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  10 October 2009
FXWars! QUEEN OF THE ROCKETMEN! stacktrace, SINGLE SHOT Entry

Hey folks. I've been lurking these challenges for...years now. Finally, I decided to register and join-in.

I only have lunch-breaks and the odd hour here and there, so I'm doing a rather basic skyskape/flythrough shot. Hopefully I'll fit in some nice machinery and rocket trails

Wish me luck, hope I can manage the time to finish!

Good luck to everyone else as well
 
  10 October 2009
Good luck Jeremy.
 
  10 October 2009
Thanks!

Giving it some more thought, I'm going to go for a short glimpse of a small scout plane dropping through a cloud layer, revealing a floating city in the sky. The city may end up being just tall buildings, or maybe a zeppelin. I'm still working out the details, totally open to suggestion. Depending on how much time, I may use a rocket-person instead.

Here are some random reference images for the sort of tone I'm going for.

http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/2586457/...ts/Ref/sky1.jpg
http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/2586457/...ts/Ref/sky3.jpg

and of course, obligatory cloud city image

http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/2586457/.../cloudcity2.jpg

Hopefully I'll have time to do some animatics or at least rudimentary boards this week.

EDIT: edited the images to links because they were HUGE

Last edited by stacktrace : 10 October 2009 at 02:26 PM.
 
  10 October 2009
Good luck fella!
 
  10 October 2009
Thanks guys

I'm still working out exactly *what* I want to do, but last night a threw together a quick shot for testing. Got a bit carried away.

Obviously, huge giant enormous WIP warning here but here's a still from the test shot:


Last edited by stacktrace : 10 October 2009 at 02:47 PM.
 
  10 October 2009
wow, how did you make those clouds?
 
  10 October 2009
sweet shot - how did u make them clouds?
 
  10 October 2009
thanks guys.

The clouds are afterburn with some tweaking in post.
 
  10 October 2009
Ok, so I've decided on a giant floating city. So the camera will fly down through the clouds revealing this massive city that was ripped from the earth. airships, balloons and planes OH MY

Here's a quickie lunch-time block out of what I'm thinking. I'm definitely going for more stylization in the buildings later. Please consider this a very rough sketch of the idea.

 
  10 October 2009
Oooh, I like where you are going with this
 
  10 October 2009
Same Here.


Originally Posted by karabo: Oooh, I like where you are going with this
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  10 October 2009
Thanks guys

Here's a short playblast of what I'm thinking. Let it be known that I'm a miserable animator, and I'll be tweaking movements and timing till the last minute. Please feel free to give me feedback in this department when necessary.

Since the animation portion is going to be in progress till the end, I think I'm going to start the modeling phase next.

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Last edited by stacktrace : 10 October 2009 at 06:34 PM.
 
  10 October 2009
that's nice! may i be a stickler though and ask if those big balloons are holding up the city? If so shouldn't the wait pull the lines taught straight up and down? Obviously just getting started but thought i'd be that guy and ask Keep it up!
 
  10 October 2009
Yeah, you get the right idea. The whole city and tech structure stuff is not thought out yet. This is just meant as a guide really. There will definitely be some more logical mechanics to how the heck a city/island is self-sustained and floating in the sky
 
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