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  07 July 2004
Originally Posted by bentllama: Mousetrap!

Just like the old board game...a series of events that end in one trapped mouse!
Good idea. An animated version of a Rub Goldberg machine:
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  07 July 2004
Hey, I came up with a pretty cool idea (imo) the other day:


Have the person create an elaborate dominos setup, 1 keyframed trigger, and all the rest of the animation be dynamics of the dominos impacting each other and falling over.

The more outlandish and original, the better.

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  07 July 2004
Don't know if it ever aired outside the UK but in the 60's/70's there was a TV program called 'Vision On' staring Artist Tony Hart. At the end of every program they had a contraption built by Wilf Lunn that revealed the end credits, this machine was always powered by a ball-barring rolling down a track tripping things as it went, every week was a different machine.

So the idea is to build a machine that starts off with a ball-baring set lose at the top, this ball baring will roll down tripping various events until finally revealing a sign with a message on it maybe some sort of tribute to Wilf Lunn or Tony Hart.
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  07 July 2004
how about some more:

-> objects sinking away in a swamp
-> a spiderweb when a fly gets caught... or something else fals into it and it breaks (bot not entirely)
-> the breaking dam
-> alien like acid
-> pyroclastic flow
-> underwater eruption (vulcano or other sort of release of gas)
-> underwater explosion (torpedo blast - explosion and implosion effect)
-> the x-men 2 morphing effect (similar imploding effect, but more smokey fluid like)
-> crumbling or wrecking a vehicle (like the two trucks hitting eachother in the Matrix 2)
-> ice breaking of a gletsjer (or smaller breaking ice - caustics/sss anyone ? )
-> terminator T-1000 effect with a live action blend ( trying to integrate it as well as possible with a live action plate - planning your shot and making your own reflection maps. - or hdr maps if you know how)
-> crowd simulations driven by particle simulations
-> ghost like effects (mix between particles, live action, maybe fluids) like the ones used in 'Le prince blue' - very inspirational short btw)

This is an awesome thread - just mentioning something that might interest you guys... Allan Mc Kay just released his particle flow advanced visual effects dvd and it looks really cool.

  08 August 2004

I really like the idea of the Rube Goldberg/Wolf Lunn machine - a series of triggered events to eventually perform some simple task - the Honda Accord advert is a perfect example of this and a great excuse to include as many different FX into one sequence. You can even set what the task to be performed is, how we trigger it is up to us.
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  08 August 2004
Originally Posted by D-Wang: Transformers.... anything but the original... pencil transformer, monitor transformer, coffee cup transformer.... hmm i should stop picking object from my desk.. you get the idea :P
Hmm odd indeed but mabe a good idea hey?

Oh if anyone wants to do an ailen ship try this may help for ideas.
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Last edited by Acree : 08 August 2004 at 06:26 PM.
  08 August 2004
waiting for it to start

well well well.. lotsa ideas. now i am just waiting for it to start. I hope i can participate at this one
waiting waiting..
when is it starting by the way ya?
  08 August 2004
so when we going to keep off the animation....

  09 September 2004
i think a gigantic Tsunami would be good.
  09 September 2004
Originally Posted by ambas: i think a gigantic Tsunami would be good.

Thats a tidal wave isn't it?
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  09 September 2004
Maybe a sequence of an upcoming submarine? First the periscope goes trough the watersurface, then the tower and after that the whole submarine.

But this will cause in a lot of problems I think
No idea how to solve this in one month.

  09 September 2004
The destruction of the frozen T-1000.

Somebody gives out the model of him so we can be sure that everybody has the same model to destroy.
So we can have an eye on the dynamics and not on the character modeling skills.

  09 September 2004
guys how bout "A tribute Escher"
build a structure that looks like eschers waterfall concept
a bit of optical illusion one might say

this should be doable in 3d .. and might give some nice twist off's
and some realy original idea's

this could be animated aswell as still

just how u interprate it ..

some examples

examples here
Aircraft carrier : Graf zeppelin
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Last edited by Voutlooz : 09 September 2004 at 09:56 PM.
  10 October 2004
Originally Posted by ACantarel: Maybe a sequence of an upcoming submarine? First the periscope goes trough the watersurface, then the tower and after that the whole submarine.

Try doing a nuclear sub bursting out the water. I've got a picture of that as it is really quite impressive.
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  10 October 2004
and what about a pinball animation? could be funny(...) to set up dynamics for such things...
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