Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Miscellaneous Antics3D Tips

Sometimes software makes me want to tear my hair out.

Antics v 4. For all I know I am the only person in the world with these issues. Perhaps they are fixed in v 5.

1. Center selection not working for you? Make sure you only have a single object selected, otherwise it appears the selection is far removed from any sort of center (deselect all and then reselect to be absolutely sure).

2. Unable to do anything on your set? Make sure you're in master camera view for some strange reason as being in a custom camera (free or follow) seems to block certain commands. Not sure why.

3. Your character refuses to take directions? Send them back to their trailer for the rest of the day, then have the gaffer cut the power. That'll teach them. No, just kidding, the guild will get you if you do that. Actually, make sure your character is attached to the room (antics room) and that will allow the character to take directions.

4. Not happy with the fluctuating velocity in the in-world viewport controls? Try using the arrow keys for finer control (these seems to work in some instances, not others). Maybe I just need an upgrade.

Speaking ofAntics3D, they've redesigned their website and v 5 is out at any moment.

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