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Old 10th Jun 2019, 03:45 PM   #1
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Cool Stargate - Stargate Kawoosh

Hey guys,


looooooong time no see. It's been busy with non 3d stuff. But in between I did some stuff here and there.




[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usHi9c3e_rY[/url}

After years of on and off tweaking, I finalized the Kawoosh animation. It's all done in LightWave 2018 using a complex nodal displacement setup, with some post processing in After Effects.

It's the very same principle as in the breakdown video I did years ago. The secret lies in tweaking the displacement until it looks and animates like a water surface. The rest is created by reflections of a proper background image, and a luminous surface behind the event horizon.


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Old 10th Jun 2019, 07:20 PM   #2
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Love it. I need to take another whack at the kawoosh with the new volumetric (not to mention resurfacing the puddle and gate for PBR. And probably remodeling the gate, I've learned a lot since I made my version two, and I could use instancing to really make the most of all that recessed detail...). One idea I had to build on your technique was to set up the poly flow of the morphs so the points expand out from the center, to help get that pressure-wave effect. I'm just not sure how to hand off in series, or if there's some other way to get the surface to kawoosh to expand out as it extends.
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Well hello there, Mr. Wilde!

I never watched Stargate (other than the original movie). But this looks very cool.
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That's cool, very clever, really nice work on this .....!!!!
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