@spartan-jai, on 05 February 2011 - 08:52 PM, said in A how to thing:
... I'm using Meaker's file Sketchyrender, and no matter where I seem to move it, I seem to be off on top or bottom, and it's obnoxious...
Right, not sure if I was clear on any of those (there are at least 3 or 4 render-setup files floating around now), but you really need to make sure the model is centered on whatever I've given you to center it on. That means all 3 directions, not just side-side and front-back.
@spartan-jai, on 06 February 2011 - 11:58 AM, said in A how to thing:
I figured it out. It's all good. The animation is jumpy, but that's because of a mixup with Illustrator. I have a few more questions, however. What is the best way to make banking frames, and is there a better way to put the individual frames together other than Illustrator?
Are you using illustrator for laying out the frames? If so, awesome, but there are better programs for that (and ones that do it automatically). Banking frames are made by 'rolling' your ship 5-90 degrees (you choose how much)in one direction and re-rendering. Then switching it to the other way and rendering again. Roll it around the central axis of the render setup - make absolutely sure that the model will rotate around that point and not some other point or you'll get issues.