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3D, keying, bottomless pits... it's all here (FX test)

Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 12:34am

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Rating: +10

Hello folks. This'll be the first clip I post here on fxhome... I hope you like it!

[url=http://www.peerlessproductions.com/movies/gs3d.mov]


23 seconds, 6.5 megs... Quicktime format[/url]

Took me about 2 weeks to finish this. I know the keying leaves a lot to be desired, but it was more of a camera tracking project...

All 3D was done in Blender. Tell me what you think!

--Colin
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 12:44am

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HOT DAMN that is sweet! How did you get that shot the circles around you?
360 degrees of greenscreen?

Looks very cool man, apply that to a movie.
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 12:45am

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Looks really good the keying seems really well done. Great clip!
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 1:16am

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Did you stand on a rotating object? That was very sweet.
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 1:27am

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effstops

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Thanks guys. Yup, I was standing on a swivel chair. smile Requires a lot less green that way.

--Colin
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 1:29am

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that looked REALLY smooth for a swivel chair. good job smile
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 1:30am

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WoW! The tracking was great and so was the 3D.
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 1:36am

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woah that was frickin awesome. great work. I can't wait to see that stuff used in a film. What did you use to key? Did you have someone push you around on the chair?
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 1:40am

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Show us the original footage please, that'd be great.
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 2:23am

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Awsome work!

I would too like to see the original green-screen footage biggrin

Andrew biggrin
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 3:37am

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yeah Id like to see the unedited version too no matter how funny/bad it looks, it all helps us to build solid techniques, post the unedited footage please m8
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 3:52am

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WOW! that looks awsome, i like all of it but the opening shot when you walked was a little iffy. but other than that, Awsome job!
i would also like to see the raw footage.
-ssjaaron
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 4:18am

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Thanks for the comments guys! At your request... the original greenscreen footage:

http://www.peerlessproductions.com/movies/originalGS.mov

biggrin

I used After Effects' built in keyers for the greenscreening.

--Colin
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 4:27am

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Nice, the greenscreen works well outdoors as you can get much better light.
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 5:25am

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I am impressed at the movement you achieved. Great little clip. And the 3d stuff is cool. Good job. Full marks from us.
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 6:03am

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Now that's a test.

Congrats. Haven't seen a test that doesn't blow (AKA do something new) for a long time.
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 7:52am

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Wow! eek
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 11:22am

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I echo all that's been said. Seriously nice work! Look forward to seeing more..

Mantra
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 12:08pm

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Ok, thats it, I'm going to by my self a 3d program this week...
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 2:17pm

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Or you could just download Blender this week, and not spend a single cent. wink http://www.blender3d.com

Thanks a lot for the comments!!

--Colin
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 2:30pm

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effstop did you manage to work with this programme. I myself wish I could do something but...............
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 4:18pm

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hippa03 wrote:

effstop did you manage to work with this programme. I myself wish I could do something but...............
Give this a look over... "The Official Blender 2.3 Guide: Free 3D Creation Suite for Modeling, Animation, and Rendering" Some of the samples on the CDROM are quite amazing!

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1593270410/qid=1095351364/sr=8-5/ref=pd_csp_5/002-7228365-9124038?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

From Book News, Inc.
Written by the Blender Foundation, this guide walks through the modeling, materials, and lighting commands available in the Blender open source graphics suite to create 3D scenes, introduces object and character animation techniques and Blender's rendering engine, and explains how to use animation as a modeling tool and Blender as a video editor. The reference section lists hotkeys, buttons, and windows. The CD-ROM contains Blender for all platforms, Python documentation, and demo animations.Copyright © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

blogcritics.org, August 2004
"an invaluable aid to understanding the program and its possibilities"

Book Description
Blender is the first and only fully-integrated 3D graphics creation suite allowing modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, and realtime interactive 3D with cross-platform compatibility--all for free. Originally developed by Not a Number (NaN) as a commercial product, Blender has since been released as free software, with the sources available under GNU GPL. The Official Blender 2.3 Guide is an introduction to the sometimes complicated Blender interface and a complete guide to everything that Blender can do. Written by the designers who created and currently maintain Blender, the book covers methods of designing models, materials, and light; rendering 3D scenes; creating 3D animations; as well as advanced topics such as using Blender as a video editor. Includes a 4-color insert and a CD-ROM containing Blender for all platforms.
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 7:02pm

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this test was done on blender?
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 7:38pm

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wow! What did you key with?
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 7:49pm

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effstops wrote:

I used After Effects' built in keyers for the greenscreening.
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 8:03pm

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oops, i thought i read it all, sorry.
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 10:04pm

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Kyeju

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nice one effstops. Show them your robot spider tests.
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 11:12pm

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One thing that might make it a little better is to have the backround a little out of focus in the first shot. just a thought.
Posted: Fri, 17th Sep 2004, 1:32am

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if it hasn't already been said enough smile great work! really good tracking!

Looks like a good "Tutorial Writing Project" wink
Posted: Fri, 17th Sep 2004, 3:45am

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wow nice job! i just cant believe you did that in blender!
how long did it take you to learn blender and how long did it take you to do the actual 3d.
Posted: Fri, 17th Sep 2004, 4:09am

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Yup, done in Blender. I've been using blender for almost a year now. It took me about... 10 hours(?) to do all the modelling, texturing, tracking and animating in Blender. Not including rendering, of course.

Thanks for all your comments people. I have taken your crits into consideration... I'm not gonna change anything now, but your crits will help me in my future tests. smile

--Colin
Posted: Sat, 18th Sep 2004, 6:39am

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nice test, there a bit of a spill surpression problem, which can be helped by a multiplied lighwrap to darken the edges and hide the spill problems.
Otherwise a pretty cool test.
Posted: Sun, 19th Sep 2004, 10:29am

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effstops wrote:

Or you could just download Blender this week, and not spend a single cent. wink http://www.blender3d.com

Thanks a lot for the comments!!

--Colin
I don't like blender. And I'm already saving for cinema 4d.....