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General => Terragen Animation => Topic started by: Kadri on June 30, 2018, 10:00:42 pm

Title: Toz (Dust)
Post by: Kadri on June 30, 2018, 10:00:42 pm
A short animation based on an image i made recently. Background is made made with Terragen. Foreground with Lightwave.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOfMj9VAYBM
Title: Re: Toz (Dust)
Post by: Dune on July 01, 2018, 01:07:21 am
It's wonderful! I really like this, actually quite horrible, occurence together with the pleasant music. It interacts absolutely beautiful. Great work, Kadri!
And it's a great warning too; too much space debris already, after just a few decades of sending stuff there.
Title: Re: Toz (Dust)
Post by: Hannes on July 01, 2018, 11:11:54 am
Wow! This is stunning. Absolutely cinematic. Great work, Kadri!
Title: Re: Toz (Dust)
Post by: Kadri on July 01, 2018, 12:15:53 pm

Thanks.
This was one of the scenes i would like to make 3-4 times longer if it wasn't for the render times.
Title: Re: Toz (Dust)
Post by: luvsmuzik on July 01, 2018, 07:19:37 pm
Very good! :)
Title: Re: Toz (Dust)
Post by: ajcgi on July 02, 2018, 06:48:09 am
Such drama! Why is it called Toz?
Title: Re: Toz (Dust)
Post by: Kadri on July 02, 2018, 07:13:58 am
Not sure in what way you ask:
Toz means dust in English. If you ask about the animation in general it is because of the dust that is forming and-or exploding (star and wreck) etc. (From dust to dust...ahem, i wasn't going to say this but there is it :) )
Title: Re: Toz (Dust)
Post by: ajcgi on July 02, 2018, 07:16:46 am
Quote from: Kadri on July 02, 2018, 07:13:58 am
If you ask about the animation in general it is because of the dust that is forming and-or exploding (star and wreck) etc.


I get that. It's a dusty video. ;):P
What language is 'Toz'?
Title: Re: Toz (Dust)
Post by: Kadri on July 02, 2018, 07:18:25 am

Turkish :)
Title: Re: Toz (Dust)
Post by: DannyG on July 02, 2018, 10:01:05 am
Awesome, more dramatic music would give this more of an impact to me anyway. Very well done
Title: Re: Toz (Dust)
Post by: Kadri on July 02, 2018, 10:03:29 am

Thanks Danny.
Title: Re: Toz (Dust)
Post by: sboerner on July 02, 2018, 10:47:09 am
Very cool. Just watched it over and over, full screen. The animations of the models and background are nicely integrated. High quality work.
Title: Re: Toz (Dust)
Post by: Kadri on July 02, 2018, 11:28:12 am

Thank you.
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Post by: masonspappy on July 03, 2018, 01:28:28 am
Wow! Slow and easy approach takes viewer from galaxy-spanning majesty to immediate tragedy.
Nice work!
Title: Re: Toz (Dust)
Post by: Kadri on July 03, 2018, 04:40:11 am

Thank you.
Title: Re: Toz (Dust)
Post by: pokoy on July 03, 2018, 12:54:01 pm
Awesome, and great colors! Something different than the orange/cyan color scheme we get to see in every space scene ;) Great stuff!
Title: Re: Toz (Dust)
Post by: Kadri on July 03, 2018, 02:03:40 pm

;D Thanks.
Title: Re: Toz (Dust)
Post by: Oshyan on July 03, 2018, 05:21:54 pm
Awesome video! Youtube embed issues should be fixed now also. :)

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Toz (Dust)
Post by: Kadri on July 03, 2018, 05:26:34 pm

Thanks Oshyan and yes the video works now :)
Title: Re: Toz (Dust)
Post by: DocCharly65 on July 06, 2018, 01:19:07 am
That's great, Kadri. Absolutely cinematic and beautiful though a serious story background! Big Like! :)
Title: Re: Toz (Dust)
Post by: zepeu on July 06, 2018, 11:38:49 am
Nice one, even if a bit... Problematic ;p

I'm not really found of the music, it doesn't really fits (but it's really hard to find a music that fits each ear ;p )

Can you tell us how yo merged together the terragen and Lightwave output data?
Title: Re: Toz (Dust)
Post by: Kadri on July 06, 2018, 02:59:10 pm

Thanks guys :)

Quote from: zepeu on July 06, 2018, 11:38:49 am
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Can you tell us how yo merged together the terragen and Lightwave output data?


I rendered in Terragen the background and exported the scene as a FBX file.
I used that FBX file-scene to position and render the objects in Lightwave.
Rendered the objects with separate alpha images.

I used a null object for a hypervoxel in Lightwave as a separate render,
for the big more dusty texture look for the centre and for a little more 3D moving feel through the space.

After that i used Vegas Pro and Hitfilm to comp those renders with the alpha images for the last look you see.

Finding good and fitting music that is free to use at the same time is hard ( I had 2-3 times stupid problems even with the music i bought with Youtube in my "Last Light" short movie)).
I like classic music in videos but wanted this time a different sound.
After listening for a time this one grow on me. It is kind of a little contrasting. But subjective of course :)
Title: Re: Toz (Dust)
Post by: Kadri on July 06, 2018, 03:22:53 pm

Just after i wrote about Youtube above i saw this:
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-44726296

After what i saw when i posted my video i am absolutely not surprised.

Just to write it in the most short way. My video was flagged because of the classic music that is a new arrangement from Louri Sazanov and i bought it from  https://www.shockwave-sound.com
Not even shockwave-sound (they were very helpful and fast in every problem) and
the arranger Louri Sazanov itself could find the right people in the big music company to get rid of the "copyright infringement notice".
There is a time after you complain that there is no copyright infringement for the company to respond.
If they don't respond you are in clear. The problem is it takes 15 days (or 30 days don't remember).
After many many emails we had to wait that time.

All of this is probably without anyone involved and automatic.
If you are not a big company or famous you are basically screwed all the time.
Capitalism at worst. Now i try to use only free to use music from the free Youtube music archive itself.

Not sure but the music might sound a little better when you listen to it now ones again?  ;D
Title: Re: Toz (Dust)
Post by: J_Con on July 18, 2018, 02:07:17 am
Really nice work.Very cinematic.
Title: Re: Toz (Dust)
Post by: Kadri on July 18, 2018, 03:35:35 am

Thank you.