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    Thank you all.
    @Archijam: you're welcome whenever you come, don't hesitate to hit me up.

    I'll make a tutorial when I have time but for the moment, I can explain quickly.
    I remember the technique from an old post I saw years ago.

    My idea was to make the train as a drawing, then construct it (lil bit like a virus growing) and finally stick all the inner parts.

    1. For the drawing look, i used the sketch Image Filter

    2. For the reveal:
    I use a procedural texture (crumple and smoky are good) as clip mapping and a Null to drive it. This clip Map gets a gradient alpha so everything that is before the Null don't get affected and remain visible.

    That Null moving forward reveals the train with a pattern (the procedural).
    I used the same technique with a delay on the different surface parameters so we can see hot metal in fusion, then naked metal and finally the red paint. Too bad it goes too fast to see it!
    That way, we have this sparkling pattern revealing the different layers of the train.

    I also did a metal structure for the train trat works the same way.

    After that, I had to make particles coming to give the feeling that particles were actually constructiong the train.
    So I set a simple emitter and used the same map as the clip map on the birthrate texture. That way, particles get created only at the border of the train revealing.

    Finally, I reversed the motions to have the particles getting attracted to the train and replace them with objects.

    3. For the Inside parts, I just did a simple animation.

    Maybe it sounds complicated but it's not really, And Ill get to a better explanation with images really soon.

    On the image, you can see the clip map and layer effects
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    Khan: I still have to buy Lightwolf a beer in Stuttgart, but you're next on the list

    OT: This animation is good news for another reason: The 'old' Thalys trains are ugly and cramped. I often catch them form Zurich to Basel.

    And no hooks for coats!

    I'm sure I saw a coathook fly by in that end scene

    Matt: As the resident expert on train interiors, how did you like the interior design?
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    Aw I also Forgot to mention that We had to make thin shot in 4 days...
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    nicely done, congrats

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    Excellent work , i really dig that "reveal" of train while traveling .
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    Quote Originally Posted by archijam View Post
    Matt: As the resident expert on train interiors, how did you like the interior design?
    From what I remember it was nice, European design, and done before PRM-TSI regulations came into force (the now Euro-wide disability regulations) so they could get away without having all major surfaces contrasting with each other (which makes for more subtle interiors) something in the UK we could never do because of RVAR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    From what I remember it was nice, European design, and done before PRM-TSI regulations came into force (the now Euro-wide disability regulations) so they could get away without having all major surfaces contrasting with each other (which makes for more subtle interiors) something in the UK we could never do because of RVAR.
    I just realised I was talking about TGV .. that other french train line. thalys rocks !

    To give you an idea:



    Mmmm. 80's meets alien breeding room. The cheques (chess) board is about the only redeeming feature in the whole train ...

    Don't ask me how they got that camera angle, looks like the alien ship's about to be rammed ...
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    A bit wild for my liking, I prefer more restful interiors. The Alstom AGV has a pretty cool interior.
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    Cool! Great work.
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