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Roadwarrior
05-28-2007, 12:22 AM
Hi Lightwave Legends:thumbsup:
Anyone have any tutorials or ideas on creating
an LOTR Two towers time travel animation

Similiar to Gandalf after his physical death
on the snowy mount after slaying the firey beast Balrog.???

Here
http://www.tk421.net/lotr/film/ttt/09.html


Thx
RoadWarrior

fgreen
05-30-2007, 02:02 PM
This is kind of shot usually involves live plates and compositing as well as CG, so it would be a "big" tutorial. Try to break it down into sub scenes with each being it's own mini project, then put it all together in after effects or another compositing app. The one part (in Gandalf's eye) looks like a lot of space scenes, so maybe you could start by searching for space tutorials like nebulas, suns, and etc. Also there are a lot of compositing tutorials out on the web.

Roadwarrior
05-30-2007, 05:34 PM
Ok thanks fgreen :thumbsup:

Looks like they composited alot of clouds as well in those shots.

Do you have any compositing sites in mind?

Roadwarrior

fgreen
05-31-2007, 07:59 AM
Here are a couple for After Effects.

http://www.pixel2life.com/tutorials/Adobe_After_Effects/All/

http://www.creativecow.net/articles/aftereffects.html

You will rarely find an exact tutorial, but try to think of how to generalize. Like a tutorial on using AE's fractal noise for fire (on creative cows) could also be modified for... say... plasma energy or nebula effects.

Roadwarrior
06-02-2007, 01:29 AM
Thx fgreen
gives me something to work towards

Would like to see some lightwave scenes done with this but:hey:


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Roadie