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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.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Tuesday, 22 December 2015

MUCH POSHER. (22/12/15)

In these long dark days of rain and sleet there is little to do but make a fool of oneself.
I love playing in Blender and all non linear video editors but I have to be on my toes.
I am slowly getting used to the node editor. This is a feature and a powerful one in all editing software. It is not a one click job. I was playing today in BLENDER and blew it I had sculpted a plane popped another in for my water and created text and fireworks, It never comes out like I think it will. I can only render a ten whatsit go in anything like real time and a ten sample render doesn't show what a two hundred one does.
I found motion blur in the camera settings and gave it a tick. Silly me this was half a second of exposure and a tad too much; I have just popped a glossy texture on the wee river and a diffused one on the landscape. I'll polish it up before New year. There are a couple of fireworks in these stills and the job is on about six layers. Blender is slightly annoying in that it doesn't seem to allow naming of layers.  
I have done the lettering but that was crap. The texture on the water and the land needs a lot more work. Hey Ho I have a week or more to do it. 
This is a monster of an image and I know I have to adjust the key frames for the right hand firework tone down the left hand one And make the text reflect. No worries......My head is spinning but I'll keep trying to stop it.
What is the little bright bob on the right? I know, it's my other firework. It should have been away at frame 175 bet a pound to a shilling I've got discombobulated,  Blender, yet again.

20 comments:

  1. Well timed. Fireworks for New Year!

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    1. Marie, I'm a bit early but thought I had enough for a boring post.
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    1. Keith, we are not thick folk but this software shows my thicker side to perfetion.

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  3. I know you were speaking English here, but you lost me after the first sentence. haha Whatever you said, it was far more technical than my pea brain can understand, but your results are very interesting. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

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    1. Karen, it is digital. It can be easy or as difficult as you fancy,

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  4. It looks very spectacular Adrian and I admire your ability and persistence. To be honest it is all beyond my ken but that doesn't stop me enjoying it.

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    1. Graham, I struggle with the ability bit....... I've had your kin Mark stumped twice in two days. Now that was an achievement. I ask him things and usually what I asks comes back quick sticks with the solution to the error of my computing skills..... Not anymore. I suspect I need a new tutor. Twenty five to thirty five and fit as a butchers dog, computer literate, a lady like that would see me out.

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  5. Oh boy wish you luck with this one if looks twice as complicated as the previous one.

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    1. Douglas to get this far took a tenth of the time. The time is spent fine tuning. I was surprised I managed to get this far in a couple of hours or so.

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  6. Maybe its a dud firework, it looks a lot of fun though.

    peter

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    1. Peter, I'm an expert at dud firework making.

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  7. That's buggered it...you've let the fireworks of too early, you'll have to get some more now!!...[;o{

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    1. Trevor, I had a virtual roll up land on the virtual fireworks. I can do them again.

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  8. very beautiful firework Adrian. You must have immense patience to create this!

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    1. Ruby, It's still in progress. I have lots of little waves and reflections in the water now and texture on the land. I just have to animate the water somehow without making it a fluid as That will take ages to render.

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  9. Totally bog-mindling, Adrian, but impressive - as always with your digital projects!

    It's nearly Christmas - Yippeee!!! Have a good one!!

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    1. Richard there is so much room for improvement that it could well see me out.

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  10. You're illustrating what it sounds like outside my windows already. Somone seems to have got a never-ending supply of firecrackers for Christmas and can't wait for the New Year.

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    1. Monica, I missed this comment but thank you for it now,

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