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pixelreign
10-16-2003, 01:47 PM
Here's a 15 second spot that I just finished up. Feedback appreciated.

Abduction Spot (http://www.mlaplante.com/video/ufoteasefinal.mpg)

renderingfarmer
10-16-2003, 04:44 PM
I like it. Very clever. I just wish we could get a little more reaction out of the cow. Even a startled Mooo! would sufice I suppose. She/he just seems very unworried for a cow getting abducted by a giant flying logo!

badpineapple
10-16-2003, 08:03 PM
Perhaps the cow is unphased because its already floating in space. A hint of an environment might help... twilight on the horizon, the silhouette of a barn, a bucket...
Very cool, though. Less is sometimes more, ya know.

renderingfarmer
10-16-2003, 08:30 PM
Originally posted by badpineapple
A hint of an environment might help...

Yes, that's an excellent idea. Personally I would go with the hinted-ground-plane look, just the shadow of the cow which draws out the floor as the cow moves.

renderingfarmer
10-16-2003, 08:58 PM
uugh. Just watched it again. You do have the shadow. So disregard my last comment.

NileshXYZ
10-16-2003, 11:05 PM
looks like the neck is straching quite a bit, sholders is not moving at all?

riki
10-16-2003, 11:46 PM
my question is how did you do that blue-ish magnetic like wave thing

My guess is by adding envelopes to the various settings of a volumetric light.

pixelreign
10-17-2003, 04:50 AM
That's exactly how it was done. Check out the IFW Textures plug-ins. They give you a great starting point for textures and volumetrics.

IFW Info (http://www.flay.com/GetDetail.cfm?ID=751)