#1 Posted by MistaSparkle (2148 posts) -

Found out a few days ago that it's in open beta now, and finally decided to try it out. I basically have very little knowledge on everything in it and have been trying to follow the tutorial, however there are a lot of key points that they don't go very in-depth with...but I'm making my way through those challenges and getting better! Anyone else try making any movies, yet?

#2 Posted by Fattony12000 (7596 posts) -

Nope, and I fucking hate everyone who's gotten into it so far.

#3 Posted by Fattony12000 (7596 posts) -

Oh, it's actually out for everyone.

Fuck, downloading now.

#4 Posted by NicksCorner (432 posts) -

No, I noticed it was available and I look forward to seeing the content being produced. But I have no such skills myself.

#5 Posted by MayorFeedback (674 posts) -

Definitely looking forward to messing around with it once I get some time. Looks insane, Valve are such mad geniuses.

#6 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19377 posts) -

I'm definitely going to try it out. I have no experience with animation, but I'd like to gain some.

#7 Edited by Muerthoz (350 posts) -

I want to try it out. Hopefully I can use it to learn something that will help me move up at work. Looks like it would be a lot of fun to mess around with anyway.

#8 Posted by hwy_61 (943 posts) -

Can't wait to see all the dumb shit people come up with!

#9 Posted by Sweep (8950 posts) -

Didn't realise it was in open beta, will definitely be messing around with this when I get home.

#10 Posted by MistaSparkle (2148 posts) -

Well, hopefully some more of you guys start messing around in there. There's a TON of stuff to do and a lot to learn, so I think that just by using it we can help each other out a bunch.

#11 Posted by Sin4profit (2992 posts) -

i opened the Meet the Heavy video they gave you to play with and couldn't make heads or tales of the system...guess i gotta read tutorials like some kinda shlub.

#12 Posted by decko5 (159 posts) -

@Sweep: I don't have that kind of time.

#13 Posted by Sweep (8950 posts) -

@decko5: Apparently, neither do I!

#14 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3082 posts) -

As someone studying film, I'm interested in trying it out, if only to see what it's capable of.

#15 Posted by MistaSparkle (2148 posts) -

@ShadowConqueror: It's preeeetty high detail stuff, and you should definitely check it out if you find animation cool in any way. Personally I really enjoy cinematography, and its nice being able to get any kind of camera angle you want quickly and effortlessly.

#16 Posted by decko5 (159 posts) -

@Sweep: Why what happened?

#17 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

I'd love to try it, but it isn't available on OSX. :(

#18 Posted by dudeglove (8157 posts) -

Not by me (duh).

#19 Posted by darkvare (777 posts) -

is it only team fortress 2 assets?

#20 Posted by Shivoa (643 posts) -

Set it off doing a render to avi and it hit a 4GB file size cap for some reason (NTFS volume so not a FAT32 issue) and the non-raw avi output options are a message about installing quicktime.

I'd do anything for Valve, but I won't do that!

#21 Posted by MistaSparkle (2148 posts) -

@darkvare: No there are also HL2 assets and some kind of random odds and ends. I haven't really dug around other game models too much so maybe there are more than that as well. You do also have the ability to import whatever you want too, so its pretty easy to find exactly what you are looking for.

#22 Edited by Fattony12000 (7596 posts) -

Is there any on-screen indication as to the rendering process? I hit export to avi or mp4 and nothing seems to happen.


I see, exporting only seems to work when you have certain settings selected, to do with your timeline and the sequence length. It still lets you get to the export dialogue box though, even though you've done something that won't let you export.