michiel | 9 months ago | 3 comments | 6 likes | 322 views
The Special/Dino effect not only allows you to make the dinos walk and fly, but much more:
-bend their necks and tails
-stretch their necks and tails
-make them stand up
-make them open their mouth
-make them smile
Here are the props I used to create this picture:
FX LENGTH (NECK, TAIL , TIP)
The 1st slider sets the length of the neck, the 2nd the length of the tail and the 3rd the length of the straight tip: (2, 1.5, 0.3)
FX EYES ROTATION, STAND UP
Use the 3rd slider to make the dino stand up: (0, 0, 54)
FX NECK PITCH
The 1st slider controls the bending at the beginning of the neck, the 2nd at the end: (3, -6)
FX TAIL PITCH
The 1st slider controls the bending at the beginning of the tail, the 2nd at the end: (-2, 0.7)
FX LEG FRONT RIGHT
Use the 1st slider to rotate the right front leg: (1, 0, 0)
FX LEG FRONT LEFT
Use the 1st slider to rotate the left front leg: (2, 0, 0)
For this example I initially tried to make them form a heart, but that turned out to be a bit too cheesy. I ended up with this slightly different ritual.
To keep it simple, the Special/Dino effect only adds 16 FX props but this turns out to be enough to create a seemingly endless amount of stances, movements, moods and expressions. It's magical to see what you can suggest with so little.
Take a look at the Dinos pack for more examples:
What a nice idea!
Ulli, 9 months ago
persiana, 9 months ago
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