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Title: My animation vids on Vimeo
Post by: lat 64 on April 09, 2015, 05:46:32 AM
I finally got an account on Vimeo.
I'll just bump this thread when I can post more. That's not too often. :P

My airship video and a new rocket launch:

https://vimeo.com/user39125277/altair-airship
https://vimeo.com/user39125277/black-brant-launch-into-aurora

No post work on the images, just some noise from the Garage Band app

Russ



Title: Re: My animation vids on Vimeo
Post by: Dune on April 09, 2015, 06:54:05 AM
Cool!
Title: Re: My animation vids on Vimeo
Post by: Upon Infinity on April 09, 2015, 07:32:45 AM
Not bad at all.  Good sound on that rocket launch!
Title: Re: My animation vids on Vimeo
Post by: TheBadger on April 13, 2015, 01:08:11 AM
I like #2. But I like both in terms of doing animation. Good going man! Please keep doing it, make more and better! We need more animators around here.
Title: Re: My animation vids on Vimeo
Post by: bobbystahr on June 08, 2015, 04:17:12 PM
Like both, but #2 is the winner.
Title: Re: My animation vids on Vimeo
Post by: lat 64 on November 13, 2015, 01:38:51 AM
Thread Bump!

new video for you geologists:

https://vimeo.com/145587630

30 hours of render :P This is the first time I have ever used a merge node.

Title: Re: My animation vids on Vimeo
Post by: Dune on November 13, 2015, 06:45:13 AM
That's very cool and educational.
Title: Re: My animation vids on Vimeo
Post by: DocCharly65 on November 13, 2015, 07:02:53 AM
As Dune says: very cool and educational - it remembres me to the intro of TerraX.
Title: Re: My animation vids on Vimeo
Post by: Hannes on November 13, 2015, 11:39:01 AM
Agree with the others: cool!
Title: Re: My animation vids on Vimeo
Post by: bobbystahr on November 13, 2015, 12:06:06 PM
Thread Bump!

new video for you geologists:

https://vimeo.com/145587630

30 hours of render :P This is the first time I have ever used a merge node.



What does the merge node do in this cool volcano?
Title: Re: My animation vids on Vimeo
Post by: lat 64 on November 13, 2015, 04:28:45 PM
I wanted the rim to get a more-weathered look as the millions of years went by.
I just blended two shaders for the rim shader on the crater(shader). then animated a cross fade of sorts to do that. It could use some refinement but I was proud of the fact I could; think of a project, sit down for four hours, and get something close to what I imagined.
Usually, a project goes off in some crazy place because I did not understand concepts. The fog is slowly lifting. 8)

I also used a heightfield operator to blend a masked heightfield for the basaltic plug. That was masked with a painted shader. But that was old hat.

Thanks for the encouragement,

Russ

Title: Re: My animation vids on Vimeo
Post by: bobbystahr on November 13, 2015, 10:01:31 PM
Very cool.Haven't dug into animation that deeply yet but will remember to use the Merge...a truly handy shader.
Title: Re: My animation vids on Vimeo
Post by: WASasquatch on November 20, 2015, 02:25:53 AM
This is super cool. Love the crater erosion, like other mentioned, a nice use of it. I really love the things people achieve with this software.
Title: Re: My animation vids on Vimeo
Post by: lat 64 on March 21, 2018, 06:54:50 PM
A new bump for my vids on Vimeo!

After all this time I got a new concept figured out somewhat.

Here's a link to a 360 movie I rendered.
https://vimeo.com/260885808

I used satellite radar data for the DEM tif of the Kahiltna Glacier in Alaska. I used a screen shot of a well known earth-mapping site to use as an image map.
It's pretty low-quality as like the othersójust testing the whole workflow of this.
Title: Re: My animation vids on Vimeo
Post by: bobbystahr on March 21, 2018, 10:19:27 PM
that's pretty cool, thanks for sharing your work.
Title: Re: My animation vids on Vimeo
Post by: Dune on March 22, 2018, 11:20:34 AM
Great work! Thanks for the link.
Title: Re: My animation vids on Vimeo
Post by: bobbystahr on March 22, 2018, 05:41:38 PM
I finally got an account on Vimeo.
I'll just bump this thread when I can post more. That's not too often. :P

My airship video and a new rocket launch:

https://vimeo.com/user39125277/altair-airship
https://vimeo.com/user39125277/black-brant-launch-into-aurora

No post work on the images, just some noise from the Garage Band app

Russ





nice to see a Black Brant, they used to launch those North of here in Churchill till one version or another of the Progressive Conservatives axed the program
Title: Re: My animation vids on Vimeo
Post by: lat 64 on March 27, 2018, 10:53:54 PM
Bobby, Good grief! are you really in Churchill?
I'm in Fairbanks, Alaska of course. We're neighbors!
You must spend long winter hours muddling with TG.

Since posting those earlier videos, I have a new i-7 i-mac now that does a fair job rendering. I am hoping to get more involved as the summer progresses. 360-VR is fun. I have so many ideas and so little time.

Cheers
Title: Re: My animation vids on Vimeo
Post by: bobbystahr on March 28, 2018, 04:03:55 AM
Bobby, Good grief! are you really in Churchill?
I'm in Fairbanks, Alaska of course. We're neighbors!
You must spend long winter hours muddling with TG.

Cheers

nope, bout 1004km South of it as the crow flies but we have awful weather as well, just for slightly less time. Getting a turn for the wortse for Easter after a pleasant past 3 days...like that...so I do spend a fair bit of winter time terragening, when I'm not playin my guitars. As I'm retired that's my life 4 now.
Title: Re: My animation vids on Vimeo
Post by: lat 64 on January 28, 2019, 09:38:26 PM
Another thread bump. I posted a melting glacier on Vimeo:

https://vimeo.com/user39125277

I updated the 3-d flight up the Kahiltna glacier too. Vimeo kind-of trashes the resolution so it looks worse. Im using it for free, so I guess I have no leg for complaining though.

The Voronoi work is really working for me in the crevasses.

Cheers all,

russ



Title: Re: My animation vids on Vimeo
Post by: Dune on January 29, 2019, 07:26:19 AM
Cool effects!
Title: Re: My animation vids on Vimeo
Post by: sboerner on January 29, 2019, 05:44:47 PM
These are very cool. Not sure how I missed the earlier posts, but the volcano is my favorite with the melting glacier a close second. Are you an geology teacher or professional? These could find a good home on someone's earth-science website.
Title: Re: My animation vids on Vimeo
Post by: DocCharly65 on January 30, 2019, 08:42:21 AM
Cool effects! Well done!
Title: Re: My animation vids on Vimeo
Post by: lat 64 on January 30, 2019, 05:49:24 PM
These are very cool. Not sure how I missed the earlier posts, but the volcano is my favorite with the melting glacier a close second. Are you an geology teacher or professional? These could find a good home on someone's earth-science website.

Nope, I'm just a starving artist like many others here. TG with animation just lends itself sweetly to this kind of geological morphing. Im trying to extend  the limits of my skills to have a better portfolio to show some clients that ARE doing geophysical work. Some projects in the future hopefully(fingers-crossed emoji)
My rotten ice is not yet to satisfaction. I really want to get that blue glow to sit deep in the glacier. I've seen some awesome work by the masters on this forum so I know it can be done.

Thank you all for the words of encouragement.

Russ
Title: Re: My animation vids on Vimeo
Post by: Dune on January 31, 2019, 06:38:49 AM
If you're using a mask to get the crevices, use the same mask to adjust the colors by adding a bluish color adjust to darken and some bluish luminosity, mix it well (pretty hard) and you can get some sort of bluish glowing crevices.
Title: Re: My animation vids on Vimeo
Post by: lat 64 on February 01, 2019, 05:16:35 PM
Thanks Ulco,

I was using two copies of the famous DandelO "Cracks" clip file fed into a merge shader with a Constant Scalar blue node(gasp!) as a mix controller. It's embarrassing how wild the node network gets. It looks like a hungry spider has been working on my web.
I am slowly reading the Wiki and experimenting with the settings to educate myself. I'll try to go with your suggestion and see what happens.


Title: Re: My animation vids on Vimeo
Post by: Kadri on February 07, 2019, 06:21:03 AM

I like these kind of animations. More please :)
Title: Re: My animation vids on Vimeo
Post by: lat 64 on March 25, 2019, 07:29:40 PM
Here's another video. It's rather like a school exercise for me as I work on controlling Voronoi cracks and 4d noise. It's not perfect, but I spent over 24 hours rendering this. I think the best part is the lava.

https://vimeo.com/326409828

The jitteriness on the approach is just low frame-rate and poor G.I. quality in the render. I only used 4d noise in the PF for the lava in the crater.
Title: Re: My animation vids on Vimeo
Post by: Dune on March 26, 2019, 06:07:24 AM
Very nice. I agree; lava seems alive.
Title: Re: My animation vids on Vimeo
Post by: DocCharly65 on March 26, 2019, 08:09:48 AM
My compliment! Very cool and I agree too! Very nice lava effect! :)