Atlas & Animations

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DIEEGOQWERTY
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Atlas & Animations

Post by DIEEGOQWERTY » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:28 pm

Hello; I hope you can answer my question. In a single Atlas I have 24 objects that I want to animate. How do I do it to animate each of them in a similar way and in the same Atlas without having to mess up the Atlas?
More to the point, we're trying to animate foliage, and the atlas has a lot of plants, trees, bushes, etc.
Do we have to create a project for each "bush" or plant? and then import that?
How do you approach something like this?
Thanks!

chong
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Re: Atlas & Animations

Post by chong » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:30 pm

Hello,

Just create each project with the same texture atlas png. In Rig Mode, only add the mesh region you want pertaining to the character/plant you care about. Lots of studios already employ this approach.

Thanks

furrfire
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Re: Atlas & Animations

Post by furrfire » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:08 pm

What I do is "export project as" under file- to make duplicates basically. I name it to whatever plant I am going to work on next, then OPEN that new one so I don't mess up my current. I even use the same bones\skin names often, just re-assigning weights. Lots of little tricks to help the automation of it all. I find it's often easier to reuse then to start from scratch over and over.

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