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Title: Magnum - Starfleet Investigator
Post by: DocCharly65 on March 28, 2016, 02:46:19 pm
Happy Easter to all of you and because I didn't want to let you wait too long...

Not finished at all, but I hope a nice testrender for the next teaser (coming betwenn May and June - I hope so ;)  )



Hughes500 V1 Helicopter bought on  CGTrader / created by GrooveCab
StarTrek Voyager Shuttle 6 found on Trekmeshes / created by Staffan Norlin
All Plants by XFrog except Three Leaf Clover Patch and Grass clumps by Chris.
All rendered with Terragen 3.4
Music by Nils (I did this track in 2010 and hoped to do a kind of Miami Vice Music-Video... good to have it now :)  )
Sounds by soundjay.com / 3000 Soundeffects-edition
Title: Re: Magnum - Starfleet Investigator
Post by: Oshyan on March 28, 2016, 05:13:40 pm
Wow, you never fail to impress! Very cool. I loved all the camera movement, including the shot from above, the zooms, etc. All very well animated!

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Magnum - Starfleet Investigator
Post by: Hannes on March 28, 2016, 05:49:01 pm
Indeed wow!!!!! Looks awesome!!
Title: Re: Magnum - Starfleet Investigator
Post by: DocCharly65 on March 28, 2016, 06:39:01 pm
Thanks! Makes me happy and I need the motivation. Hobbyroom is the last what I will move. The PCs go on rendering untill the last second  ;)

My business for the moment is "rendering" a real kitchen with hammer, nails, screws and scewdrivers... nice feeling to do something with your hands, that works. Rest is not running so good. Many lost, aborted or late deliveries. E.g. the delivery of my sofa has been canceled after I waited 3 weeks now because the sofa is no longer manufactured   >:(  But I also made a bad decision: How stupid can one be to move within easter weeks  ::) :o

But after all that when the new network in the new flat works I hope to finish the teaser ASAP. And of course I will check, what great images you all have created here  :)
Title: Re: Magnum - Starfleet Investigator
Post by: Kadri on March 28, 2016, 11:41:38 pm

Looks really great and well detailed Doc  :)

Title: Re: Magnum - Starfleet Investigator
Post by: Dune on March 29, 2016, 01:59:55 am
Holy cow, you did it again! Terrific footage, Nils.
Title: Re: Magnum - Starfleet Investigator
Post by: j meyer on March 29, 2016, 11:17:37 am
+1  8) :)
Title: Re: Magnum - Starfleet Investigator
Post by: TheBadger on March 30, 2016, 12:46:46 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: Magnum - Starfleet Investigator
Post by: otakar on March 30, 2016, 05:47:41 pm
What a clip! Very well done, but it does leave me a bit puzzled - why would a copter be chasing a shuttle? Some kind of time warp?
Title: Re: Magnum - Starfleet Investigator
Post by: DocCharly65 on March 31, 2016, 02:36:05 am
Dear otakar, there will be a kind of explanation, when the teaser is finished. Not really logical but I hope a bit funny  ;)
Anyway - wouldn't Magnum and his friend TC be curious what kind of vehicle would disturb the jungle live on Hawaii?  8) ;D

So my friends - now I'll shutdown my network and PCs. I hope in 1 or 2 weeks I can reactivate everything without too much problems.
CU all  :)

Something offtopic:
My latest renderjob (all rendered with hammer, nails, screws and scewdrivers...)  ;)

First I did a primitive photomontage with the photos from the kitchen catalog and the known dimensions of the parts

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And except the power socket it worked (everything is already moved so that the socket fits)  ;)

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Many more rooms to do... ::)
Title: Re: Magnum - Starfleet Investigator
Post by: Dune on March 31, 2016, 02:45:56 am
Good luck, Nils. Don't hammer your fingers!
Title: Re: Magnum - Starfleet Investigator
Post by: DocCharly65 on June 23, 2016, 11:18:40 pm
Got it...
A slightly greater Teaser ...

Models from scifi3d.com, TF3DM, Turbosquid, CGTrader
Soundtrack by Nils 2016

Star Trek Theme music could be similar to the themes by Alexander Courage, Jerry Goldsmith and Dennis McCarthy. But only similar... I just checked melodies left in my memory.
Exact listeners find possibly even a passage from Graeme Revell ... rest is still secret ;)
Sounds of SoundEffectPack.com and Magix Soundpools 11-20
Unfortunately, my English-language voice synthesizer for the Enterprise computer voice is an absolute disaster ... I will necessarily have to make a voice talent search.

But first I will go to sleep now...
Have fun:

https://vimeo.com/172055710 (https://vimeo.com/172055710)


Title: Re: Magnum - Starfleet Investigator
Post by: Hannes on June 24, 2016, 12:39:35 am
Wow, that looks truly amazing! Especially the scenes on earth. The landscape and it's vegetation is incredibly good!! Great work, Nils!!
Title: Re: Magnum - Starfleet Investigator
Post by: Kadri on June 24, 2016, 01:46:13 am

Yes looks great Nils :)
Title: Re: Magnum - Starfleet Investigator
Post by: Dune on June 24, 2016, 03:26:24 am
I've been fascinated and chuckling all the time. Terrific WORK, Nils!
Title: Re: Magnum - Starfleet Investigator
Post by: AP on June 24, 2016, 04:54:11 am
Wackiness abounds. And this is just a teaser?
Title: Re: Magnum - Starfleet Investigator
Post by: yossam on June 24, 2016, 10:13:07 am
I love it................. ;D 8)
Title: Re: Magnum - Starfleet Investigator
Post by: j meyer on June 24, 2016, 11:42:20 am
 ;D Superb work. 8)
Title: Re: Magnum - Starfleet Investigator
Post by: DocCharly65 on June 24, 2016, 04:18:56 pm
Sorry friends... was asleep all the day and this afternoon I was on the baptism of the son of a friend.

Thanks very much.

Last night I have learned that there is more to learn than TG  ;)
For the complete film I will really need voice talents und very much time. The music score is not easier either. Also the cutting is a challenge. I saw that some ideas sounded great in my brain while I was rendering. But then the jokes or whatever didn't really work. I had planned a short discussion between the Enterprise-Computer and  "Doc Charles Mutumi - Doc Charly  8) ;D ;)" But only a view on the starship and a view out of the window looked unsatisfying and boring. Additionally the computer voice isn't that good to have a conversation.

Also some sound mixing details I want to change untill 2020... The motor lifting that Enterprise toy and the ventilation sucking the smoke away must be louder, in the part of the dropdown through the clouds I need a different part of the music... and and and...

Better I set the finishing point of all rendering to 2019 and spend enough time on cutting and soundmix. It would be a pity if the film looks ok but story and sound destroy everything.

I more and more understand that (and why) big movies need thousands of people working on it. I must be crazy!  ;)

Quote from: AP on June 24, 2016, 04:54:11 am
Wackiness abounds. And this is just a teaser?


In fact :) I hope it will not be a too big dissapointment when you find out that the finished film is  - let's say 75% - of these "teasers". Of course the story is still a bit secret. But perhaps it will be funny if people discuss, WHAT the story is... But much time till then  :)

But your reactions and approval give me hope... to go on  :)
Title: Re: Magnum - Starfleet Investigator
Post by: Kadri on June 24, 2016, 04:30:10 pm
Quote from: DocCharly65 on June 24, 2016, 04:18:56 pm
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In fact :) I hope it will not be a too big dissapointment when you find out that the finished film is  - let's say 75% - of these "teasers". Of course the story is still a bit secret. But perhaps it will be funny if people discuss, WHAT the story is... But much time till then  :)
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The duck is actually a dangerous alien life form that needs to be found to save the world? ;D
Title: Re: Magnum - Starfleet Investigator
Post by: Kadri on June 24, 2016, 08:06:21 pm
Quote from: DocCharly65 on June 24, 2016, 04:18:56 pm
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I more and more understand that (and why) big movies need thousands of people working on it. I must be crazy!  ;)
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+1

If i begun to polish my scenes here and there now with the things i know, it would be like trying to clean a dirty car just a little.
You couldn't stop until you cleaned it all.

I will just move on with the knowledge i got by doing the short and try to make the next ( :o ) one better.

Doing a short by yourself does have an emotional side but a collaboration could be done with people here around too maybe.
Hard, but we could try at least at some point...
Title: Re: Magnum - Starfleet Investigator
Post by: Dune on June 25, 2016, 03:14:52 am
Maniacal perseverance, guided by an obsessive drive to get the best out of yourself.... I know the feeling. Crazy, at times. But if it weren't for you, this wonderful movie wouldn't exist! A lot of beautiful things wouldn't exist if it weren't for the crazies  ;)