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    David Ridlen Picking up the pace with TurbulenceFD and Bullet-Building explosion hit.

    A turbulenceFD and Bullet engine explosion test from David Ridlen.

    Looks pretty good, some minor tweaks and it could be ubersome, and He is just doing his first tests and I was just fiddling with ol voxels and explosions some hours ago, I wonder why? I of course knew this is the result to aim for and the tool to use as well..but not having the purse for turbulence now..nor an actuall need for it either.



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    Go Giant Robot, go!

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    That robot was the first thing I modeled (beyond simple shapes), back in 1996. I'm getting old. Does anyone else have that problem?
    "O K, so what's the speed of dark?"

    Demo reel 2017
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    Looks nice.
    When i see that some things i speak about and love are over 30-40 years ago (i am 53 years old) yeah i have the same problem

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    You talking about old age or nostalgia or both, my model library goes back to 2002 and earlier not sure how much earlier but then I'm sixty one didn't start till I was in my forties , nice combo of dynamics and Turbulence FD has Turbulence been fixed yet for 2015.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Rid View Post
    That robot was the first thing I modeled (beyond simple shapes), back in 1996. I'm getting old. Does anyone else have that problem?
    Baby.. we all end up in diapers, if we are lucky.

    I am a retrograder with a benjamin button philosophy, no direct positiv effect yet, I am turning 50 in october this year, not sure if I need to start with breast milk diet soon?

    That robot, yeah..it looked cool even if it was some of your first stuff.

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    1996! It prompted me a dig through old archives... I started building this scene then, probably finished it in 97. I had a small 3 inch Gundam plastic figurine that this is based off of... but really bad proportions if you're a Gundam otaku (which I am not)...

    Lw5.6... with STEAMER... on an old 486 with maybe 32MB of ram. I think. It wasn't my machine, a friend let me learn on his.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Rid View Post
    That robot was the first thing I modeled (beyond simple shapes), back in 1996. I'm getting old. Does anyone else have that problem?
    Still a very impressive model, Mr Rid, it's minimal but has real presence. Created in Lightwave? You might have triggered a nostalgia thread here for us oldies. First got into LW at 5.6 1997 aged 35. It blew my mind and I picked up work almost immediately as back then you were in demand if you knew Photoshop. How times have changed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillydee View Post
    1996! It prompted me a dig through old archives... I started building this scene then, probably finished it in 97. I had a small 3 inch Gundam plastic figurine that this is based off of... but really bad proportions if you're a Gundam otaku (which I am not)...

    Lw5.6... with STEAMER... on an old 486 with maybe 32MB of ram. I think. It wasn't my machine, a friend let me learn on his.

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    Steamer! I first learned LW 3 on a roommate's Amiga 2000.

    The robot was from some anime, Gundam, or something, I dont remember, a 'glue-together' model I still have. It had shoulder fins, fat feet, and goofy TV-antennae on the head. I never liked all those impractical, sticky-outty things on Japanease robots.
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    I used it for stop-motion animation in 1993 (thats me with the long hair), and using ImageFX to paint over frames, and to comp pyro FX I shot with a video camera. Some of the lasers are actually red yarn stretched on black thread, illuminated with a flashlight.



    A few years ago, I dug up the old CG model to drop into previz for a Disney pilot and everyone wound up preferring it to the actual design for the show, that never aired. The 'building punch' keyframes are leftover from a shot from that where I had used HardFX and HVs. I dropped the robot animation into this Bullet sim to see what would happen.

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    Last edited by Mr Rid; 01-26-2015 at 04:14 PM.
    "O K, so what's the speed of dark?"

    Demo reel 2017
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Rid View Post
    Steamer! I first learned LW 3 on a roommate's Amiga.

    The robot was from some anime, Gundam, or something, I dont remember, a 'glue-together' model I still have. It had big fins on the shoulders, and goofy TV-antennae on the head. I never liked all those impractical, sticky-outty things on Japanease robots.
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    I used it for stop-motion animation in 1993 (thats me with long hair) -



    A few years ago, I dug up the old CG model to drop into previz for a Disney pilot and everyone preferred it to the actual design for the show, that never aired.

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    Steamer! It was so amazing but so slow on that 486...

    Yeah the first time I ever tried LW was on my friend's Amiga 2000 with the Toaster card! However I never really 'dug in deep' with LW until the PC version.

    That model's so awesome! All the video's missing now is some rad sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnDutViIj-8#t=131

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    Well, if we've got permission to be all nostalgic... these three, collectively, were the very first things I did in LightWave, in 1997 (I think):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h-Qrt9y_dU
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTNsRJQk3ZA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be5_g9S0vMc

    I bought a "used" copy of LW4 from somebody, but it sat around for so long that 5.0 came out before I'd even touched it, and I upgraded. The above cutscenes were done in 5.0, in 12 weeks, with me learning LW as I went along.

    Oh, and that problem? Yeah, I have that one, too. There's a lot of it going around. Still, getting older beats the alternative.

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    Impressive compositions, models, and explosions there Cardboard. Also great nurnies. V good for LW 5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardboard View Post
    Well, if we've got permission to be all nostalgic... these three, collectively, were the very first things I did in LightWave, in 1997 (I think):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h-Qrt9y_dU
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTNsRJQk3ZA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be5_g9S0vMc

    I bought a "used" copy of LW4 from somebody, but it sat around for so long that 5.0 came out before I'd even touched it, and I upgraded. The above cutscenes were done in 5.0, in 12 weeks, with me learning LW as I went along.
    Did you create all the models used yourself, or if not, which were provided by Lucasarts? How heavy was that SSD mesh?

    All in all, pretty darned nice for LW5-era! Was HDInstance available yet? What pkg were you coming from previously?

    Sorry about all the questions, but I always find it interesting to hear about how old "A-title" cutscenes etc. were put together back then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardboard View Post
    Well, if we've got permission to be all nostalgic... these three, collectively, were the very first things I did in LightWave, in 1997 (I think):...
    Good stuff! Artbeats Strikes Back.
    "O K, so what's the speed of dark?"

    Demo reel 2017
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOOixvRhcs4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardboard View Post
    Well, if we've got permission to be all nostalgic... these three, collectively, were the very first things I did in LightWave, in 1997 (I think):
    ,
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h-Qrt9y_dU
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTNsRJQk3ZA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be5_g9S0vMc

    I bought a "used" copy of LW4 from somebody, but it sat around for so long that 5.0 came out before I'd even touched it, and I upgraded. The above cutscenes were done in 5.0, in 12 weeks, with me learning LW as I went along.

    Oh, and that problem? Yeah, I have that one, too. There's a lot of it going around. Still, getting older beats the alternative.
    wow ! Very cool work !!

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