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The Power of Beamman’s Post Movie Effect


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The Power of
Beamman’s Post Movie Effect

Okay… so I hope its no secret that an amazing new effect has surfaced on Beamman’s Effects page site Beamman's Post Movie effect is available from the Beamman's Effects Page.it is called PostMovie and it has the power to transform a normal animation into a masterpiece!

The effect changes the look of your animation from “something digital” to the look of a movie “shot on film”… a wonderful, almost emotional transformation.

Here are examples of what I am talking about, in picture form:

Beamman's Post Movie Effect adds a "shot on film" look to your animation.

 

… and here is what the animation can look like:

Several options…

There are three .x files to work with… alone or together… offering a variety of possible visual effects…

Beamman's PostMovie Effect offers a variety of "looks" for your video!

Change File Names of the .x and .fx files in Beamman's PostMovie effect... Post Movie Effect.

NOTE:  You must rename the .x and their associated .fx files with English names.

As you can see, I named mine 1, 2, and 3.

Now you can load the effect through the Accessory Manipulation Panel like any other effect. You can turn it ON and OFF by checking or unchecking the Display checkbox.

… more to discover!

This seems to be a Beta release… it easily runs on many systems and yet seems cranky on others. Those users encountering problems may have a graphics card issue or maybe even a DirectX issue.

There may be more variations possible. The ReadMe alludes to making X and Y adjustments… as well as Si and Tr adjustments…
… and a Controller? … I have not used the included .pmx model that looks to be a controller… giving variables to the Facial sliders. You will want to translate those sliders into English as you decipher the possibilities of the Controller.

The Error screen…

A black screen will envelop your stage, your entire scene, if the effect is not working properly.

If the effect is not working properly, your scene will be all dark.

Side Note:  When rendering or making a picture render, the effect will crash afterwards. In order to rectify this you must delete and re-add the effect, once more… and use in fullscreen only, not on half screen or snap screen.

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EDITOR’s NOTE: Computer Power Required

I have seen some crazy things as I attempted to use theis effect!I saw some crazy-looking things as I tried to use this effect… and it has turned out, for me, that computer power/graphics card issues have been my problems.

If I close all other programs and run only MMD… and if I make the Stage View By making the stage view small, my computer CAN run Beamman's PostMovie effect.small… the effect will work for me on my XP system. CLICK the picture to see a large view.

I found that, even with a small view, the effect would often give me the black error screen. I find I can FORCE the effect to work by dragging the view to be as large as possible (still looks black) and then quickly dragging the view to a small size, causing the image to suddenly have to recalculate to show the smaller view… and the effect to work! … Once the effect was working, I can Render to AVI and the effect works perfectly in the resulting video. … Awesome!

Let us know YOUR experiences… leave a comment!

 


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9 Comments

  1. Sy Sy
    February 13, 2017    

    Hi, every time i use the post movie it shows up as a white leek instead of making the effect happen? help?

    • February 14, 2017    

      Rename all files with Japanese characters in filenames into English. Make sure that .x and .fx pairs of files that have identical first names in Japanese should have them identical after renaming as well. Then edit all three .fx files in Notepad, find the line that looks like “#define CONTROLLER “PostMovie&#%@^$*#.pmx” and replace the filename in it with the new one.

  2. UltimateKitty UltimateKitty
    October 13, 2016    

    note;;
    never. EVER. mix this motion with any kirakira effect. unless you want a seizure, that is.

  3. September 25, 2016    

    heyy~

    whenever I try to render a picture with the postmovie effect, they always come out with purple and green glitch spots! how can I render pictures without this happening?

  4. October 15, 2015    

    I noticed I was using this and black squares started slowly engulfing my screen.
    Nothing is wrong with my screen, it just happens if I use PostMovie.
    Other than that, beamman’s blown me away again.

  5. Kat Kat
    August 29, 2015    

    It works just fine for me, but I just upgraded to Windows 10. The controller allows you to mess around with some lighting and glare effects. Moving it along the x and y axes gives some pretty neat results, and I don’t know what all of the sliders do but I know that the ones in the 3rd section change the amount of red, blue, and green light on the screen. Also the Si box in the accessories panel changes how bright it is, and the Tr box works about how you would expect and changes the intensity of the effect. I’m working on a video using this effect and it is incredible.

    I know my experience is probably unique compared to what others have been through with this effect so far, but hopefully this helps someone wanting to get some god stuff out of this effect!

    • huongdaoroma huongdaoroma
      March 5, 2019    

      Try renaming the bones/morphs/materials of the controller in pmxe/pmde to English by using edit>batch correction of names> selecting the target as well as the method (by setting), and the library (Japanese) > click name

      So you’ll have to choose 3 things before you hit name – the target, the method, and the library. Copy and paste whatever’s in the field to google translate

      Hit English in the libraries category and then name. copy and paste the translation and then click Correction > OK > save the edited controller

      EDITOR’S NOTE: Or see this tutorial by LearnMMD’s xxBodger for a simple method.
      Thank you, huongdaoroma!

  6. Silent Headset Silent Headset
    August 27, 2015    

    So….smaller stage view = more efficiency in computing power?

    Note that down, note that down…… -_-

    • Reggie_Dentmore Reggie_Dentmore
      August 27, 2015    

      I don’t know if that’s true… but it seemed to be so for me “:o).

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