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igorstshirts
02 February 2006, 06:51 AM
First, (http://www.thediscusforum.com/forums/index.php?showforum=2)
create a road using a vector app. of choice, I use CorelDraw.
http://www.igorstshirts.com/temp/tutstreet.jpg

igorstshirts
02 February 2006, 06:55 AM
Next,
vector out some numbers, import on top of the road, use a blend mode and keyframe motion along with blur.

http://www.igorstshirts.com/temp/tut06.jpg

igorstshirts
02 February 2006, 06:58 AM
I used a more realistic road photo on top of that, keyframed motion along with blur and used a blend mode.
http://www.igorstshirts.com/temp/tutroad.jpg

igorstshirts
02 February 2006, 07:00 AM
Oh wait... The rain!

Vector out some circles, lay on top of road and apply a position.wiggle expression with semi-eradic values like (33,24,40)
http://www.igorstshirts.com/temp/tutrain.jpg

igorstshirts
02 February 2006, 07:01 AM
You should have something that looks like this...
http://www.igorstshirts.com/temp/tutroadgif.gif

igorstshirts
02 February 2006, 07:03 AM
Rotate the road in Z space 90 degrees, lay whatever you like on it, light it up and it could look something like this.
http://www.igorstshirts.com/temp/tutfinal.gif

igorstshirts
02 February 2006, 07:07 AM
The foreground rain layer could be done by using the same position expression but with thin needle like vector shapes. I used Lightwave PFX. Here is an older test render of a part of my animation.
http://www.igorstshirts.com/temp/tutgeese.gif

(http://www.igorstshirts.com/temp/tokyodroid.swf)Thanks!:)

Chevelle
02 February 2006, 08:08 AM
nice! that can be handy too :)

MechaHateChimp
02 February 2006, 03:49 PM
Nice job Ig!

Waiting to see how many jaws are gonna drop when you post the finished bike anime... Ive seen this thing and its is insane looking! :buttrock:

igorstshirts
02 February 2006, 10:27 PM
Chevelle,
Handy indeed, depending on what style you're shooting for.

Chimp,
Thanks for the hype, come getchya 20 bucks. :p

MechaHateChimp
02 February 2006, 07:40 AM
Chevelle,
Chimp,
Thanks for the hype, come getchya 20 bucks. :p

Nah man, I wasnt foolin around when I said that. I honestly believe when you post the finished animation you are seriously gonna leave an impression on peeps. Im still blown away by what Ive seen already and its a completely different approach to animation. - J

jadedchron
02 February 2006, 09:12 PM
Neat stuff. Are you able to post an image of the needle-like rain as you did w/the circles?

discorax
02 February 2006, 09:30 PM
well done, and well explained. Thx

igorstshirts
02 February 2006, 05:04 AM
discorax,
glad you liked it, thanks.

jaded,
Well, you sorta called me out on that one I guess. I used a particle emitter in Lightwave for the foreground rain... I'm sure it could be done with vector shapes and the wiggle expression though, with similar results... Later!

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