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Snappy New Logo in Powerpoint

Posted: Tue, 2nd Nov 2004, 2:38am

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Holy Crap.
I just spent an hour making a 3d model in powerpoint because i have no other software to do that. I exported then touched up with Teal and Graphic Converter X. Check it out:
Posted: Tue, 2nd Nov 2004, 3:03am

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Pretty Cool, but I can't imagine taking an hour to do that.
Posted: Tue, 2nd Nov 2004, 3:10am

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Why didn't you just "steal" a picture of a real clapboard off the internet and just paste your text overtop smile it'd have take you like 5 minutes wink
Posted: Tue, 2nd Nov 2004, 3:12am

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can we see the animation? Is there one?
Posted: Tue, 2nd Nov 2004, 3:28am

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I don't think there's an animation. Just an image.
Posted: Tue, 2nd Nov 2004, 3:29am

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Posted: Tue, 2nd Nov 2004, 3:33am

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I suggest learning Blender instead as well wink
Posted: Tue, 2nd Nov 2004, 3:38am

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Blender wins my vote! razz

ooh, ooh, now I'm part of the IN-crowd biggrin biggrin biggrin


P.S. Nice image though. Keep up the good work! smile
Posted: Tue, 2nd Nov 2004, 8:12pm

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there is no animation. It took me an hour to align everything to the right angle and to appllly textures manually. Can Blender do animation?
Posted: Tue, 2nd Nov 2004, 9:11pm

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I'm sorry, but Powerpoint is the worsr possible program you could have used for this.

Yes blender can do animation and all that Jazz, just look at effstop's Mechanical Mayhem trailer, it's what he used for the giant robot and metor.

However you'll have to learn it, and I'm sorry to say it's not exactly the easiest program in the world. It's worth it though.

Another alternative would be to buy Cinema4D, which is considerably easier and more powerful.
Posted: Tue, 2nd Nov 2004, 9:34pm

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You should switch the 3D mode to perspective instead of parallel in that pic.
Posted: Tue, 2nd Nov 2004, 9:45pm

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JamieC7 wrote:

Why didn't you just "steal" a picture of a real clapboard off the internet and just paste your text overtop smile it'd have take you like 5 minutes wink
You have more pride in your work when you've taken the time to achieve something.
Posted: Tue, 2nd Nov 2004, 9:52pm

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Indeed, just don't go mad with that phrase, like theforce.net have done. Doing that results in a hate of anything you dont take 5 hours to do, and a hate of n00bs. This is why they don't like AlamDV as well.
Posted: Tue, 2nd Nov 2004, 11:57pm

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Even if you get the same results too. o_0

[quote=pooky]This is why they don't like AlamDV 2 as well.[/quote]
Fixed.

IN dv3 you will have freedom and complete creativity, maybe they will appreciate that.
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 12:06am

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Nah, they'd rather spend 3 hours on a muzzle flash in 3ds max razz
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 1:27am

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With all this talk about making a clapboard in a 3D program... I HAD to try my hand at it (of course in my 3D program of choice - Lightwave!) smile Everything was made from scratch... Check it out... it came out pretty well... I animated the scene, but didn't render it out... I can tonight if anyone wants to see it...

Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 1:30am

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But you see, I'm a young'n, and i really dont know how to make 3D models in anything but the POS Powerpoint. But i will definitley want to learn Blender. I really want to learn 3D.
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 2:14am

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Actually doing it in a 3D app would probably be easier than in Powerpoint razz
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 3:06am

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TimmyD

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Haha yeah i bet. but yuo have to learn the software first. unsure
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 3:15am

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Dont be lazy.
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 2:08pm

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Ok, here's the animation I made if anyone cares smile LOL

http://www.geeksgonebad.com/video/clapboard.wmv
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 4:55pm

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comes up wid a 404
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 5:26pm

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Darn it! smile

Http://www.geeksgonebad.com/videos/clapboard.wmv

how about this link (and it's even tested this time) LOL smile
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 6:05pm

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whoa that was actually reli good, any chance you could do one of those for me?
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 10:16pm

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Sure, what do you want it to say? and you want the still or the animated one?
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 10:26pm

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3d is daunting at first and using blender as your first 3dapp will probably make you madder, a good starter prog is something called anim8or google it and its free and taught my the basics of 3d.
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 10:31pm

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Can i have the animated one please. Where it says geeks gone bad, can you put 'MGW STUDIOS',
director: Josh May
cameraman: Jack May

Im trying to learn blender myself, but no where near yet


Thanks alot razz
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 11:25pm

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Ok, I'll let it render overnight and I'll upload it in the morning smile

Here's a 720x486 still at least so you can see it...

http://www.geeksgonebad.com/images/mgwclapboard.jpg
Posted: Thu, 4th Nov 2004, 1:11am

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Hey can Jamie, can you make me one too?
Here's the info if it's yes:
The Friendship instead of Geeks Gone Bad
Atomic Productions as Prod. Co.
Brian Hunt as Director
Ben Adams as Camerman

Anything is good! Thanks in advance!
Posted: Thu, 4th Nov 2004, 12:42pm

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Yeah, no sweat Ben... Do you want anything different about the animation? You don't want the same exact movie as MGW do you? smile



and Mgw... The full DV movie is 246MB smile So do you have a compression of preference? smile or do you want the full quality? (probably take hours to download from my server, it's a little slow maybe)

Same question goes to you Ben... Do you want it compressed
Here's your still smile
Posted: Thu, 4th Nov 2004, 5:11pm

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can you use whatever compression you used for the original one you did please.

Thanks

P.S The still looks great thanks
Posted: Thu, 4th Nov 2004, 5:36pm

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yup, sure can! Here it is...

http://www.geeksgonebad.com/videos/mgwclapboard.wmv
Posted: Thu, 4th Nov 2004, 5:54pm

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thanks alot thats great
Posted: Fri, 5th Nov 2004, 1:37am

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Oh hey guys, after a 'lil help from xbreaka, i have a new render!! Check out his post : http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=16047
Posted: Sun, 7th Nov 2004, 6:33am

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Hey Jamie that's awesome! I'm still trying to learn Blender but it takes 5 minutes just to get it unfrozen once I open it, e.g. it's running REALLY slow. Um, about that animation, that's cool, but could you make it swoop off of the screen at the end, after showing the clapboard? Also, I have DSL, but I don't want the uncompressed version. Whatever compression is best quality and a reasonable size is fine - I don't really have any preference. Also, is there any way you can mak the date 1/5/2005?

Thanks for everything and thanks in advance yet again!
Posted: Sun, 7th Nov 2004, 10:03pm

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Sure thing Ben... Consider it done wink
Posted: Sun, 7th Nov 2004, 10:26pm

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JamieC7 wrote:

I HAD to try my hand at it (of course in my 3D program of choice - Lightwave!) smile
Hey Jamie,

I was just given a full copy of Lightwave 3D 8.0 (the new one). I know nothing about 3D but want to get into it. Do you know where I can get some good beginners tutorials?
Posted: Mon, 8th Nov 2004, 1:11am

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www.newtek.com, and at www.3d-palace, the bloodcell tutorials are great
Posted: Mon, 8th Nov 2004, 2:11am

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http://members.shaw.ca/lightwavetutorials/Main_Menu.htm

This is where I learned everything that I know about Lightwave... I've never had to look anywhere else smile



And Ben... I'm uploading your file now and it'll be at

http://www.geeksgonebad.com/videos/bensclapboard.wmv
Posted: Mon, 8th Nov 2004, 4:16am

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Thanks a million, Jamie!
Posted: Tue, 9th Nov 2004, 5:50pm

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Rhino 3D is a good program too smile
Easest of the lot to use I've found
That "if I do it by hand, it's better" thing really bugs me.. Sure it gives you a sense of "i've done that smile".. But its not worth
- Ben
Posted: Thu, 11th Nov 2004, 3:16pm

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Now i am using Wings 3D. It is extremley easy. I love it. You can export the 3d objects and put them in C4D or something to render, because i find wings a specifically Modeling program.