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Old 08-11-2003, 04:20 PM   #1
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Well this is exactly what the threads name is a basketball commercial teaser. I was given a 10 sec spot for a way to announce up coming games for our school. This animation will be in the back and after it stops the real information will be displayed. Unfortunately, I don't know when the games are yet so it stop after the basketball.

Well any ways, tell me what you think of the basketball.
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Old 09-11-2003, 05:38 PM   #2
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looks nice so far,
what i would change:

- the basketball should rotate a bit, its movement looks to perfect the way it is now

- wood doesn´t reflect like that, the reflection shouldn´t be that clean and should diffuse as the basketball is in a bigger distance

But the ball looks very nice, the specular lightning is perfect, just as a basketball looks like
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Old 09-11-2003, 06:03 PM   #3
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I agree, it definitely needs some rotation.
You might also consider an ambient light or some sort of fill light so the shadow isn't 100% black as it is.
What kind of final composition will it be? Text of some kind?
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The final composition will have either 2D text or a 3D still, most likely, and will display the date, time and place of the game.

About the rotation, I made the ball bounce dynamically, is there a way I can key those frames and add rotation?
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You can give it a tad initial velocity, but need to be careful as you can find some pretty unpredicatable results. That's the beauty of dynamic, though.
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there is something like rotation in the dynamics too, you can key that value or give it initial rotation ...
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I agree, nice ball, I was thinking maybe 4 way spot lights as well, would maybe cast some nice shadows that you perhaps get in a b ball stadium.
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One of the things I noticed that others hasn't cought yet was the ball dosn't change shap enufe.. its filled with air. as it is now it looks a bit to static.. I'm hopeing the rotation on the ball will help.. it also might help a little if you have the flor that the ball hits just a little under the displayed floor.. maybe just for the first bounce.. that would add to the ilution just a little with out much work. after the first bounce you could just key frame the active floor up some..

that would work, right guys ??
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OH yeah.. very cool spot ! I love the wood grain.. good texture find..
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Very nice, dunno if the ball would need to lose shape a lil with such a small bounce tho...looks good to me...yea a lil rotation would be neat...really nice though.
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Sorry for the delay. I have been sick(still am) and now have exams. I am having some troubles getting it to spin, but I will try to figure it out.
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Looking good keep it up!
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