whilst gus is wondering round the boards, i thought i’d lend my query. it is three fold in nature.
firstly, after i rounded him off, i took a sneaky peak render, just to keep my spirits up and, lo, he’s all hexagonal in the head. check out my wire frame, and he’s nice and smooth. check out a fresh render, at a much higher quality, and he’s all hexagonal. why why why. in shaded and textured view, he’s fine, but when i render, all straight lines.
trying to keep my hopes up, i continue (with newbies resiliance/hope/ignorance) and try the anim section of the tutorial. everythings going great until i realise i havent been checking my views, and the whole armature group is about six grid spaces infront of poor hex-head. so, i try and move the bones of the beast (and why are they sometimes bones and sometimes armatures any way???), and…yes more stress; gus runs away…aaah, but this may well be because of the whole parent child relationship (well i know what its like between me and my mum sometimes anyway…) but i have nooo idea how to cancle this relationship, so, i decide to delete the armatures and start again.
when i get round to selecting the new armatures though, (so i can connect them) all the old ones are stil there…eh??
with a distinct lack of confidence that had been instilled by the ‘running pawn’ tutorial, i start alllll over. everythings going great (exept he’s still suffering from funny head syndrome) until i get to viewing his body after deformation with the armatures- he’s got a ruddy great big hole in him (as if one half f the body is a seperate object to the other…something to do with the mirroring process right at the begining??). why why why. and then (still continuing, hoping everything will turn out alright) when i come to pasting in the animation, but reflected, for the other half of his running, it pastes unreflected. (have named the parts incorrectly???) :o :< :o
ok, so that wasnt three, but i only rememberd them as i wenty on…and on and on.
sorry this is a bit of an epic, but we newbies are, well, new to this. remember whebn you used to mess up aaaaall the time and answer as kindley as you can…
cheers a million guys