View Full Version : Outpost - VFX Challenge - Stimpy

03 March 2003, 06:18 PM
what the hell i will give this a try as well....

marking my spot here.. will upload my stuff in a sec.

03 March 2003, 06:34 PM
ok.. heres my pic i will be using.. original pic is required res, scaled down here for better viewing.

original picture can be found here......... (

03 March 2003, 06:41 PM

heres a pic of the rough wireframe for shadows, etc, blah, and a first look at the stuff i will put in.

the bridges will probably stay the way they are (positioningwise, form not final yet) , the building in there is probably going to change a LOT (hopefully) since i am not happy with it at ALL. was more of a temp thingy. :)

03 March 2003, 06:48 PM
and finally a little animation... little rough i know. all just opengl renderings.. :D

click here... (

03 March 2003, 09:31 PM
Damn you. I'm dying here to match the photo with 3d geometry and you already animated it!! CURSE YOU!!!:p :p :p
Good job so far.:beer:
how you will animate the water and clouds??

03 March 2003, 07:03 AM
icarus has the ability to calibrate a single image, by you drawing in some lines representing the axis. so if you still have one of those installers from when it used to be free, you could give it a try. it didnt work AT ALL though on my pic, given the rough nature of those thingies of course, so i just had to do it by guesswork. :)
its a bit crooked but it might just work.

the clouds i put it myself anyway to liven up the pic so animating those will not be a problem. the water.. heh... we will see. 5 seconds is just on the verge of being VERY long, so we will see if i get away with faking it or not.

03 March 2003, 07:38 AM
oh man Icarus isnt free anymore? I was just about to DL it again after i formatted and reinstalled recently...

what a HUGE bummer :/

03 March 2003, 07:55 AM
if anyone still has a copy of icarus, or knows of a mirror or something that still has it, please post a link.

it sucks that they stopped hosting it on their site.. i tried to get it the very day they removed it. :annoyed:

Mangled Poly
03 March 2003, 08:50 AM
Looking good ren!

03 March 2003, 08:49 AM
looking nice so far! hope u finish it!

02 February 2004, 11:32 PM
Nice work Stimpy!

Can't wait to see it finished, keep us posted on your progresses.


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