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Title: Grand Hotel Islet - Al Fujairah
Post by: blendman on December 13, 2011, 07:35:37 am
Hi All,

Thought I'd share my latest concept design.  Probably the last one using Lumion 1.0.  8)

Experimenting with 3d Software (http://vimeo.com/33579557)


Regards,

blendman
Title: Re: Grand Hotel Islet - Al Fujairah
Post by: Aliki_N on December 13, 2011, 11:45:55 am
Well done Blendman. The concept looks very promising. Good selection of scene setting. If you work on exposure control, this clip will be a show stopper. The fog setting from the main menu seems to always create darkish materials, a problem that I have faced many times. The competition winner seems to have struck a very good balance between material darkness and environmental fog. I wonder how he achieved that, or was it by post processing?

Good work though, keep the fire burning!

Regards,

Alickn
Title: Re: Grand Hotel Islet - Al Fujairah
Post by: blendman on December 13, 2011, 01:22:09 pm
Thanks Alickn,

I really do appreciate a nice, constructive criticism of my work, and not just a positive platitude, and your detail comment is very helpful/useful. 

I did forget to mention that this is WIP and the next version will be significantly improved on - not just the range of scenes, but quality of lighting, especially doing the hotel interior, which will be done separately using the upgrade Lumion version 2.0.

 Your comment has given me much food for thought, and I take your point about the winning entry, and the quality (balance) of light achieved.

So now I'm seeing the great advantage of being a member of this Forum!  Many thanks once again.

Cheers.

Regards,

blendman


Title: Re: Grand Hotel Islet - Al Fujairah
Post by: Derekw on December 14, 2011, 09:21:31 am
Hi blendman. Is this a real project? - if so you're doing well! If not, you're still doing well. I know it's not finished but I couldn't help but notice the floating rocks at about the 2 min mark. Reminds me of Monty Python. You know, "very small stones float". Sorry. Can they be forced underwater and stacked?

regards

derekw
Title: Re: Grand Hotel Islet - Al Fujairah
Post by: blendman on December 15, 2011, 05:42:44 am


Wow Derek,  A good eye!  I did try to press them down - well actually raise the ground rocks, but the shadows did not continue to the ground level.  Now that I know this is conspicous, I'll have to try and sort this out!

I really appreciate your feedback.  We all can do with some constructive feedback, and please keep me on my toes - so to speak!  hehehe.

Regards,

blendman
Title: Re: Grand Hotel Islet - Al Fujairah
Post by: blendman on December 15, 2011, 12:39:44 pm
dont forget the car at the intro,........................its starts to elevate

you might also light to use a Model car and add some lights too.

i like the SLIDESHOW Transtions

Hey thanks Dazomatic!!  Esp. Well spotted about the Elevating car!  THANKS!!!!

Regards,

blendman
Title: Re: Grand Hotel Islet - Al Fujairah
Post by: cpercer on December 15, 2011, 09:23:21 pm
I really like the transitions as well and I believe you could coordinate your effects to match the transitions better.  For example, at 0:58 there is a light burst that occurs following a slide transition, but it seems like there should be less of a gap between the two.

Also, I found the camera movements to be a little jumpy.  The scene from 00:30-00:45 appears to be sped up (post?) When I am turning the camera, I like to continue the movement of the camera.  This makes the camera path a little more smooth and sweeping, like dancing.

I did not see too much use of DOF.  So far, this is my favorite effect.  It is very powerful and adds a lot to the final quality of the video.  I would also go with a little less vignetting; perhaps increasing the softness slightly.

A general question:  does everyone like when clouds move very quickly?  I like the cloud animation, but I tend to be much more subtle in its use.

Anyway, it looks very good for a WIP.  Can't wait to see what Lumion 2.0 can do with this project.
Title: Re: Grand Hotel Islet - Al Fujairah
Post by: blendman on December 16, 2011, 07:38:26 am
CPercer, you are legend!  Thanks for such an incredible, detailed appraisal!   I will be more careful about the transitions and lighting.  8) 

You guys should be tutors in 3D at uni's! 

No kidding, amateurs like me appreciate the feedback - the only way to learn.

Sincere regards,

blendman
Title: Re: Grand Hotel Islet - Al Fujairah
Post by: RAD on December 31, 2011, 04:46:37 pm

A general question:  does everyone like when clouds move very quickly?  I like the cloud animation, but I tend to be much more subtle in its use.


Agree Cpercer, I like the subtle use of them also.
However things like what GeoHow did in his competition video with the clouds are really cool for cinematic effects.
Title: Re: Grand Hotel Islet - Al Fujairah
Post by: Remko on January 02, 2012, 02:47:01 pm
I think the fast moving clouds are like lens flares. They grab attention and it's a nice gimmick but on the long run you'd probably want them to move a bit more natural.
Title: Re: Grand Hotel Islet - Al Fujairah
Post by: blendman on January 02, 2012, 02:56:32 pm
True Remko, and until I acquire this Plugin, tend toward using the cloud speed-up.

Regards,

blendman
Title: Re: Grand Hotel Islet - Al Fujairah
Post by: RAD on January 02, 2012, 03:11:31 pm
No plug-in for the clouds. They come with it.
Title: Re: Grand Hotel Islet - Al Fujairah
Post by: blendman on January 03, 2012, 05:10:48 am
lens flares ois what I havwe in it, but not lens flares.  ;)