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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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Saturday, 20 February 2016

I WISH. (20/02/16)

I wish I had something more interesting to post but I would appreciate a bit of help. I have been trying to add a trickle of water from the condenser in the still I made. This is appalling quality as it’s a Gif file but I think with a bit of fine tuning it will do the job.
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The advantages it has are two fold, it’s quick and easy to construct as it’s just a cube stretched out, sub divided and twisted then animated to rotate; it also renders in a fraction of the time that a proper fluid simulation would take.
I have spent ages learning to edit video using Blender as it is very powerful and unlike Photoshop gives a real time preview. Like all these things before you can use them for anything sensible you have to plug away until muscle memory takes over and my real memory can recall where stuff is hidden.
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This is a bit of the interface, I can’t find a bin where I can pop all the elements of the video but apart from that it seems to have everything that I could need or desire. I have been using it for a few months as a sequence editor but have decided to use it for everything. It accepts QuickTime and AVI formats which are the only ones I use. It appears to accept lots more with the corresponding plethora of codecs. The video world is awash with dozens of different formats. I don’t know why. It is much more versatile than Adobe but I don’t have AfterEffects just CS6 Extended. It is also free; Fusion is also free and available from BlackMagic the Australian camera folk. I did have a play but as I use Blender for other things it seems daft to learn yet another workflow. I’ll try and get a few minutes edited and post in a day or two. Hopefully with some special effects or VFX as the professionals call them.
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I have begged a new desktop.  I have also cleaned it up. I realy admired the painting and MARTY gave me permission to use it. Thanks Marty it’s great.
That’s all for today.

10 comments:

  1. I love Marty's work. Good choice. Maybe the sun will come out.

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    1. Bill, it worked the moon is shining brightly, hopefully the sun will do likewise in a few hours.

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  2. I don't understand how you did it, my english isn't good enough !
    but I would like to know !!
    cool your desktop ! merci Adrian

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    1. Marty the desktop is very special.......It is real art.
      The water is a cube that is then made very thin and twisted round. I make it look like glass then add lights to make it twinkle. I enjoy playing in 3D but cannot find a video for this effect. There are many tutorials for Blender this man is very good and he is French........Oliver Villar

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  3. The stretched cube looks effective, the top half shows better.

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    1. John, it needs the top slimming down or rounding out a bit and better lighting. Lights are easy in blender. I can back light it with a softbox and the light won't render if I tell it not to. I'll do another one and pop it in the scene.

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  4. Personally I think the water looks fine. Is this a project you're doing for someone or just pleasure

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    1. Douglas, just pleasure, it's part of the shed and spirit still. I think it will do at the size it will be seen.

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  5. Your perseverance in your modelling efforts is amazing, and you're really getting somewhere with it now, Adrian. I think you ought to buy another caravan and instally a super-computer in it - actually, make that two caravans:- the second one for the generator to run the computer.

    Another solution would be to generate two more sheds on the computer, and then put the equipment in there!

    Marty's work is totally fabulous. I'd love to own one of her pictures. However, I'm not sure that you chose the right one for 'wallpaper' as the icons tend to get lost against the busy background - or perhaps that was the effect that you were looking for!?

    Best wishes - - - Richard

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    1. Richard, I have a good laptop and the only thing I would do to upgrade it is increase RAM from 16GB to 64GB and either pop in a second 660M GPU or get a larger one. The big ones are a hell of a price. I had the laptop built a couple of years ago By PCSpecialists they are very reasonable.
      My desktop is a dumping ground and I thought with a dark picture I may be persuaded to use other directories.

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