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Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:03 PM

In this post I will be adding videos showing how to animate with and install the Squetch Rig as I get them done. If anyone finds a problem with the tutorials, let me know.

Inside each ZIP file, is an H.264 encoded 1280x720 MP4 video and a subtitle file (.SRT).

Some of the video players able to use the subtitle files include (there are others, but I am familiar with these):


Windows:
KMPlayer
GOM Media Player
VLC
UMPlayer


Mac
VLC
UMPlayer

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 03:06 AM

great!!!

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 03:14 AM

Wow! You've packed a lot of versatility into the Squetch Rig. (Things I didn't know were there!) I'm going to have to watch these videos a few times just for all of that information to sink in. I was playing with the Squetch Rig a lot last week and plan to use it for some projects. You've implemented some wonderful features!
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Posted 17 July 2013 - 05:31 PM

kudos. amazing settings on this amazing rig. I would pay for use it.
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Posted 18 July 2013 - 08:54 AM

I second Rodney's Wow! I am in awe of you Sir!
On a Mac? Not used Netrender before?
Then have a read of this...

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:05 AM

I have added a tutorial on animating the legs in the first post of this thread.

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 07:21 PM

If I was impressed before... I'm almost overwhelmed now. Thanks for the effort you've put into making (not only the Squetch Rig) but the accompanying videos. I have a confession to make... As I was getting into this video I suddenly was overwhelmed by the simplicity of the technology involved in the .SRT subtitling. Most of my day was spent (away from the computer/internet) considering the benefits that can be derived from it. Later I even downloaded a program dubbed "Subtitle Workshop" to explore the benefits further. I don't mean to go off topic but these SRT subtitles are good stuff. Not only are they documentation on their own (above and beyond that of the video) they are a great way to visualize how time plays out. A:M's Dopesheet use to import something similar but I think it recently lost that functionality. One could hope that reason was because Steffen might hope to leverage the format. I know you are busy these days but if you ever have the spare time I'd love to hear more about how you setup your subtitles. Based on previous posts I'd say you are using Handbrake?
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Posted 25 July 2013 - 08:13 PM

I know you are busy these days but if you ever have the spare time I'd love to hear more about how you setup your subtitles.
Based on previous posts I'd say you are using Handbrake?


I'm using GIMP to make the opening graphics, AbiWord to write the script, Audacity to record and edit the audio, CamStudio to capture the video (using the CamStudio lossless codec), Virtualdub to edit the video (using the CamStudio lossless codec) and to combine the opening graphics, audio and video, HandBrake to convert the AVI file to an MP4 and Aegisub to make the subtitles (I copy and paste from the original script and adjust the timing using the MP4 played as a guide in Aegisub and then export it as an SRT file).

I used to use Subtitle Workshop, but it isn't an active program now. It still works, but Aegisub is a lot like it, is cross platform and is still active.

I like including subtitle files in case a word gets clipped (or I mumble or something), for the hearing impaired and for conversion into other languages.

Hope that helps, Rodney.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 01:24 AM

Hope that helps, Rodney.


It does indeed David.

Aegisub is a very interesting program.
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Posted 28 July 2013 - 02:06 AM

I have added a video on animating the hands in the first post of this thread.

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 06:02 AM

I have added a video on animating the hands in the first post of this thread.


RE: Squestch Rig Hands

Very nice David! Very nice indeed.
Thanks! And especially for the video outlining usage. :)
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Posted 10 August 2013 - 01:45 AM

I have added a video on animating the arms in the first post of this thread.

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 12:56 PM

Those are some impressive features in the Arm setup. The one that really got my attention... well, there was more than one but the last one that got me going... was where you have the Arm stretch and then bake at the stretched length and the animator can press on to control the arm via the Hand as if that were the standard length of the arm all along. [You call it "Right Arm Scale to Reach (IK Only)... with the feature kicking in once the setting is set to 0%]. Now that is sure to be useful! Nice work David, Thanks!
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Posted 10 August 2013 - 07:00 PM

Fantastic tons of features....
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