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Offline DocCharly65

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Safari
« on: November 16, 2018, 08:59:08 AM »
Sorry - was some days offline... had a new idea how to realize an old project.
Since Ulcos work on his herd of reindeer I have a new weird dream: I want to animate a stampede in my film.

The first step is to practice a little with small animated animal populations. So I unpacked and modified my old Safari TGDs. The animation render jobs are already running.

Unfortunately I have to shock all vegetarians and vegans deeply: Grass HAS BONES!!! - 50 per tuft of grass ... (so that it can bend in the wind)
 ::) 8) :o ;) ;D

Animation still 1 (sunrise):
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Animation still 2 (late morning)
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... to be continued in the animation area :)



Before I forget:
all animals by 3DRT
all (original) plants by xFrog (some rigged and animated in blender3D)
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Offline Dune

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Re: Safari
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2018, 09:10:59 AM »
Cool!

Offline Kadri

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Re: Safari
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2018, 11:17:21 AM »

Looks great.

Offline luvsmuzik

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Re: Safari
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2018, 11:22:57 AM »
Oh so clever! Can't wait. ;D
Love the sunrise image!

Offline DannyG

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Re: Safari
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2018, 12:41:48 PM »
Nice distributions, both versions are very well done

Offline DocCharly65

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Re: Safari
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2018, 03:33:54 PM »
Thank you all :)

The late morning version could be almost ready when I come back from Dusseldorf on Sunday. And even the first 30 frames look promising so far.

The Sunrise will be a 500h render job (on the old i7 it would be 750  ::) ) because the usage of "receive shadows from the surfaces" and the "glowing sphere in front of the sun - technics"
Also I hope the landing stork will look ok - the animation parts didn't fit 100% so I'm curious.

All in all I hope to get a plausible though not really 100% authentic look :)

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Re: Safari
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2018, 02:32:14 PM »
Can't wait, good luck on render times heh heh
something borrowed,
something Blue.
Ring out the Old.
Bring in the New

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Offline Hannes

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Re: Safari
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2018, 02:40:40 PM »
Great stuff as always!!!! Can't wait!

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Re: Safari
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2018, 01:10:37 AM »
Oh how did I miss this? This is great! I think I like the sunset version the best as far as layout of the animals with the substance of the scene together.
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Re: Safari
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2018, 03:14:06 PM »
So wonderful my friend, looks great!

Offline sboerner

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Re: Safari
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2018, 09:50:36 PM »
Can't wait to see this. Stills look terrific.

Offline DocCharly65

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Re: Safari
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2018, 04:32:26 AM »
Thanks to all of you :)
Some good news and some bad news:
When I came back from Dusseldorf I found one PC with a successful update of the security software and a render error in a bucket… pfff!  ::) :-[
Checking details I found out that It had stopped rendering half an hour after I left my home!  :( :( :(
In the other animation (the sunrise scene) a tree in the foreground was not looking as I wished so I adjusted some things and restarted.

But the good news: I started a 3rd animation render job…
First 11 frames give me hope it will work. Just guess what it will be  ;)  :

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Re: Safari
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2018, 05:40:49 AM »
Ah, a stampede. Nice. Who gets trampled?

So your render machine is online, pff. I thought you'd have a different offline machine for those jobs.

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Re: Safari
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2018, 05:48:10 AM »
Unfortunately I have not yet organized a useful control for online access. The PCs are all in a network because since I do these animations via hundreds of GB obj-sequences I share the models on a NAS for all machines to save HDD space. Works good but so all render machines are online too.

But if the problems only appear so seldom, I am too lazy to care about a complex network solution.

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Re: Safari
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2018, 05:50:13 AM »
I see. Well, I hope win 10 will keep quiet then next time  ;)