Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 5th Dec 2002 03:06 UTC
Gifts, Contests, Easter Eggs Moho is a 2D vector-based cartoon animation application for Windows and Macs, created by Lost Marble. It is not an ink & paint tool that requires you to draw and scan each frame of your animation - Moho provides the complete set of tools you need to create an animated cartoon, from drawing and coloring to keyframe animation, multi-layer compositing and final rendering of QuickTime and AVI movie files. Moho can be used to create animation for video, film, or streaming over the web and you can now be one of the three lucky OSNews readers to win a free, full copy of Moho 4.0.1.
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I remember
by WhiteRabbit on Thu 5th Dec 2002 18:17 UTC

I remember when this was on BeOS. Very cool tool, Im glad that Lost Marble has managed to keep it up. Im really looking forward to this.

RE: I remember
by Eugenia on Thu 5th Dec 2002 18:31 UTC

You can still download the demo of Moho for BeOS, in its last incarnation (v2.5), here: http://www.lostmarble.com/downloads/moho_beosx86_2.5.zip

I remember I did a review of Moho for BeNews a few years back... ;)
Moho is really fun!

How to add sound on Moho's cartoons
by Eugenia on Thu 5th Dec 2002 18:39 UTC

For lip syncing audio tools to use with Moho, Magpie and Magpie PRO does the job great: http://www.thirdwishsoftware.com/magpiepro.html

Are we limited by cartoon type?
by Chris Capoccia on Thu 5th Dec 2002 19:04 UTC

for the contest question, are we limited by cartoon type?
moho only does 2d cell style animation. are those the only cartoons we should answer with? would claymation cartoons like wallace & grommit or gumby be out? and would 3d computer animations like shrek be out too?

Re: Are we limited by cartoon type?
by Lost Marble on Thu 5th Dec 2002 19:14 UTC

You're not limited in the sense that it would affect the competition - i.e. we won't disqualify you if you answer "Pokemon".

We specifically asked about "cartoon" in order to lean towards 2D cel style animation, but if you prefer to answer "Wallace & Grommit" you're welcome to do so. (I'd rank Wallace & Grommit pretty high up there myself.)

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by Rich on Thu 5th Dec 2002 19:24 UTC

I would love to win a copy of that app, but I'm only using Linux.. :{

Are there any plans for a Linux port? ;)

RE: RE: I remember
by Manik on Thu 5th Dec 2002 19:35 UTC

Eugenia, while you can find demos of Moho 2.5 for BeOS, it's impossible to have a key, even if you're willing to pay for it. I tried.
And yes, Moho is fun.

Re: Linux port
by Lost Marble on Thu 5th Dec 2002 19:38 UTC

No, we have no plans for a Linux port.

All well and good, but...
by Will on Thu 5th Dec 2002 20:02 UTC

What would I do with 3 copies?

If I win I'll gladly contribute the other two to other lucky winners.

Share and Enjoy!

Three copies
by Anonymous on Thu 5th Dec 2002 20:06 UTC

That's more than the one recently of TheKompany. :-)

back port to beos?
by mike on Thu 5th Dec 2002 20:08 UTC

What about a back port to BeOS? I'm not saying now, but if and when Zeta or Open Beos become somewhat popular.

RE: All well and good, but...
by Eugenia on Thu 5th Dec 2002 20:08 UTC

>What would I do with 3 copies?

Each person only wins one. ;)

Linux port,
by Vito on Thu 5th Dec 2002 22:05 UTC

I dont know about the rest of you, but I am running GENTOO, i emerged wine, and installed moho, So far so good. I am reading up on how to use it, once I know that I can tell you if it works good or not.

I hope I win!

BTW
by Vito on Thu 5th Dec 2002 22:07 UTC

forgot to mention the install of moho and wine went flawlessly, I did not have to tweak anything. The program launches and I *seem* to be able to use the application. /me still playing w/ it.

perv
by c on Thu 5th Dec 2002 22:46 UTC

/me still playing w/ it.

I wanna watch. ;)

Confirmed...
by Vito on Thu 5th Dec 2002 23:02 UTC

Okay its confirmed, it works fine under wine, and not 1 crash yet. ;) So theres your linux port! ;)

Cartoon Types
by Antarius on Thu 5th Dec 2002 23:06 UTC

we won't disqualify you if you answer "Pokemon".

However, we will drag you out into the middle of the street, remove all of your body hair with a rusty bread knife, cover you with honey and fire-ants, before dragging you 6 miles through the scrub behind a Land Cruiser.

All the while screaming "Peek-at-bloody-you" in your face.



{You think that is bad? Show me the writer of the series...}

I liked this app..
by mlk on Fri 6th Dec 2002 01:01 UTC

But I don't like the new (well old now) interface, it looked better as a BeOS app ;)

RE: I liked this app..
by Eugenia on Fri 6th Dec 2002 01:47 UTC

Even under BeOS it was looking like that... ;)

RE: I liked this app..
by mlk on Fri 6th Dec 2002 03:37 UTC

Not the first few version, it had a BeOS-like interface, I'm sure of it.

RE: I liked this app..
by mlk on Fri 6th Dec 2002 03:44 UTC

No, your right, it always had a custom interface, I must be thinking of a diff app.

2 Manik, registration for BeOS
by s_d on Fri 6th Dec 2002 18:33 UTC

As far as i remember with older BeOS versions (2.1 or so), if you get Windows license, you can use same key for BeOS and vice versa.
Though, maybe it is illegal, because i didn't notice multiplatform license info on their site