Vue 8 SIGGRAPH videos by E-On

Started by latego, September 08, 2009, 12:22:56 pm

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latego

I have just found the page http://www.e-onsoftware.com/about/event/NewsSiggraph2009.php on E-On site containing Vue 8 SIGGRAPH video presentations.

There is nothing really ground shaking (;D pun intended); I have noticed that a video showing character posing thru proprietary bones (which was briefly available on GeekAtPlay.com site) has disappeared.

Bye!!!

P.S.: there is a video with lots of shots from movies: E-On conveniently omits that usually Vue did create only plants and the rest of the job was done by Max/Maya/XSI etc. A most amusing factoid: they show the shots from a video game, Stormbirds, whose claim to fame is to have been cancelled a handful of days after being announced...

Seth

Yet... we do not have this quality animation demo reel with TG2. there are only the animation on the official website, and the render from Oshyan rendered on the render farm stuff... but that's all.
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FrankB

I think many of these animations are fantastic.
In particular, I did envy the vue/max workflow presentation for its ability to see objects in the preview and the speed by which the various preview windows update on changes.

Frank

PG

It reminds me of the heyday of TG 0.9 ;D How can people think those white bubbles look like clouds?
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Seth

Quote from: FrankB on September 08, 2009, 01:27:43 pm
I think many of these animations are fantastic.



yes, me too !
I am not a big fan of Vue images but the Vue videos usually please my eyes :)

Henry Blewer

Because I downloaded Vue Infinite they sent me an email about these. I have not looked yet. The images in the email were very good. Since I can't sleep, I will look at them later.
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rcallicotte

Thanks.  I'm glad you posted this link.  It looks useful.
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Thelby

I see that Vue 8 will do overhangs, that's nothing new to TG2, but it is painted on the terrain very quickly. The presentations by Vlad and his wife Ami are somewhat impressive.

offrench

September 09, 2009, 03:39:48 am #8 Last Edit: September 10, 2009, 02:51:15 am by offrench
Strangely enough, no one is speaking of these videos on the Vue boards!

I spotted the following novelties in Vue 8:

  • 3d terrain editing with possibility to make caves and overhangs

  • Local edition of infinite terrains

  • Some new filters for terrains in the function editor enabling specific distribution of materials

  • Changes in the handling of displacement materials

  • Overhauled atmosphere renderer

  • Bone system, apparently with imports from 3DSMax


That's about it for the main features but I have spotted new elements in some menus here and there.
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rcallicotte

Bone System?  As in animated bones?
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Thelby

Quote from: calico on September 09, 2009, 09:05:20 am
Bone System?  As in animated bones?


Yes, they are adding bones so you can animate Text, characters, and whatever else you want,..................... least that's what the rumour is. Almost silly to add bones without some sort of modeler IMO, but I can see that it would save time from having to do it in another app, export it, then import to Vue, the way it is now.

rcallicotte

@Thelby - This sounds like maybe MDD imports might be the plan.  That would be amazing.  Thanks for the info.
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Jack

September 09, 2009, 06:17:33 pm #12 Last Edit: September 09, 2009, 06:20:37 pm by wetbanana
I think planetside needs to get a team together and start getting some solid animation reels out of tg2 Most of that vue stuff was with aid of the big three xsi maya and max so I don't see a problem showing some animations with aid from these types of software too ;D

geez the workflow in that second video is pretty impressive though
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Henry Blewer

The videos I looked at were not pure VUE, but composited parts from several programs. A couple were sort of 'Bee chases guy made from spheres', 1980's Pixar.
But as a whole they were not bad, I even recognized some movie clips. Lets see where the 3dMax plug in takes T2.
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rcallicotte

We need (well, I want) a Modo plug-in or a zBrush plug-in or a Messiah Studio plug-in.  Not sure how much could be done with these, but it doesn't hurt to say something.  Does it?


Quote from: njeneb on September 10, 2009, 02:01:27 am
The videos I looked at were not pure VUE, but composited parts from several programs. A couple were sort of 'Bee chases guy made from spheres', 1980's Pixar.
But as a whole they were not bad, I even recognized some movie clips. Lets see where the 3dMax plug in takes T2.
So this is Disney World.  Can we live here?