How to correct the lag between applying a deformer and a mesh in motion?

The problem comes in the following case, when the application of a dress on a rigged mesh is moving. The dress is applied using the surface deformer which is based on the character’s body. The shift is visible both in the editor and when rendering an animation.
We see that the surface deformer uses the previous version (frame -1) of the body.
Character dress rigging surface deformer priority order bug
The solution is simple, simply reverse the order of objects in the hierarchy by placing the rigged body before the dress applied to the surface deformer.

Character dress rigging surface deformer priority order bug fixed

The evaluation order is the following:
1) Depending on the priority group.
The hypernurb, the skin and deformer belong to the group of generators. So they have the same group of priority.
2) In the same group, depending on the specific priorities.
The skin has a priority of -1 and will be the first of the group to be evaluated.
3) according to their positions in the hierarchy.
The hypernurb on the body is processed first, then the surface deformer on the dress.

 

How to improve the impact of your presentations?

Business woman showing a laptop with a spreadsheet application
Business woman showing a laptop with a spreadsheet application

Have you ever had the experience of a boring presentation?

The subject was nevertheless very interesting. But the participants were indifferent. The subject of the presentation might be very interesting, it is not always enough to permanently capture the attention of your audience.

Here are three points that will capture the attention of your audience and make a more attractive presentation.

1) Insert pictures

A man pushing a piece of puzzle to assemble two pieces
A man pushing a piece of puzzle to assemble two pieces.

All presentations software: PowerPoint, Keynote, Impress … allow to insert pictures.
Add images in a presentation stimulates the attention of the audience.
Choose carefully the pictures in accord with the content of your presentation in order to generate an emotion. Then, the audience can assimilate and memorize your speech by associating it with the emotion created by the picture.

2) Use metaphors

Tax haven, financial or wealth evasion on a dollar island.
Tax haven, financial or wealth evasion on a dollar island.

The use of metaphors consolidates the sense of an expressed idea. The metaphor helps understanding the message. It supports its meaning through an additional perspective that imprints the minds of the audience.

3) Pick up proverbs

Time is money concept !
Time is money concept !

Simple and known by all, proverbs are easy to use. An illustrated proverb has the double potential to argue an idea, and to create a visual link with this idea or concept.

With the addition of illustrations within a presentation, the photographic memory of the participants comes into action, and allows you to convey a message permanently.

You will find below the image source for metaphors :

Find metaphors…

Do not hesitate to contact us for a specific need of pictures.

Quickly edit several pictures at once.

Hello,

I’ll talk about a free software I often use to edit my pictures.

It will be very useful if, like me, you need to view large pictures, to crop, rotate, resize them or simply need some organization!

Additionally, it allows to perform several operations on a set of pictures which is very useful when you have to deal with many pictures.

The XnView software available here: http://www.xnview.com exists for Windows. A version for Mac and Linux is under development.

Introducing XnView GUI
Introducing XnView GUI

The pictures are displayed faster than the Windows Explorer from which he keeps the same principle panels:

  • one panel to navigate within directories,
  • one panel for displaying thumbnails,
  • and one panel for information with a tab dedicated to the IPTC management in case of JPEG format. The IPTC is used to define a picture with a list of keywords.

The software can display full screen picture with F11 and can also zoom in to the pixel level with the * key. When the screen resolution is lower than that the picture, this key combination is very useful to check that the picture is perfect. This allows to detect artifacts from a too high compression ratio when saving in JPEG format or also to check if the result of a 3D rendering is the one we expected.

The option window of the batch processing of pictures.
The option window of the batch processing of pictures.

When processing multiple pictures you can add a combination several effects: for example, resize and add watermark

You can support its development if you use it regularly.

What software do you use to rework your pictures?

Feel free to leave a comment if you want I detail the usage of this great tool.

Hello and welcome to this blog!

Concept illustration showing shoes in front of a Welcome red door map.
Concept illustration showing shoes in front of a Welcome red door map.

Hello and welcome to this blog!
The blog is freshly installed and uses WordPress. It will discuss about the subject as the illustrations, of course, the video and also more technical aspects of the development site (with or without WordPress!) And plenty of tips and tricks to save time during the implementation of your projects .
Stay tuned for the next post!