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OK I lied.

If anyone wants to modify this and improve my halo effect (or fix anything else for that matter) I'm all for it. Good luck!

I love to see the files for this. I've got time to work on it.


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Alright finally the uploader works so I was able to post the finished Disney files. I stuck a screenshot of the finished product here for easy viewing, and a .zip file with everything else.


Inside the .zip is the .blend file, the truetype font (in case you have to load it again, or want it for a different project), and a test render showing how the animation turns out.


Atagert,

Feel free to mess around with this and see if you can improve it. I think it's great how we can all collaborate and share ideas to make these things better. Unfortunately I think you're going to be disappointed with how simple the animation really was. For both the Disney and the Touchstone logo's I just went for "how quickly/easily can I create this and still have it look good", so it's really very basic.


Let me know if anyone finds either this or the Touchstone logo useful at all. I'm just making them for the fun of it, but I like the idea that someone else may make use of them.
 

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Magius said:
Atagert,

Feel free to mess around with this and see if you can improve it. I think it's great how we can all collaborate and share ideas to make these things better. Unfortunately I think you're going to be disappointed with how simple the animation really was. For both the Disney and the Touchstone logo's I just went for "how quickly/easily can I create this and still have it look good", so it's really very basic.

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wow, you're right that was very simple. I never touched it thinking it was complicated. Thanks. Looks really like it too.


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wow, you're right that was very simple.

I'll take that as a compliment!
lol j/k



It's funny how simple I was able to make that animation. I never would have tackled it otherwise. I was able to implement some of the little "tricks" that I've posted about before, such as teleporting an object into place when you need it, and using the depth of an image to your advantage by covering up stuff you don't want seen. Based on how well it turned out (IMHO) I think there's a number of "simpler" logos out there that we could bang together this way. Not all of them have to be as fancy as Fox or Universal. (Or Pixar for that matter... If I ever finish it...)


Anyway even looking at it now there's a thing or 2 I might touch up at a later date, but it's good enough for the community to play with. Best of luck to everyone.
 

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Oh I forgot I also had 2 problems that I was hoping someone might be able to help me solve.


First, does anyone know where I could find some music to go with this Disney clip? I did a little searching but didn't come up with anything. I was kinda hoping for the old school upbeat Disney home video type music, but anything that's clearly Disney would probably work.


Second, not to let the cat out of the bag, but can anyone point me to a video of New Line Cinema's logo online. I've scoured Google and Youtube and haven't found it, only still images. I'd like to give their logo a shot, but I can't recall how the animation plays out so I'm not sure how complicated it would be.


Logos I'm currently considering working on:

Dreamworks (assuming it's a good community effort like the Universal logo)

Pixar (Gotta get around to finishing this someday...)

New Line Cinema

Jerry Bruckheimer Productions

Suggestions ??? (Preferably of the "simplistic" variety... no Lionsgate/MGM requests
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Oh I forgot I also had 2 problems that I was hoping someone might be able to help me solve.


First, does anyone know where I could find some music to go with this Disney clip? I did a little searching but didn't come up with anything. I was kinda hoping for the old school upbeat Disney home video type music, but anything that's clearly Disney would probably work.


Second, not to let the cat out of the bag, but can anyone point me to a video of New Line Cinema's logo online. I've scoured Google and Youtube and haven't found it, only still images. I'd like to give their logo a shot, but I can't recall how the animation plays out so I'm not sure how complicated it would be.


Logos I'm currently considering working on:

Dreamworks (assuming it's a good community effort like the Universal logo)

Pixar (Gotta get around to finishing this someday...)

New Line Cinema

Jerry Bruckheimer Productions

Suggestions ??? (Preferably of the "simplistic" variety... no Lionsgate/MGM requests
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Couldn't find a music file in a brief search, but you could extract from the VOB file on this site: http://www.digital-digest.com/movies...hp?type=studio


As for the New Line animation, the easiest way to see it, would be to go to Apples trailer page and look at a preview for a New Line movie.
 

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I'll take that as a compliment!
lol j/k

What impressed me the post is the actual disney casttle. I guess, I'm just not very good at modeling things.


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Quick question. I have the rendered output I did of my "Universal" intro and the audio to go with. I also have the VOB file of the DTS Piano intro. What i'd like to do is play the universal intro first, fade out, and then play the DTS Piano clip. However, I want the final file to still retain the dts 5.1 audio. Basically, what program can I use that will add this together into 1 vob file I can burn while retaining the original video/audio. Thanks, it's late, so if this dosnt make sense, sorry.

Nevermind about this, even though nobody replied, lol. I was able to figure it out using DVD Audio Extractor and DVD Lab Pro.
 

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Atagert,

It's funny you mention the castle and how hard it is to model things. I have to be honest here and say that my entire castle is composed of rectangles and triangles all superimposed on top of each other, because I have no idea how to make shapes like trapezoids in Blender. One might be led to think that each piece of my castle is a single object, but I just don't know how to make those funny shapes, so I had to build them up one at a time from rectangles and triangles.


In the end the effect is the same, but I really could have saved a lot of time if I knew how to make the shapes as a single object...
 

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I really wanted to post this conceptual render that I made earlier for the Jerry Bruckheimer logo. I always liked that particular logo, and I think this concept turned out incredibly well. Unfortunately my current computer is abysmally slow and I can't even edit this .blend file in real time. There are so many meshes making up the tree leaves and trunk that my computer stutters trying to move an object around the window. I won't be building my new gaming workstation for a while (waiting until at least the April 22 price cuts, and the AMD DX10 and/or G90 releases), so this logo is going to have to remain an idea for a while.


If anyone else is interested in working on the concept, or just needs trees or lightning for their own projects, I can provide the tree generator and energy field files that I used to make this. I'm certainly not taking credit for either one, I just combined other people's effects to facilitate my own idea.


Let me know what you guys think of the concept picture. Thanks!
 

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Looks pretty cool, Magius. Can't wait to see the finished product if/when you get the new PC up and running.


Thanks for sharing!


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Oooh, I really like the Disney intro, so I thought I'd take a shot at it. I haven't had much time to work on any 3D stuff lately but this 2D one looked fun. Thanks to Magius for the inspiration and idea! Now I just need to clean it up a little and get Tinkerbell's wings to flap


My Disney Intro w/Tinkerbell


Here's a screen grab of it:



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Justin that is so great! This is exactly the type of creativity that I was hoping would come from my efforts. I'm curious, did you start from scratch or use my source file? It's obvious you changed the halo effect when the Disney text appears, you're castle is shaped/spaced differently than mine, and the arc in the background is different too, so on first glance I'd have to guess you started from scratch... great job!


Your particle emitter system around Tinkerbell is really cool, I was thinking about splashing some particles around as my arc gets revealed (think like welding sparks maybe), but I never thought of actually importing a Tinkerbell graphic
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I also haven't been able to settle on music to accompany my animation, but I liked the "when you wish upon a star" theme that you chose. I may have to steal that idea from you as well.


Once you get it finished you should upload the .blend file so that we can see how you did things. I'm sure the animation flow is a little different than mine, and I'd like to see other ways of accomplishing a similar task. Thanks!
 

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Oooh, I really like the Disney intro, so I thought I'd take a shot at it. I haven't had much time to work on any 3D stuff lately but this 2D one looked fun. Thanks to Magius for the inspiration and idea! Now I just need to clean it up a little and get Tinkerbell's wings to flap


My Disney Intro w/Tinkerbell


Here's a screen grab of it:



Justin

That is awesome. So simple in a 2D environment. Great job!
 

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Schweet!!! I definately want a copy of that blend file...
 

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Thanks for the nice comments! So here's the deal with my latest render. As you noticed, Magius, the castle is a little different than yours. Yes, I started from scratch. I did all the layout of the castle, text, and arc in Photoshop hoping I could just import it into Blender. But as you may have already figured out you can't just import a 2D file into Blender. You can, but only as a background. If I'm wrong on this please let me know. So then I worked with the castle image as a background and used it to sketch it in Blender and added the text as another layer. I couldn't quite figure out the animated arc and got so frustrated I quit...it was also pretty late.


So to sum it up, the file I uploaded was made using Photoshop and After Effects. I know this thread is for Blender, but I just wanted to see a working version of what I had envisioned the finished product to look like. Unfortunately the .blend file will be a little further off. However, I can provide my .aep file to those of you with AE. I'm still going to try and do the majority of this in Blender so everyone can have access to it and make it their own.


As for the music, I edited a version of When You Wish Upon A Star by Olivia Newton John. It's the begining 20 seconds.


If I can't get Blender figured out I may just start another thread for After Effects. I know it's not free so everyone won't have it, but I'd be willing to modify the files for anyone who wanted them. In the meantime I'll keep trying to get this worked up in Blender.


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Thanks for the nice comments! So here's the deal with my latest render. As you noticed, Magius, the castle is a little different than yours. Yes, I started from scratch. I did all the layout of the castle, text, and arc in Photoshop hoping I could just import it into Blender. But as you may have already figured out you can't just import a 2D file into Blender. You can, but only as a background. If I'm wrong on this please let me know. So then I worked with the castle image as a background and used it to sketch it in Blender and added the text as another layer. I couldn't quite figure out the animated arc and got so frustrated I quit...it was also pretty late.


So to sum it up, the file I uploaded was made using Photoshop and After Effects. I know this thread is for Blender, but I just wanted to see a working version of what I had envisioned the finished product to look like. Unfortunately the .blend file will be a little further off. However, I can provide my .aep file to those of you with AE. I'm still going to try and do the majority of this in Blender so everyone can have access to it and make it their own.


As for the music, I edited a version of When You Wish Upon A Star by Olivia Newton John. It's the begining 20 seconds.


If I can't get Blender figured out I may just start another thread for After Effects. I know it's not free so everyone won't have it, but I'd be willing to modify the files for anyone who wanted them. In the meantime I'll keep trying to get this worked up in Blender.


Justin

I am cool with After Effects. To me, it is however we can get it completed. I did the same type of thing with the Marquee, not everyone has Photoshop and Illustrator CS2, but I still had a lot of interest. Maybe it is time we setup another thread for After Effects work. I am thinking of setting up a thread for Marquee ideas as well. It is just a good forum to get some creative ideas going.
 

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Besides the Studio Themed Intros, there are also the various THX intros that are pretty cool--some are pretty basic, like the THX with the blue border, some are more complicated, like the shattering ball that liquifies and forms the THX letters, or the guy who plugs the cord from THX into the "moo generator".
 

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Justin,

In a way it's good that your file is in AE. Now people who know how to work in Blender can use my file, and people that know how to work in AE can use your file. Mine of course has no Tinkerbell, but with a .jpg textured plane and a halo textured particle emitter system that could be easily changed if someone spent the time to do it.


I did start the thread with Blender projects in mind, due to the large Fox and Universal threads, but this is not the first project we've seen in AE, and I think it's a great idea to keep the thread diverse. Different tools for different people, but great results all around.


I haven't done anything in Blender yet this weekend, I feel like such a slacker
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Well, I haven't been doing nothing lately, though I haven't been working on a studio intro. I've been trying to build a complete intro. Anyway, here is the first part, Its a space shuttle orbitting the earth with "please turn off cellphones." The space shuttle was imported from a 3ds file I found on the net and what I found the hardest part was to get it to look right. I started with with it orbiting at the equaitor and growing so it didn't look like a tiny dot. I then tried to have fire coming off as it entered the atmosphere, but that looked like it exploded, finally after watching the core, I realized that the orbit isn't horizontal but verticle. It really does fly upside down.


Adam


A frame, and a link to the whole video.


http://atagert.andrew.cmu.edu/videos/cellphones2.wmv
 
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