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Need circuit board video

Posted: Tue, 26th Apr 2011, 9:49pm

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Warnezllc

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Ok so my current project has a fem-bot being programmed. the chest plate has been opened to reveal circuit boards inside. I have an idea on how to layer it but need a HD video of blinking circuit board or mother board or anything electronic thats blinking. Free would be great but will pay for it if no other options. Thank you all in advance.
Posted: Wed, 27th Apr 2011, 3:33pm

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Azulon'sAssassin

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Orrrr.... you could get one of those inexpensive large calculators at the store, and pull it appart, revealing the circut board inside. Then, attatch it to the inside of your robot then just glue some little plastic lights on then use a small optic in VLab/ELab, and keyframe it so that it blinks on and off. A little harder, and you have to pay for it, but the results will probably come out looking more realistic than footage that you have to key in. Plus, your actors can interact with this one, rather that pretending and praying it looks good.
Posted: Wed, 27th Apr 2011, 3:39pm

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Warnezllc

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Thats an option, but not one I am prepared to take. gluing a real board to the actor would actually look worse. because my plan is to use a large photo with the panel cut out and recessed gluing to the actor would not give it that recessed look unless i actually glue it to the actor, then cover it with latex, split it and fold open, then attach something to look like a panel. And this is all for 5 seconds of shoot. its easier to super impose a PNG over the HD video than spend 30 minutes preparing an actor for it to look less convincing, for a 5 second clip

But thank you for the idea.
Posted: Wed, 27th Apr 2011, 11:46pm

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Azulon'sAssassin

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Ohhhhh.....Perhaps you should have been more specific, but overall my mistake. smile
Posted: Sat, 7th May 2011, 9:09pm

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Warnezllc

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Anyone have any ideas where i can find a hd video of working circuitboards with blinking lights? free or paid...doesn't matter
Posted: Sat, 7th May 2011, 9:32pm

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Azulon'sAssassin

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This may be another option you're not willing to take but...try making one in blender. You could get someone to draw you a circut board, just get a flat square (I forget what it's called), and use the picture as the texture., then just use optics for the lights.
Posted: Sun, 8th May 2011, 3:34am

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Warnezllc

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I guess i could download blender, spend some time learning how to use it. get good enough to make a realistic looking board and then use that. If there are no other options then there are no other options.
Posted: Sun, 8th May 2011, 3:37am

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Warnezllc

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I guess i could download blender, spend some time learning how to use it. get good enough to make a realistic looking board and then use that. If there are no other options then there are no other options.
Posted: Sun, 8th May 2011, 12:03pm

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Warnezllc

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OK...I spent the last 9 hours going through blender communities, forums, downloaded the app. watched tutorials looked for help....the thing is so massive! there are sites on sites on sites....it will most likely take more time than i have so I am scrapping the entire project. Its a shame too.
Thanks to Azulon for at least trying to help.
Posted: Sun, 8th May 2011, 5:50pm

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Axeman

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http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-video-15059325-power-board.php?st=080ad1f

I found this after 7 seconds of searching, so there's probably other similar stuff out there. A bit more time browsing search results is likely to provide other options, if this one isn't quite what you are after.