Strange Behavior (Animation) Entry: Nenad Pantic


#81

Ok, i hit final render button. Each frame will be renderet approx 2-6 mins. t means average 6 mins ;( - thats about 12 days of 24hours rendering. Well. Will render it in sequences of lets say 250 frames, will render everywhere I find deacent machine to use… and hope ill have final render till end of this week!

Reason for slowing down render time is relatively strong Ambient occlusion ad Aerial light. Both of my processor cores are used fully!

Now it is the time to design intro and credits screen, to record some sounds (guess who will be the hen hahaha ?)…


#82

Nice one man, will be a cool one in here, loves it!:cool:

Talking about redering time, my quad cores has been running days and nights for… can’t remeber how many days…:rolleyes:

by the way, any tips on FLV, getting your video looks good but also maintenance downloadable speed… I am having problem of that…:shrug:
cheers


#83

Hey, Nenad. I just pulled out of the competition due to other commitments (though I will finish my animation on my own time). I certainly hope you get done by the deadline, though. I like your piece quite a bit; it has my vote for one of the top spots.

If you have time, you might want to think about baking some of the background ambient occlusion to texture maps. This can save a lot of rendering time. You can also fake ambient occlusion on animated objects like the chicken by using ambient light and negative lights; I find that that technique often works pretty well and is computationally inexpensive.


#84

Vikram: Thanks man for support and sorry that you did not finished it now, commented it in your thread!
And about your suggestions: yes they are very good and sane, bu I wont do it now that way… I will surelly suceed to do it as i started, even if it is not efficient! Will be stubborn as a dwarf now :slight_smile: -I am afraid to experiment more… now when it came to render . But that were very good advices for some other occasion!

Alvin: quad cores, great! Happy you! From the other side, I have monunted all of my horses (home computers) and improvised small rendering farm. Three computers are rendering it right now. Well it is not network render farm, I am rendering segments in avi raw video format, and will put them together at the end. I even render some frames at my work, using passive capabilities of other core.

Haha… I plan even to spread more… maybe on the my wife computer at her work (school library), and greatest achievment would be if I manage to have one class (about 15 PC-s) over night or two. They are poor but hey, 15x50 would be 750 frames :slight_smile:

And I am monitoring all PC-s via VNC. :twisted:

Good side of the Blender is that it is easy to install it, it is very optimizide application. And of course it is OpenSource, so there is no law violations…

At the present time I have finished 315 frames, and attacked till the frame 800, hope to reach 1000 frames tommorow evetually. I would be lucky to finish all 2760 frames at Saturday!

Meanwhile I am doing some soundfx and start and finish screen… will post my progress.

Best luck to all at this stressful hour!


#85

Odlično izgleda, sretno prika :thumbsup:


#86

Maksy: Hej bok…! Hvala na navijanju iz domaje :slight_smile: Već sam lud mislio sam da neće biti sve na knap ali evo sada sastavljam finalni render iz segmenata sa x mašina… vidi sliku…

My three home machines joined in “render farm”… the hole in the central desktop cased PC is for video card which was bigger than case so we cut it :slight_smile:

I am currently at frame… well will be in the morning at frame 1500 from 2760… not so good in the light that i planned do finish all at Saturday evening… :eek::eek::eek:

Other than that I am assembling sounds and music… I choosed music score, and recorded sound fx with my 5.1 video camera, and then extracted sound from video, cutted it with Wavepad and now I am putting all together in Crystal…


#87

looks nice…but i think that you could improve the camera animation…it looks a little basic…and you “render farm”…jajaja,is a miss…you are a real geek…lol…nice mate…i have something like that too!:scream:


#88

Melkao muhehe it would be interesting if everyone would post his/her hardware picture :slight_smile:
In this momment 5 machines are rendering… i set two machines on my work to render overnight… they are both dualcores… I hope, if there would be not energy collapse :slight_smile: that I will have all frames ready tomorrow to join with music and upload final thing tommorow evening!

And of course that is the reason why I will not refine anything now… time is gone… I myself have some other errors that I constantly see, but I will left go now this as-is…

BTW, about being geek, pitty that I did havent took screenshot of me connecting with VNC from my work to worstation home, an then from that computer opening another vnc connection to another lool…, to see rendering progres!

Best luck all!


#89

Software: Blender,Photoshop,Wings3D

This is a movie about hen who likes to eat poached eggs!

Synopsys:
Lucy (hen) lives as a prisoner in a cage, and she lay eggs for the man who bought her from Jajatz Company. Her master is poached egg lover,
and she is too…! She managed to lay three eggs at the time, and she burst out from a cage, prepared the fryer and she cook them.
Unfortunately, she had no idea what fate awaits her…

All models created in Wings 3d
Unwarped with Wings3d, exept hen, she is Unwarped in Blender
Texturized with Photoshop 7
Animated in Blender, about 2800 frames 25 frames per sec.
Rendered in Blender, internal render with Raytracing, Aerial light and few fake lights, Ambient occlusion.
Sound compiled in Kristal Audio Engine

Additional content source:
Music: “Work is work” , “Unrelenting”, by Kevin MacLoed
Sounds(partial): The Freesound Project
Fonts: Ray Larbie
Textures source: Imageafter

Duration: 2 min, and approx 3 min. “Making of”
Resolution: 640x480

Thanks everyone at CGTalk for their support, encouragement, critique and advices!

Play Video >>


#90

The final render had a little issue with spoon… corrected that… cheers!


#91

Software: Blender,Photoshop,Wings3D

(Note: Sorry for double entry… I managed to compress movie more… sound is now mono what is ok because of silent movie style!)

This is a movie about hen who likes to eat poached eggs!

Synopsys:
Lucy (hen) lives as a prisoner in a cage, and she lay eggs for the man who bought her from Jajatz Company. Her master is poached egg lover,
and she is too…! She managed to lay three eggs at the time, and she burst out from a cage, prepared the fryer and she cook them.
Unfortunately, she had no idea what fate awaits her…

All models created in Wings 3d
Unwarped with Wings3d, exept hen, she is Unwarped in Blender
Texturized with Photoshop 7
Animated in Blender, about 2800 frames 25 frames per sec.
Rendered in Blender, internal render with Raytracing, Aerial light and few fake lights, Ambient occlusion.
Sound compiled in Kristal Audio Engine

Additional content source:
Music: “Work is work” , “Unrelenting”, by Kevin MacLoed
Sounds(partial): The Freesound Project
Fonts: Ray Larbie
Textures source: Imageafter

Duration: 2 min, and approx 3 min. “Making of”
Resolution: 640x480

Thanks everyone at CGTalk for their support, encouragement, critique and advices!

Play Video >>


#92

This is really great! You’ve done a great job modeling the interiour! I also like your textures, maybe you could have been a little more dramatic with the light? The animation has both good and sometimes weaker points, but you manage to tell the story well, and that’s not easy. :thumbsup: I like the cartoony style of her running. Especially when she runs for the chair!

This is very strange behavior, and funny!

And what an ending!! He he. :slight_smile:

Roger


#93

Hey Nenad, really cool animation !! hahahhaha I love lucy !!! A very funny idea. The egg crack on flying Jordan style is a great and cool touch!!. Congratulations for this great animation mate! Good luck !!


#94

Thanks Evengi and Ferx for your comments… kind words! :slight_smile: . And thanks to everyone else who dropped me a line before. It was great piece of encouragement. Im sorry I had not time to visit all galleries/reply some WIP… I barely managed to finish this on time, before things gone crazy in my everyday job due to the very intense part of the year.

Evengi thanks for your keen observation. We seem to have the same attitude regarding my work done here! I also think that the story is fairly good interpreted, and i spent much of time on scenery. You well noticed ups and downs in animation part! Light is not best part of it, what bothers me a little - it could be more moody with more quality there…

And Ferx mrehehe flying Jordan! I had a different idea in my head, but now when you say it, I say OK :slight_smile: :slight_smile: .

May ittention was to have Matrix/Kung fu sequence there: combining “high elegancy” of Matrix, and crude shots from B production KungFu movies :slight_smile:

Best luck, all!


#95

I am astonished. I dont’ have words about the animation. When the hen breaks the egg… the matrix style… the explosion… the camera movement… The dinamic of the short movie it is brilliant. The velocity of the actions. Good, very good. And the making of… with a lot of detail… Great, great. Very good job.


#96

You put a ton of work into this Nenad. I thought I worked hard! haha. It looks great, I love the light airy feel. Thanks for your comments and good luck, has been fun.


#97

Hey, nicely done! I’m glad you finished it in time, and I like the way it turned out.


#98

Nice work my friend, turned out really well.:thumbsup:


#99

Hey guys, Fruela, Trickz, Vikram and Alvin! Thanks for your exceedingly kind comments! :slight_smile:
Your support was really precious thing during the creation process. Somehow it is easier when you have a public who encourages you, as well as you do to them. I guess we all came out with greater experience from this competition.

I am satisfied by establishing contacts here at CGSociety in such manner. Also, it is a good way to learn about other people workflow. I mean: all the stuff that motivate us to work and compete, all things that prevent us to work as we might (work, obligations of many kinds). Excitement, enduraance, sleeples hours in the night :slight_smile: .

So, after this few lines of poetry, let me inform you, if I can, that I am going to submit my movie also on domestic/international and highly esteemed animated movies festival here in Zagreb. I am recommending it to you too, it is free to submit. Read more about it here www.animafest.hr (there is english version too). I would love to see your work also on big screen, here in my town!


#100

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