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Title: Safari
Post by: DocCharly65 on November 16, 2018, 08:59:08 AM
Sorry - was some days offline... had a new idea how to realize an old project.
Since Ulcos work on his herd of reindeer I have a new weird dream: I want to animate a stampede in my film.

The first step is to practice a little with small animated animal populations. So I unpacked and modified my old Safari TGDs. The animation render jobs are already running.

Unfortunately I have to shock all vegetarians and vegans deeply: Grass HAS BONES!!! - 50 per tuft of grass ... (so that it can bend in the wind)
 ::) 8) :o ;) ;D

Animation still 1 (sunrise):
[attach=1]

Animation still 2 (late morning)
[attach=2]



... to be continued in the animation area :)



Before I forget:
all animals by 3DRT
all (original) plants by xFrog (some rigged and animated in blender3D)
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: Dune on November 16, 2018, 09:10:59 AM
Cool!
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: Kadri on November 16, 2018, 11:17:21 AM

Looks great.
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: luvsmuzik on November 16, 2018, 11:22:57 AM
Oh so clever! Can't wait. ;D
Love the sunrise image!
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: DannyG on November 16, 2018, 12:41:48 PM
Nice distributions, both versions are very well done
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: DocCharly65 on November 16, 2018, 03:33:54 PM
Thank you all :)

The late morning version could be almost ready when I come back from Dusseldorf on Sunday. And even the first 30 frames look promising so far.

The Sunrise will be a 500h render job (on the old i7 it would be 750  ::) ) because the usage of "receive shadows from the surfaces" and the "glowing sphere in front of the sun - technics"
Also I hope the landing stork will look ok - the animation parts didn't fit 100% so I'm curious.

All in all I hope to get a plausible though not really 100% authentic look :)
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: bobbystahr on November 17, 2018, 02:32:14 PM
Can't wait, good luck on render times heh heh
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: Hannes on November 17, 2018, 02:40:40 PM
Great stuff as always!!!! Can't wait!
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: WASasquatch on November 18, 2018, 01:10:37 AM
Oh how did I miss this? This is great! I think I like the sunset version the best as far as layout of the animals with the substance of the scene together.
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: the first seer on November 19, 2018, 03:14:06 PM
So wonderful my friend, looks great!
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: sboerner on November 19, 2018, 09:50:36 PM
Can't wait to see this. Stills look terrific.
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: DocCharly65 on November 20, 2018, 04:32:26 AM
Thanks to all of you :)
Some good news and some bad news:
When I came back from Dusseldorf I found one PC with a successful update of the security software and a render error in a bucket… pfff!  ::) :-[
Checking details I found out that It had stopped rendering half an hour after I left my home!  :( :( :(
In the other animation (the sunrise scene) a tree in the foreground was not looking as I wished so I adjusted some things and restarted.

But the good news: I started a 3rd animation render job…
First 11 frames give me hope it will work. Just guess what it will be  ;)  :

[attach=1]
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: Dune on November 20, 2018, 05:40:49 AM
Ah, a stampede. Nice. Who gets trampled?

So your render machine is online, pff. I thought you'd have a different offline machine for those jobs.
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: DocCharly65 on November 20, 2018, 05:48:10 AM
Unfortunately I have not yet organized a useful control for online access. The PCs are all in a network because since I do these animations via hundreds of GB obj-sequences I share the models on a NAS for all machines to save HDD space. Works good but so all render machines are online too.

But if the problems only appear so seldom, I am too lazy to care about a complex network solution.
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: Dune on November 20, 2018, 05:50:13 AM
I see. Well, I hope win 10 will keep quiet then next time  ;)
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: DocCharly65 on November 20, 2018, 05:55:37 AM
:)
Oh yeah! between 26th and 5th of every following month I check almost every evening for Win Updates. Mostly I can intercept them in time and then update all PCs.

But not so seldom Mr. Murphy does best of his work: I check for updates - no updates availlable - I go to bed - I wake up in the morning and half an hour after going to bed all updates came and all machines show the log in screen...  :P ::)

...now I reckon always with all...  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: Dune on November 20, 2018, 05:57:00 AM
They're just waiting for you to go to sleep and then grinningly to their update thing  8)
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: DocCharly65 on November 20, 2018, 05:57:57 AM
in fact... ;D
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: DocCharly65 on November 20, 2018, 03:27:24 PM
While waiting for the render results, I'm just starting to get bored ... And you know what that means ...

I warned you!...

:)

[attach=1]


streetsigns somewhen somewhere from archive3d
Rail Road Crossing Lights by "yourTurboModeler" on Turbosquid
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: Dune on November 20, 2018, 03:44:14 PM
 ;D ;D ;D You might get bored, but with you around, I won't  :D
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: bobbystahr on November 20, 2018, 03:49:44 PM
While waiting for the render results, I'm just starting to get bored ... And you know what that means ...

I warned you!...

:)

(Attachment Link)


streetsigns somewhen somewhere from archive3d
Rail Road Crossing Lights by "yourTurboModeler" on Turbosquid


What Dune said and LOL at Crazy Cattle Crossing...
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: Jo Kariboo on November 20, 2018, 09:33:07 PM
Very well executed and your humour is excellent!  :D
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: Hannes on November 22, 2018, 11:51:57 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D I love this!!!
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: mhaze on November 22, 2018, 12:06:34 PM
Brilliant
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: DocCharly65 on November 22, 2018, 12:52:31 PM
Thanks :)

Just to share my happiness about first not so bad impressions of the animation I have already started the thread:

https://planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,25986.msg258097.html#msg258097 (https://planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,25986.msg258097.html#msg258097)
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: cocateho26 on November 23, 2018, 09:42:09 PM
While waiting for the render results, I'm just starting to get bored ... And you know what that means ...

I warned you!...

:)

(Attachment Link)


streetsigns somewhen somewhere from archive3d
Rail Road Crossing Lights by "yourTurboModeler" on Turbosquid

Finally, the Lion King/Starwars crossover we've all been waiting for! Lets be honest though, Rafiki would be awesome with a light saber.
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: DocCharly65 on November 24, 2018, 07:17:50 AM
Thanks cocateho ;)
… oh you can't imagine what happened when I was in the 3DRT webpage yesterday when they had their Black Friday sale… ;)
… and what is planned next...
Every madness can be increased  :o 8) ::)
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: DocCharly65 on November 28, 2018, 06:00:41 AM
Another little addition which is already at the state of rendering the animation:
A little cockroach runing on the traffic lights. Cockroach again from 3DRT.
I also changed some details of the traffic lights because the former settings didn't work for this close up.
I recolored a bumpmap of my "Riddicks Viper" -lights to get a more detailed illumination mask in CorelPaint.

[attach=1]
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: Dune on November 28, 2018, 08:08:40 AM
This detail is very realistic! Nice metal shaders too. Will such a small cockroach be visible in a movie, with all movements and such? I hope so.
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: DocCharly65 on November 28, 2018, 08:53:40 AM
Thanks Ulco :)

In fact I had the same doubts when I had the cockroach idea - so this time I did a short first "RAW-Test"
And the little cockroach is even visible in this low Quality :)

Sorry for showing this here and not in the animation area but I did not want to take it out of context.

[attachmini=1]
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: Dune on November 28, 2018, 09:37:23 AM
Oh yeah, great! Thanks Nils.
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: archonforest on November 28, 2018, 11:16:35 AM
Very cool!
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: Hannes on November 28, 2018, 11:18:48 AM
Stunning!! There are some highlights flickering on the traffic light's glass. If you don't need the highlights, switch them off, I'd say.
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: DocCharly65 on November 28, 2018, 11:28:26 AM
Thanks :)

Thanks Hannes for the suggestion :)
Setting the highlights to low values and/or to a high roughness is one of the first things I usually do using reflection shaders.
In this case I wanted to keep them because in this way the reflection looked less blunt and artificial in my tests.

One of the seldom cases where I did a bit postwork with corel.
Only some seconds work with the correction stamp in Corel and the tests look perfect so far. :)
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: Jo Kariboo on November 28, 2018, 12:54:16 PM
Very nice result!
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: Oshyan on November 28, 2018, 09:43:22 PM
Your attention to detail is insane. In a good way. :D

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: Antoine on November 29, 2018, 05:18:35 AM
Really great and beautiful renders !

David
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: DocCharly65 on December 11, 2018, 10:20:49 AM
Thank you :)
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The story now goes on ...

May I introduce the little cockroach in detail? We will call him Pete... He is the conditioning warden of the traffic lights... ;)

Here only a little still shot...
[attach=1]

...but the real story happens in the animation thread:
https://planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,25986.msg259116.html#msg259116 (https://planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,25986.msg259116.html#msg259116)
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: DocCharly65 on March 21, 2019, 01:03:19 PM
Only a little update for today... After a longer break for the Matrix-ideas the safari animations are rendering at full power again (except one PC that is still working on space scenes).

The sunrise closeup is the the bottleneck. a.) it is as I told a 2-3h/frame-render with the extreme atmosphere settings, b.) I added another camera angle for  another 250 frames.

The others are rendering quite fast within 0,45 - 1,15 h /frame. They have just to finish. The last animation demo I showed here was about half of all.
Ther'll be some more camera angles of the stampede and a (I hope so) funny little animal story.

Here comes one shot of an added morning scene with my new beautiful model of an African Woman by Brainlogin on Turbosquid:

[attach=1]

Title: Re: Safari
Post by: Hannes on March 21, 2019, 01:32:31 PM
Wow, cool!!!!! The lady looks excellent!
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: masonspappy on March 21, 2019, 01:50:01 PM
Hey, Like that!
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: Dune on March 21, 2019, 02:20:44 PM
Another beauty. Your movie will be epic!
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: Kadri on March 21, 2019, 02:49:58 PM

Looks great!
Title: Re: Safari
Post by: bobbystahr on March 21, 2019, 02:57:13 PM
oooh she is stunning...keep on keepin' on man...y' can't rush rendering so we patiently await the movie