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What editing mode is this?
show user profile  j0rd4nkzf

I'm an absolute beginner and I have no idea what I'm doing. I would like to know what editing mode is this and how do I switch to it.

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7/25/2012 6:17:19 PM (last edit: 7/25/2012 6:17:19 PM)
show user profile  j0rd4nkzf
It's the editing mode that has all of those nodes-thingy as highlighted in the picture above.

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7/25/2012 6:18:49 PM (last edit: 7/25/2012 6:18:49 PM)
show user profile  Dave
Are we supposed to be looking at the spheres? I'm more confused here than I was in the other thread with the new guy.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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7/25/2012 6:20:34 PM (last edit: 7/25/2012 6:20:34 PM)
show user profile  j0rd4nkzf
No, notice what's inside the red spheres. I want to know what editing mode has this nodes that you can play around with.
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7/25/2012 6:23:34 PM (last edit: 7/25/2012 6:23:34 PM)
show user profile  Dave
The red things aren't spheres... they're circles. Sorry to be pedantic, but what you've highlighted are spheres.

Anyway, I guess what you're after here is a rig, a skeleton... something that is used to control objects for animation?? I really don't know, since I'm pimping myself out more than usual recently, take a look at this and tell me if it's hitting any of the right chords:

"I flew over Egypt once"

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7/25/2012 6:30:19 PM (last edit: 7/25/2012 6:30:19 PM)
show user profile  j0rd4nkzf
Yes, that's exactly what I mean. I saw a behind-the-scenes video and saw this and I now want to know what "mode" did he use. Thanks, by the way.
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7/25/2012 6:32:52 PM (last edit: 7/25/2012 6:32:52 PM)
show user profile  Dave
Errmm, yeah sure. Well I guess they're just showing off a bit of Wheatley's rig. Actual "control objects" (the bits with the nodes) can be any number of things. Bone objects, splines or dummy objects are the most common though (I would assume). It's not a "mode" as such... just part of the pipeline. Concept > Model > Texture > Rig > Animate > Render.

I feel like I need to keep typing... I don't know, is your curiosity satisfied yet? Or did you have something more specific to follow up with?

"I flew over Egypt once"

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7/25/2012 6:42:58 PM (last edit: 7/25/2012 6:42:58 PM)
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