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General => Terragen Animation => Topic started by: Simius Strabus on May 05, 2012, 02:21:46 PM

Title: Animation Compilation
Post by: Simius Strabus on May 05, 2012, 02:21:46 PM
I have a few animations sitting on my hard drive. Time to share them with the community.

Title: Re: Animation Compilation
Post by: Oshyan on May 05, 2012, 09:11:10 PM
Some very nice scenes in there. The cave in particular was really pretty cool.

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Animation Compilation
Post by: Simius Strabus on May 06, 2012, 09:49:46 AM
That cave took forever to render, with all the ray tracing....
Patience is a virtue :)
Title: Re: Animation Compilation
Post by: Kadri on May 06, 2012, 09:24:33 PM

I liked the most  :"Desert Planet:Orbit" , "Hazy Moon : Orbit" , "The Cavern".
Nice work Simius . I hope we see more :)
Title: Re: Animation Compilation
Post by: Zairyn Arsyn on May 07, 2012, 12:46:12 PM
wonderful animations, nice compilation.  :)

the cave part was my favorite part

congrats on having the patience to finish that sequence.
Title: Re: Animation Compilation
Post by: Icegrip on May 08, 2012, 05:39:04 PM
Nice animations you've got! keep em coming
Title: Re: Animation Compilation
Post by: Simius Strabus on May 09, 2012, 09:05:04 PM
Here's a short animation I came up with while figuring out how to build a nebula.
(Here is the thread to the image sharing: http://www.planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=14469.0 (http://www.planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=14469.0))

Its kind of quick and dirty, but still okay I guess:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8x20po8Bvc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8x20po8Bvc)

I found the ambient sound effect for starships in Star Trek. It fits the atmosphere. Feels like looking out the very back of the starship.
http://nrg0.us/nccAmbient.mp3 (http://nrg0.us/nccAmbient.mp3)
Title: Re: Animation Compilation
Post by: TheBadger on May 11, 2012, 08:55:59 AM
Great animations!

Why did you put the nebula one here and not in image sharing? Almost missed this one!

Also, I could not get that sound effect down. How did you download it? all I get is a web archive.
Title: Re: Animation Compilation
Post by: Simius Strabus on May 12, 2012, 01:49:06 PM
Since it is an animation I placed it over here, I guess the forum is in need of an animation section.

I've had some trouble getting the file myself, so I used a download manager.
But to help out I placed a compressed file (zip) on my site, it's about 93MB (over an hour of ambient starship noise...):
tg2.c-tron.nl/nccAmbient.mp3.zip (http://tg2.c-tron.nl/nccAmbient.mp3.zip)
Hope this works for you.
Title: Re: Animation Compilation
Post by: TheBadger on May 25, 2012, 11:53:46 PM
Thanks! Sorry it took so long to say so. Still not use to checking this section.

Your right its a huge file. Do you happen to know the use permissions on this audio?
Title: Re: Animation Compilation
Post by: Simius Strabus on May 26, 2012, 06:31:23 PM
Its non commercial use only. So you can't ask people money for animations etc containing this file.
Title: Re: Animation Compilation
Post by: rcallicotte on May 29, 2012, 11:26:24 PM
Very nice.  I would especially like something shorter with a combination of some of your many elements.
Title: Re: Animation Compilation
Post by: Simius Strabus on May 30, 2012, 12:46:53 PM
I'm in the process of gathering some short animations and combining them into one big file.
Currently I'm using Windows Live Movie Maker. Anyone got some other software that runs one a Mac and is as easy to use as WLMM?
Title: Re: Animation Compilation
Post by: Simius Strabus on May 30, 2012, 12:53:13 PM
Here's something that I will put in somewhere. Testing some camera paths. When accelerating the camera beyond a certain speed, the camera starts to move back and forth.
Its a known issue and a pain in the @$$ to work around, but I am looking forward to a fix in the next software update. Its starting to bug me out...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wREYxrYc1Ic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wREYxrYc1Ic)
Title: Re: Animation Compilation
Post by: Seth on May 30, 2012, 06:40:20 PM
the cave scene is really nice.
i like your camera moves in the space shots, too
Title: Re: Animation Compilation
Post by: Oshyan on May 30, 2012, 08:41:00 PM
Simius, have you upgraded to TG 2.4? You can use Linear interpolation for the camera path, or just move the control points in the curve editor to fix any weird motion.

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Animation Compilation
Post by: Simius Strabus on May 30, 2012, 08:45:05 PM
I've just updated, thanks for the heads up  :)
Title: Re: Animation Compilation
Post by: Kadri on May 30, 2012, 10:59:00 PM

The last camera test looks fine too!