View Full Version : my work in progress....
June 23rd, 2003, 03:56 AM
Here's my modest attempt at blowing up a planet...it's a still frame but i'll have the final render in a few days...
Tell me what you think.
June 23rd, 2003, 04:08 AM
If the link above doesn't work, here's the picture.
June 23rd, 2003, 05:20 AM
Nice nice, it surely looks good.
It looks like somekind of enormous crusherball in chain that hits the planet?
Great work, cant wait to see it on move!
June 23rd, 2003, 08:29 AM
Looks absolutely cool....
Is there a small story, or just the vfx shot...
It could look like an eye, and some kind of a chain? ...
btw...what programs ?
June 23rd, 2003, 03:03 PM
the image looks good but is there a movie? cuz when i click the link i get some weird page.:niceone:
June 23rd, 2003, 05:41 PM
Thanks for the nice comments! There is a short movie of that still frame that i'm still working on. It starts with a space cannon that shoots a beam into the planet and then the planet blows up(..i hope i don't get sued using that idea ;-)
I only used Combustion for the shot..no third party plug-ins and no 3d software...which is why it's so darn hard coz it would've been so much easier making a planet with 3d.
I'll have the movie up in a few days. Good luck to everybody!!
p.s. i think the link at the top doesn't work so just ignore it.
June 25th, 2003, 12:58 AM
here's my space gun...
June 26th, 2003, 12:56 AM
Looks very nice indeed! You do better with 2D than many with 3D.. great!
Let us see all that on the move ! .. I wanna, I wanna...
Keep em coming!
June 26th, 2003, 01:53 AM
Thanks pufferfish!!! I actually posted the final render on the vfx challenge forum already.
Here's the link if you wanna see it:
June 26th, 2003, 02:10 AM
That really was nice! How did you do that? hehe I know.. with some serious skills :)
I really have to start shaping up my 2D things or skills... (if I have any)
I really like when the surface of the planet melts or kinda vapours after hit.. GREAT! And very good usage of colors too!
May I ask what softwares you used to make this?
I wish you all the best in this competition. Good luck.
June 26th, 2003, 02:26 AM
Thanks for the encouragement!!! I only used Combustion for everything in that shot. I forced myself not to use any third party plug-in so i got all that done using what was given.
The melting stuff is really just a combination of using the keyer and masks.
I think i've seen some of your work here so i am the unworthy one..hehe!!!!
June 26th, 2003, 03:29 AM
top job on the challenge entry...its tough being the first to submit :)
Best of luck dude...it looks fantastic!!
June 26th, 2003, 01:48 PM
:shhh: Holy shyt
That was awsome especially for using no 3d or no plug-ins.
I still can't believe that is only done with combustion I guess I still got alot to learn
June 26th, 2003, 06:31 PM
Thanks to everybody for the encouragement!!! I think that when you have fewer tools to work with, it forces you to find creative ways to get the job done.
Here's an earlier attempt at the challenge, but i changed my mind since that's earth...who wants to blow up our home????
June 26th, 2003, 10:14 PM
How did you do that lightening effect when the gun is charging up?
June 26th, 2003, 11:18 PM
i made the lightning in paint. I did five frames of different jagged lines. Then added color correction and glow. Looped the footage so it lasts longer than five frames.
As for the gun lightening, i added a flare on top, changed the blending options to additive..that brightened the bottom layers.
June 26th, 2003, 11:20 PM
June 27th, 2003, 12:27 AM
Excellent work, - I am jealous of your combustion skills. I also want to :
“Make the lightning in paint. Five frames of different jagged lines. Adding color correction and glow. Looped the footage so it lasts longer than five frames.
hmm maybe in the next challenge.
You have my vote for now, unless aruna will come up with some incredible stuff.
June 27th, 2003, 01:27 AM
Hi guys, I'm new here but I just wanted to say hi and that was one killer 2D ship! Hehehe... Maybe I'll join the fun in next months challenge. Looks like I'll learn a lot
June 27th, 2003, 01:37 AM
I'm quite sure someone out there is gonna come up with a planetary explosion that will (forgive the pun) blow your socks off!!!
I learned most of the stuff just doing the tutorials...so for those aspiring compositors, take my advice and read that boring stuff on the manual.
Nothing beats practice...if you knew the crappy stuff i do at the office, it has nothing to do with planetary explosions. But i use my spare time to goof off with sci-fi stuff to push my skills.
June 27th, 2003, 09:58 AM
Where do you work at?
June 27th, 2003, 11:04 AM
June 27th, 2003, 11:29 AM
Well done judeng. How much time did you put into the various parts of your composite? I, unfortunately, haven't had much time to put anything into this challenge as I would have hoped for! Just a couple hours, but since the deadline is the end of the month, I have this weekend. heh.
This blasted work. :D
June 28th, 2003, 09:47 PM
trenz: i work in a small CG/Fx house in Manila, the Philippines.
Mikko: thanks!! i appreciate the support!
Aruna: Hey, good luck to all of us!! there's another entry already but i haven't seen it yet. I've been working on the shot for about two weeks...about an hour or two each day. But i was really taking my time so i think the whole thing could've been done in about two days. Strange that it actually took more time for me to make the spacecraft than the planet exploding.