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Offline mjn.mixael

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Re: Cutscene Upgrade [Updated: FMV Previews] (56kers be warned!)
I've had longer render times :P ask the ED team about the nebula render I did :D

Oh, I bet. I had some long ones too, but usually out of MAX. The Asteroids in Ancients 4 took 24 hours.
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Re: Cutscene Upgrade [Updated: FMV Previews] (56kers be warned!)
I've had the ST:R intro movie rendering for weeks now. :blah:
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Offline mjn.mixael

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Re: Cutscene Upgrade [Updated: FMV Previews] (56kers be warned!)
Ha! I love it. Sometimes I'm convinced that the rendering time is the mark a good video! Sometimes not...
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well, I'm still waiting to see actual animation, as from screens we can't tell if its actually good :P
although, ancients monologues are simple camera movement :D

 

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Re: Cutscene Upgrade [Updated: FMV Previews] (56kers be warned!)
I'm modelling the Terran while I'm waiting on Ancents 5 to render. EndGame's animation is almost complete, there is just a lot of effects to add.
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Re: Cutscene Upgrade [Updated: FMV Previews] (56kers be warned!)
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Just watched the cutscenes on vimeo, and they are awesome! Four thumbs up :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:


EDIT: Tried to DL, but it seems either vimeo don't like that, or my somethings wrong with my Browser downloader.
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The videos are seeeexy.
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Re: Cutscene Upgrade [Updated: FMV Previews] (56kers be warned!)
Again, this is utterly amazing stuff.  Remaking the cutscenes has always sat in the category of things that most of us would love to see yet never thought anyone would be able to undertake...and yet here you sit, with five essentially in the can and even more on the way.  I feel like you're going to wind up becoming something of a legend around here. :D

 

Offline General Battuta

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Awesome work. The quality improvement is remarkable. It's a shame the Ancients cutscenes themselves are awful - but you've done great work with them visually.

  

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I rather like the Ancients cutscenes. That funky synthetic music is pretty sweet. Makes me wanna play through FS1 again.

 

Offline mjn.mixael

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Just to reiterate, the scenes on Vimeo are dark because of the Vimeo codec. They aren't that dark originally and shouldn't be in the final format. 20 hours left for Ancients 5!

I've been working on modelling the terran pilot. It's quite a chore, but well worth it.

If anyone wants to help out, here are a few things I'll need in the future/near future. Similar to what Mongoose and MatthTheGeek did regarding EndGame, it would be helpful if anyone wanted to do some Ship IDing and grabbing their corresponding numbers in the VPs.

I'm going to be working on FS1 Intro (obviously I know Arcadia and Apollo, but there are a lot of ships in the background shot of the Arcadia) next. I'll need the same thing for the opening of HallFight, but that's a while coming.

Also, once I finish the Terran, I'll start up on the Vasudan... and the Shivan after that. Anyone know of (or want to draw?) some side/front/top reference images? Just ways to help. Not necessary though.
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You can find many more pics like this in this thread. Check pages 5 and 6 for close ups.

http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=56146.0

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And don't forget the tech entries.
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Just to reiterate, the scenes on Vimeo are dark because of the Vimeo codec. They aren't that dark originally and shouldn't be in the final format. 20 hours left for Ancients 5!
That's very good to know. That's about the only concern I had and I'm glad it's a moot point.

 

Offline Herra Tohtori

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Re: Cutscene Upgrade [Updated: FMV Previews] (56kers be warned!)
I still have some concerns about how static and thick the "beams" of light appear to be around the suns. Maybe I'm just used to how MediaVP suns look like, but it just looks somewhat strange. :nervous:
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Offline mjn.mixael

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They rotate with the camera like real lens flares do... when they get near the edge of the screen the flare up, again like real lens flares... Personally, I think they look great.
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Offline Herra Tohtori

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Re: Cutscene Upgrade [Updated: FMV Previews] (56kers be warned!)
It's not that... well, here's what I mean:




Disregard the horrible colour banding. Basically, I mean the amount of diffraction spokes associated with very bright light sources. Ideally, the diffraction spokes would change dynamically as the location of the light source changes, as different parts of the lens and optics would produce subtly different effect. But I do not know how that could be conceivably done... :nervous:
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Offline mjn.mixael

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Ah I get what you are saying. Fear not! That will take me all of about a minute to set up (Per video, that is). Good call!
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Wow, didn't realise the videos were being put in the first post as they were completed. Very very nice work! :D
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