View Full Version : FXWars! Moonshot!: Apoc519

03 March 2005, 08:35 PM
Im in. First time competing in one of these challenges

Not necessarily going for hard science but i want a realistic feel to it. Ill probably sacrifice some reality for entertainment value


-establishing shot of launch area
-onboard camera of boosters firing up
-Full shot of rockets inital take off
-Long shot of rocket climbing into the air
-onboard camera, boosters break off

we'll see how far I get, thats all for now
Test of initial take off shot
The scanlines are part of the look im going for. Sort of a remote camera, when the cloud hits the camera Ill have artifacting and then static before switching to the next shot

03 March 2005, 07:22 AM
This is looking great. I really like the look of the smoke, and the lighting flare. I'm not sure about the scanlines, but that's probably just me. :shrug:

03 March 2005, 08:02 PM
heres the shot following the launch

03 March 2005, 05:47 AM
I can't seem to be able to see your images, they don't show up :(

03 March 2005, 06:10 AM
anyone else having this problem? My web host may be having some issues

and cha0t1c1 Im a fellow londoner also. London ontario that is

03 March 2005, 06:16 AM
The pics look fine to me. Very good smoke by the way. Is that afterburn you are using or something else?

03 March 2005, 06:16 AM ( ( (
Heres the first 2 shots again for those who had trouble seeing them plus a sneak preview of the third shot

The smoke is just one big fluid container. Done in Maya

03 March 2005, 03:26 PM
hey, apoc the images could've fooled me :D...
looks insanely good.... good to know I have competition in the neighbourhood :D..

03 March 2005, 08:53 PM
lookin good, i especially like the far off smoke shot! Could you explain how you did it in fluids. I'm using maya and would like to learn how to get the results that you have been able to create.

03 March 2005, 09:09 PM
If you go to the fluid effects menu and under fluid examples bring out the example. Thats what i started with. Its a lot of trial and error from there. Fluids can be a bitch.

I use them on a daily basis at work and they almost never do what i want them to so dont kill yourself over it.

The long shot of the rocket is mostly compositing work. The main smoke cloud is just ripped from a still image and i added a distortion to it to keep it moving. The smoke trail is done using the afterburn script for maya

03 March 2005, 11:40 PM
oh ok, ill have to fool around with it. Never used fluids before. Do you know of any good learning sources for fluids? Thx alot!

03 March 2005, 03:42 AM
gr8 job apoc!!! i m also gonna participate in this challange!! but i m not getting much good reference in google!! could u just tell me where i can find much reference with photos?

03 March 2005, 06:15 PM
ive already burnt myself out on this project. I figured id post what i have and see if i can get back into it after the weekend

03 March 2005, 12:25 AM
omg, that looked incredible....but the smoke color is not consistent in both shots, but the camera is unbelievably amazing, omg is it ever good...:drool:

03 March 2005, 12:04 AM
Hi Apoc512!
Your job is quite well but it needs more speed in your smoke and the shuttle looks also slow when it takes off. And one more thing.
In the last scene, why don't you try to put the shake on your camera instead of your shuttle? That should look better.
Keep it up ! !

03 March 2005, 12:11 AM
I couldn't agree more maboroshi...

Apoc... it looks like the camera is about to fall off, its so mounted to the craft, it should move at all... and the paralaxing (spelling?) on the earth in comparison to the craft is just too much... I would recommend just putting all camera shake in post, and all on one layer....

But dude, kickin' ass thus far! Keep it up man!

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