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Author Topic: Short Collab!!!  (Read 15217 times)

davdud101

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Re: Short Collab!!!
« Reply #30 on: February 13, 2010, 10:46:35 pm »

but...don't transmaps take longer to render? I know that big groups of transmaps can take longer to render.
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Re: Short Collab!!!
« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2010, 04:18:18 am »

If the textures are small (you can make them very small, as snowflakes aren't very visible from further away) then they shouldn't take much more time.  Of course, you don't want them to cast shadows either or it would eat up a lot of render time (though it would with a solid snowflake as well.)
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Re: Short Collab!!!
« Reply #32 on: February 15, 2010, 12:01:10 am »

I see...They have to be just the size to render fast, yet just the size to not come off as cheap looking.
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Re: Short Collab!!!
« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2010, 04:51:57 pm »

that's a sound idea hihosilver

to give the effect of distance you can have several different planes moving at different rates so the the ones up close move faster and those farther away move slower, tricking the eye into seeing distance
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Re: Short Collab!!!
« Reply #34 on: February 16, 2010, 07:44:13 pm »

well i think the really cool dragon challenge kinda put this project to a halt. but ive been working on it a little. i think i have the 1st 2 scenes completed. i dont mean to bully my way through here and take over some1s project but when it comes to work ethic i dont mind clawing my way to the top. just let me know if u want me to go into a different direction.

heres the 1st 2 scenes. short and simple but i think the visuals will tell this story more than anything.

Scene 1:

Boy is in his room. He is looking at a snowglobe that has a castle in it from a high shelf. He strugles to reach the snow globe, stretching to finally grab the snowglobe. He then stares at the globe intently as he jumps into bed and falls asleep with the snowglobe in hand.

*1st person view of sleepy eyes closing.

End Scene
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Scene 2:

*1st person view of eyes awakening.

The boy finds himself surrounded by snow. Nothing else is around. The boy looks around shivering in a paniced state. He then starts walking through the snowstorm in his midst.

After a long trek the boy finally callapses. A shadow appears over him. The boy looks up exaustedly and sees a Snow Fairy. The snow fairy gives the boy a compasionate smile.

*1st person view of eyes closing.

End Scene
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This is how i do my story boards. 3 reasons.
1) i cant draw all that well.
2) even though its very crude you still see the whole picture.
3) its really quick to do and gets the point across.

**note about the last one. for scene 1 it doesnt have to be used. i was either thinking about looking out the windows and seeing it snowing or something. but its really not needed. the kid can just go asleep and wake up in the middle of nowhere. anyway here they r.

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Re: Short Collab!!!
« Reply #35 on: February 16, 2010, 07:48:40 pm »

not bad relik.

another idea for the transition, once the kid falls asleep, you could go out the window and turn the camera so that the same castle shows up.
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Re: Short Collab!!!
« Reply #36 on: February 16, 2010, 07:55:25 pm »

hopefully this works i have 6 storyboards for scene 2 so i tried 2 get them all into the same pic.
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Re: Short Collab!!!
« Reply #37 on: February 16, 2010, 08:44:21 pm »

Wow! I realize this is paint, and these are stick figures, but it's exactly what I had in mind! I'll get working on character conccept art.
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« Reply #38 on: February 16, 2010, 09:26:24 pm »

i was screwing around with some music. if it comes to it ill help with music and sound effects. i uploaded it to youtube sicne i dont know where else to put it. anyway heres what i came up with.

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Re: Short Collab!!!
« Reply #39 on: February 17, 2010, 06:47:36 pm »

I like it! Hopefully, the need arises. I'll put you on a composing list.
I'm thinking of switching the story to something more... adult-like. For another story that I started 2 days ago, I have a lot of concept art. It's just that doing a space-themed story is
1)less cliched
2)more to model, less to skin.
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Re: Short Collab!!!
« Reply #40 on: February 21, 2010, 03:30:01 am »

just got back from a trip to fort jackson. i went to see my brother graduate his basic training for the army. so ive been away for a few days.

what i see wrong with u switching the story is... we have 2 start from scratch. i didnt get that far into the fairy model so i can switch it up a little bit. what i thought i was signing up for was a month long 5-10 minute short film.

here is the problem. it took a week 2 "almost" come up with a story. if any1 started modeling we have 2 scrap and start over (which i dont mind).  you really have 2 b quick with the story. you can write a rough draft in a half an hour easy. just full of brainstorms. then u can develope it over the next few days.

if u want i can help develope ur new story just to get things rolling faster. i think if we actually have something people will just help to see it get finished. and if there is only 4 or 5 of us we can work with that as well.

***i think this is why no colobs get finished. there is no foundation and im sure it gets old quick.***
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Re: Short Collab!!!
« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2010, 09:30:01 pm »

Okay, okay... you got me rellik. We'll stay with this. I just think it's so over used that if we use it a agian there'll be some copyright infringement involved...
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« Reply #42 on: February 22, 2010, 01:45:38 am »

actually there will b no copywrite infingment at all. we are not copying anything at all for 1. and for 2 if we would want to use real characters from anything at all all we have to do is have a disclaimer saying that all charcters and personalities are fiction.

ever watch south park or robot chicken? thats all they do is make fun of real life people or real fiction copywrited charcaters.

but u can go ahead and change ur story. u just need 2 do it fast. so we can get started on it. and you need to give people directions. like what needs to be modeled. asap so we can start working on it. i think starting is the hardest part, bubt once we get some kind of work flow going we will be ok.

you said u had concept art. show it.
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Re: Short Collab!!!
« Reply #43 on: February 22, 2010, 03:22:37 pm »

I did the first of the three parts, just to show what it should look like. We'll remaster this one, then make the next two.

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Re: Short Collab!!!
« Reply #44 on: February 23, 2010, 02:45:18 am »

im not sure what ur looking for. i tried 2 make the guards helmet. it was really quick all i did was extrude a sphere. depending on how much detail u want i could rework it and make it look badass. heres what i came up with.

edit: heres one a bit textured.
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