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Old 02 February 2013   #31
The animation is looking really cool. I really love how the plane explodes and reveals the underlying structure. One thing I noticed though is that the camera movement is a bit jerky when it first starts to move, and as the plane is taking off. Really good stuff. Keep at it.
Old 02 February 2013   #32
@BryanWalther Thanks for the heads up on the camera movement. Somehow I didn't notice it. And I forgot to change it for this new upload. Hope you won't hold it against me :P

Here's the newest version, fresh off the... cpu?

Things to note:
Propeller of second plane simply disappears. This will be changed in the near future.
Propeller of second plane doesn't spin yet due to issues with rotation axis.
Last plane simply comes into the shot but this will most likely be a build up like the engine, or something like that.
Old 02 February 2013   #33
Itís been a while, but Iím almost done. All thatís left to do is break the plane up into its sections and finish off the animation.

2 weeks until deadline, wish me luck

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Old 02 February 2013   #34
Fifth version of the animation. Still some kinks int he animation and I want to time remap some stuff, In particular the transition of the second and third airplane.
Old 03 March 2013   #35
Latest version of the animation. Part of it is high poly, part is low poly. This due to the fact that I had rendered part of it already, and then made everything high poly and wasn't in the mood to redo the low poly renders.
Old 04 April 2013   #36
It's been a while since my last update. A long while actually. I've been busy with my last retakes and I finally got back to working on the project. I have been working on filling up the environment, making particle systems in After Effects (for a challenge) together with camera tracking, and I have had to rebuild the last two airplanes due to topology issues. I have clean up most of the airplane, but I'm stuck on the section where the tail meets the fuselage. Any tips on how to clean up this topology:

Here is an environment render:

And a link to the wingtip vortex particle effect:

Old 04 April 2013   #37

It will be easier to fix if you did a lowres version and correct it in quad and after subdivided
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Old 04 April 2013   #38
Really enjoying your progression. The environment will certainly help sell the motion.
You seem to have already addressed everything I was thinking watching the different animations.

Good job, keep it up.
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Old 05 May 2013   #39
Been awhile again. Iíve been busy rebuilding the F27 and F120NG. The new version is a lot cleaner and more accurate. The panels now also meet up nicely whereas in the previous version I would have cusping all over the place.

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Old 05 May 2013   #40
After fixing the F27, I've started fixing the F120NG. Here is my progress so far:

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Still to do:
Cut wings into panels
Make doors and emergency exits
Make windows
Old 05 May 2013   #41
Here is the more or less final animation of my graduation project. I might do a little tweaking here and there to clean it up, but today was the hand in day so this is more or less the final version. Camera shake will be added in in post, so that is something for later.

Last edited by Snipes-nl : 05 May 2013 at 01:42 PM.
Old 05 May 2013   #42
Seems the video just doesn't want to play here. Click the link if you want to watch it
Old 05 May 2013   #43
I love the way you animated those parts tearing away and coming together again. The only thing I would consider adjusting is the speed with which some of the planes manoeuvre, such as banking. The larger and heavier the aircraft (especially the last one) the slower it will change direction due to inertia, like a lumbering beast of a thing.
Old 05 May 2013   #44
Very cool animation. Are you going to smooth your models? I noticed some obvious cg poly edges here and there on your planes.
Old 05 May 2013   #45
Thanks for the kind words

Concerning the animation speed, I will probably fix that in post after I rendered everything out. There are still a few things I want to change, but this is more or less the final cut. Small adjustments such as speed should be doable though. The last shot as well has some stuff I want to change so that the planes dont look so rigid.

@ AlexSarakapudaff: The models should be more or less smoothed out. Mind telling me which parts you could see obvious cg poly edges?
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