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Author Topic: Spacing Out - Another Arik-Attrocity  (Read 23678 times)

Arik_the_Red

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Spacing Out - Another Arik-Attrocity
« on: May 23, 2009, 02:40:27 pm »

Yup... here I go again... another half-baked project to maybe-maybe not complete!

Wanting to make a sci-fi video, with a cartoonish simplicity in art-style (sort of like Futurama goes 3D animation).... to go with some music I have in mind - an old ELO album called "Time", for any who know ELO (Electric Lights Orchestra).

Worked out a very basic form for the spaceship, and am detailing it from back to front...  The ship style to look somewhat "contemporary" - like our space station, satellites, or even the designs of "near futuristic" sorts such as the now-past-time movie "2001", or "Silent Running" (for those few who may remember that oldie).




The rocket area is pretty much in shape the way I want, and now migrating forward...

« Last Edit: May 23, 2009, 03:29:59 pm by Arik_the_Red »
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Re: Spacing Out - Another Arik-Attrocity
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2009, 02:49:48 pm »

Looks like it's getting there. You might pop on some textures.
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Re: Spacing Out - Another Arik-Attrocity
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2009, 10:21:55 pm »

Nice work, I like the red n white colour scheme so far, aswell as the shape, great thruster things.

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Hello? Mr Blue Sky is one of my favourite songs!
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Re: Spacing Out - Another Arik-Attrocity
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2009, 02:40:41 am »

Well then, do you know the album "Time"?  And yes, I do like "Mr. Blue Sky"... it's a "peppy little tune".
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Re: Spacing Out - Another Arik-Attrocity
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2009, 09:34:31 pm »

nice design. the cylinder part could use a little smoothing along the edge, b/c it doesn't look quite spacey that part. but the engines look really great.

keep it up.
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Re: Spacing Out - Another Arik-Attrocity
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2009, 02:58:52 am »

Yup, as noted... the thing's rough forward of the rocket area... and dernit, I lost the whole ship when my anim8or program kaputted!  File corrupted...

But, I did make a test "fly-by" of the unfinished craft, because I wanted to see what it looks like cruising slowly ahead in space...


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Re: Spacing Out - Another Arik-Attrocity
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2009, 03:03:30 am »

Cool!  It does have a nicely "Futurama" feel to it, with the red bands around the fuel tanks.  I like the angled exhaust nozzles, nice touch!  Sorry to hear about the file corruption, it might be worth posting the file here.  There are some members very skilled at picking through the file and finding the problem.  Otherwise, best of luck with the rebuild!
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Re: Spacing Out - Another Arik-Attrocity
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2009, 03:12:10 am »

Thanks for the advice, Ensoniq!

I'd post the file here but, since I couldn't open it at all, I deleted it.

And while I'm bad about remembering to say it... I do thank you all for your comments!

Ensoniq, I love the space-work you produce as well, always have.
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Re: Spacing Out - Another Arik-Attrocity
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2009, 09:43:40 am »

You were doing a good job on this.  Hope you'll be able to get it where it was, and add some details to the front portion.
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Re: Spacing Out - Another Arik-Attrocity
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2009, 05:14:48 pm »

Reconstruction underway... 


STILL SHOT RENDER


4-VIEW SCREENSHOT
« Last Edit: May 25, 2009, 05:17:21 pm by Arik_the_Red »
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Re: Spacing Out - Another Arik-Attrocity
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2009, 08:29:18 pm »

Test run with planet scene, thank you EricAug!

Rough and very very dark... you might not even see the ship at first, but it passed over the upper right area of the screen.  Need some reworking of the rotating ring sequence, etc... and of course the ship is still needing detailed out completely ... but hey, now we're in space!

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Re: Spacing Out - Another Arik-Attrocity
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2009, 12:42:34 am »

everything looks great exept that last video. u can hardly see what ur sposed ot be watching. the enviroment looked good though.

I think if you had the ring around the ship rotation around it would make it look cooler. u have those spoke things attached. i just think it would give ur animations more life.

great job on it though
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Re: Spacing Out - Another Arik-Attrocity
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2009, 03:46:22 am »

Yeah, it's very dark and needs some adjustments with lighting ...

The ring rotates, but it only rotated for the first 4 seconds. Am having problems getting the continued repeat sequences to work smoothely. At each 4 second interval the ring rotates backward before continuing.

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Re: Spacing Out - Another Arik-Attrocity
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2009, 07:53:16 am »

To fix the issue of the ring rotating backwards, make sure that the placement of the ring is the same at the beginning and end of the sequence.  That'll keep it nice and smooth.
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Re: Spacing Out - Another Arik-Attrocity
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2009, 06:13:38 pm »

Yeah, I've been mucking with it but not getting it straightened out very well.  Will likely have to just scrap it and try again.
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