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April 7th, 2004, 09:47 AM
Well, here's a my WIP. Hopefully, I will finish this one :(
So, I decided to cheat in this one. Instead to trying to track every element within the shot. I opted out for this:
I'll simply add the elements, and later on add the camera movement.
Also (another cheat), I decided to make this video a night vision war. You guys seen the ones shown on CNN about the Iraqi war?
I gotta work on the smoke and get rid of shadows and highlights within the pic.
April 7th, 2004, 10:26 AM
I'm planning to do the same thing if the tracking-way didn't work, I did the same thing lately when I had a peoblem with tracking a nodal pan (shown here (http://www.vfxtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1934) ) , The guys told me about it & let me tell you somthing.. USE REALVIZ STITCHER .. this thing worx like magic ..it creates awesome panoramas as easy as a drag & drop ! I didn't get a very good result at the end of the day cause I didn't know how to achieve a good pan.. whether to move the image be changing it's X-position value or use the built-in camera in AE... so how are you planning to pan it ?
anywayz.. good luck with the challenge :thumbsup:
April 7th, 2004, 11:27 AM
awesome. I'm also going for a night version. I was wondering though. How did you get the images out like that? did you render out as TGA then stitch them? Thanks, and looking good!!
BTW, funny you mention CNN because I'm also using that in my comp. hehe, hope we aren't thinking the same thing here.
April 7th, 2004, 02:47 PM
@ Achilles: I plan on using a 3D camera. Im trying to see if theres a way to track the original footage and pass the data to the 3D camera (thinking Boujou). BTW, do you have a link where I can download the demo for Realviz?
@ seantree: You're right. TGAs and then stitched together in PSD. About the CNN thinggy. :cool: If you were going for that too, go ahead! Its fun to see how 2 people approach, in different ways, the same result.
April 7th, 2004, 06:33 PM
Tuqui-tuqui you can get realviz stitcher here (http://www.realviz.com/downloads/index.php)
i dont know how good it is i`n getting it myself to check it out, very nice work you got there, i was gonna tried that at the begining too the clasic night vision effect, but i think i`n gonna use the black and white night vision, i think is less used and more iteresting
April 7th, 2004, 08:29 PM
For those of you interested,
the new version of Photoshop CS has a new tool for creating panorama that automatically stich images togheter by performing translation, rotation, and blending of N source images: it basically does all the hard work for you :-)
April 7th, 2004, 09:37 PM
@ luis: Tks bud! I'll check it out, but at $ 500 buckaroos, its quite expensive, especially since I can already do this in PSD.
@ Legolas: Nice to know :cheers: but I havent upgraded from 7.0
BTW, does the 3rd image look too dark to everyone? In my monitor it doesnt because I have it calibrated. But in the office I could barely make out details. Plz let me know!
April 7th, 2004, 10:40 PM
Tuqui, the second pic is very dark on my monitor.
Legolas, just tried the panorama tool in CS and it works great except for the fact that I get some tearing in the corners of the image.
April 8th, 2004, 06:09 AM
[i]BTW, does the 3rd image look too dark to everyone? In my monitor it doesnt because I have it calibrated. But in the office I could barely make out details. Plz let me know! [/B]
yes it's very dark actually.
April 8th, 2004, 06:57 AM
i have my monitor calibrated too and the image is very very dark, you may be using a worng profile in photoshop
April 8th, 2004, 09:51 PM
Bad monitor! Bad monitor! Stay! Heel!
This laptop is getting reformatted after this challenge. It's been giving me problems.
Anyhoo! Okay, I will make the pic lighter where it needs to be. I'll post updates tonight or tomorrow. Tks for the feedback! And keep them coming!
April 9th, 2004, 04:08 AM
On my monitor it's too dark as well!
April 10th, 2004, 12:24 AM
Okay! So I tried heightening the highlights where needed and removing shadows h/lights when necessary to give it that true NightVision look
EDIT: Forgot to mention this. It seems dark now, but wherever the camera points at, the area will become brighter. I'll post a movie file during the weekend. Happy Easter!
April 13th, 2004, 12:07 AM
Hopefully you guys will be able to see these pics. If not let me know so I can brighten them in PSD
April 13th, 2004, 09:11 AM
It is coming out very nice. I like the choice for the airplane. Looking foreword to see the video.:thumbsup:
April 29th, 2004, 11:20 PM
I just realized that today is the last day of this challenge :stupid: I'll post tonight
May 1st, 2004, 06:52 AM
OMG! I left this rendering and I fell asleep :o
Anyhoo, here is what was going to be my entrie. This project was a lot of fun. Un fortunately, I was only able to spend a few hours on it. But I will keep stabbing at it occassionaly.
Let me know what you guys think of this so far, and I will be improving on it
Needs to be improved:
- Tank animation
- Plane animation
- Camera animation
Linkie-link Sorenson 3 6 Mbs (http://www.cgandlive.com/Test.mov )
EDIT: Congrats guys on finishing it! I'll be there to vote on later on.
2nd EDIT: Fixed the broken link
May 1st, 2004, 02:05 PM
I like it.:thumbsup:
It seems a little too dark on my monitor but I like the "night vision" look and feel.
Congrats for completing the challenge.
May 1st, 2004, 07:11 PM
Thank you Legolas :)
Now, any feedback? Please, be specific about it. This was a great idea and I would like to complete this project and later on present a good final result :cheers: