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Author Topic: Lighting and a whole lot of effects  (Read 6954 times)

Champio30

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Lighting and a whole lot of effects
« on: January 14, 2009, 05:35:52 pm »

Is there any cool effects to make in anim8or

Like a fire, or a blizzard effect?
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thecolclough

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Re: Lighting and a whole lot of effects
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2009, 05:52:23 pm »

not built in.  anything is feasible with enough determination and a clever enough workaround, and i think you can do effects like the ones you mentioned using terranim8or, or possibly with ASL scripting, or by simple trial-and-error experimentation, but there isn't a button in anim8or which will produce a one-click blizzard, i'm afraid.

maybe check back in 2059, when steve's had another half-century's worth of spare evenings to build the program up to that level... or more productively: experiment with the program, and maybe try out some of the supporting utility apps, and see what you can achieve  ;D

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dajean

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Re: Lighting and a whole lot of effects
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2009, 07:51:30 pm »

if you really want to create cool effects you can always try www.blender.org
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3D Joe Wiltshire

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Re: Lighting and a whole lot of effects
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2009, 01:18:24 pm »

*cough* Competetive software *cough*
Yeah, what you said is probably ok, but I don't like the way you dismiss anim8or as not able to create cool effects, try not to be so blunt next time.
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Gregory

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Re: Lighting and a whole lot of effects
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2009, 02:05:29 pm »

Those guys don't know what they're talking about.  You can create all kinds of great effects inside Anim8or.  For starters go get Terranim8or at http://www.biederman.net/leslie/terranim8or/terranim8or.htm
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RudySchneider

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Re: Lighting and a whole lot of effects
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2009, 03:04:42 pm »

Try not to be too defensive, guys.  A good practitioner has MANY tools in his toolbox to access, each suited to a different purpose, regardless of what field you consider.
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Re: Lighting and a whole lot of effects
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2009, 08:49:13 pm »

I agree with RudySchneider; lets not start the whole blender vs anim8or thing on the forum.......
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Re: Lighting and a whole lot of effects
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2009, 03:22:34 pm »

Though I agree an artist doesnt stick to one tool, we don't need to talk about spraypaint in a paintbrush society ;)
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Re: Lighting and a whole lot of effects
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2009, 04:08:01 am »

well, this forum helped ME alot, i just downloaded terranim8or and a few plug-ins for it.

on a side note, and to the chagrin of the guys who don't want the blender/anim8or argument, while blender might be able to do better effects, anim8or is MUCH easier to use. I couldn't figure out how to do ANYTHING with blender, but I'm already making effects for a video here? yeah, kudos to anim8or. Bringing 3-D animation to those of us who are semi-computer iliterate!
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