This is a "CHOP network" that was used in the Interactive
Dance Club in the bobbing head animation called Weird Guy. It
blends several pre-recorded moves.
fetch0, fetch1, etc. at the bottom are getting 6 repeating
keyframed moves of the head. The 6 moves were made by an animator
prior to the show.
Each fetched move is two channels, one for rotating
the head in X, the other in Y, and each move is about 120 frames
(4 seconds long), and are streched in time to match every 4th
beat of music.
But in the blend1 CHOP, they are being blended
in combinations based on what the player is doing, so you make
only fetch1 and fetch2 blended.
|The fetchscene CHOP gets the scene number, which
is the section of one musical piece that we are currently in,
and is a number from 0 to 7. It is send by MIDI from the Experience
Jockey's console. The switchscene picks and outputs only one
of its inputs, based on the calue of fetchscene.
The CHOPs called "minimal" and so on
are preset weights of the 6 keyframed moves. So for the minimal
scene, it may take 50% of fetch4 and 20% of fetch5.
"fetchtires" gets the rotation of 2
tires, each value going from 0 to 1. The blending values from
the 2 tires are mixed with the blending values of the per-scene
presets. The channels are trimmed to be one frame long, and they
are used as the blending values for the 6 repeating keyframed