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Offline Hannes

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Low flight
« on: June 08, 2012, 08:38:24 AM »
Here's a little animation just for fun with no special meaning. Silly title, I know. I didn't know anything better. Took a long time to render. Each frame rendered for 45 to 100 minutes. I imported the visible part of the terrain into 3ds max and animated the camera (with a little noise modifier to create a subtle handheld look). I then reimported the camera with Davy's plugin.
http://vimeo.com/43634465

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Re: Low flight
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2012, 08:46:27 AM »
That's quite a brave pilot! Nice work. I like the slightly shaky camera, and motion blur really helps on this high-speed camera move.

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Re: Low flight
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2012, 09:31:25 AM »
nice! Like that bounce when it gets close to the ground.
Another cool one :)
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Re: Low flight
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2012, 10:21:37 AM »
Thank you, guys. Here's something I found out: most of the time I create a non-compressed .mov out of the image sequence, which is quite large. I then create a H264 movie out of that with the Adobe media encoder to make the file smaller. Nevertheless the movie looks washed out. The contrast is low, no matter what I try. Even with other QT-codecs I get the same results. this seems to be very common on windows machines as I read in several forums.
But I found out that when you play the movie with another player like the classic media player it looks as good as the source movie. So it seems to be a QT-player issue. I uploaded the H264.movie to vimeo and the contrast was OK (the quality on vimeo is terrible, but that's something else...)

Offline Simius Strabus

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Re: Low flight
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2012, 10:56:35 AM »
I really like this one. Must have taken quite some time to render.
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Re: Low flight
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2012, 03:00:59 PM »
In quick time there is a option to save for web and mobile. I found that doing this solved a lot of the problems I was having with my free account with vimeo.
Might be of some help to someone.
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Re: Low flight
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2012, 06:14:38 AM »

Nice work Hannes  :)

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Re: Low flight
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2012, 04:15:58 PM »
Cool.  Glad I wasn't in the co-pilot seat.  ;D
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Re: Low flight
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2012, 06:45:49 PM »
 ;D

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Re: Low flight
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2012, 09:46:32 PM »
Very cool animation Hannes :)

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Re: Low flight
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2012, 07:40:43 PM »
excellent...faved on vimeo!
:)