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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
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Friday, 22 April 2016

ROLLING. (22/04/16)

Today I am posting the final video in the seeding series. They are far from perfect but I have learnt a lot and been kept amused. I noticed after publishing that I could and should have cut a bit more, between 1' 36" and 1' 49" I was watching the dust dissipating and failed to realise how boring dust is. I have altered the titles again and this time I created a rolling mirror effect but it runs a bit fast and then for some inexplicable reason I decided that it looked better in colour. It doesn't, I think I need a Carer. 
I will keep persevering with video as I haven't found a way of compositing in real time and it will take me ages to adjust to seeing things as they will render. Here is the video.
It's spitting with rain here but whatever the weather has for you then have a good weekend.

16 comments:

  1. Yep!..not sure about those titles?
    Looks like he's in a bit of a hurry to get the job done, leaving the dust to settle behind him?

    Seeing this brings back memories of when I was a kid, about 9 or 10 year old...a playmate of mine had an uncle who owned a small farm and one day my mate was riding on the back of his uncle's tractor as he was rolling the field, just like in the video, only not with a flat roller but a ridged roller (it has about 2 to 3 inch deep ridges). Somehow my mate managed to fall off and go under the roller...luckily for him the ground was so soft that he emerged from under the roller unharmed, apart from the odd bruise!
    He became quite the celebrity as he took us suitably impressed kids on conducted tours out into the field to see his perfect imprint in the soft soil....strangely I can't remember what sort of reaction his uncle had?

    Have a good weekend Adrian...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, I was thrilled to bits with them, mainly because after much messing I managed to get hollow text without converting the font to either a mesh or curve. In blender I can't convert mesh or curve back to text so can't just swap letters. The reflections are a cheat as it is just an HDR mirror image dropped on. It looked a bit boring in B&W. I suspect it was better boring. I'll have to settle on a title style and stick to it.
      Lucky lad........I look back and wonder how we survived.

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  2. Good video Adrian but not sureabout the title and end words. I fear that those words lashing could set an Epileptic off who was light sensitive. I think I would prefer something simpler. Have a good weekend.

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    1. Margaret, never thought of that and I like telling folk not to watch flashers. Yes as is often the case I get carried away. Just because I can doesn't mean I should. It's the wonder of modern software that I just can't resist.

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  3. I have never seen rolling before, except by hand on lawns.

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  4. I laughed at your comment about the dust. That's not something you hear every day. I Guess the rain is keeping the dust down today. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Marie, I do take breaks whilst editing but it is easy to get sidetracked when you have seen the same stuff lots of times.

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  5. Keeps on rolling along.... Remind me never to tell you about the time I popped a wheelie driving a John Deere--- and didn't die. That was a very long time ago. The videos are coming along quite well, I'd say.

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    1. Bill, I have never done much tractor driving but front wheels lifting and no steering are never nice.
      I will have to concentrate more. I'm still getting the Wow factor when I find something else I can do but need a to discipline myself.

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  6. Forget the technical stuff. This worked brilliantly to remind me why I found such farm tasks boring in the extreme. Last time I was allocated such a task, the taskmaster (spying from a nearby hillside) spotted me throwing in a few zig zags and refused to allow me to do any more rolling. What a shame!

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    1. Pauline, at least the fields here are all hills and odd shapes. It must be numbing on big flat arable farms.

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  7. All in all a job well done on both sides of the lens.
    Considering the amount of rain you get there the top soil dried out very quickly.

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    1. Thanks John...praise indeed.
      I am getting better at it as I now take lots of footage and also try and think a bit before recording. Still plenty of room for improvement before I hit the steep bit of the exponential curve.

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  8. That dust must be a real hazzard, Adrian. I bet both you and the tractor driver needed a good shower after that!

    The other hazzard is, as mentioned by other, the titles. Let alone the danger to epileptics, I found them far too jazzy, and uncomfotable to the eyes - totally at odds with the pastoral subject matter of the video.

    Great entertainment, however !!!!

    Best wishes - - - - Richard

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    1. Richard, I get so engrossed in the technicalities that the end result becomes irrelevant. I did notice once it was on YouTube that I'd gone too far. I should learn it's not the first time.

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