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laluneverte
03-03-2009, 03:51 PM
Allright folks, we are in.

I will focus on the effects for the tesla coil and the simulation of it. We will be using Autodesk Softimage 7.5 and it's ICE framework to do the simulation.

Doe (S.Kowalski) is going to tackle the staging elements, such as the environment, animation and hopefully rendering. :)

Here's a first pass, I did a test trying to have a particle find a way through a turbulized particle field, which I will be using to simulate the density of the air around the coil.

Good luck to everyone!

Helge & Sebastian

d4rk3lf
03-03-2009, 08:15 PM
Nice image. :)
I wish you good luck in Challenge. :)
Can we see some animation with that particles being affected with turbulence wind? :)

laluneverte
03-04-2009, 06:10 PM
thanks!

sure - as soon as I get to it. I want to do the branching first, to get the smaller side arms of the lightning going.

laluneverte
03-10-2009, 02:05 PM
ok, so I have been working on the branching a little bit today, and it seems to work ok. The styling still doesn't look good, but this is an early test for generating the lightning geometry procedurally. I need to work on the turbulence fields used for branching, to make it a little bit more stable looking.

http://217.160.138.15/helge/ice/tesla_03.mov (6MB)

laluneverte
03-10-2009, 03:26 PM
here's another one. now as the branching works nicely, I will work on the dynamics itself.

http://217.160.138.15/helge/ice/tesla_04.mov (8MB)

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