Megan's Flight Adventure

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blendman

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Megan's Flight Adventure
« on: December 18, 2011, 06:42:55 am »
December 18, 2011, 06:42:55 am

Experimenting with lighting and animation using an aviation theme.




blendman

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Re: Megan's Flight Adventure
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2011, 09:33:55 am »
December 18, 2011, 09:33:55 am
Hey Guys,

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.  

Regards,

blendman

blendman

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Re: Megan's Flight Adventure
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2011, 01:36:13 pm »
December 18, 2011, 01:36:13 pm
Thanks Dazomatic!  Funny you should raise this, because I have always wanted to - never made us of the ice water feature, during the whole time I have had Lumion.  So it was a real opportunity to create a hostile location that Megan would fly through.

Best regards,

blendman

tug

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Re: Megan's Flight Adventure
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2011, 08:05:56 pm »
December 18, 2011, 08:05:56 pm
Hi Blendman

really nice your works, I like them

Derekw

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Re: Megan's Flight Adventure
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2011, 11:33:27 pm »
December 18, 2011, 11:33:27 pm
Great job blendman. I can see this must have taken hours. Great camera shots - and yes, the propeller looks pretty good to me!

blendman

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Re: Megan's Flight Adventure
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2011, 05:02:33 am »
December 19, 2011, 05:02:33 am
Many thanks Lofts and Derek,

Yes, it took many hours to do all this.  I really wanted this time to break away from the traditional Architectural approach, and do something a little different and creative.  Also there is something nice again viewing one's work from the birds eye perspective of an aircraft too!

Best wishes,

blendman

BMcIsaac

Re: Megan's Flight Adventure
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2011, 03:56:17 pm »
December 20, 2011, 03:56:17 pm
Thanks.....that was good fun!! I grew up in a place where mail was delivered by Piper Cub...what an adventure....that remined me. Lumion is a great place to escape... :-D

blendman

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Re: Megan's Flight Adventure
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2011, 05:11:24 am »
December 21, 2011, 05:11:24 am
Thanks modelhead, I don't know whether you have seen the Accu-Sim Piper J-3 Cub videos???  If not here is a treeat for you, including with Heidi!



and now the sim itself with Heidi in FSX!




I'm curently making a Limion tutorial about using the Animation tool in Lumion to help others utilise this simple but effective tool in renderings.

Regards,

blendman

BMcIsaac

Re: Megan's Flight Adventure
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2011, 02:23:41 pm »
December 21, 2011, 02:23:41 pm
Thanks Blendman....I laugh at the break neck speed of the landings....a face burning 55k an hour...lol...cheers!

blendman

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Re: Megan's Flight Adventure
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2011, 02:58:38 pm »
December 21, 2011, 02:58:38 pm

Yes Modelhead, the Piper Cub has a hidden jet engine at the back!!  :-) 

BTW, no one seems to have noticed/commented on what a float plane is doing flying long distances in the desert either!!  I put it all down to artistic licence on my part!  8)  hehehe.

Cheers.

blendman

RAD

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Re: Megan's Flight Adventure
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2011, 10:51:23 pm »
December 30, 2011, 10:51:23 pm
GeoHow inspired work.  Looks fun.  Nice work Blendman.