Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Moving Metal

OK, so I don't know what to do. We have this ship and we need to see it in the opening scene.

For some reason Maya hates to render this ship as an actual movie. It can seemingly do a still pretty well. I can get Daz Studio to render it out properly as a movie but it 1. takes an incredible amount of time and 2. there doesn't seem to be any motion blur.

(And perhaps worstly: I tore off the engine I didn't like in Maya and I can't figure out how to do that in Daz.)

Here's a still from an image sequence I'm rendering right now in Daz. But I'm thinking that perhaps what I want to do is a tilt down to the planet (from an image of stars) -- what I would call a Star Wars tilt -- in After Effects and w find the ship is just sitting there. No movement. I wish I could actually embed the other still (from Maya) in this post. Instead you'll have to click on the link above.

In any case, using a rendered still is where I'm leaning. No moving spaceships were used in this movie.

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