I Need Help with Animation and Programing


#1

I want to start an animated short using Stonehearth as the world it’s set in.
I know I’m going to need Qubicle Home or Master version to transfers files over into another program for rendering and animation. I will wait on buying any Qubicle programs. Because I know Qubicle and Radiant Entertainment are working something out for us.

Can I use a program like Blender. For animating and rendering my files?

Will learning Lua help in away with this? What program can I use to write and compile Lua programs?
What programs would you guys recommend and what other advice can you share?

Thanks in advance.


#2

If what you will do is just export and animate, blender should do. Not sure about blender’s render capability but that should work, i do not think knowing lua will be a necessity, but maybe to find the various idles and animations ingame? maybe.


#3

Yeah, I wanted to use Lua programs. Like a short cut to animation. Instead of doing everything frame by frame (which can take hours) I wanted to just program a few moves in. Like running jumping and other moves. If Blender is not the best then what is?


#4

if you simply want to build and animate a model, Lua really wont be of any use to you… however, i encourage you to take a look at the language, because… well, the world needs more coders… :wink:

https://code.google.com/p/luaforwindows/


#5

I thought that what they where using, lua for the modding and programming for the game?


#6

yes, they are… but Lua wont be of any help at this point (that i can see) as you arent actually implementing your animated models into the game…

at this stage @Skull24 would really just need to get a feel for qubicle and whatever tool he can use to animate the models… :slight_smile:


#7

I still want to learn lua. I had an idea once the game comes out. I could just put in my lua and hit a few keys here and there and use FRAPS to record what I need. Then go in to another program to add a few missing things. I think that the best and quicks way to do things.