Thursday, August 25, 2011


Hmm. Well, I have to say that school and work have started to eat away at the time. Lately I haven't had much time to do anything.

In fact, since the video has been posted, all I've been able to do is fix the rotators (again, yes I manage to keep breaking it. And it's STILL not 100% accurate, but it's pretty darn close).

I'll try to work on this as much as time allows, though.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Another video for you

This video demonstrates the new GUI in progress for the animator.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Wrapping up

I believe I have this GUI thing down. I've finished all of the dialogue window types for the most part.

As of right now I'm still trying to get this 3-ring rotation gadget to work properly. This is a rather empty post, but I assure you a lot has been accomplished. I'll release screenshots in my next post, and then hopefully I can have it augmented into the Model Manipulator (Oh. So that's what this blog is about. It's been a while since I've touched the subject.)

EDIT: Ah. Found the error in the rotators. They're a little closer to being completed but also, in other stuff:

How would you like to contribute to this project? Do you have any spare .OBJ models laying around? Or do you feel like just making some for the fun of it? Well, if so. It would be very appreciated if you would allow me to package them with the Model Manipulator. I, personally, won't use them, but when the time comes when I release it, it will allow new users to get used to it without going through the mess of setting up their own models.

If you have any models you'd like to share: PM me at the GMC, Post here with a comment, or Email me. Thank you.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Messages and Rotations and Loops, Oh MY

I've been cranking out some more GUI features, not only is there a menu bar, but I've been working on a message box system ( still early work-in-progress, I'm meaning to add buttons to the bottom of the message ), and yet ANOTHER way to work with rotations, because I don't think anyone would like the number-crunching method that was used in the beginning.

So yeah. That's the message box, and it's covering up the rotation rings. Rotation rings are pretty close to done, but the algorithm used to calculate the way you should drag your mouse across the ring only works half the time. I'm not entirely sure how I'm going to fix it, but it isn't all too distracting, so it's not that high of a priority.

I'm sure I'm forgetting to mention something else, but I'm far too tired to be concerned.

Jon out.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Crazy over GUI

(Hehe. A reference to banov.)
Anyway. I decided to take a crack at at least starting to get some of this stuff down for now. As of the moment, I have made a system that draws buttons( Really customizable and cool buttons ) and a menu bar.

I'm going to be nice today, because it's been a really good day today. Here's the script to make your very own Jon Buttons
(EDIT: Sorry about that, but that script required another script of mine I forgot to include. But now you should be able to use it.)
They could look like this.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

GMC Jam #3

Side tracked (again), this time with the GMC Jam. So those three days were poured into making my entry. I'm not going to link to it, but it's not too hard to find.

I also have another small camp, but it shouldn't take too much of my time away.