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10 October 2010, 11:46 PM
The last week, has registered a very high number of visits :) and I wanted to "celebrate" it by making a video with an idea that was in my head since a few months ago.

I'm not completely sure if this belongs to this forum... but as it is a video, I supposed it can fit here :) If not, please some moderator moves it where it should be, thanks ;) (
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I love to see timelapses; but in 3d... I thought that recording a timelapse with smooth and "normal" camera movements should be possible, instead of seeing that lightspeed orbiting and panning around camera, that sometimes can result "a bit crazy!

So, from time to time I tried out things, and I was thinking about how to achieve that result, until a couple of weeks ago, I saw the light and discovered a way of doing it! :) I like to call it Cinematic Timelapse, because you can "film" the process with the desired camera movements, and even direct it.

I know that I wont use this method always, because it's pretty time consuming... but I wanted at least to try it out with a simple project!

The project, the model and all the stuff wasn't very important for me, only the "timelapsing" method was... even the "textures" are not textures at all! xD It's just a very quick overpaint of a basic lighting render.

Hope you like it! And thanks to all of you for supporting! Overall for that people who have take the time to write very inspirational and motivational emails to me ;) They are very apreciated!


10 October 2010, 12:26 AM
Thanks Kev!! Glad you liked it :)

10 October 2010, 12:27 AM
Very interesting way of displaying your method, looked pretty cool to me!

11 November 2010, 01:54 AM
So finally, here is the tutorial on how to make this kind of timelapses!

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Hope you enjoy it!

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