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Smoke and Flag Animation Test

PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 9:00 pm
by Leonardo812
First off, I'm calling this an animation test, but it really has no stop-motion animation whatsoever. The main character doesn't even move. But there's a reason: This is an effects test. In particular, to test out making smoke as well as animating a lego flag.

The lego flag is a 3d model, and the smoke is an animated particle system. Both were done using only free programs, which means that if you lazy chaps  actually set your minds to it, you could do this too!

Anywho, here are the links:

Youtube (For instant gratification)
WMV download link(For not quite so instant, but higher quality gratification)


PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 10:31 pm
by IVhorseman
uhm... well it works? it looks like actual motion to me, be it digital or whatever. keep up the amazing work!

PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 10:55 pm
by Bonn-o-Tron
Blender, eh? I tried to learn that program but alas, my short attention span got the best of me and I never really went anywhere. Anyways, that's a pretty impressive animation.

PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 10:38 pm
by piltogg

(to leonardo)

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:48 am
by Rody
because he felt like it.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:15 am
by pesgores
Considering he is a brickfilmer, it's absolutely normal to do this kind of stuff.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:42 am
by Leonardo812
piltogg wrote:Why?

(to leonardo)

Hypothetically speaking, were I to make a film in which I needed smoke or animated flags, I would want to be comfortable with the effect. That is what this test achieved.

In reality, I'm about to make a space film in which I need a lot of smoke. So I did a test. And while I was at it, I decided to digitally add an animated flag.


PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:25 pm
by Bleep
Quite nice Leonardo. They look like excellent work. Make sure to post the space movie when you're done with it.  :D

PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:48 am
by Tarren
thats pretty cool!
I can only draw in paint...

PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:22 am
by kidko
Worked well. Looked far better than anything that I could have done. If you want to make it seem more, say, realistic next time (I know, we Brikwarriors shiver at the word), you might want to try a greater range of flag movements, instead of the simple "perfectly light breeze" waving.

I second Bonn-o-Tron's guess: Blender?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:16 pm
by Leonardo812
kidko wrote:
I second Bonn-o-Tron's guess: Blender?

Yes, I did both the flag and the smoke in Blender. The flag is a 3d model with an animated texture, and the smoke is a textured particle system.