"Last lights" short animation project (finished movie in page 17)

Started by Kadri, September 17, 2014, 10:21:52 am

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DocCharly65

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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Kadri


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

Kadri


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.

AP

I missed this this thread for a while but seeing that machine.   8)


DocCharly65

Quote from: Kadri on June 16, 2016, 03:13:37 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.


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...)

Kadri

Quote from: DocCharly65 on June 16, 2016, 04:00:57 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 ?

DocCharly65

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) ;)

Kadri


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

Kadri


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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMbvcp480Y4&index=1&list=RDXMbvcp480Y4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMkmQlfOJDk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlprozGcs80
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrVDATvUitA&index=3&list=RDXMbvcp480Y4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSAd3NpDi6Q&index=8&list=RDXMbvcp480Y4

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.




Dune

There are some people around who make music themselves. But not a whole orchestra, I'm afraid.

DocCharly65

June 23, 2016, 02:48:03 am #176 Last Edit: June 23, 2016, 02:51:02 am by DocCharly65
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.  :-[

Kadri

June 23, 2016, 03:00:58 am #177 Last Edit: June 23, 2016, 03:02:54 am by Kadri

Doc yes that is one of my favorites and it could work here. I might have forgotten others too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUtCC5VPwBs

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 :)

DocCharly65

June 23, 2016, 03:33:15 am #178 Last Edit: June 23, 2016, 03:39:23 am by DocCharly65
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)

Dune

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  ;)