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Author Topic: Banff Project  (Read 3264 times)

lynn22

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Banff Project
« on: July 13, 2010, 05:39:18 pm »

Though you haven't heard much of me lately I am here quite often to keep up to date and I have seen some great work in the meantime.  :)

I am still working away at my project of recreating a Scottish town as it would have looked in the 1700s. So far it has taken me over 400 hours and it isn't finished by far.
Those of you who don't know what I'm talking about here is more and some pictures here : http://www.anim8or.com/smf/index.php?topic=2660.0

By the end of this month an animation of what exists already will be shown in a constant loop at the Banffshire History Festival which runs over two days.

The animation was made at the request of the organisers and includes a narrator voice to guide the viewers through it and the voices of a father and his little girl who traveled back in time, for entertainment and extra information.

Though the project is not yet finished the result is actually better than I had expected  ;D
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Re: Banff Project
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2010, 12:45:19 am »

Woah sounds awesome! 400 hours? I wouldnt be able to spend that much time on one project if I was forced at gunpoint lol.  sounds great
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Re: Banff Project
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2010, 02:41:21 am »

 Im Happy reading your message.... thank you for allowing me to reply., :-*
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lynn22

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Re: Banff Project
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2010, 06:08:01 pm »

Sorry for the delay 3D Joe Wiltshire, I've been on an extended holiday, it doesn't feel that it has taken this long already since each building, each prop I model is an "new" project.

Last September I was asked by the people who run the Castle, which is in fact a mansion house built on the site of a medieval castle, if I could make something to support their planning application to rebuilt the courtyard walls which had been demolished some 100+ years ago and so I did.

The planning application was approved and last Saturday the local Earl laid the first stone of the new construction and on the fence around the works a big poster is put up explaining the work to the public and showing the current view of the castle with below an "artist's impression" of the new look, i.e. the render of my model made in Anim8or for the planning application.
The castle stands in a park open to the public and well visited.

I must say it feels good to see my work in print and it looks good too. ;)
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Re: Banff Project
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2010, 02:39:30 am »

Great work Lynn, it is good to see Anim8or "applied", ie. actively contributing to industry/community etc, rather than just people's personal projects.  Excellent render, heartfelt congratulations!
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lynn22

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Re: Banff Project
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2010, 12:38:39 pm »

Thank you ENSONIQ5, highly appreciated!

I have put the project on my site, if anyone wants to see the original renders have a look at Banff Castle West flanking wall
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Re: Banff Project
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2010, 11:28:45 pm »

This morning I had the unexpected visit of a newspaper journalist who had seen the animation for the History Festival (see above) asking me when it would be convenient for an interview about my project. I invited him in and we talked for about an hour or two about everything related to the project, how the houses were modeled and the research involved, how the program works, etc, etc.
In the afternoon the newspaper's photographer came for some shots of me and my computer with a render on screen.

The article will appear in next saturday's edition.

So to all newbies here, if at first you don't succeed .... try again and maybe one day you will be in a newspaper :)
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Re: Banff Project
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2010, 11:47:52 pm »

Haha, nice work! It looks great and I'm glad that Anim8or is getting some recognition in public. :)

You must show us the article.. :P
J/k

Have fun
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lynn22

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Re: Banff Project
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2010, 04:25:16 pm »

Thank you 3Dgeek11  :)

If you want to see the newspaper article it's here, on the page click on the thumbnail to view a readable size image.

My special thanks goes to Steve, without the effort and time he has invested in Anim8or this would not have been possible. Thank you.
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Re: Banff Project
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2010, 07:11:18 pm »

That's all some pretty nice stuff there, lynn. :)
Nice article, also.

Good luck on future projects! ;)
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Re: Banff Project
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2010, 03:52:22 am »

Hey Lynn, congrats its good to see the project is so good and healthy!
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lynn22

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Re: Banff Project
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2010, 10:26:19 pm »

Thank you very much guys ! Much appreciated.

Now it's back to "the salt mines" lol ...  not really, it's a hobby not a job. Just building houses one at the time. ;)
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