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Kirk MacLean
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Default Assignment 4 - 09-23-2016, 10:17 PM

For assignment 4 i did a western scene. I had a saloon in the background and an old house a little bit off to the side. The aaloon doors open and the cowboys walks out through the doors. He walks up to the camera and talks for a little bit. He acta like hes ready for a standoff but when he counts down to 1 he says bang and starts singing the boom boom song.

Surprisingly i did not run into too many problems when making this. Only thing i struggled woth was simply finding where the random number function is. Once i found it wverythibg went pretty smooth with just some trial and error.
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Default Assignment 4 question - 09-24-2016, 12:24 PM


You mention the your animation the cowboy counts down to 1 and sings the song. How the you get it to countdown? I am sure is some thing simple but I cant figure out how to do a counter.
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Default 09-24-2016, 04:42 PM

Your story and scene setup sounds cool, Kirk.. i like that you had a Texas theme, that should be worth extra points.

I had a LOT of trouble with the random number function.. I found 2 random functions in the 'world' object --> 'function' tab, but neither one seemed to relate to random numbers. I played around with one of them, couldn't get it to work, then email Prof. Xeriland for assistance.
He emailed me an example program, and once I saw the code, I understood which one I should use. After that, it was a snap to make my character jump up and down at random heights.

I agree with your feedback in one of the other posts.. there's a lot of tweaking that I'd like to have time to do, to make each of my animations that much better, smoother, more 'animated'. Lack of time is always a factor, as the deadline for each assignment comes up very quickly.
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