Modeling and Animating Nature

A while back i post a video about modeling nature that as made of animated pictures. This time i stepped up the game. With a real animation; water, boats, cars, you name it.

While there are a lot of programs one can use to model environments, Vue and 3Ds Max are the best. Of course Vue takes the first place with its ecosystems, terrains, clouds, etc. one doesn’t need any serious skills(except knowing the tool) to use this phenomenal tool. And 3Ds Max, well, you can do anything with it; provided you know how to use it. Plus, their interoperability is a miracle; so knowing both helps a lot.

In my case, i wanted to use Vue inside 3Ds Max(for easy animation), but either way, they all took forever to render. As a result, i removed all the detailed components such as trees(here i used planes mapped with tree images), 3d clouds, etc. Below is the video, tell me what you think and have fun.

Modeling Natural Environments

Folks, long time. Shortly, this is a video i just made about Modeling Natural Environments, it shows a hills environment, lakeside forest, a suspended bridge and few cars passing by. I wanted to add boats, fishes and animate them, but it wasn’t easy; i had 50 millions high quality trees on a land of 7km by 6km! Hence an image was taking about 10 minutes to render! I couldn’t wait all that long; below is the video, and below the video are the row images in case you need them.

Here are the images

Fire Breathing Visual effect

The guy who breathes fire!

I can’t imagine watching a movie today which doesn’t have some kind of visual effects (VFX), these visual tricks really make the visual story believable. But of course when done in a wrong way(which is easy),.. well, the experience is uncomfortable.

Being a fan of most of Hollywood blockbuster movies, i always wondered how such effects as fire breathing (by the way, here i wanted to simulate the same effect as that of Ghost Rider 2). And there is my bro who was bugging me “Hey, bro, i bet you can make me breath fire”, and i, refusing to be, well, some kind of a coward, i made this terrible video. And he was like “Oh man, this is awesome!”. Do you also think this is awesome? (more…)