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Old 7th Dec 2007, 02:05 AM   #1
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After viewing this forum and reading and viewing some of the users work here, I have decided to add some animations I have made myself, and look forward to alot of feedback and also advice, as I have hit alot of hurdles, the largest hurdle being I am unable to work out how many people add the lasers and create these fantastic explosions that look so real in there animations, if anyone can teach me or assist me i'd be forever grateful, and this would open a new chapter for me to explore.

Thank you for taking the time to see what I have got myself into, any of these vids will require you to have the Xvid codec, it can be downloaded from here :

www.xvid.org/Downloads.43.0.html
All this is my own work, some of the models I have used from others, but all the animations is my own work.

The first shot, and each one of these is small, slowly building into a bigger picture, the first is a shuttle pod (startrek) being stalked.

http://www.jf3000.com/3d/Shuttle_Warbird.avi
The second shot is more of the warbird escaping:

http://www.jf3000.com/3d/Shuttle_Warbird3.avi
I enjoyed playing around with the Warbird series, and the water in this scene was the first time I touched water and tried to get into it.

This next one is just some ships from Battlestar :

http://www.jf3000.com/3d/Bsg_0012.avi
We all remember the trench run in starwars, have a look in lightwave, this is basic stuff :

http://www.jf3000.com/3d/trench.avi
Clouds, these are difficult to make, but quite effective once shown :

http://www.jf3000.com/3d/Clouds.avi
Had fun making the clouds, and with the clouds and the warbirds I am always tinkering around with a larger picture

This shot here is a test of a metorite following a ship:

http://www.jf3000.com/3d/space2.avi
Another shit but closer:

http://www.jf3000.com/3d/space3.avi

You all remember the star trek bridge, well I did a small animation slightly screwed of inside the bridge:

http://www.jf3000.com/3d/StarTrek_Bridge.avi
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Taking a break from the animation of what I have been working on above, I decided it was time to go back to the water scenes, and this time spent alot of time trying to perfect the water, it took me about a month or so to get it right with alot of errors, but now have some nice results. No water animation is the same, each ripple or movement of a wave is different each time, and no wave is the same as any other:

http://www.jf3000.com/3d/underwater_0032.avi
Sample of floating on the water, its done is low quality to cut rendering times:

http://www.jf3000.com/3d/Bobbing_001.swf
In this scene I attempted to make the aurora Borealis, as again its only low quality, the waves that are moving, none of them are identical to the next.

http://www.jf3000.com/3d/Aurora.swf
Playing with all this water has given me a few ideas, but for now im just sampling what I can do and where I can take it, my goal in the end which has been done by only a selected amount of people is to have a Plesiosaurus swimming through the water, giving the effect between realism and fake.

I can create waves that look real, and soon hope to add the clouds that look real as well to my water, its easy to add just clouds, as in the experiment above, but adding them to all one scene makes for complications, but in time with experience and meeting others, I also learn and progress, then adding the Plesiosaurus for the final touches.

From the first underwater shot id also like to have the Plesiosaurus swimming too, big things to come from this jf

Took me sometime to render the water, the lightning was something else I just threw in, it is basic and doesnt do alot, in fact its rubbish as I was and still am working on how to get the splash effect, but there is more to come with this clip soon:

http://www.jf3000.com/3d/Storm1.swf
I converted it to an swf file as the output of the avi after the render was 21 meg.

Okay went back to the lightning and editted the heck out of it, now playing with splashes and raindrops or atleast learning, since I can do waves etc, I guess I can somehow manage to get water to fall or make raindrops.

Check this out in the meantime:

http://www.jf3000.com/3d/Spark.mov
There are more vids I have worked on and if there is anyone else here that views these that can work on animation like myself with lightwave, i'd love to hear from you.

Thanks for taking the time out to view my content. Some of the models used in this are from various 3d model sites, other models I have adjusted slightly or modified completely.

All animations, creations of water, waves, lightning, clouds are all on my work. If you have a passion for this type of work, or you currently are involved in this type of animation then I would love to hear from you.

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Old 7th Dec 2007, 07:06 AM   #2
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Unfortunately, the way in which you posted your links requires people to copy and paste the URL into their browser. As such, you probably won't get many people viewing them.

When you are posting a message, there is an icon on the top of the editor that looks like a blue ball (Earth) with a chain link on it. Click on that.

It will open a small window where you type in your URL. After you click Okay, you will will the URL code in your message with a highlighted copy of the URL in the middle. You can leave it like that or replace the highlighted text with a descriptive message. Here, I did the first one for you:

Warbird animation

But, the way we would prefer you do this (to avoid having our threads becoming filled with broken links in the future) is to use the Manage Attachments button to upload your animations directly to this site.

So try again and I think you will get a better response to your work.
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Well the links won expire at all, and I always code my links, if people dont want to highlight them, oh well, I never had a problem on the other forum before the switch. So I would love to do what you said, but it wont let me edit them.
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All links in the post have now been parsed by your local friendly admin
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Thank you. if I was able to edit my own posts I would of done the same, but thank you.
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No worries mate!

In the future you can either do as Rigel suggested or just paste the URL into the quick post box and the forum should do the rest, automatically parsing the links in the post
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I will try to do as u said, and apologise now if I make the mistake, will try to not let it happen again, thank you.
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