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Re: "Last Lights" animation WIP
« Reply #165 on: June 16, 2016, 06:45:45 AM »
I just saw the animation test - I must have been blind  8). Yesterday my reply was because of the image...

But same reply today: "What a machine! Great!"
(I am absolutely convinced, that you must let my Enterprise explore that machine!  ;D )


Funny, also I found out that some of us  think similar, when I added leading zeros to my folder names this morning... Check your filename and check my folder names...  ;D


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Re: "Last Lights" animation WIP
« Reply #166 on: June 16, 2016, 07:09:24 AM »

Thanks guys.

Yeah looks similar  :)
The most i learned in this project is file and folder naming, organizing. Not that i archived that fully.
The folder name of that last scene is "Fast Mountain". Absolutely not related yeah  ;D

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Re: "Last Lights" animation WIP
« Reply #167 on: June 16, 2016, 07:13:37 AM »

Enterprise would look cool probably in that scene  :)

Modeling kinda works but still have to work on my texturing skills. It is hit or miss sometimes.
Couldn't use reflection, GI in that scene (takes too long to render).
PC Ram use is at 25-28 GB with that scene loaded.
That doesn't help too.

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Re: "Last Lights" animation WIP
« Reply #168 on: June 16, 2016, 07:36:11 AM »
I missed this this thread for a while but seeing that machine.   8)


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Re: "Last Lights" animation WIP
« Reply #170 on: June 16, 2016, 08:00:57 AM »

Enterprise would look cool probably in that scene  :)

Modeling kinda works but still have to work on my texturing skills. It is hit or miss sometimes.
Couldn't use reflection, GI in that scene (takes too long to render).
PC Ram use is at 25-28 GB with that scene loaded.
That doesn't help too.

I know all of these challenges, too. But my skills are still far behind yours...
I just keep preparing bought or free models to integrate them into Terragen. Even this is a challenge sometimes  ;)

Also sometimes I could cry how big the concessions are, I have to make because of rendertime. My alien queen scene will be only half creepy because I had to delete the fog in the maintenance shaft. Now it still needs 1.5 up to 2.5 hours per frame. With fog (clouds) included it needed 4 up to 8 hours PER FRAME !! (I even checked the lowest atmosphere settings...)

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Re: "Last Lights" animation WIP
« Reply #171 on: June 16, 2016, 08:13:43 AM »
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Also sometimes I could cry how big the concessions are, I have to make because of rendertime. My alien queen scene will be only half creepy because I had to delete the fog in the maintenance shaft. Now it still needs 1.5 up to 2.5 hours per frame. With fog (clouds) included it needed 4 up to 8 hours PER FRAME !! (I even checked the lowest atmosphere settings...)

Yeah just because of such problems i am more and more trying to comp things later in post.
That is quite another expertise too that does have its own problems.
You could try that for your scene Doc ?

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Re: "Last Lights" animation WIP
« Reply #172 on: June 16, 2016, 08:37:48 AM »
As you perhaps remember I had a first glew on the postwok-software "fusion"...

Somewhere I already have some youtube tutorials. I don't know yet but if learning the software works fast and good, I perhaps will add some goodies to my Terragen renders later  8) ;)

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Re: "Last Lights" animation WIP
« Reply #173 on: June 16, 2016, 08:42:53 AM »

Ahhh..yes...Getting old you know :)
I have to learn Fusion too. But after this short is finished.

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Re: "Last Lights" animation WIP
« Reply #174 on: June 22, 2016, 09:56:45 PM »

Phew! Nearly 2 years and today i rendered the last scene at last.
I wanted to make another part of this last scene but that would take most probably at least 1 month or more.
Before a raw cut i don't want to make other scenes that i won't need maybe in the end.
I don't know even how long the video is now. But much longer then i thought in the beginning.
Maybe over 6 minutes. For the tiny semi story this might be too long...
Anyway...

Still many things to do.

Now i need music. There are some obvious and quite overused classical parts like these below:

The first is the most i want to use but i have to see how it works with the visuals.







Copyright is another problem. Buying a song to use in youtube or wherever is too expensive...mostly.
I will have to use a free version from the above ones or maybe a version from converted midi that i will only use as a last resort.

The above ones are examples of which kind of music-sound atmosphere i am after,
but i am open for any other suggestion about music and sound.




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Re: "Last Lights" animation WIP
« Reply #175 on: June 23, 2016, 06:26:52 AM »
There are some people around who make music themselves. But not a whole orchestra, I'm afraid.

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Re: "Last Lights" animation WIP
« Reply #176 on: June 23, 2016, 06:48:03 AM »
I personally liked Bachs D-Dur; BWV 1068 mostly but also depends on the film and what the intention of your music score is.

If you have very much time... (ok I hear you laughing...  ;) :D ) Then you could learn the usage of Magix music maker and buy the soundpools. But a good result need as much time (or even more) than creating a TG image.

I could offer you some of my more relaxing collection, if you like. I must have done more than 100h music with Magix since I left my band 20 year ago. Just pm me if you like to do a "soundcheck".


I almost forgot: unfortunately Magix changed their terms and conditions: The usage of their soundpools is now only for NOT commercial use.  :-[
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Re: "Last Lights" animation WIP
« Reply #177 on: June 23, 2016, 07:00:58 AM »

Doc yes that is one of my favorites and it could work here. I might have forgotten others too.


You might laugh too when i say that i bought Magix Samplitude Pro X2 Suite and Garritan Aria player (when i had still money :D).
I wanted to learn to make music...but that is really something else....

"I almost forgot: unfortunately Magix changed their terms and conditions:
The usage of their soundpools is now only for NOT commercial use."


That is bad. What do they want if you want to use them in commercial work?

Of course i will be happy to listen to your music :)
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Re: "Last Lights" animation WIP
« Reply #178 on: June 23, 2016, 07:33:15 AM »
No problem. be my guest  :)

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AvEpmvBUHi6qgaUwjH1PgYNfzA1twQ
I hope the link works. It should be a provisorical folder with some pieces from different albums.
Perhaps I'll put all albums there because when I tested the folder, my microsoft account offered me the "online groove player"  immedeately and also I can play all songs on my handy... this weird world of clouds... cool  8)

If not abused by grabbing and using it commercially, I'll let the folder open for everybody. Have fun...  :) 8)
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Re: "Last Lights" animation WIP
« Reply #179 on: June 23, 2016, 12:03:11 PM »
I grabbed one or two, just to listen. Thanks Nils. But I guess if you leave it open long enough it will be empty before you know  ;)

 

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