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smooth animations for space flying scenes(like in star wars)

Posted: Thu, 2nd Mar 2006, 9:47pm

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master anakin

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Im trying out the chromy demo and im trying to make an animation of tie fighters fliying around in space, but i can't get a nice animation they always end up unrealistic in there movements.. like the ship would move in a noticable zig zaggy line. I'm trying to get a nice animation like in the spy wars movie which by the way i thought was an amazing movie with such great effects.

PLZ HELP!!!!!!! smile
Posted: Fri, 3rd Mar 2006, 1:40am

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Chromanator isn't for sale anymore.
But you could try out the compositlab demo. For the animation you could try to animate it frame by frame to fix the zig zag or use a 3d program like blender.
Posted: Fri, 3rd Mar 2006, 10:27am

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CompositeLab is the way to go. If you are to animate the tie fighters in Clab (or Chromy) play around with the tweening strength. It should give a smoother animation. Try to animate it with the demo and see if you like the result. Personally I animate my spaceships in my 3D software. I don't know which 3D-software you use, but you get a far better perspective view if you animate it in a 3D software. (If you don't have a 3D-software, you can find lots of free 3D apps here.) Hope this helps! wink

Posted: Fri, 3rd Mar 2006, 10:32am

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you could also try getting a modle space ship, putting it behind a greenscreen and key it out into space.

I've always wanted to try that...