My first hemispherical dome projected animation..

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thorax
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My first hemispherical dome projected animation..

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This only took about 3-10 hours to produce but took 36 hours
to render.. This animation was a test, so if you look at my
other animations you can see this isn't my best work.
Its a kind of roller coaster ride based on a blend file available on
my website, I added some terrain below that gives the effect
of flowing lava. You would not believe how hard it was to compress
this movie, I tried everything but settled for the N-pass DIVX
trick which yielded the best quality. I think there is so much
conflicting movement that there is no consistency in the movement of the
motion vectors so the compression has little effect on the movie..
IT would be a good test, like the Ohio Teapot, for testing
video compression software..

Anyhow.. I hope you enjoy it, I suggest playing
a copy of Paul Van Dyk's "words" to the movie, this is what
was played at the Lodestar Theatre in Albuqerque when the
movie debuted, July 12th. And yes I did get Paul's permission to
play the music with the movie, what a nice guy!!

The version presented on my website was touched up a bit with
Premiere to make the lava seem to glow.. I probably could have done it
with blender, but premiere could produce it faster, about 3-5 minutes..

http://www.bl3nder.com/movies


PS- I would suggest getting Paul's DVD "Global", its awesome and
lot a fun to watch.. Reminds me of one of the first entirely
digital independent videos, "better living through digital chemistry."

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Oh my goodness! I forgot about it until I saw the article in the paper yesterday. Crud, are they going to show them again? Oh, and did you take the class beforehand? Man, I just missed everything :P . I hope the debut went well.
-ray_theray

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ray_theray wrote:Oh my goodness! I forgot about it until I saw the article in the paper yesterday. Crud, are they going to show them again? Oh, and did you take the class beforehand? Man, I just missed everything :P . I hope the debut went well.
I'll ask them.. Sorry I didn't say anything because they posted that
it was limited seating and weren't reserving seats for the
artists, pretty lame deal..

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Ah, I guess that's why it didn't get much media until afterwards. Well, I guess we'll just have to see. Oh, and no need to apologize :wink: .
-ray_theray

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Well we should go over there and petition access to the Dome, its
state owned.. Ha!!! then get some laser pointers and have a laser light
show.. I wonder if Ton packed his laser pointer, it tends to
be a fun thing at the SIGGRAPH animation screenings..

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