[WIP] Cheering Monkey animations

[WIP] Cheering Monkey animations

Postby theTomasPat » 06 Jan 2019, 04:36

So I'm new to STK and would like to help out a bit. For my first contribution I was wanting to do some updates to the cheering monkey library asset. I figured this would be an easy introduction to STK development and Blender as well, seeing as how I've never used it before.

I've posted gifs of the animations so far that can be found here: https://imgur.com/a/XSGEtLl
(the banana throw is still very WIP).

I'm absolutely open to constructive criticism and ideas for more actions!
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Re: [WIP] Cheering Monkey animations

Postby Auria » 07 Jan 2019, 00:07

Hi, nice work, it looks really good!
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Re: [WIP] Cheering Monkey animations

Postby Ludsky » 07 Jan 2019, 14:17

Wow, it's funny; very good work :)
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Re: [WIP] Cheering Monkey animations

Postby theTomasPat » 13 Jan 2019, 03:14

I added a new animation to the monkey.
(attached but also hosted here: https://imgur.com/1kIR0sj)
monkeyKnees.gif
Monkey's knees jitter on anim cycle
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The animation is finished but I'm running into some issues when the animation cycles. The knees jitter like crazy and I'm having trouble figuring out why that's happening. Can someone help me out with this?

The monkey's legs are rigged using IK and the keyframes on the targets are the exact same on the first and last frame of the anim set. I had just copy-pasted all the keyframes so there should be no difference between the start and end when the cycle loops. I'm getting this problem with at least one other anim set although the jitter in the knees is nowhere near as bad as with the bum spanking.

I'm guessing this is an export bug but I would really appreciate any help in diagnosing the issue!
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Re: [WIP] Cheering Monkey animations

Postby Auria » 14 Jan 2019, 04:06

Can you please share the blender file? This will be hard to debug without access to the file

Unfortunately, this particular issue seems like it may be hard to fix
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Re: [WIP] Cheering Monkey animations

Postby theTomasPat » 14 Jan 2019, 18:34

Absolutely!

I've attached the blend file below.
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Re: [WIP] Cheering Monkey animations

Postby Auria » Yesterday, 00:44

Thanks, I have created an issue : https://github.com/supertuxkart/stk-code/issues/3710

Unfortunately, since this is likely quite complex to debug, it may take quite some time before we have a fix
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