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by tvining
Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: ARENA & Expression
Topic: Space required and capture volumes
Replies: 4
Views: 1831

Re: Space required and capture volumes

<t>I have a 14x14 basement room, and found that you should get at least 8 cameras to set up in the 2-cameras-per-corner setup. I originally bought 6 cameras and set them up in a "circle" in that area (I used brackets to maximize the space; tripods would lose you space with the legs) but found that t...
by tvining
Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:47 am
Forum: ARENA & Expression
Topic: Clarification on skeleton support
Replies: 13
Views: 8870

Re: Clarification on skeleton support

Thanks, Bryan! Which files do you think I should send you? Just the bvh I made out of Arena, or other files?

Thanks again--Tim
by tvining
Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: ARENA & Expression
Topic: Clarification on skeleton support
Replies: 13
Views: 8870

Re: Clarification on skeleton support

Hey Bryan,

No problem--I understand "busy"! Thanks for for the tips, and anything you can find out I'm sure will be useful.

Thanks again--Tim
by tvining
Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: General OptiTrack Support
Topic: 8 Camera setup: height of lower cameras? Pointing?
Replies: 12
Views: 6026

Re: 8 Camera setup: height of lower cameras? Pointing?

<t>Hey Digitzer,<br/> <br/> I'm still learning the system, but overall I think the captures show promise. For a standing/walking figure, I think the 7.5 height is fine, but I think I may need to lower my lower cameras for certain shots. I was trying to capture a sitting figure, and I kept losing the...
by tvining
Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:50 am
Forum: ARENA & Expression
Topic: Clarification on skeleton support
Replies: 13
Views: 8870

Re: Clarification on skeleton support

<t>Hi Bryan, it sounds like you know something about this skeleton stuff!<br/> <br/> I'm creating BVH files using the Arena system to be used in Cinema 4D via the InterposerPro plugin. The motions I create in the Arena software look pretty good in their editor, but when I export to BVH and import th...
by tvining
Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: ARENA & Expression
Topic: ARENA and Poser
Replies: 28
Views: 14239

Re: ARENA and Poser

When you say "tweak in Poser", do you mean there's a utility for resizing/retargeting the skeleton manually? I've been using Poser for a long time, but I don't know about this. If you can just point me in the right direction that would help a lot.

Thanks--Tim
by tvining
Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: ARENA & Expression
Topic: ARENA and Poser
Replies: 28
Views: 14239

Re: ARENA and Poser

Do you know how this is done in Poser (or if it can be done?) I do "scale automatically" which I assume is a kind of retargeting, but do you know if there's something else I need to do?

Thanks--Tim
by tvining
Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: ARENA & Expression
Topic: ARENA and Poser
Replies: 28
Views: 14239

Re: ARENA and Poser

Thanks, Bryan--so at least it's not just me ;-).

I thought it might be a Poser thing. I guess I'll just have to do more editing in Arena. I'll work with this some more and let you know how things go.

--Tim
by tvining
Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: ARENA & Expression
Topic: ARENA and Poser
Replies: 28
Views: 14239

Re: ARENA and Poser

<t>PS: A couple actual problems I'm having when importing the bvh into Poser is that there seems to be a fair amount of foot-sliding in Poser that isn't evident in the Arena skeleton.<br/> <br/> Also there is some kind of "flopping" of the position of keyframes by 180 degrees in the graph editor so ...
by tvining
Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: ARENA & Expression
Topic: ARENA and Poser
Replies: 28
Views: 14239

Re: ARENA and Poser

<t>Overall the Arena/BVH/Poser/Cinema 4D/Daz workflow seems to work okay, but I guess I just meant "quirky" in the little things you need to do to make it work, such as:<br/> <br/> When importing a bvh file, it's best to first import/apply it to a basic figure (no morphs etc., so like V3 base), save...