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Old 07 July 2005   #1
FXWars! The Big Freeze! 3DEffects

Here I shall be showing my WIPs of this challenge.

Old 07 July 2005   #2
Hi guys!

The topic I chose for this challenge is the Frozen City/Environment. Here I have a small wired layout of part of the city I will be using. I shall post more this weekend.

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Old 07 July 2005   #3
Looking forward to updates
Old 07 July 2005   #4
Yeah, looks nice so far. A quick start is always nice!
Old 07 July 2005   #5
Thanks guys! As promised, I've got another small update. This time i've put a link. It shows the wired picture I posted before but in flat shading. The city I chose is Dublin, so the thing u see on the left hand side is a monument, like a needle, that has been built recently.


Apart from that, here I've written some points that will describe quickly how the story goes:-
--> a shot of the city full of snow is seen
--> the camera passes through some buildings
--> suddenly, ice blocks pass over the city
--> the camera focuses on the top part of the needle monument
--> other ice blocks pass by it
--> the camera, looking down on the main street, starts shaking by falling ice blocks
--> buildings are seen crumbling down by the ice blocks (following about 5 other shots of
buildings coming down)
--> a finally shot of the city in ruin is seen, until the picture fades away

Hope it's good and u like it! I will do my best to bring these notes to life!


Old 07 July 2005   #6
Wow looking good man, are there going to be any love action shots or anything?
Old 07 July 2005   #7
Thanks alex! Well that's the problem I've got. I don't know how to model and animate characters! :( So I put the story as being a deserted city beacuse of all the snow that has fallen.

Sry for that!


Old 07 July 2005   #8
Hi! Thanks for ur comments guys! Here I have posted another picture. It shows the monumental needle and an iceblock passing by it **as described in my previous post about the sequence of the animation**. I know it's not alot, but at least everything is progressing very well!

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Old 07 July 2005   #9
Hi guys! Just want to infrom you that I shall apply also the whiteout effect in my animation. Will post more images in the next few days!


Old 07 July 2005   #10

I answered your question to the best of my knowledge in this thread.
Best of luck with your efforts!
Shave the Wales!
Old 07 July 2005   #11
Thanks Joat. Sry but u'll find the same question again! I posted it before i read this thread so sry, u dont need to reply!

Good luck to you too! Great job!


Old 08 August 2005   #12

Can't wait to see the finished footage, seems to be great. Keep it up!
Old 09 September 2005   #13
Hi guys!

It has been quite a long while since I posted any wips. But don't worry, work has progressed far and everything shall be ready for tommorrow. ..In the meantime, here are a few pictures taken from the footage...I hope u like them!

Shot 1
Shot 1 (wire)
Shot 2
Shot 2 (wire)


Old 09 September 2005   #14
Just wanted to add that since we are posting the voting thread on Friday, you have until then to finish the short.

Also I waned to invite you post post your best money shot...
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Old 10 October 2005   #15
Hey 3d effects,

Glad to see that you made it into the challenge I think it was cool that you did a different take on the whole "freeze" idea (ie....have huge meteor-sized ice chunks crashing to the ground as opposed to a big hurricane-like storm or something)

Here are some comments about your actual animation:

-your cinematography was a little weak....your camera movements were mostly very linear and the still shots could have used some creative framing
-one thing you also want to remember is to try and keep action within the frame...there were sometimes where a shot went on for a couple of seconds without anything actually happening that the viewer could see
-Also....try to work on continuity a bit.....at one point there were buildings standing fine and then in the last shot suddenly everything was in piles of rubble (even though we didn't explicitly get to see all of the buildings being destroyed). Yes, some things can be inferred...but the extreme change in your video from building-->rubble was a little extreme

Hope that helps a bit for next time
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