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trvrmn
1st Aug 2007, 5:49 AM
Are there any free programs that you can use to animate objects? Maybe something where I sould make the mesh in Wings3d, then animations in the other program?

Lethe_s
1st Aug 2007, 8:27 AM
That all depends on what you want to do.
To animate objects like wardrobes and toilets for the sims, from a mesh out of Wings3D you use the mesh tool. But that uses the ingame animations.
You can also make objects spin/move etc. by setting certain parameters in SimPE (definitely not an expert here), or give them an animated texture to give the illusion of animation.
Please elaborate on what you're trying to do.

Echo
1st Aug 2007, 10:56 AM
If this for is the project I think it is, then you're trying to create new object animations. At the moment the only way to create new animations is to use Milkshape, or to edit the files manually in SimPe. I wouldn't recommend doing it in SimPE as a beginner though, it takes a really long time and a lot of math. ;)

trvrmn
1st Aug 2007, 5:26 PM
yeah i think echo knows what im talking about here ;) , and are there any tutorials for doing it in SimPe, cause that may be my only option.

Echo
2nd Aug 2007, 11:57 AM
Unfortunately, no. Mostly because doing it is a real pain. ;)

fusi0n556
12th Aug 2007, 9:40 AM
there is a program that does animation and has bone enable feature in it.

it would be very complicated because i dont think you can import them so u would have to make your own joints. wwhich would be very very complicated.

i wouldnt recommend it but its called Gmax. its used for sim city 4. but seriously milkshape is the way to go.

plus i havnt even paid for it i jus keep reinstalling after every month.