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Old 08-05-2008, 05:30 AM   #1
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This sound like a really fun challange so ofcourse I'm going to enter.

My idea is to make a breakfast "machine" which will fry an egg and salt/pepper it.

I will start by making a quick version to get the physics and effects straight then I will do the real version with textures and sound etc.

Hopefully I will learn alot of physics and camera movement in this competition as this is unexploared territory for me.

Good luck to all contenders!
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Hey weyu!
Glad you could join!

I LOVE your idea, and I can't wait to see it!

I just wanted to let you know before you get too far, I forgot to mention that your final entry should not contain sound.

You can feel free to post a version with sound in your WIP, but your entry in the main "final entry" thread needs to have no sound.

The main reason is, as we all know, sound adds an element to cinematics that push it over the top, and so to remain fair to those with no scoring or foley abilities, we have decided that the final entries need to stand by themselves to allow for a larger group of competitors

I know it's a bummer, but thems the rules

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Old 09-05-2008, 02:09 AM   #3
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Aww to bad about the sound.

Well I've been playing around with several things that I can include and this are my first results.

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...tphysics03.jpg

As you can see the the bounce is a tad to much at the moment but I wont care about it as I will redo all in the final version anyway.

So far everything is dynamic, but there will probably be a few keyed fire effects later on.
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OOOH, sweet man!

I think I picked a good idea for this challenge!

Can't wait for your progress over the next few months

PS, I LOOOVE fire
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looks cool man
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Yeah I hope that I will finish this one as.

Here is a look at the first part, I think that this one is around half of what im planning to do. I'm pretty pleased with the basics here but I think there will be alot of changes both with physics and layout. I will try to add some kitchen utilities to make it feel authentic.

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...hysics02-3.jpg
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Looking good so far!
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hey man, thats looking pretty cool
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Thanks, hopefully I will get some time to work further with this during the weekend.
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Okey I got a rather anoying issue....

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...sics3inf02.jpg

Everything works perfect until it reaches the launcher, after that it got several ends and none of them are good. Everytime I run the animation through the maya preview window everything looks good but it looks different when I render it. And the Hardware renderer creates a other result then the Mental ray renderer. This animation is cut in half just becouse the hardware renderer is to slow.

I wont fix this issue as this is just a scetch but it is still really anoying that there are different result at render then supposed to be when looking through the animation.
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Looks interesting, very Wallace and Grommit.

In reference to the different results - are you baking out the dynamics before you render? Don't know too much about them but I'm pretty sure that what you describe could be a result of not pre-baking.

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Yeah that was the problem, I'm glad I found about this before rendering the final work. Thanks alot Gubar.

Okey here is a first render of the begining of the scene,
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Yeah that was the problem, I'm glad I found about this before rendering the final work. Thanks alot Gubar.

Okey here is a first render of the begining of the scene, if I get the time I would want the dynamics to start with a finger hitting the "hammer" but I dont know if I got the time to make a character for this animation.

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...uploadme-1.jpg
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Looking pretty sweet!

Reminds me of Monsters Inc.
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ha ha! nice job mate - that's working really well so far.
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