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    Hi Folks,

    I've made a quick video using raw footage and a 3D model in 3ds max. It's the familiar TARDIS from Doctor Who landing in my street.

    I wanted to make it more challenging by having it spin and land rather than the usual fade in fade out dematerialisation effect.



    Let me know what you think.

    C

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    looks great but needs a shadow underneath to make the perspective right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishmark View Post
    looks great but needs a shadow underneath to make the perspective right.
    Agreed - I didn't bother with this because I was just seeing how PF Hoe motion captured my raw camera footage movement. It takes that long to render that by the time I did it I realised I'd forgotten the shadow but hey ho - you live and learn.

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    looks great to me, would love to be able to use 3d like that

    well done, any tips to point me somewhere to get me started

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    Quote Originally Posted by marman View Post
    looks great to me, would love to be able to use 3d like that

    well done, any tips to point me somewhere to get me started
    Well I picked up and discovered all the techniques myself spending time learning packages like 3ds max, after effects and others. There isn't a crash course in this, but it took me about a year and a half to get to where I am now, and I'm married with kids - so I didn't have a lot of free time.

    I reckon you could pick it up, with plenty of spare time, in about 6 months.

    There are loads of forums for 3d work and this forum is excellent for learning after effects and the like when you need to ask questions.

    I'll try and dig some of the better 3d forums up and post them here.

    Chris

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    This temps me to install 3d max demo and find the tardis good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeD View Post
    This temps me to install 3d max demo and find the tardis good job.
    Just so you don't spend time looking for it this is where I got it.

    3D TARDIS with full texturing

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    That looks pretty damn cool
    We are ready to shock the world

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    Hi. Not bad. You need to work on the lighting that you set up in your TARDIS scene in max, as the lighting does not match the live plate. The sunlight looks to be coming from the top right, but the TARDIS looks dark (almost black, esp on pause near the end) on the sides facing the Sun but bright on the sides facing away from the Sun. I would put your key light representing the Sun in the correct position, a less intense fill light on the opposite side and another mild fill light underneath to represent the bounce light reflecting off the road etc. Plus you need a soft shadow from the TARDIS on the ground, not hard as it looks cloudy.

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