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TerryTrefry
03-05-2009, 02:49 AM
I'm, in for another one.
Tesla FX will surely bring out some interesting results.
I've been playing with lightning a bit in Maya. I bought Houdini at Christmas but haven't developed the skills yet. I tried a bit with L-systems.

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t230/6dollarman/lightning.jpg

Gotmilk
03-05-2009, 06:00 AM
Hey 6dollarman nice to see your entry. If i am not mistaken you are 3DBuzz member, right?

Anyway i am going to keep my eye on your entry.
I am going to participate in this contest too. I just have not found the time to start my contest thread.

I love the lightning effect you got there. It looks quite spectacular, how did you achieve it?

TerryTrefry
03-05-2009, 11:29 AM
Good to see you Gotmilk, I recognized you as well.
I have used paint effects with hours of tweeking. I still have
little control over the bolts yet. I hope to see your thread soon.

TerryTrefry
03-11-2009, 04:30 PM
I've done a little more on the lightning, but have spent most of my time on the setting.
No textures yet.
This is a link to a short lightning animation http://www.vimeo.com/3575522

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t230/6dollarman/houseRender.jpg

Gotmilk
03-11-2009, 04:55 PM
Nice. An intense and violent powerful lightning. When can we expect to see some animatics :) ?

TerryTrefry
03-25-2009, 05:58 AM
I'm still in. Right after the the challenge started I was recalled back to work.
So Gotmilk I have no time for an animatic. Instead I have a few sketches from work that got me started. I have been using every free minute on this.
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t230/6dollarman/Tesla1_0001.jpg

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t230/6dollarman/Tesla1_0002.jpg

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t230/6dollarman/Tesla1_0003.jpg

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t230/6dollarman/cannonA029.jpg

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t230/6dollarman/layout.jpg

Gotmilk
03-25-2009, 07:10 AM
Looks good. Good luck on hitting the deadline.

TerryTrefry
03-30-2009, 04:29 PM
It looks like I am out. I lost my rig over the weekend. The powersupply is shot.
I live in rural Ontario and have to drive to Toronto to pick it. Maybe this weekend.
I will still put up what I have done when I am back up and running.
Good luck everyone

Gotmilk
03-30-2009, 05:39 PM
:sad: This is very bad news my friend. Any chance to get your data out of the computer and post a wip and still participate in contest?

DerrickG
03-30-2009, 09:32 PM
oh wow, that is bad timing.... sorry about that, would have been great to see you entry into the light of day.... Hope you can manage something!

TerryTrefry
03-31-2009, 04:28 AM
Thanks guys, No chance of getting anything else posted.
The power supply is under warranty so I have to wait on it and my rig is in the shop.
I'll continue to see how the rest of you are doing. There are going to be a lot of really great entries.

TerryTrefry
04-03-2009, 05:02 PM
Still waiting for Youtube to upload. I hope it is done before I go to work.
I submitted my entry. I got my rig back yesterday, but had to go to work. A long night last night.
My entry. http://www.vimeo.com/3989466

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t230/6dollarman/laneway138.jpg

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t230/6dollarman/TeslaCoilFinal119.jpg

Gotmilk
04-03-2009, 06:19 PM
Gongrats Terry, you rock :)

Nice to see your entry.

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