December 18, 2011, 09:33:55 am
I jut wanted to add that making "Megan's Flight Adventure" was just an excuse to explore the animation possabilities, including many of the effects, that came with Lumion 1. I just wanted to see if I could make a convincing animation that suggested real flight, but with a changing backdrop of environments.
The exercise was a lot of fun but also took many hours, including setting up the aircraft (a Piper J-3 Cub J-3, probably the most beloved single engined aircraft ever made! including training of Mustang pilots etc of WWII Re: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piper_J-3_Cub
), in various views, and in flight orientations.
There was much more I wanted to include here, but time got the better of me, and being the eve of a download of Lumion 2.0, I still have thoughts of building on this but using the new features of the new software!
This short film was inspired by GeoHow's epic entry into the Lumion Design competition (my choice as the competitor winner if asked!). Note: I have no pretense of competiting against his fantastic, detailed entry, but rather to explore a simple story line, using one of the Lumion animated characters ("Megan"), and try to convey pictorially around a single engine aircraft, albeit, rather briefly, her trip around parts of the world.
Note: I am unable to effectively animate the propellor, so I made two circles transparent and increased it's reflectivity. If you look at the scene where the Piper pases the snowy mountain, you will see that the reflection gives some trickery to the eye, suggesting a propellor in motion.
It is of course for you decide whether this visually works effectively, or not.
Many thanks for your time to watch my short video.