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nineteen

Posted: Mon, 26th Jan 2004, 11:42am

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montego

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This is an animated film with a solo guitar for the soundtrack. No plot, but it follows a day from dawn to dusk. The idea was simply to provide the viewer with nice images and music. Most of my editing time was spent just putting together my clips to create the mood I wanted. I'm a musician, so A lot of this cuts to the music, but in subtle ways, for instance where reflected light hits at the bottom of the screen in one shot.

I used AlamDV lightning, alpha lights, and special thanks to b4uask30male for creating the blackbird...it really sets the tone of this film.

This was rendered in Terragen. From August through November of last year I had two computers doing nothing but rendering 24/7. One reason for this is that I rendered really long scenes so that I could have more latitude in choosing what shots I wanted to use.

Hope you enjoy this.
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Posted: Mon, 26th Jan 2004, 1:25pm

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4036Douglas

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That was cool. It was original, and you used alamdv effects in an interesting way. (Well, as interesting as you could get with birds). A 4.
Posted: Mon, 26th Jan 2004, 2:05pm

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Andreas

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Nice Nice work! nothin' to complain about!
Posted: Mon, 26th Jan 2004, 11:01pm

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montego

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Thanks a lot for the comments. I really spent a lot of time working on it, and I'm pleased with it. Don't know if I will do another animation project like this....it is a lot of work.
Posted: Tue, 27th Jan 2004, 1:54am

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Volcomcs07

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i really liked it alot. i dont want to sound strange, but some places were *beautiful* i really liked it.
good work
Posted: Tue, 27th Jan 2004, 2:07am

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idunno

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very good
what did you use for the animation?
Posted: Tue, 27th Jan 2004, 3:04am

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starX

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Wow... very nice animations, and I love the music.

The one thing I didn't like were the birds. they just didn't seem to fit in.

5 stars from me. Excelent work.

-Brian
Posted: Tue, 27th Jan 2004, 4:42am

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Colincsl

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Great job. I could never do something like that. Despite what starx said I thought the birds added a lot to the... experience.
Posted: Tue, 27th Jan 2004, 4:13pm

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Cypher

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I'm impressed. Really, the terrain and sky look great and the music is very nice and fits. Only complaint i would have is that in the actual song you over-used the high E string too much and it kind of got annoying after a bit.
Posted: Tue, 27th Jan 2004, 4:34pm

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b4uask30male

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1 word for this.
Insperational ( proberly spelt wrong sad

That's was really nice, i know what it's like to render all day. 5 from me
Posted: Tue, 27th Jan 2004, 6:59pm

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artie

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smells like Terragen!
Great music!
Posted: Tue, 27th Jan 2004, 11:44pm

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rypcat

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Looks great! I've done a bit of work with terragen so I know how much work it is to get your scene to look right.

Just three questions:

1. What camera animation program did you use? I have a mac, and there aren't any camera anim plugins/utilities for mac that I know of, so animation is limited.

2. Did you generate the terrain files, or are they DEMs?

3. Who is the music by? Who is playing?
Posted: Wed, 28th Jan 2004, 12:40am

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4036Douglas

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Hmm, just thought of a question. Why is it called Nineteen?
Posted: Wed, 28th Jan 2004, 1:05am

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montego

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Again, thanks for all of the comments, and I'm glad folks like this. You never know when you post a movie on here what the reaction will be. Anyway, to answer some questions and other comments:

Colincsl - Yes, you could do it. I can't draw or model at all. You just have to be patient with Terragen and you can get great results.

Animation - I used terranim. Edited in Vegas, where I added color saturation, brightness, contrast, etc.

Music - its in the end credit. The piece is called "19" and is performed by Alex De Grassi. Windham Hill records.

Cypher - The annoying E string is because of the compression. The actual full file doesn't sound as harsh.

rypcat - Yes, as far as I know there is still no animation program for the MAC version. I used just one DEM, in the third sequence going along the river. That is the Ohio River where I live in Huntington, WV. Ended up I put in too much water :). Also that was the longest thing to render because of the water reflections and light rays. On a 2.8Ghz PC with one Gig of RAM, it was rendering 12 frames per day, and that sequence was originally around 1800 frames long, and I cut most of it out.
Posted: Wed, 28th Jan 2004, 4:57pm

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pvh62

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du travail bien fait ! beau à regarder, cool à écouter.
Posted: Wed, 28th Jan 2004, 9:46pm

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otteypm

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Nice to see someone doing something different, very tranquil, im all relaxed now.

I think it could do with more details, like the birds, you know boats in the water trees on the hillsides, have you looked at Forester, it uses terragen landscapes and adds forests ( eek ) to them, you have loads more control over surface textures and atmospheres, the rendering is done in POV-RAY so you should be able to save some time on you epic renders.

http://www.dartnall.f9.co.uk/
Posted: Fri, 30th Jan 2004, 9:20pm

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montego

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Even if I could, I didn't want any "man made" stuff in this, but I would have liked trees, plants, etc. Had heard about Forester but never checked it out. Thanks for the link.

I would really like to get Vue 4 Professional after I save a little money.

I'm also going to try and learn Blender and import my Terragen stuff into it so I can put some Blender objects in it. I've never messed much with 3D, so I figured I start with Blender since it is free.