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Author Topic: The River Movie  (Read 5105 times)

flametiger74

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The River Movie
« on: January 28, 2008, 03:14:28 am »

I made terain using terragem a while ago and I just found it and updated it.
The boat has a reflection under it. Tell me if it looks good. I made the reflectiono by mirroring the boat and making the mirrored boat transparent. Tell me if it looks good.
http://s164.photobucket.com/albums/u34/flametiger74/?action=view&current=TheboatandFishmovieFixed2.flv
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Re: The River Movie
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2008, 05:16:38 am »

That's good thinking, and it works well, except for one small problem.  When the boat disappears up the right river fork the "reflected" boat is hidden behind the curve of the river bank.  A true reflection would still be visible for a bit, being reflected from the water's surface.  It is certainly a nice technique though, and if the camera angles or river course were adjusted so that issue could not be seen, it would be perfect.
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Re: The River Movie
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2008, 09:16:02 am »

hmm.  haunted boat  :o  (well, it's moving without anybody in it, so what else could it be?!!)

i'll second ensoniq's point about the reflection.  otherwise very nice vid though.

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Re: The River Movie
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2008, 07:56:47 pm »

The reflection does look pretty nice.
I have to say that I feel the fish should be a good deal smaller, as they are very large for the river size at the moment.
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flametiger74

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Re: The River Movie
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2008, 11:02:14 pm »

I was thinking of that but I didn't want to mess with it after I finished b/c it was pretty hard setting out the layout for the fishs paths and so they didn't toch eachother I'll try making them smaller later maybe.
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Re: The River Movie
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2008, 05:37:20 pm »

I would suggest you sink the boat about 1/3 the way below the water surface.  Otherwise it seems to work well.  I like the fishes.
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