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Offline mjn.mixael

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Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
So, to make a long story short. I picked up a new utility that highly streamlines rendering of pretty pictures. You all get to benefit from it! The first thing I did was render this. Took me five minutes. Just imagine what will come later when I spend a little more time to make some pretty screens.

Sure.. I'll take requests.  :)

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Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
That's really cool. Does this mean the mainhalls are going to be a little less labor intensive for you?
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Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
That's really cool. Does this mean the mainhalls are going to be a little less labor intensive for you?

No, not even a little bit. The mainhalls are just an entirely different animal.

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Offline Crybertrance

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Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
Can I haz a pretty picture of BP2? Pleazzz? ;7
<21:08:30>   Hartzaden fires a slammer at Cybertrance
<21:09:13>   Crybertrance pops flares, but wonders how Hartzaden acquired aspect lock on a stealth fighter... :\
<21:11:58>   *** The_E joined #bp [email protected]
21:11:58   +++ ChanServ has given op to The_E
<21:12:58>   Hartzaden continues to paint crybertrance and feeding the info to a wing of gunships
<21:14:07>   Crybertrance sends emergency "IM GETING MY ASS KICKED HERE!!!!eleventy NEED HELPZZZZ" to 3rd fleet command
<21:14:50>   Hartzaden jamms the transmission.
<21:14:51>   The_E explodes the sun

 

Offline MatthTheGeek

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Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
That's quite... vague. And we already got a fair few on CelebFS since the screencam script was implemented ;)

EDIT: what about something along those lines, with a shiny background :


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Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
That's quite... vague. And we already got a fair few on CelebFS since the screencam script was implemented ;)


OOh, didnt see that! will check it out asap!
<21:08:30>   Hartzaden fires a slammer at Cybertrance
<21:09:13>   Crybertrance pops flares, but wonders how Hartzaden acquired aspect lock on a stealth fighter... :\
<21:11:58>   *** The_E joined #bp [email protected]
21:11:58   +++ ChanServ has given op to The_E
<21:12:58>   Hartzaden continues to paint crybertrance and feeding the info to a wing of gunships
<21:14:07>   Crybertrance sends emergency "IM GETING MY ASS KICKED HERE!!!!eleventy NEED HELPZZZZ" to 3rd fleet command
<21:14:50>   Hartzaden jamms the transmission.
<21:14:51>   The_E explodes the sun

 

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Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
I'll second the Vasudan Pride shot request.
And right after that it would be swell to see a Shivan Terror shot as well, it's a shame we don't have shivan destroyers htl'd yet  :(
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Offline Luis Dias

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Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
What's the software, MJN?

I usually make architectural renders with ArtLantis which is !$"# FAST. Very complex renders with million polygons under 5 mins, sometimes 2 minutes (we are talking 3000x2100 images).

 

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Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
This isn't about render time only. If it were that, this thing does these images in seconds because it generates the images in nearly real-time. (Called Element 3D) This allows me to work with full 3D meshes with complete material control right in After Effects. So, where previously I needed to render models in a 3D app and port them over to Photoshop or After Effects for post processing and pretties (because, let's face it, 3D apps are cumbersome and take a lot of work to make a complete beautiful image), this allows me to do it all in AE. Dynamic lighting, camera aware, material control, post processing, etc.

Now, this won't be good for big complicated dogfighting scenes, but for images and motion graphics type stuff  (like the ship select stuff) I could have done with this in minutes. In fact, I'll probably port my ship select template over to using this so I can bypass 3ds Max alltogether.
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Offline Luis Dias

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Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
Yeah that's awesome!

 

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Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
Sobek "docking' in an Arcadia main ring-hole please  ;7
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Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
Dekker, please get out. Thanks.
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MatthTheGeek: the way you just spelled it it means fat
Awaesaar: +accent I forgot how to keyboard
MatthTheGeek: or grease
Darius: the killing fat!
Axem: jabba does the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: XD
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
Don't be rude.

Is it a new renderer for max?

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Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
Don't be rude.
Says the guy who is literally asking about penis penetration pictures. How old are you ?
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666maslo666: Releasing a finished product is not a good thing! It is a modern fad.

SpardaSon21: it seems like you exist in a permanent state of half-joking misanthropy

Axem: when you put it like that, i sound like an insane person

bigchunk1: it's not retarded it's american!
bigchunk1: ...

batwota: steele's maneuvering for the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: you mispelled grâce
Awaesaar: grace
batwota: oh right :P
Darius: ah!
Darius: yes, i like that
MatthTheGeek: the way you just spelled it it means fat
Awaesaar: +accent I forgot how to keyboard
MatthTheGeek: or grease
Darius: the killing fat!
Axem: jabba does the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: XD
Axem: bring me solo and a cookie

 

Offline mjn.mixael

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Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
Woops, I should finish that zod render.
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Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
If you have the time/willingness, I'd really like to see a render of some Vishnan ships; I love those guys. Maybe the Keeper escorted by a few Arbiters and smaller craft? Maybe with the nebula background from the alternative universe in AoA?





Pretty please.
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Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
So...how exactly do you do this?

 

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Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
So...how exactly do you do this?
See:
(Called Element 3D) This allows me to work with full 3D meshes with complete material control right in After Effects. So, where previously I needed to render models in a 3D app and port them over to Photoshop or After Effects for post processing and pretties (because, let's face it, 3D apps are cumbersome and take a lot of work to make a complete beautiful image), this allows me to do it all in AE. Dynamic lighting, camera aware, material control, post processing, etc.

Now, this won't be good for big complicated dogfighting scenes, but for images and motion graphics type stuff  (like the ship select stuff) I could have done with this in minutes. In fact, I'll probably port my ship select template over to using this so I can bypass 3ds Max alltogether.
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Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
Ah. I guess I didn't notice that. Thank you.