• Gmod Effects Tutorials Series
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  • Hello there! I started a new series of tutorials. It's aimed at people who are just starting gmod, new into making machinmas or just want to know some more advanced uses of basic tools. Currently there are only a few, but I'll update the page as I go. Feel free to post any suggestions, comments or questions. [media]http://youtube.com/watch?v=VxFGLMFD3hk[/media] [media]http://youtube.com/watch?v=vQd-16XyAao[/media] [media]http://youtube.com/watch?v=9ajDpp3rl3g[/media] N'joy
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  • On first one you can use rope to stop it. And put low value elastic between the prop and wall so it goes back
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  • [QUOTE=Rehukotsa;20577486]On first one you can use rope to stop it. And put low value elastic between the prop and wall so it goes back[/QUOTE] Yeah i know, but i usualy overcomplicate stuff, and since ppl asked me how I did it in one fo my machinmas, I did the same thing =P. The main thing is it works.
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  • I'd like to know how some people can have the faceposer animate from one face to another on a ragdoll without doing it through stop motion. If my question makes sense...
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  • [QUOTE=overlordphat;20630891]I'd like to know how some people can have the faceposer animate from one face to another on a ragdoll without doing it through stop motion. If my question makes sense...[/QUOTE]They use stop-motion, just with a combination of green screen and/or smart video editing.
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  • [QUOTE=Ultragamer05;20642146]They use stop-motion, just with a combination of green screen and/or smart video editing.[/QUOTE] Check out my stop motions! Great tutorials for anyone who wants to build contraptions and mess around. I'm more concerned with how you made the awesome intros before each film.
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  • I'm surprised you didn't add SmartSnap to the list of recommended tools. It's extremely useful.
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  • [QUOTE=Artix3;20707860]I'm surprised you didn't add SmartSnap to the list of recommended tools. It's extremely useful.[/QUOTE] Yea, it kinda didn't fit in the 2nd part, prolly gonna do a part 3 after the "how to use numpad" tutorial (you'd figure ppl would know how to use that) add phx 3, smartsnap and such [QUOTE=Kurit;20702026]Check out my stop motions! Great tutorials for anyone who wants to build contraptions and mess around. I'm more concerned with how you made the awesome intros before each film.[/QUOTE] It's all done in gmod... I'm gonna cap the series with a tutorial on how to achieve the effect And yea, they're not very useful if you already know how to use the tools [QUOTE=overlordphat;20630891]I'd like to know how some people can have the faceposer animate from one face to another on a ragdoll without doing it through stop motion. If my question makes sense...[/QUOTE] It's done in source SDK faceposer, i don't have much experience with that, but there are some cool tuts on how to do it
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  • What is the video recorder you used? If Fraps, How did you make it have high fps without lag? I have almost the best NVidia Graphics Card out there and Quad processor with like 5 GB of ram and Fraps lags a lot. I use Windows 7.
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  • [QUOTE=Vegan Zombie;20711772]What is the video recorder you used? If Fraps, How did you make it have high fps without lag? I have almost the best NVidia Graphics Card out there and Quad processor with like 5 GB of ram and Fraps lags a lot. I use Windows 7.[/QUOTE]Half-size resolution. 30 fps. Not only does it lag less, but it takes up less space and there isn't much of a difference (except for resolution, but no one will really care).
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  • Try this addon: [url]http://www.garrysmod.org/downloads/?a=view&id=58184[/url] It adds over 800 unused props for half life 2 and works on ANY server whether it has this addon or not. Really useful for unique structures. Explination for people who don't believe me: Since Gmod is a modification fo HL2, it comes with the HL2 props pre installed. This means you don't need HL2 to run gmod. So, these props are from HL2 and therefore, come preinstalled in the game. They just aren't in the normal spawnlist of "Useful Construction/Comic Props", but they do work in any server.
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  • [QUOTE=Vegan Zombie;20711772]What is the video recorder you used? If Fraps, How did you make it have high fps without lag? I have almost the best NVidia Graphics Card out there and Quad processor with like 5 GB of ram and Fraps lags a lot. I use Windows 7.[/QUOTE] I use full size recording, but at 1280x800px 30fps on win 7, intel dual core 2.10 ghz and nvidia 9600gt when I wanna do a slow motion scene i set host_timeframe to 0.1 also, I run gmod in windowed mode if that means something [editline]09:52AM[/editline] [QUOTE=Agon_the_Author;20712501]Try this addon: [URL]http://www.garrysmod.org/downloads/?a=view&id=58184[/URL] It adds over 800 unused props for half life 2 and works on ANY server whether it has this addon or not. Really useful for unique structures. Explination for people who don't believe me: Since Gmod is a modification fo HL2, it comes with the HL2 props pre installed. This means you don't need HL2 to run gmod. So, these props are from HL2 and therefore, come preinstalled in the game. They just aren't in the normal spawnlist of "Useful Construction/Comic Props", but they do work in any server.[/QUOTE] Looks awesome, gonna add it in the part 3
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  • [QUOTE=webbug;20717123]I use full size recording, but at 1280x800px 30fps on win 7, intel dual core 2.10 ghz and nvidia 9600gt when I wanna do a slow motion scene i set host_timeframe to 0.1 also, I run gmod in windowed mode if that means something[/QUOTE] I use full size recording, run it in 1280x720 16:9 windowed, 30 FPS, Win 7, Amd Anthlon Quad Core 2.30 Ghz and GeForce GTX 295. And it still lags.. What is your settings in game and what version of Fraps do you use?
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  • fraps registered, file version: 3.0.1.10506 gmod highest settings it could be your hdd It's better to have 2 hard disks in your computer so you have your game and windows running on one, and fraps records on the other one, makes the recording so much smoother
  • Avatar of Vegan Zombie
  • I can only have 1 hdd because my video card is blocking where I could hook up another one. Could it be because I only have 20GB left in my hdd? My recording was running smooth on high settings without the HDR on and resolution 1280x800 windowed.. I'll just get rid of some stuff on my hdd and see what happens.
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  • [QUOTE=Vegan Zombie;20744951]Ummm can you speak English?[/QUOTE] He's speaking Croatian, I completely understand him since I'm Croatian as well, no worries. He was just congratulating me for the front page feature
  • Man, you guys REALLY need to learn how to use source recorder. You could have a shit computer and still produce crystal smooth videos with the settings maxed out.
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  • [QUOTE=Gunnanmon;20772997]Man, you guys REALLY need to learn how to use source recorder. You could have a shit computer and still produce crystal smooth videos with the settings maxed out.[/QUOTE] And I was using it untill something broke and I can't get it working again =( Anyway, fraps works great for me and I ahve no problem with it and graphics are already maxed out
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  • Source Recorder is overrated. You can't record things unless they are in demos, and I hate working with demos. I'd take a slightly laggy video over reloading over and over again, thank you. Not to mention that Source Recorder doesn't work with things like cameras. You have to set up views in the demo smoother, and they are a pain in the ass to set up.
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  • You can record it with out demos. Sv_cheats 1 Host_framerate 30 startmovie 1 raw It will give you some odd thousand TGA and a wav, use virtualdub to comply them. It works with camera and everything. learn before you talk shit ultra. [editline]11:55PM[/editline] [url]http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=852577[/url] I use source recorder now, you get 100% better quality. and no compression. [editline]11:56PM[/editline] [QUOTE=Ultragamer05;20804803]Source Recorder is overrated. You can't record things unless they are in demos, and I hate working with demos. I'd take a slightly laggy video over reloading over and over again, thank you. Not to mention that Source Recorder doesn't work with things like cameras. You have to set up views in the demo smoother, and they are a pain in the ass to set up.[/QUOTE] thats called demo smother, not source recorder.
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  • [QUOTE=Vegan Zombie;20711772]What is the video recorder you used? If Fraps, How did you make it have high fps without lag? I have almost the best NVidia Graphics Card out there and Quad processor with like 5 GB of ram and Fraps lags a lot. I use Windows 7.[/QUOTE] FRAPS > Movies > 60 FPS, Full-size or Half-size and check 'Lock framerate while recording' With your computer's system you can do full size.