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

mCasualmCasual Posts: 3,018
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: 600
    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: 3,018
    edited September 2014

    was a duplicate post

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  • mCasualmCasual Posts: 3,018
    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


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    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: 3,018
    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: 600
    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: 3,018
    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: 600
    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 9

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

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