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post #211 of 922
Magius,

I have been slowly (very slowly) working on the Pixar and dreamworks intros as well. I would love to see your Pixar intro if you finish before I do.
post #212 of 922
Thread Starter 
Hehe my poor Pixar intro will never get finished, as I gave up on it long before creating my 2 Disney intros and haven't been working in Blender since I finished the last Disney one. I got it to the point where the lamp skids to a stop, wiggles his butt, and jumps up to the top of the "I". I was having trouble finding the best way to have him bounce up and down while compressing the I and it's painstakingly time consuming as I was manually adjusting every other frame to keep the animation smooth. I'll render you a demo of where I was when I stopped and upload it in a little bit.

In any case, I'm thrilled to hear that you're working the Dreamworks intro! For me that was the one I always wanted to make, and I just couldn't get anywhere with it. I had all these ideas... fluid simulation for the bobber splash, particle generated clouds, etc. etc. but I just couldn't make what was in my head work in Blender. I would love to see any sort of a demo that you might have for the Dreamworks intro, and who knows, you might even inspire me to give it another go .
post #213 of 922
Thread Starter 
It seems it didn't take as long to render the Pixar intro as I'd thought being that it was only 150 frames. The only thing that I could compress it with in VDub was some Radius Cinepak codec so let me know if it won't play back on your machine.

I'm certain that I've said all this before, but in defense of my work, the little bumps on the ground would get removed before a final render. They're just there as distance markers so that I knew how far to jump the little guy while animating. Also the color of the text and the cloudy sky in the background I treat as "creative license". For some reason when I was doing this I preferred it this way instead of the true black text on grey/white background.
post #214 of 922
I will upload all the project files I have for various intros to my website. I will post back when I have added them.
post #215 of 922
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Originally Posted by w84no1 View Post

I will upload all the project files I have for various intros to my website. I will post back when I have added them.

I am really looking forward to seeing this. I would like to do an intro similar to the "Pearl and Dean" intro that is on one of the threads here.
post #216 of 922
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Originally Posted by Magius View Post

Rutlian, I believe that I've done exactly what you're asking with both my Disney file and my Universal file. If you search back in this very thread you should be able to find a download for my Disney file which is extremely customizable. Unfortunately I can't host it myself so a few generous members were hosting it for me, and I have no idea if they've all since gone done or what. With my project file all you need to do is delete the old text and type in your own text and re-render with no knowledge of Blender.

Also, if you start at the *very* beginning of the Universal thread you'll notice that I uploaded various Universal projects along the way. I was the first one to "break the code" if you will and get a working Universal intro up. After me Atagert and MikeFalz sorta ran away with the show and kept adding improvements and updates that didn't all make it into my own project. Unfortunately the Universal logo is unlike Disney and Fox in that the "text" is not actually "text" and cannot be edited directly. It needs to be deleted and new text added to replace it and many of the motion characteristics re-coded. If you're happy with a slightly simpler Universal intro than what you can get from MikeFalz, I would look for the Blender files that I uploaded to that thread with a Word .doc of instructions on how to make it your own. You might even learn a bit about Blender while you play with it, and maybe MikeFalz's project would then be like piece of cake to follow along with.

Unfortunately I can take no credit whatsoever for the Fox intro. Like many of you I just stumbled across that thread and thought it was an amazing concept. That was my inspiration to go out and try to make other intros like my Universal, Disney, and Pixar (still unfinished ) projects.

In any case, I'm glad that there are still people discovering these projects and making use of them. Blender is quite a powerful tool and if more members of this community begin to dabble with it (as I did a few months ago) I can imagine a great number of new projects for us all to benefit from.

Thanks manguis, and yes I have seen in first few pages of the universal thread that is what really got me into this and so with fox intro it is amazing,
I finally burned it to dvd and played in my panny blu ray and my wife could not believed it she saw her name (Ruth) under Ruthplex in the opening intro. Thanks every one for sharing and continious effort to build intros I appreciate it. I am now still working with others file. like the disney, universal (Could not get to warping right it always look like a dna when I'm done rendering).
post #217 of 922
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Originally Posted by w84no1 View Post

I will upload all the project files I have for various intros to my website. I will post back when I have added them.

Me too I am looking forward to it. Thanks
post #218 of 922
Now a Pearl and Dean version would be neat. I do have some really old versions of the different P&D openings (Pillars, Towers and Filmstrip) and had thought about mocking up one of those but not using blender
post #219 of 922
Well, I haved added the Disney one. I am trying to separate all the projects and create screen shots. Woody Family Cinema Projects


OK, I have added all the blender projects that I have. I didn't create any of these and I am a novice at blender. If you have any other blender projects that you would like to share, send me a PM me and I will add them to my site. (if they are not too big) Enjoy!!
post #220 of 922
http://www.moviewavs.com/Movies/Prod...Companies.html

This page has WAV files of the music that you need to complete most of the files. I noticed that on the Woody Family Cinema page, Touchstone intro needs music. Check out that page!
post #221 of 922
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Originally Posted by dhageremtp View Post

http://www.moviewavs.com/Movies/Prod...Companies.html

This page has WAV files of the music that you need to complete most of the files. I noticed that on the Woody Family Cinema page, Touchstone intro needs music. Check out that page!

Nice find!! I just added sound to the Touchstone project file.

Thanks.
post #222 of 922
How do you add text to the clapboard blend file?
post #223 of 922
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Originally Posted by dhageremtp View Post

How do you add text to the clapboard blend file?

I don't know how, but maybe someone on the forums can help. You could look at this tutorial
post #224 of 922
Thanks w84no1

Great job man, I will try them tonight.
post #225 of 922
which blender you guys are using? blender.org or graphicall.org it seems that the second one render faster. Thanks,

Peter
post #226 of 922
Thread Starter 
W84no1 that's really great that you're aggregating the different projects in one spot. I noticed that you only had my 3D Disney render and not the older 2D one. If you'd like it I've attached it to this post with a preview pic. No hard feelings if you don't want to host it, it's not nearly as popular as the newer 3D one, but man was I shocked that you're hosting that Touchstone 5-minute hackjob .

I was also wondering if you might want to link back to the relevant AVS threads from your site? I'm thinking specifically of this one plus the giant Universal and FOX threads.

I think that would serve a variety of positive roles. For one it would let people read through the collective tips and lessons learned of others who have tried to customize these projects, and possibly become more familiar with Blender. Secondly it draws more people into our community here, perhaps to become involved members or even share projects of their own. And finally, it would give small indirect credit to those of us that have contributed these projects to the community. Particularly to those like blazer003 and reaper that started the craze and inspired people like myself, atagert and MikeFalz.

Anyways, just a thought. Thanks again for hosting the projects for everyone. Lets all hope that in the not-too-distant future you'll also be hosting a Pixar and Dreamworks project and willise will be basking in the spotlight.
post #227 of 922
this is my fox logo picture and thanks for everyone who made this all possible.
post #228 of 922
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Originally Posted by Magius View Post

W84no1 that's really great that you're aggregating the different projects in one spot. I noticed that you only had my 3D Disney render and not the older 2D one. If you'd like it I've attached it to this post with a preview pic. No hard feelings if you don't want to host it, it's not nearly as popular as the newer 3D one, but man was I shocked that you're hosting that Touchstone 5-minute hackjob .

I was also wondering if you might want to link back to the relevant AVS threads from your site? I'm thinking specifically of this one plus the giant Universal and FOX threads.

I think that would serve a variety of positive roles. For one it would let people read through the collective tips and lessons learned of others who have tried to customize these projects, and possibly become more familiar with Blender. Secondly it draws more people into our community here, perhaps to become involved members or even share projects of their own. And finally, it would give small indirect credit to those of us that have contributed these projects to the community. Particularly to those like blazer003 and reaper that started the craze and inspired people like myself, atagert and MikeFalz.

Anyways, just a thought. Thanks again for hosting the projects for everyone. Lets all hope that in the not-too-distant future you'll also be hosting a Pixar and Dreamworks project and willise will be basking in the spotlight.

I will add the 2D project to my website. I was thinking about adding inks back to the different threads, just haven't had the time. Thanks.
post #229 of 922
So how have folks used the clapboard or theatre curtains in there into's? I'm assuming that some test is added like "now for feature presentation". Are you adding within blender or tagging on after using another program?

Cheers,
Mark
post #230 of 922
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Originally Posted by BritInVA View Post

So how have folks used the clapboard or theatre curtains in there into's? I'm assuming that some test is added like "now for feature presentation". Are you adding within blender or tagging on after using another program?

Cheers,
Mark

I haven't used either project, they were files given to me from PeerlessProductions.

--David
post #231 of 922
I have used the clapper board to announce a party for my daughter. The original version had some words on the clapper board that were easy to amend. I could not get the theater curtains intro to correctly render and had thought about going back to Peerless to see what the issue was. Steve
post #232 of 922
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Originally Posted by Theendisnye View Post

I have used the clapper board to announce a party for my daughter. The original version had some words on the clapper board that were easy to amend.

Do you still have the version with the words? I don't see that in the version I have......I tend to use these too for kids movie nights.

Cheers,
Mark
post #233 of 922
I have just lost my PC with Blender loaded but have found what I believe is the file on my central server. Unfortunately it is too large to add as an attachment but I am more than happy to send it. I also have the generic death star version of the universal opening if anyone is interested. None created by me I am just a hoarder! Steve
post #234 of 922
I am interested in the clapboard with words, what I have has no text to edit.
post #235 of 922
dhageremtp, send me a PM and I will send it on. Steve
post #236 of 922
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Originally Posted by Theendisnye View Post

dhageremtp, send me a PM and I will send it on. Steve

Hi there theendisnye I am also interested with the clapboard with text in it. send you pm.

Thanks,
Peter
post #237 of 922
Thread Starter 
That's interesting that you have a version with text already Theendisnye. I never saw that one. When I saw the blank clapper that w84no1 was hosting I was actually just starting to plan creating a version with some text of my own and a little bit more on top of that. I haven't done anything in Blender in months but I thought this might be a fun way to get back into it.

In any case, I'd like to see the one you have also and perhaps I'll still play with it to make something interesting of my own. Maybe if w84no1 could host your version instead of or alongside of the textless one?
post #238 of 922
Thread Starter 
By the way just so everyone can see what kinds of ideas were going through my head regarding text on the clapboard, here's a render that I was able to make without much effort.

The idea was based on an example clapboard that I've also attached. The name of the movie could be spelled out in it's own font if you can find a truetype, or else just something that you thought looked good. Maybe a marquee style font if the real font wasn't available.

Furthermore, the three boxes on bottom could be labeled with any information you liked (Date, Time, Rating, etc.) and filled in with a "chalky" looking font. The best part is this leaves a ton of room in the center for glorifying your own home theater. For example "Presented by the Home Theater!" in it's own cool looking font.

The hardest part was finding truetype fonts that fit the look I was going for. It took about 3 times longer to find the fonts than to actually get the text on the clapboard . In any case I thought I'd share the ideas that I'd had and see if there was any interest in this type of custom logo.
post #239 of 922
It's been a while since I've messed with Blender. As I recall, I was able to add text to the clapper pretty easily. The hard part I had was finding a really good sound effect of a metal clanking/banging sound when the clapper comes down. Like a lid slamming down on a dumpster or something.

Anyone?
post #240 of 922
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Originally Posted by tpag2000 View Post

I was actually thinking about that before I posted this. I haven't actually decided, but I can't see why I couldn't share... =)


Decided not to share?.... - Just messing with you tpag200.


It would be nice to see some of your project and how you smoothed out a lot of the animation. It would surely help out a lot of newbies to the program.

I will be having some custom stuff to upload as well but I agree, it takes a long time to get everything to fall into place.

Keep up the good work!
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