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Old 10-25-2012, 01:36 PM   #1
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Aircraft Carrier

Hello there!

This is my fun-made movie. I was always passioned by Aircraft Carriers. So this is my tribute to this. Full 3d video made in 3d max. Music from ARMROED CORE V.
Impressive... but You are not a JEDI yet!
And may the force be with me =)

Old 10-25-2012, 04:50 PM   #2
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Wow! Some of those shot looked like rela footage. other than one animaiton of a character than ran a little too fast, the rest is very veyr impressive.

8.9/10 for me.
Old 10-25-2012, 06:42 PM   #3
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I agree with Alan, great work overall and gorgeous renders. The weakest aspect is the character animations that slightly annoyed me with some random running and stiff limbs. Aside from that very cool stuff and nice effects like heat distortions.
Old 10-25-2012, 09:47 PM   #4
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absolutely amazing work Pavel my congratulation! how long you make this video? And i hope you make some making of (on russian))
Old 10-26-2012, 05:54 AM   #5
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Thank`s a lot, guys! Glad you like it.

You`re absolutely right about character animations. But i`m not character animator at all! Befor this movie i did not even know where bibed is located in 3d max )) I thought this video would be without characters. But after some test scenes i realized - it will not work without people. So i had to dig some elementary things about character animation. I used motion capture movements from librares for those guys. Thats why they so "annoying with some random running and stiff limbs".

Hard to tell how long it took me to finish it. I started at spring i guess, or even earlier. But i worked only on spare time and day offs. About 5-10 hours a week at max. Sometimes i did not touch it even for month, you know.

Not sure i plan to make some "making of", too busy for this.

Thanks again!
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:25 AM   #6
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crazy stuff u have going on here bro.
absolutely captivating, hyper realistic stuffs.

Like wat others have alrdy said. Only flaw is the character animation.
My favourite scene has to be the chopper scene.

The chopper modelling and texture u done there is sweeeeeeet! love it!
Old 11-01-2012, 07:46 AM   #7
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amazing work i love it very much
Old 11-01-2012, 04:13 PM   #8
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brilliant work. would love to see a breakdown if you have time.

Old 11-01-2012, 09:38 PM   #9
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Amazing comp! Simple story but thats fine because thats the point. I'm going to agree with the character animation is very lacking, which buged me, but I understand that's not your area of expertise. You should try out the new CAT System in max. It's like Biped but its much easier to animate, but you don't to if you don't want to! Amazing work man keep it up.
Old 11-05-2012, 12:07 AM   #10
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Very impressive Pavel. The amount of work and research involved is incredible. The fact that you are a student is making it even more mind blowing. Was there any collaboration involved at all? Also I would also like to see some breakdowns. It is very interesting to see how you were able to manage this very ambitious project. Thank you for sharing!
Old 11-05-2012, 08:30 AM   #11
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Thanks a lot, guys!

There was a bit of collaboration involved, my friend modeled all the stuff here. Other that that is my work. There was not much of a research, just smoke and overal aircraft carrier launch procedure. YOu can find a lot of movies this king on youtube, so not a big deal. I didn`t plan to make any making of`s coz of a great lack of free time. Maybe some day)

I`m not a student) it`s just a sign left since 2003
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:45 PM   #12
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This is really well executed. Great work! Apart from the character animation there are only two incredibly minor things that read a little weird to me.

First is the elevator at the beginning of the animation. Its ascent begins smoothly, though one might expect it shudder or rumble into motion as it overcomes static friction. Of course, since it lifts aircraft and munitions, it may be designed not to.

Second is the v-shaped wake at the end. I've seen one or two reference photos where something like this happens, but it was less prominent. Again, this may be technically correct, but it reads a little weird to me at least. BTW, I love how the aircraft carrier comes into focus as the plane lifts off the runway.

Anyway, you should probably take it as a massive compliment that those were the biggest complaints I could come up with. Excellent work and congratulations on the Vimeo staff pick.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:09 PM   #13
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Very good, good job
Old 11-16-2012, 05:04 AM   #14
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Awesome work.

If there would be well placed and integrated RL-ppl instead of CGI ones, it would look "Hollywood" like in lots of scenes!

But im new to the CGSociety forums and i have a question:

Can someone explain why good animations (like MPavels and others) dont get more "High 5s" or props from the community in here, even if they arent "perfect", but nevertheless, very well done? Sometimes it feels like lots of ppl in here seems to have created something like "Avatar"* by its own, right from their career start - or arent interested because the minority are Still/Sketch artists in here? Someone tell me pls..

* For me btw., Avatar as flic was a terrible movie (storywise, not in CGIs or technics) and hurts my brain. Ending up in something elevated, cheap "Sry (american) natives, here you get your CGI revenge 2.0, we apologize in way too much colors.." message.
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