation on it’s own. Go to Frame 30, and then likt up an arm or leg (or both), go back to the beginning, and see if it tuns as an animation.
You could also go to Help > Troubleshooting > About Your Video Card, and post a little of what it says there, like the OpnGlL version?
Apart from that I’m stuck really. You could try a reinstall of DS4.5 if nothing else works, but try the other things first. A Mac user may come along who can help more.
Hi! Sorry to reply so late. Thanks for all the help!
Yes, this animates fine like that. That’s why I was thinking there was something wrong with aniMate2. As you said, I put the timeline header on frame 30 (1s 6f), pull her leg, arm, and hand, then I hit the previous-track key to go to zero and hit play. Yep, she moves
Current OpenGL Version: 2.0 ATI-1.6.36
OpenGL Provider: ATI Technologies Inc.
Hardware: ATI Radeon X1600 OpenGL Engine
Shadow Map Supported
Hardware Antialiasing Supported
OpenGL Shading Language Supported
Pixel Buffer Supported
Pixel Buffer Size Not Enabled
Maximum Number of Lights 8
Number of Texture Units 8
Maximum Texture Size 4096 x 4096
Now I’m thoroughly perplexed. Both files work, and I see no differences in either one animating. What’s wrong with my set up? I just installed DAZ Studio 4.5 like 8-days ago, nothing special. I’d really like to try the plugin. What do you recommend I do? :((