View Full Version : Finally, Tutorials! :D What do YOU want?

09-08-2004, 06:58 PM
Ok guys, Im finally going to get off my arse and create some DVD tutorials on PFX, HVs, and FX.

I thought it would be a good idea to find out what you want to learn so go ahead and fire away!


09-08-2004, 07:55 PM
How about a tut on how to model and rig an old school professor? hehe... just kidding.

09-08-2004, 09:15 PM
SWEET!!! This is great! I loved your breaking glass and your puddle of blood looked amazing (running blood is just what I need!!). That would be my vote. Thanks Howard! :D

09-08-2004, 09:32 PM
This is a bunch of stuff that I really want to get dialed in.

Photorealistic: clowds that work with lightning (cumulonimbus clowds with big anvils on top) that can be baked and set in the background of a scenes, explosions (like a nuke or napalm), cigarette smoke, smoke rings (from cigarette or cannon).

That ought to keep you busy.

09-08-2004, 09:55 PM
How about fireworks, waterfalls, flame on a candle with the smoke, foam on the water, realistic snowfall, a volcano with moving lava and spitting sparks going into water letting off steam, lightning, arcing power lines
Just some ideas

09-08-2004, 10:42 PM

How about something project based, where you have to create all the elements. I hope that if you're going to take the time to do it, go full throttle and come up with something amazing that no one has done yet.

09-08-2004, 11:26 PM
Rain getting cloth wet and deforming it. :)

09-08-2004, 11:34 PM
Thanks guys!

hehe funny gabe :p

These are all great ideas!

09-09-2004, 12:10 AM
Do you plan on selling these tuts or are you going to post them for everyone?

09-09-2004, 12:20 AM
SWEET!!! This is great! I loved your breaking glass and your puddle of blood looked amazing (running blood is just what I need!!). That would be my vote. Thanks Howard! :D

Where can one find these tutorials

09-09-2004, 12:28 AM
Do you plan on selling these tuts or are you going to post them for everyone?

Sell them.

09-09-2004, 12:34 AM
Cool, I'll keep you in mind. When your ready let us know how to get them and how much.

09-09-2004, 03:13 AM

09-09-2004, 03:48 AM
How to get voxels to network-render

09-09-2004, 03:54 AM
to put everything on Fire with HV....

-large real environments....
HV clouds :D :)

09-09-2004, 04:40 AM
How about a tut to morph a human head into a shopping trolley, well anything really just as long as it dosen't look too easy.

09-09-2004, 04:47 AM
Okay here's another idea, how bout an Expression driven tut which takes a live audio feed and uses it to animate a Graphic EQ or even a character in realtime.

09-09-2004, 06:09 AM
How about a block of melting ice -- like an ice cube on the table, melting away into a puddle of water....

09-09-2004, 08:31 AM
Thanks guys! Great Ideas!

Riki- Im asking for PFX, HV and FX only!

09-09-2004, 09:25 AM
Hi Hypershade! The breaking glass was a sample avi that Howard had posted and the blood was a still (it looked very good) but there was no tutorial that's why I'm so pumped about this training he's creating. Thanks Howard! I'm willing to pay for this stuff too.

09-09-2004, 09:36 AM
ooops...I forgot to mention....ditto on the realistic snowfall, candle flame and smoke. Coudl you also do chimney smoke and fireplace flames...looks like you could do a whole series just on smoke and flames! Thanks again...is the CD done yet?...just kidding (barely). :)

09-09-2004, 12:41 PM
http://vbulletin.newtek.com/showthread.php?t=21527&page=1&pp=40 is the breaking glass.

the still shot of blood though, I think youre getting confused with CourtJester and his Eggs of Evil?

I did recently play with this - http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?p=1527421#post1527421


09-09-2004, 01:28 PM
:o I did get mixed up...it was animated blood you did! even better! (very nice texture)

09-09-2004, 11:37 PM
Hi HowardM how about some good film FX stuff E.G building blowing up
AKA Band of Brothers / Enemy at the Gates.
Where build structure, smoke and dust all have to be mixed together to get it working correctly. I WOULD pay for that knowledge at present :)

09-10-2004, 12:48 AM
Explosions with HV's?

Or for a project, how about some blood dripping out of a pipe and then morphing into a logo or something?


09-10-2004, 01:50 AM
Riki- Im asking for PFX, HV and FX only!:D

gaaah **** I missed that bit :)

How about the Buffy FX when she smokes a Vamp and they turn to dust?

09-10-2004, 02:07 AM

Vray style renders desperately wanted for a fast growing section in LW world.

09-10-2004, 03:31 AM
we really need a push up for SoftFX Hard......... and the like...

To Proton : your scenes in the LW content are nice... very nice... but unfortunatly totally useless.... because there is no way to reverse what you did....

So some tuts here are really needed... !

Ade, unless Vray comes to LW, I dont think there is a hack to look like Vray renders...! (or maybe, but agin long renders...)so we need Vray ported to LW...

But I think our future (for rendering) is in the hands Of M. Worley... but again and as usual (and I can say usual, coz I am here for a long time) no response form NT, just to tell us if they killed Worley, or if they are working with him...

Am I the only one to care... none of you bought F_Prime ? com 'on guys, wake up !

This was a reason why I bought Prime, I recall Chuck saying "oh yeah, we'll work close with Setve (Worley) to take F_Prime to a new level (aka recognize shaders, for instance...)

So .....what's up with that...?

09-10-2004, 10:33 AM
I would love to buy F-Prime Herve, but right now I don't have the money....