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  • Ok, this pointless thread is now officially over.  I did finally get a 3D head to load in Natural Front.  It took a half hour, but it did work.  Sadly, Natural Front doesn't appear to offer a fraction of the functionality I already have with an old …
  • Ok, the conclusion.  The developer feels the issue is that my Mac is just too slow.  I see now he's offered this same advice to a number of other users.  Some users report that if you let the process run for an hour or two (on old Macs) it does even…
  • WHAT??  WTF?  Triem doesn't have 13 monitors???  Is this some kind of scam??  :-) Wow, Hitfilm on a laptop.  You must have a huge laptop, really good eyes, or both.   But wait, when the @#$%^ is the Hitfilm for iPhone version going to be ready??  …
  • @jsbarrett - I hear ya, I don't have any argument with what you said.  I'm just trying to learn what I can about face animation.  CrazyTalk is surely worth a look for anyone who is interested in face animation.  This is particularly true given how …
  • @jsbarrett  - I'd try to be open minded, if I could get it to work at all.  I've contacted the developer of Natural Front to see if they have a solution.  I'm guessing they won't, so this thread will likely soon be over.  I still have an ol…
  • 4 monitors!  Ha!  But you really should have eleven you know.  :-) This might help somebody out there.   I have a 30 inch TV that I could hookup as a 2nd or 3rd monitor.  But I'd have to move it back and forth from computer to TV station every day …
  • I now have Unity and the Natural Front plugin installed.  So far the thing crashes each time I try to create an animated head.  My machine may be too old, the software may be junk, don't know, researching further.
  • Ah, thanks, I'll try that!   Thanks for letting me know.
  • Oh dear, same thing with Return and Enter key.  One time it works, next time it doesn't.   I click on the layer name, it turns blue to show it is selected, and then I hit Return or Enter.  Sometimes the layer name is then editable, sometimes nothing…
  • AHA!   Thank you much! 
  • Hmm...  F2 does nothing on my machine.  A mac/pc thing? I went in to Hitfilm preferences and see there is a shortcut for rename.  I don't recognize the symbol listed for rename, which looks kind of like an X or an upside down V.  I tried to change …
  • I'll try the F2 option, thanks, didn't know about that.
  • @Thomekk - thanks for sharing your work, you've got some catchy stuff going on there. I couldn't quite tell from watching the vids, have you tried creating the head in CrazyTalk, and then attaching that head to a moving body in another clip?  You k…
  •  @GrayMotion, if you care to share perhaps sometime you could show us what you did with the 3D model you purchased?  Or not, as you prefer. As to my progress, so far I'm being dramatically successful at reaching my goal of losing all interest in 3D…
    in I Hate 3D Comment by PhilTanny June 1
  • Please note that the complaint I belched did not blame Hitfilm, and this was stated clearly at the very start of the thread.  I do plead guilty to wrongly placing this rant thread in the Hitfilm Pro section, and am grateful the mods have repaired m…
    in I Hate 3D Comment by PhilTanny June 1
  • Hi BobDiMarzio, It's true, I'm so incredibly intelligent that I had to look up the definition of "serpentine".  I'm happy to learn that I am a snake, because I was admittedly privately concerned that I might instead just be a member of that incredi…
    in I Hate 3D Comment by PhilTanny June 1
  • Triem writes, "Things like web hosting and file uploads are less complex than 3D modelling." But this has not always been so.  25 years ago creating a website was a highly technical matter, which meant few could participate.  Over time that industr…
    in I Hate 3D Comment by PhilTanny June 1
  • Hi Thomekk, I think perhaps we discussed this in another thread about Mixamo and Sketchfab?  Those two services are attempting to make a limited version of 3D point and click simple.   I did find them both to be modestly useful, and quite interestin…
    in I Hate 3D Comment by PhilTanny June 1
  • No Graymotion, not my opinion, this thread is a revelation directly from God, who approved this message.  :-)
    in I Hate 3D Comment by PhilTanny May 31
  • @GrayMotion, the INDUSTRY is immature.  The file you're referring to costs so much because it's ridiculously hard to make.  Example:  In 1995 people would pay me $75 just to upload a few images to a server, because it was simply too hard for them to…
    in I Hate 3D Comment by PhilTanny May 31
  • Hi Stargazer,  Well, there is a much simpler solution.   Simply ignore 3D until the industry gets it's act together. As example... Would you create a website if it required learning Unix and half the time the Unix commands didn't work?  Do you wan…
    in I Hate 3D Comment by PhilTanny May 31
  • Students and beginners can create image and movie files and share them widely and easily.  That's a mature industry, thus with a huge market.  3D is stuck in immaturity, and here's why.  We put up with it.
    in I Hate 3D Comment by PhilTanny May 31
  • Yes, sorry, should be in Everything Else, my bad.  Never trust a hysterical ranter! Right, no standards.  Which means the market is a small fraction of what it could be. That's dumb. Or, at least there could be a single file format which one could…
    in I Hate 3D Comment by PhilTanny May 31
  • In Morphage you draw a line around the area you want to be affected by your manipulations, and nothing outside of that line moves.  You can also simulate 3D.  So for example, you'd draw a line around a character's head to indicate the area you want…
  • @Pixlpants, thanks for the tip regarding removing control points. Guys, and especially FXhome staff, if you can run Mac apps why not download Morphage and use it as a model for how Puppet might work.  Why reinvent the wheel from scratch when anothe…
  • Thanks JS, yes, work in progress, Rome wasn't built in a day etc.  I'm happy it's gotten this far, and I'm sure it will get better over time.  To me, it seems it has "killer app" potential, a fun gadget that will attract people to Hitfilm, even if t…
  • Is there any way to erase a control point? Is there a way to identify a control point?   As example, say you click on Position 1 in the Control Point list area.  Shouldn't that highlight that control point in the viewer?
  • Even attempting to move the first control point also results in image vanishing.