View Full Version : VFX303_WIP_MIke Beckman
August 9th, 2006, 11:09 AM
OK, just getting started on this one. I figured I'd work on the flames fist, then go backwards from there. I'm using Fusion's particles to create the flames, so far keeping things in 2D.
August 9th, 2006, 11:11 AM
That looks frikkin awesome!
August 9th, 2006, 12:01 PM
is this for a still or for a video for the third contest?
it looks very cool, hope is a video!!
August 9th, 2006, 12:21 PM
the flames are animated, I just haven't done a render yet so I posted a screenshot for the time being.
August 9th, 2006, 01:03 PM
sweet! will be waiting! good luck with the project
August 9th, 2006, 01:43 PM
Too bad you made the comp part of the screenshot so small, otherwise I could have coupled some settings. That looks like really nice fire there. Is it sprite (bitmap) mapped or did you just do an insane amount of single points?
August 9th, 2006, 02:42 PM
Single points for the emitter, with the shape based on a bitmap image of the rider with a soble filter and some masks to isolate just the parts I wanted.
August 9th, 2006, 03:21 PM
Nice. It must take some time to render I'd imagine.
August 11th, 2006, 08:52 AM
I've updated the original post with a .mov file.
August 11th, 2006, 11:20 AM
really cool fire, i like the reflected fire in the helmet!! ;) keep up burning mike
August 11th, 2006, 06:06 PM
Mikes using his farm again.....
Cant wait to see the (heat)displacement comp
August 16th, 2006, 03:16 PM
actually, I haven't fired up the farm for these tests yet. -So far it's a quick render on the host machine. There really aren't that many particles, just a lot of stuff happening afterwards: like trails, blurs, glows and warps. I hope I have time to get back to the comp -clients are driving me crazy this month.
August 22nd, 2006, 02:48 PM
Here's an update: I haven't done a background yet, but I've got a basic test of the bike in motion. I need to fix the flames over the rider's right shoulder and tweak the helmet reflections, but I'm happy so far.
August 22nd, 2006, 03:31 PM
Nice. I like the subtle way the rider moves. Pretty natural (for someone who doesn't mind being on fire :-) ) In how many layers did you split him up?
Is it all done in Fusion so far? Pretty cool. I hope I have time to do anything at all this time around, but competition will be fierce. (or hot to stay in character)
August 22nd, 2006, 04:35 PM
Yeah, it's all done in FU5. I cut the rider up into Helmet, Body, Ferring, Front forks, Wheel. It's basically a 2D comp, but I put the pieces together in 3D space to create a slight parallax, and for quicker parenting.
August 23rd, 2006, 02:41 AM
:eek: amazing movements! it seems fully 3D.
Perhaps the last movement is a little bit unnatural