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RobertoOrtiz
10 October 2011, 12:58 PM
Post your questions for the THE WAVE FXWars

thomashullin
10 October 2011, 03:16 PM
in the challenge rule topic you talk about simulation but can we make a rig for the wave something like what they did on surf up ?

Ni2ko
10 October 2011, 10:38 PM
I can't see why not using an interesting working rig instead of a hard to control sim. I'd say as always, do it the way it will work the better for you.
If I decide to attempt this challenge, I'll go for a setup like surf's up for sure. It may depend on the shot you want to create as well ... as well as the size / shape of the wave.

geroglifico
12 December 2011, 11:42 PM
Does our submission have to be a final render? or can it be in particle mode?

RobertoOrtiz
12 December 2011, 03:36 AM
Particle mode is fine...
What do you have in mind?

geroglifico
12 December 2011, 08:17 PM
Oh cool thanks for reply, just working on a realflow simulation to get the nice wave shape, but not sure if I'll get enough time to finish a fully shadered rendered pass!!

RobertoOrtiz
12 December 2011, 02:44 PM
Awesome...

Post a WIP thread and we can support you.

-R

splitpoint
12 December 2011, 03:51 PM
Where's the official thread with the rules for this challenge?

geroglifico
12 December 2011, 02:07 AM
Hi Roberto, well I'm still working on it, but the latest wip I've got you can see it here:

http://vimeo.com/33634610

But as you will see everything still in particle mode...

geroglifico
12 December 2011, 10:14 PM
I've re-simulated with a bigger wave and a loooot more splash and foam particles...

http://vimeo.com/33686486

cheers.

RobertoOrtiz
12 December 2011, 05:36 AM
That is fantastic work.
So what is next?

geroglifico
12 December 2011, 12:41 AM
Hi Roberto, well hopefully I'll get some time in the holiday and then finish it properly by adding mesh to the particles and then taking into maya for rendering!!!

Elder
12 December 2011, 04:21 PM
Hi! I`m very interested of this theme with wave. I`d like to join and try. But I wanted to ask, when all work must be done?

RobertoOrtiz
12 December 2011, 02:16 PM
Give me a couple of weeks.

I plan to relaunch this challenge soon..

Until then, just do pre production.

-R

Elder
12 December 2011, 09:35 AM
Thanks a lot! I`ll try!

Phlok
12 December 2011, 04:49 PM
Relaunch...? Great! Maybe I can enter then!

I did this a while ago, but it needs some rendering.

http://vimeo.com/29143325

RobertoOrtiz
12 December 2011, 09:30 PM
Yes i do want to do a relaunch.
I was in the middle of my wedding when I l;launched it the last time. It was not my best plan.

Wirginia
01 January 2012, 05:01 AM
I have researched different ways of doing a swell in RealFlow, I think I might have something good to work with. I will post results soon.

RobertoOrtiz
01 January 2012, 02:24 PM
Ok for know here are some sketch up models you can use for the simulations:
http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=cb497aa6439c5a058c8c82196ef75032&prevstart=24

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=95cabc92932bd363d6b451101ebfdc28&prevstart=0

Wirginia
01 January 2012, 05:34 AM
Here I posted few simulations:

Very low resolution: http://vimeo.com/34590318

Higher resolution: http://vimeo.com/34595726 and http://vimeo.com/34596046

And even higher resolution meshed with splash and foam: http://vimeo.com/34693778

There is plenty of room for improvement. Can't wait for this challenge to re-launch!

feldy
01 January 2012, 10:11 PM
Relaunch...? Great! Maybe I can enter then!

I did this a while ago, but it needs some rendering.

http://vimeo.com/29143325

This was pretty sweet. Whats your plan for attack next?

RobertoOrtiz
01 January 2012, 10:25 PM
Guys sorry for being MIA,

We are in preproduction of a HUGE project at work, and I was launching the HCR modeling' challenge.

FX wars is next on my list of things to do.
-R

Shrikepro
02 February 2012, 03:07 AM
Sorry if i'm missing something obvious here, but i want to participate and I can't find the thread describing this months challenge?

RobertoOrtiz
02 February 2012, 08:14 PM
Sorry guys for being MIA this month.


I recently got married, and now i am knee deep in crunch time at work.
I had a big challenge in mind, but it might have to be moved forward 2 months.

Until then I was thinking of doing a more straightforward mini challenge..

how about: Roswell Crash 1947?

feldy
02 February 2012, 08:24 PM
That's pretty cool. Something I may be able to get into.

Shrikepro
02 February 2012, 10:30 PM
congrats!

that sounds awesome. I'm gonna try and do that!

hstone2003
02 February 2012, 11:16 AM
Roswell Crash sounds awesome :)
Can count me in.

RobertoOrtiz
02 February 2012, 08:19 PM
Guys give me the weekend...
-R

RobertoOrtiz
02 February 2012, 05:56 AM
Ok guys I have build the model over the weekend.
We go live this week.

Holzi
02 February 2012, 01:04 PM
Ok guys I have build the model over the weekend.
We go live this week.

That looks fun too =) About the Wave-relaunch (if still wanted) you might want to ask over at the lighnting challenge forums, they had in their #28 challenge an amzing old ship model and sea model. Combining those 2 challenges might lead to some very impressing stuff ;)
oh, and for some not-so-frequent reader in hear (like me) it might be advisable to start numbering the challenges :D took me a while to figure out, that wave was on hold :D

Shrikepro
02 February 2012, 07:41 PM
Nice ufo model, i started mine this weekend

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