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  08 August 2004
Red face FXWars! Catapult! (Trebuchet) : alx

well all this AWESOME works.. got me motivated to give this a shot...

i started today...

this is only the moceling stage...
eventually i want to roto it... so it will be like a steady catapult..

this is my progress so far
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  08 August 2004
Thumbs up Nice Modeling

Wow! Nice modeling so far. I look forward to seeing this one in action! And if you roto it, that'd be awesome...I dont think anyone in the challange has yet done that.

Keep us updated!
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  08 August 2004
tx KMO

well im wokring on it.. started back today ( cuz yesterday i had been up 39 hours for this never ending project.. wich i hope its finally done..
anyways.. back to the challenge..
i nbegun work on the dynamic.. i knew id have troubles and alas... i did..
but i think i got it figured out

this is a playblast of my dynamics test..
problem was getting both axis to work properly ( arm axis and weight axis) but i got it.. looks a bit messy. but works
DIVX 5.03 "440 k"
http://www.alxstudios.com/personal/...namicsTest1.avi
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  08 August 2004
ok

ok applied that knowledge to my main treb.
and this is what i have ( i made proxy obejst and did the timulation to those..
the complex geometry is parented to the Low rez, so that simulation is fast

http://www.alxstudios.com/personal/treb/dynamicsTest2
1.9 megs DIVX 5.03
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  08 August 2004
hehe

ok
i gots the catapult to shoot... right now i have a nail constrain on the ball with than is keyed off.. but i also mangaed to get the pin to release by pure centrifugal force.. so i'll try and make the sling shoot out the ball instead..
hope it works..
and my ball flyes for 750 mts ( i think that's close to half a mile or something...

here is all my progress so far
http://www.alxstudios.com/personal/...namicsTest1.avi
http://www.alxstudios.com/personal/...namicsTest2.avi
http://www.alxstudios.com/personal/...micsTest_N1.avi
http://www.alxstudios.com/personal/...micsTest_N2.avi
http://www.alxstudios.com/personal/...micsTest_N3.avi
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  08 August 2004
Talking oki

well i mangaed to get my catapult working how it should...

im gonna start workin the texturing, shading, and landsp[ae design today/. hope it turns out ok..
ps.. thanks to everyone on the Outpost challenge cuz it was a great ref for me to begin this part
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  08 August 2004
Animatic

i made an animatic.. here is a link to it DIVX
animatic Rightclick save target as

any coments and crits welcome
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  08 August 2004
dang, looking spectacular so far. Can't wait to see that building crumble. Keep up the good work.
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  08 August 2004
tx FiendishVegan

well im working on the texturin.. i decided to start with the Piece of Castle
since its been a while since i do all this...

this is a screencap of what i have so far.
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  08 August 2004
ok had to be off for a while.. but im back in Business

i got this so far... ttok a while to render. so i think it'll be more of an animatc than anything else,, for the deadline... but anyways.. here is my progress

ohh btw.. i am not a creature modeler,, but i do have this creature from the free models Cgtalk has provided, and i want to use it, i just don't know who's is it.. if anyone can help me oput,. so that i can give credit when i use it,. it will be much appreciated

the model name is called "tahoro"

tx

this is a screen cap of what i have so far
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  08 August 2004
Arrow

well still working on it...
took me a while to get the damn wall to crush... but i found out that my prob was having 2 rigid body solvers... and i had to get wrid of the walls one so that the ball would actually collide with it...

anyways..
here is a new animatic... what do u guys think?...what can i add to it? or remove or change or fix..
i wanna have the character pulling the string.. still ne to rig it.. so its not on the shot..

anyways,,
video divx 1.7 megs
animatic right click save target as
shot1

shot2

shot3

shot5

shot6
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  08 August 2004
Lookin good! Only one critique. When it is spinning in the air, it should rotate about the center of mass rather than the handle. It would have a slight wobble, but it would pretty much be the center of the ball itself.
 
  08 August 2004
tx man

tx Flipped, im got it fixed.. kudos to that..
well i have been working mostly on the lighting.. cuz its a pain to get the lighting right "exterior" Gi type in the size of my scene.. i dunno why.. maya just sometimes likes to act up..
but.. after some tryouts.. and tests.. i imported the main scene to a allready lit scece in mr with out FG or GI, just a point light with Area and a Ambient light to more or less semy fill..
adn it works like a charmn.. fast renders..
and nice look..

well anyways..

i have no idea of how to model charcters.. but i do have this model. " tahoro" but i dunno where i got it from.. and its great.. if anyone know's who's is it.. plz let me know.. so that i can give credit to him.. cuz man.. this model is AWESOME!!,

anwyays..
here is my progress...
did a quick come with a past render of the treb, and the new render of the Character..
"he will pull the string"
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  08 August 2004
Smile ok boys and girls FINAL ANIMATION

WELL I REALLY ENJOYED THIS CHALLENGE... its kinda like the old day challenges... no prizes nothing special... just do it for fun... and i seem to find it more rewarding that way.

anyways... i am not sure if i can have this rendered in time. so ill just post an animatic with sound and cammera cutting. i kinda like it personally, but anwyays..
here it is.

TREBUCHET VIDEO 640 *480 QUICKTIME SORENSON 3 " 22mg"
ALX TREBUCHET VIDEO "RIGHT CLICK SAVE TARGET AS"

this is the same vid in DIVX
TREBUCHET VIDEO 640*480 DIVX 5.03
ALX TREBUCHET VIDEO "RIGHT CLICK SAVE TARGET AS"

SIDE VIEW VIDEO 640 * 480 QUICKTIME SORENSON 3
ALX TREBUCHET VIDEO "RIGHT CLICK SAVE TARGET AS"


im gonna render it anyways.. but ill post it once it's done.

all the best
alx
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  08 August 2004
Looks good! I would love to see the rendered version when it is done.
 
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