View Full Version : FXWars! BIG Freeze!: Liquid, Frozen City Enviroment

08 August 2005, 03:44 PM
I'm pretty new to the vfx scene. I saw this challenge and al these amazing teams, but i thought: well i just trie it on my own and see how far i come :) So my idea is to make a frozen enviroment but just not a normal one :eek: :bounce: I thought of making a scene where you see a city in snow, in front of you. From the right side you see something like a snow storm coming, that's just a quarter in the city already. Then from the left side you see a stream of lava coming down the hill, this is also about a quarter in the city already. I hope you understand it, i'll make a quik sketch tomorrow for you if you don't. It's gonna be very difficult and maybe i just take another idea.

Here's my first WIP, it's a very quik test. I tried some differrent snow effects, and i just really simple mapped a few cubes. This is just a very quik test off course :D

C&C very welcome,
Cheers :)

08 August 2005, 04:18 PM
I have tried to create the shader for the lava, i have two options (or i could edit it further). I'm not sure if it's finished yet cause i'm not sure if the percentage of the fluid and the solid of the lava is right. I think it needs more fluid. But well i let you say :thumbsup: Sssoo:


08 August 2005, 04:26 PM
Shat shader looks pretty good!
Both options are looking great.
I think it depends from the mood of te scene what lava you should use!

08 August 2005, 04:30 PM
Well thank you, yeah i'm still trying to figure out what mood it's gonna be. Here's another test ! :wise: Just a bit more fluid, i hope you like it.

C&C very welcome

08 August 2005, 07:06 PM
A created a test of a stream of lava running down. This is just a plane with a painted mask for the lave. I'm not quite happy with the result but i know what i want to do, only that takes more time (not today :D) Tomorrow more updates!

C&C Very welcome again,
Cheers :thumbsup:

08 August 2005, 07:03 PM
Hmmmm... No comments? :sad: Oh well i just continue with my work :) Here's a test i did of a glacier in frozen water, i'm thinking of maybe making the city on a glacier, but tell me what you think about that :wise: Well here it is:

C&C again very welcome :thumbsup:

08 August 2005, 07:17 AM
Great work xstijn!:D I really like the lava flow there and concerning the glacier, well I think it's very well done...keep up the good work!:thumbsup:


08 August 2005, 09:21 AM
Thank you 3DEffects :thumbsup: Well as i said i'm not quite happy with the result of the lava stream, but that's beceause i need to put more time in the mask. Well now i see it on a fresh day i'm actually fairly happy with the glaciar. More updates coming today! :)


google monkey
09 September 2005, 09:35 AM
i like the glacier in frozen water test, keep it up

09 September 2005, 10:41 AM
Really nice work!
The ice looks very realistic... Reminds my at the opening sequence of
day after Tomorrow...

09 September 2005, 06:54 PM
Just wanted to add that since we are posting the voting thread on Friday, you have until then to finish the short.

Also I waned to invite you post post your best money shot...
Click here for more info:

FXWARS BIG FREEZE : TO ALL PARTICIPANS: Post here a video your Best Shot(Video Promo) (


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