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16/10/2012 11:11:47

urbanlamb
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Here is episode 2 of the 1940 public domain superman series "meet clark kent" hopefully its not blocked i have a false copyright claim against it .. i had forgotten how bad youtube can be .. its disputed so hopefully the claim is released soon. I posted this to the gallery this time hehe hopefully it shows up




I was playing around and made a little poster even


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17/10/2012 00:56:05

ziggy72Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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It's a little glitchy still, but as I promised, here is my first take on making the cape ripple (a bit).



I'll post a tutorial or something as to how it's done, but suffice to say it's a trick not a solution
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17/10/2012 01:44:05

urbanlamb
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lol I spend a lot of time tricking people in these types of videos and as you can see I try to pay attention to detail for me I am not satisfied otherwise. I put a lot of little extras in that little movie that no one will notice unless they watch it 20 times haha but they make me chuckle as I add my twist to this radio series. The shows move so fast you have to come up with ways of breaking them up and having it make sense visually but that is part of the fun for me. We can all chuckle at this show because really superman has evolved and come a long way from "so you want to meet men is that it?" and popping out on earth full grown in his already fully crafted tights and cape haha.

Thanks for the solution I must say I would not have come up with your idea in a million years
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17/10/2012 05:35:16

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Nice job there Ziggy! It looks like you may have slipped something under the cape (an invisible ground plane maybe) and moved it about slightly as the "flying" animation was going. Probably not how you did it but a fair guess I think.

Looking forward to seeing how you really did this! Toast
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17/10/2012 07:43:24

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mysto wrote:
Nice job there Ziggy! It looks like you may have slipped something under the cape (an invisible ground plane maybe) and moved it about slightly as the "flying" animation was going. Probably not how you did it but a fair guess I think.

Looking forward to seeing how you really did this! Toast


Yeh Mysto, I have played around with this and a ground plane or a small box shuffling around underneath the cape was how I achieved the effect. Interested to see if Zig has a different method. ...
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17/10/2012 17:01:00

urbanlamb
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haha your "guess" is about right.
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17/10/2012 20:53:44

ziggy72Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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urbanlamb wrote:
haha your "guess" is about right.

He's right you know - this is my (unrefined) way of making that damn cape not become a scarf :

1. Created a sort of hilly strip in Sketchup using a section of terrain someone had posted on Google 3D Warehouse


2. Imported it into Muvizu with Alpha set to Opacity (and single sided).



The blue one is how it looks when you import it, I then applied the texture for Raindrop (from Effects) to make it partially visible, but easier to work with.

3. Stretched out 2 copies of the strip, and lined them up with Soop (made them much more shallow too, as the lumpier version sent the cape all over the place)


4. With Movement Speed set to 75, animated both strips moving straight ahead (arrow key up) to pass through his face. This moves the cape okay, but I'll be experimenting further to find the best kind of shape to pass under the cape to make it look better.



Obviously, set the texture to None before rendering the shots, and there you go. If anyone else finds a better kind of shape to use, please let us all know!

So urbanlamb, can we expect some top cape action in the next installment?
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17/10/2012 21:13:25

urbanlamb
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ziggy72 wrote:
urbanlamb wrote:
haha your "guess" is about right.


So urbanlamb, can we expect some top cape action in the next installment?



Oh yes most definately I will do my bestest to convert his scarf into a cape haha. I forsee a good 10 gig of Raw footage to get my 20 seconds of top notch cape action lol. I spend so much time stitching together scenes and clips but visually it is definately worth it

thanks for this all i could think was "dang they need to introduce wind or animate this cape" the soft body stuff is a bit meh in muvizu obviously its a work in progress hehe. For now this works well enough and I dont care how i get there as long as its convincing in the end Big Grin
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17/10/2012 21:51:29

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Oh yeah, something I meant to add - it took me about 10 goes each for the two shots I used in the vid, because the cape has a mind of it's own and sometimes interacts brilliantly with the strip, sometimes glitches all over the place, and sometimes sulks and does nothing. You have to render out the shot over and over until you get the take that works before you can move on. Such is physics

Anyway, glad to hear you're taking up the challenge urbanlamb - up, up, and away! Big Grin
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27/10/2012 06:33:58

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I love it! The old time dialogue with the animation. You did an awesome job with it!
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27/10/2012 17:15:06

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glag you enjoyed it candy1 they are fun to make (a lot of work lol about 1 month for all the sets and props and another for filming/editing etc) but it makes a nice little series
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