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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
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Thursday, 11 December 2014

11th OF DECEMBER PART TWO. (11/12/14)

I have got a fair way down the road or at least further than I have got before with generating moving light swirls. They are on a black background as this will allow me to pop them onto a bit of video and if I change the blend mode to Multiply the video should show through. I put two on this quick GIF render but will produce half a dozen separately and pop them on new video layers that way I should have more control. I did try to start with them dark and keyframe the light so they glow at the end of the cycle but it went pear shaped. I’ll have another go in blender but I should be able to do it in Photoshop by adding layer styles and keyframing them.

I would like the swirls to be flatter, more ribbon like so I can add a twist on the X-axis. I can do that by flattening the Bezier circle which is what this is, it then follows a path wot I drew but then I can’t get it to taper.  There will be a way. It’s just finding the way. It works fine here with a cylinder and Blender should not be able to tell a cylinder from a squished one. It does have a posher circle called a Nurbs something. It is what CAD programmes use. I’ll give it a whirl with one of those.

light      The project so far……..any help or advice will be gratefully received.

That is definitely it for today. This was rendered in Blender Render I will try it in Cycles Render as I’m more familiar with adding materials in that.

The things I find to amuse me when the weather is bad. I’ll sleep on it. With a bit of luck all will be as clear as mud in the morning.

30 comments:

  1. WOW! I am very impressed although I have no idea how you did it. Take care.

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    1. Margaret, hopefully it will improve several fold. I over lit it so I could see what I was doing.

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    2. Just went back to read the comment and am so glad I am not the only one that hasn't a clue what you are doing but now I understand it is part of a Christmas card, I am really looking forward to the finished article!

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    3. Margaret, I will get the card done for a grand posting on or about the twentieth.
      The swirls are just a bit of it.

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  2. I am loss at what your saying somewhat but very impressive as what you have done.

    I make image DVDs. So do you mean you put this on your videos as a added. I love them.
    Is Blender Render a program. What is Cycles Render. Gosh I think you are over my head but that's not too hard to do. Tee,hee. A CA.D . Oh my you are good. Photoshop layering. program. One needs smarts to do what you do. Hmmmm I enjoy your blog. If you dont see me comment. Will you remind me. Just email me to remind me. If your daily .

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    1. Carolann, the idea is to add them to a video. The programme is called Blender 3D. It has several different render options of which blender render and cycles render are two.
      I always work with layers as it means I can go back and alter things without starting again.

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  3. How the hell have you done it???????

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    1. Bob, I'm a bit thick so it has taken an hour or five.

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  4. Adrian for me this is a unknown world, how do you made it? And my question is: can you made it with a foto as background or only one color (as here for example is black)
    very very nice work

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    1. Laura, yes that is what it is for to go on top of a photograph. I will put the swirls onto a picture tomorrow.

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  5. Looking good Adrian, you've put quite a few hours into this and I assume it's just one part of a bigger project? Looking forward to seeing the final result!...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, it is part of a Christmas GIF or video. I haven't decided which yet. I hope I don't get bogged down with it. Time I have plenty of with the long dark nights.

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  6. No idea what you're on about; but it looks pretty.

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    1. Keith, pretty silly but I have to find something to pass the time.

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  7. I'm not really able to help you out with this one, I will just enjoy whatever you come up with.

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    1. Thanks Mersad, I'll keep playing around.

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  8. Dont look to me for any tips, your doing great by the look of it !!

    peter

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    1. Peter not very subtle but I wanted to see what I was doing.

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  9. So a little later you will work on recycling this project. There must be a lot of satisfaction to get this stuff made up.

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    1. Red, yes it will be a tiny bit of a very short video.

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  10. There are many less productive things to do with your time. With this you have a pleasant result. I like it so far.

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    1. Pauline, I am starting to enjoy this malarkey. Time will tell as to whether I ever master it.

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    1. Bas, I'm still refining it. the swirls are now thinner and the material id less reflective.

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    2. I saw a something moving among all the stills in the Feedly on my phone and guessed that might be you... It was. As usual I don't understand a word but am duly impressed with the result.

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    3. Monica, this was the first of many to work. I have refined the job further and hope they can be used to enhance a bit of video.

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  12. Como lo has hecho?? no tengo ni idea de hacer esto!!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Laura, que se modela mediante curvas de Bezier y la curva sigue un trazado Bézier.
      Es ser añadido a una tarjeta GIF Navidad. Ahora he hecho mucho más delgado y más brillante.
      El software que utilicé fue Blender 3D. Es gratuito. Entonces terminé este GIF en Photoshop.

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  13. Very clever sadly you've breached my level of knowledge. All I can offer is that it is very clever and looks very good too.

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    1. Douglas, they look even better now. It takes me hours to work out how to do it then about half an hour a swirl once I have it sussed.

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