Author Topic: Emergency landing on Terragen jungle airstrip  (Read 2210 times)

Online RedMaw

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Emergency landing on Terragen jungle airstrip
« on: July 02, 2014, 10:10:03 PM »
Here's a Terragen environment I created for an episode of Why Planes Crash.  3D artist, Steve Rogers, animated the scene while I exported the camera motion from Lightwave as a .chan file and created the environment. The plane and flocks of birds were rendered in Lightwave and everything was composited in Fusion.  Hope you enjoy it. Kevin

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Re: Emergency landing on Terragen jungle airstrip
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2014, 01:02:36 AM »
 :o :o :o That worked pretty great!!!

I love this stuff! Thanks for showing it. Makes me happy  ;D
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Re: Emergency landing on Terragen jungle airstrip
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2014, 07:01:43 AM »
Great stuff! I liked the camera motion ;)
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Re: Emergency landing on Terragen jungle airstrip
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2014, 07:07:51 AM »
Looks great! Any chance of a higher quality version, and/or seeing it on Vimeo or YouTube for easier sharing? Would love to tell the greater Social Media World about it. :D

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Re: Emergency landing on Terragen jungle airstrip
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2014, 07:39:54 PM »
Hi Oshyan, I posted a higher resolution file on YouTube here:

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Re: Emergency landing on Terragen jungle airstrip
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2014, 02:04:18 AM »
Very nice. And a nice smoke-from-the-tires effect on touch down. Did you do it in Terragen or did you add in post? One thing I would like to comment is the cushion of air that a winged aircraft experiences just as it approaches the surface of the runway. This brings about some added lift and the aircraft has to slow down even some more before it can touch the ground. The ideal landing for a pilot is to stall out just as the aircraft touches the ground. This seems to add an extra five seconds or so to the process of going from a few feet to actually touching down. I just experienced it again Monday coming back from a vacation in Arizona.
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Re: Emergency landing on Terragen jungle airstrip
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2014, 05:31:41 PM »
The smoke effect was a separate element created with Lightwave's Hypervoxels and added in the comp.