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Finished Works and Works in Progress / Re: first time anim8or
« on: May 10, 2008, 02:34:07 pm »
Thanks for all the advise guys,
The ship flying through the landscape needs a lot of work, I am not happy with the first turn that the ship makes, it is very blocky, as for the camera following I will try making the ship its parent and see what that looks like, I was trying to get the feel of the veiwer following the ship not knowing which way the ship was turning so the camera isn't following exactly.

Yes Terranim8or is great, after playing around with it a few times I figured out how to make a trench exactly wher I wanted it to go and it worked perfetly.

As for the Igloo and Radar, after reading your ideas and suggestions I agree that the gun and radar shouldn't follow exactly the same line, The effect I was trying for did't work, so what i am doing now ( I will post a link later) is hving the Radar scanning moving left to right AND up and down now (thanks for the idea), then once the radar has locked on the gun turret moves and locks on to where the radar is aiming.

As for the scenes looking a littel washed is because there is a fog on the igloo scene and that is making it look thatway. I am playing with that a bit, I am wanting to give it a foggy cold wintery feel. Plus with a fog setting the Snowflake look better,, I am finding that without a fog on some frames the light seems to shine and show up the transparant edging of the snowflakes..
I didn't notice the back ground was streched or squoshed but I will change that.
Thanks again to everyone. And stayed tuned...
Glda you like what i have so far and glad you liek the ship.

Finished Works and Works in Progress / Just added new render
« on: May 09, 2008, 11:18:04 pm »
here are two little clips from somethign I am working on, tey still need a lot of work, and I mean A LOT!!,,
but I thought I would post what I ahve so far...
Thoughts and comments please..

General Anim8or Forum / Having problems with shadows
« on: May 08, 2008, 03:26:12 pm »
Me again, are you sick of all the questions yet?.. No,,, Good,
here is what I am doing and then the problem will follow.
I have an object flying over a landscape, I have a light (infinate) shinning down, I have everything ticked to give and recive shadows, and that works. But here is the problem, on some frames everthing looks great then for now reason I will get a big dark shadow that comes out of nowhere and will last on the screen for a few frames then go, THERE IS NOTHING THAT CAN BE GIVING OFF THIS SHADOW!!!,,

General Anim8or Forum / Re: 3D world to fly over.
« on: May 06, 2008, 08:32:23 am »
A big thank you to everyone, I haven't treid the suggestions yet, (will try later today), but from what I have read you guys understood what I was trying to say and from what I have read and viewed (nice animation by the way) this is exactly what I am wanting to achieved.
I am always amazed at how friendly this forum is, at least I have found everyone to be that way anyway.
Thanks again.

General Anim8or Forum / 3D world to fly over.
« on: May 05, 2008, 08:27:53 pm »
here is what i am wanting to do, and then maybe someone can help with how to do it.
I have an Animation of a space ship flying through space and heading towards a planet, the next scene I want is as follows,
Camera view flying through this world, through valleys and over mountains,
then I want to have that turn into the viewer is behind the ship so you see the ship from behind flying through this world.
So basicaly i guess I am asking is there an easy way to build a terrain and animate the camera flying through it?..
Can be a third party program (preffer Free).
Any help would be great thanks.

Thanks to everyone, especialy Kubajzz for pointing me to that older thread, that was just what I needed. thanks.

General Anim8or Forum / need help with making a colour transparent.
« on: April 29, 2008, 01:17:04 pm »
Ok heres the problem, I am trying to put a image on an object and then make a certain colour of that image clear?transparent, but I can not figure it out. Any help please..

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