I'm glad I watched the vid on the movie wall before I saw your comments here. Spoilers. I didn't know what to expect until the end. Great job!
Nicely composed shot! I would like to see some engine flare on the viper, but I like it a lot.
Thanks!I was trying to find footage on youtube of what the Viper engines do when they're not boosting. When they boost there is a huge jet of blue flame that comes out, but I can't remember what they do when they're flying at normal speed.
More Vipers not at turbo boost. First shot, and about 1:05https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L113_LeKx1Q
Very nice. Great atmosphere and mood, and it didn't FEEL like a 20 second shot (if that makes semse.). I was drawn right in. Imho, this is one of your most effective shots.
Thanks! It started out as a simple little shot and grew to be more complicated as it went. I've noticed that with certain models you really have to tweak the lighting to avoid getting weird artifacts.
Hey Null Unit - I'm really enjoying taking a look at the new projects you have been producing - they're of a really high standard. I've added your VFX breakdown of 'The Temple' to the original post you put up on Facebook, just in case anyone is interested in viewing it.I also really like the fact you had a go at the plasma jets, inspired by Simon's tutorial. The only issue for me as a viewer would be the lighting issue. Obviously it's really difficult to achieve consistency between a 3D model and its surroundings, but the UFO just seemed a little light and contrasted to me compared to the misty scene below it. However, in general the plasma jets are awesome and I think you did a really great job. Look forward to seeing your next clip!
Thanks! And thanks for posting it!
The UFO also needs desaturating a bit - the colours are far too bold compared to its surroundings, which makes it seem closer and clearer than it should be.
Ooh, that's very nice indeed. I like that you've managed to make it look like it wasn't created using atomic particles, which is an effect that is usually instantly recognisable. This looks far more membraneous (not sure that's a word...). Presumably the outer particle are done separately with the particle simulator?
Sorry for the slow reply, work has been insane. Thanks! I keep thinking of it as a sort of "brain synapse" effect. Actually the whole effect is one atomic particle effect on one plane. I used the sphere setting in atomic particles to make it ball shaped, but (I think) the disperse adds the little floaty ones that go in and out of the sphere. Its hard to explain since, for me, there is a lot of voodoo involved in creating atomic particle effects.
I haven't created much lately, as work has been completely insane for the last month (and will continue to be insane for a while longer), but I wanted to make a Halloween clip, so here it is:https://vimeo.com/77103483
Halloween is my Xmas, Superbowl and Mardi Gras!Nice vid--like the models, like the camera movement, like the feeling of ambience and atmospheric depth from your clouds and fog.Lightning feels a bit too saturated to me, given the low saturation of the rest of the elements, but, heck! Happy Halloween to you, too!
Thanks! Yeah, I noticed that the lightning was really unaffected by the color grading so thought about going back to the original comp to fix it, but I decided against it for time reasons. I also wish I had made the flickering lights in the church a bit more obvious. I want to do the Film Riot monster challenge, so I had to think of something that would be kind of quick and easy as well, to split my time. Happy Halloween!