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Old 11 November 2012   #1
Please Help! I really need help quick!

My sister is getting married in three weeks. I have to create a slideshow for her, even though I know I do not have much time now. However I saw this really cool CGI Animated wedding video on youtube. It has a Disney theme, and my sister is in love with disney.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcslI5Jh6eYI
I want to make something like this for her, maybe a little simpler, sense I am pressed for time. I have spent hours trying to figure out how, but I am so confused. Can somebody please give me some direction or any type of help?? Any help is appreciated!

A few specific questions:

1. How do I insert the bride and grooms pictures like they did?
2. How do I use the animated scenes without having to draw/create them from scratch?
3. Even if I do not have time to create a movie like this, one thing I would love to add to my slideshow would be the part where the pictures are all sort of laying on a table, with kind of old looking borders, and there camera is going over them, and zooming into specific pictures. How can I do this without expensive software?


Please Help!
 
Old 11 November 2012   #2
Your best bet is to email the creator of that video and pay them to swap the images in the scene with the ones you give them.
 
Old 11 November 2012   #3
I second that. There's no real way you can do this without knowledge of a full 3d packages. You can use any 3D software to do this, but learning to do so in 3 months is just impossible.
 
Old 11 November 2012   #4
There is no way you can make something like this considering that you have only "3 weeks", and may not know much about 3D software.

Sure, you can do a simpler 2 minute video with some dancing 3D photographs. But not what this guy did using 3D rendering...

Maybe try some Slideshow Software with a Disney-like theme instead?

Here is a comparison of 10 popular slideshow programs:

http://photo-slideshow-software-rev...tenreviews.com/


Good luck!
 
Old 11 November 2012   #5
Have you considered a non-3D approach? Java can give some amazing results and you could incorporate a Disney background easily enough. You might find something useful here:

http://www.anfyteam.com/

They have Java and Flash stuff, some of it really cool.
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Old 11 November 2012   #6
Please Please Please Help!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcslI5Jh6eYI

How do I make the where the pictures are all sort of laying on a table, with kind of old looking borders, and there camera is going over them, and zooming into specific pictures? (fast forward to 1:57 in the video) How can I do this without expensive software (preferably free software)? I only have 2 and a half weeks so it can't be complicated software.
 
Old 11 November 2012   #7
Are you in such a panic you didn't even read your own thread?

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthr...p?f=2&t=1079619

To be blunt, no, you can't do this on your own. Find alternatives.
 
Old 11 November 2012   #8
I know I can't create this, but I at least wanted to know if there is a way to create that one part. Something where the pictures are laying on a flat surface and the camera is going over them?
 
Old 11 November 2012   #9
There are a few different steps to doing this:

1) Get your images scanned (to BMP, TIF, JPG or whatever) if they are not already digital.

2) Find "Old Borders" for your images online

https://www.google.com/search?q=ima...iw=1366&bih=598

3) Use Photoshop, Paint.Net or GIMP to insert your new images into the old borders.

4) Save the images with the Old Borders.

5) Download Blender

http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/

6) In blender, create a large 2D plane representing a tabletop, and many smaller 2D planes on it for your "Old Border" images

7) Map a wood texture onto the large table-plane, and your photos with "old borders" onto the smaller 2D planes

8) Place a virtual light-source over the "table"

9) Now go on one of the many Blender forums online...

e.g. http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=91

...and bug experienced Blender users about how to set up a simple flyover camera-animation that glides over the pictures, closes in on some of them, zooms back out et cetera.

I can't help you with that because I don't use Blender.


What you want to do isn't hard at all. Its just a virtual camera flying over a bunch of photos.


But you'll have to learn a bit of 3D to pull it off.

So get your software (Blender et cetera) and ask the right questions on the right Blender forums.

If you can't do it yourself, you can always pay someone to do this stuff for you.
 
Old 11 November 2012   #10
If you're looking for free software, and have a Mac, then check out iphoto. It does decent slide shows with music and comes pre-installed with some templates. Otherwise, try After Effects. Not free, and not as simple either, but still not as complex as 3D animation.
 
Old 11 November 2012   #11
For the photo table: download Adobe After Effects demo and invest a few bucks on a wedding template of your choosing. Need help? Watch some tutorials.
 
Old 11 November 2012   #12
Seriously?! Two and a half weeks, you don't know where to begin, you have never done anything like this before, you have never used any type of software that remotely does what you are looking to do.

The best piece of advice (that you probably don't want to hear...) pay a professional
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Old 11 November 2012   #13
I am so sick of these kind of threads. It is starting to be as with websites where everyone just think it is to click some buttons and stuff magically gets done.
 
Old 11 November 2012   #14
Don't open another thread like this. The first one was closed for a reason.
 
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