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matAnim - animate material UVs, Colors, Strengths, Displacements, Bumps

mCasualmCasual Posts: 3,534
edited April 2013 in Freebies

---------; download & manual ------ https://sites.google.com/site/mcasualsdazscripts/matanim

an old script which worked well as long as you dealt with single-material objects

but yesterday i was trying to animate what you see below, and i realized there was a bug in matAnim

other things you can do with it are shown on the script's web page

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  • ImagoImago Posts: 925
    edited December 1969

    Casual said:
    ---------; download & manual ------ https://sites.google.com/site/mcasualsdazscripts/matanim

    an old script which worked well as long as you dealt with single-material objects

    but yesterday i was trying to animate what you see below, and i realized there was a bug in matAnim

    other things you can do with it are shown on the script's web page


    Sorry about digging up this old post, but I wanted to ask you something about the script.
    There are a way to make it "permanent"?
    I mean, everytime I need to animate a material I load the script, adjust the options and everything goes good.
    But I need to do it everytime I open the scene!
    I work on animations and often I use the same "stage" to save up some time... If the mat's animations is saved along the others it will be very good!

  • mCasualmCasual Posts: 3,534
    edited September 2014

    was a duplicate post

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  • mCasualmCasual Posts: 3,534
    edited September 2014


    Sorry about digging up this old post, but I wanted to ask you something about the script.
    There are a way to make it "permanent"?
    I mean, everytime I need to animate a material I load the script, adjust the options and everything goes good.
    But I need to do it everytime I open the scene!
    I work on animations and often I use the same "stage" to save up some time... If the mat's animations is saved along the others it will be very good!

    oh i didn’t know about that one

    i’ll test it right now, in DS 4.6


    yesterday/today i posted an update for mcjJet it also uses material animation

    if you didn’t see it,——> http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/21263/P45/#673336


    since i needed to give a friend a particle effect built with mcjJet

    i wrote but did not publish a tool to save animated materials as a daz script


    so, very soon ( like today ) i may post that tool in this forum

    maybe i’ll make a separate version for matAnim’s animations

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    fig 1 - animating the texture tiling vertical offset between 0 and 1 over 12 frames, linear interpolation -- the vertical texture tiling size is 1/12 or 0.86666667

    fig 2 - the film strip built using virtualDub and imageMagic

    virtualdub to extract the 12 images in the original nyan cat gif

    and this batch file to assemble a film strip

    c:\imagemagick\montage Nyan*.jpg -geometry 200x200+0+0  -tile 1x12 nyanstrip.jpg


    ----

    oh, indeed the animation is lost on exit !

    i'm almost certain this didn't happen for Daz Studio 1, 2, 3

    thinking ....

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  • mCasualmCasual Posts: 3,534
    edited December 1969

    ..... mat's animations is saved along the others it will be very good!

    when its ready i will post the script here : http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/46023/

    a script to save the MatAnim and mcjJet material animations as Daz Scripts ( similar to pose presets )

  • ImagoImago Posts: 925
    edited December 1969

    Oh, thanks very much! :cheese:
    McjJet is't a life-saver too! The new options seem to be exactly what I need!

  • mCasualmCasual Posts: 3,534
    edited December 1969

    Oh, thanks very much! :cheese:
    McjJet is't a life-saver too! The new options seem to be exactly what I need!

    hope it works well :)

    https://sites.google.com/site/mcasualsdazscripts4/mcjanimatsave

    lets say it's vaguely in Beta testing

  • ImagoImago Posts: 925
    edited December 1969

    Casual said:
    Oh, thanks very much! :cheese:
    McjJet is't a life-saver too! The new options seem to be exactly what I need!

    hope it works well :)

    https://sites.google.com/site/mcasualsdazscripts4/mcjanimatsave

    lets say it's vaguely in Beta testing

    It works way better than I expected! Thank very much!
    Great work as always! ;-)

  • peter.eisenmannpeter.eisenmann Posts: 5
    edited February 2015

    - i decided to send Casual a private message instead of posting here. Sorry for the inconvencience.

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  • MythmakerMythmaker Posts: 604

    It works!!! Yayyy!!!

    I didn't know this script exists so after making some MatAnim anims I spent hours/days trying to save a material animation preset to no avail.
    Just to find the solution existed all along! Hahahahahahah 

    laugh

    Thanks sososososo muchhhh mCasual!

     

  • mCasualmCasual Posts: 3,534
    edited July 12

    someday maybe i'll make a script that adds properties ( ex: diffuse color )  to the node ... not the material ... but link it to the material's diffuse color property

    if i'm lucky, the animated node property will be saved along with the scene, the link to the diffuse color property of the material as well

     

    the idea of using matAnim to do animated spirals came after seeing the spirals by http://konczakowski.tumblr.com/

     

    Mythmaker said:

    It works!!! Yayyy!!!

    I didn't know this script exists so after making some MatAnim anims I spent hours/days trying to save a material animation preset to no avail.
    Just to find the solution existed all along! Hahahahahahah 

    laugh

    Thanks sososososo muchhhh mCasual!

     

     

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  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 8,666
    mCasual said:

    someday maybe i'll make a script that adds properties ( ex: diffuse color )  to the node ... not the material ... but link it to the material's diffuse color property

    if i'm lucky, the animated node property will be saved along with the scene, the link to the diffuse color property of the material as well

     

    the idea of using matAnim to do animated spirals came after seeing the spirals by http://konczakowski.tumblr.com/

     

    Mythmaker said:

    It works!!! Yayyy!!!

    I didn't know this script exists so after making some MatAnim anims I spent hours/days trying to save a material animation preset to no avail.
    Just to find the solution existed all along! Hahahahahahah 

    laugh

    Thanks sososososo muchhhh mCasual!

     

     

    Made me think of the 60's TV show Time Tunnel!   laugh

    Dana

  • MythmakerMythmaker Posts: 604
    edited July 21
    mCasual said:

    someday maybe i'll make a script that adds properties ( ex: diffuse color )  to the node ... not the material ... but link it to the material's diffuse color property

    if i'm lucky, the animated node property will be saved along with the scene, the link to the diffuse color property of the material as well

     

    the idea of using matAnim to do animated spirals came after seeing the spirals by http://konczakowski.tumblr.com/

    I almost got hypnotized by this spiral twirling and then almost forgotten what I came here to say!! cool

    After your scripts showing the potentials of mat anim, and the concepts and exciting possibilities beginning to sink in...

    Like, it would be awesome ...if we could use Puppeteer to control material animation! Like, put a dot to pose a few things, say emissive + color + whatnot then make them "blink" or "jolt like stupid" with organic mouse movement, could be fun?

    laugh

    It's also frustrating to not see matanim's material keys sync-manifest on the Timeline. I just got more indepth with Keymate, so am fantasizing if possible to jack a MatAnim track into the "V" for Values of its TRSV mode. Better still Graphmate so we can play with the curve and dynamic interpolations. Technically is it even possible? IF so I go put in a ticket...

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