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One last water test

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick Aug 18. 2 Replies

One last attempt at getting my feet wet animating water. I need to stop playing and get down to work with puppets, sets, script, score, etc.Continue

Tags: waves, water

Moving water in a scene

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Jul 14. 23 Replies

Trying to find a simple way to animate the surface of a lake that will allow me to focus on animating two characters rowing a boat across it. I am not overly concerned with realism and will accept…Continue

Tags: boat, lake, water

Just in time for Hallowe'en

Started Oct 27, 2019 0 Replies

Finally got something done to share with everyone. Let me know your reactions and hope you enjoy it!Continue

Flicker vanquished!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rebecca De La Torre May 12, 2018. 2 Replies

Finally acquired a manual lens and did this quick piece of animation as a test. Previous attempts with the lens my Canon T1i DSLR came with had an annoying flicker, but it's gone now!…Continue

Tags: flicker

 

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Dave Cooley replied to Simon Tytherleigh's discussion 3D printing for modelmaking
"Very interesting. Looks like 3D printing can be useful in many ways."
Aug 21
StopmoNick replied to Dave Cooley's discussion One last water test
"Well, that floats my boat!  Well done. "
Aug 18
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Dave Cooley's discussion One last water test
"That looks really lovely. You have got a nice sense of movement and bobbing in the water. Great stuff!"
Aug 17
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One last water test

One last attempt at getting my feet wet animating water. I need to stop playing and get down to work with puppets, sets, script, score, etc.See More
Aug 17
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Dave Cooley's discussion Moving water in a scene
"Then it is looking really really good! I suppose you could always make the boat larger rather than reducing the size of the waves...."
Jul 14
Dave Cooley replied to Dave Cooley's discussion Moving water in a scene
"Story ideas are changing - a beach on a deserted island will make for a better gag. Initially I thought a rather still lake would be easier to animate, so I adapted the story. Now I'm un-adapting it. But this is still too much wave action for…"
Jul 9
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Dave Cooley's discussion Moving water in a scene
"Getting to be really nice looking. One comment, although you are probably no concentrating on the boat at th moment. It should rock from wide to side once the wave goes under it, and should generally have some movement I suggest floating. Once the…"
Jul 9
Dave Cooley replied to Georgia Madden's discussion Salt Lamp Sub?
"I had to Google salt lamp to see what it looked like. My first impression was wax, though that might not be considered lightweight enough for your needs."
Jul 9
Dave Cooley commented on Stanley Milton Strawn's video
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Big Trouble From Outer Space Trailer

"Wow, a feature! Not sure I'm up to that. It's a major undertaking and just to finish one is a mark of success. Added my "Like" to YouTube. Sorry, no helpful hints - I'm as mystified as you on getting YT to sit up and take…"
Jul 9
Dave Cooley replied to Dave Cooley's discussion Moving water in a scene
"The biggest pops are due to adding the slats to the back. They stand too high so I've now added downward curved extensions at the rear of the table. The slats should now come up from below and gradually appear. Others are operator error - I…"
Jul 9
StopmoNick replied to Dave Cooley's discussion Moving water in a scene
"The general effect looks beautiful!  I do see some pops - is that the board catching and not moving evenly, or is it something the plastic film does, however smooth the movement underneath?  Or just some stop-starting in this test? Those…"
Jul 8
Dave Cooley commented on Stanley Milton Strawn's video
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"Nice modelwork! Is the trailer all there is or is there more?"
Jul 8
Dave Cooley replied to Dave Cooley's discussion Moving water in a scene
"I having trouble embedding the video, so will try again:"
Jul 8
StopmoNick replied to Dave Cooley's discussion Moving water in a scene
"Good to hear you are still progressing! "
Jul 7
Dave Cooley replied to Dave Cooley's discussion Moving water in a scene
"Rowboat Test 4 A few new additions: I added foam insulation to the remaining two slats and carved them into waves. Much easier (and lighter) to work with. Then added some dark blue paint and blended it with existing light blue paint. Finally, I used…"
Jul 7
Dave Cooley replied to Dave Cooley's discussion Moving water in a scene
"Thanks for the link, Simon! Interesting ideas. I am at work now on the puppets and other scenic elements, but will post results at the next stage of development."
Jul 4

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