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Offline Hannes

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Avalanche animation
« on: May 27, 2011, 02:20:35 PM »
Recently I had the idea of using cloud layers in a different way. Here I animated some localised cloud layers with different densities and differently animated cloud fractals to simulate a mighty avalanche. I used a fill light setup to get rid of the GI flickering. No postwork except the subtle camera shake in the second part. Hope you like it.
http://vimeo.com/24313779

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Re: Avalanche animation
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2011, 03:11:13 PM »
Holy shit. Glad it's not real. Looks scary realistic.

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Re: Avalanche animation
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2011, 03:28:38 PM »
The only thing needed is some displacement of he snow right in front of the slide. It really is quite awesome. Fantastic.
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Re: Avalanche animation
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2011, 03:37:43 PM »
very realistic !
the avalanche looks a bit grey sometimes but holy crap, that's a good one !

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Re: Avalanche animation
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2011, 04:07:22 PM »
Mwoah, yeah!
Absolutely loving this!

I agree with Franck, at some points it's a bit grey.

This deserves higher res and quality, very original work. Oshyannnnn...? ;)

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Re: Avalanche animation
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2011, 04:08:23 PM »
Wow, Hannes! Looks extremely good! :)

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Re: Avalanche animation
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2011, 04:11:56 PM »
Superbe, bien fait.

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Re: Avalanche animation
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2011, 04:26:31 PM »
Wow, that's very impressive. Surprisingly realistic for not having a particle simulation. Nice work!

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Re: Avalanche animation
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2011, 05:00:05 PM »
Thank you and merci beaucoup! I agree that the snow looks a bit grey, but I decided not to use a completely white colour for the snow, because it looked kind of washed out. Additionally the conversion of a QT with best animation (codec) settings to a H264 to make the file much smaller creates some kind of a low contrast.

I wish I could have rendered this one with higher quality settings, but as you can imagine, renderings with this amount of clouds take veeeery long to render, and since I don't have a killer computer I decided to reduce the quality settings a bit.

AND I'd love to animate the trees, so that they are bent by the snow wall!!!!! But I didn't succeed so far. Maybe next time...

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Re: Avalanche animation
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2011, 05:51:02 PM »

WOW! Very nice , Hannes  :)

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Re: Avalanche animation
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2011, 07:53:44 PM »
Wow, that's insane, man!
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Re: Avalanche animation
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2011, 07:56:32 PM »
Holy smokes! Thats a very impressive animation! Good work!!

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Re: Avalanche animation
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2011, 07:59:50 PM »
RUN!!! too late. i got clobbered. 
!!!! :o !!!!
that's incredible hannes!
the end of the video was my favorite part, i also think it was the most realistic part too,
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Re: Avalanche animation
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2011, 08:12:53 PM »
Great work!  :o
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Re: Avalanche animation
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2011, 08:41:43 AM »
fantastic work!