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The Art of Animation Master Part III: Technical Directors Training

 

 

TECHNICAL DIRECTORS TRAINING

14 - Playing Marble (Materials)

15 - Eat My Dust (Volumetrics)

16 - Smoke, Wind, and Fire (Particles)

17 - Cosmic Bowling (Dynamics)

18 - Waving the Flag (Cloth)

19 - Flying South (Flocks)---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Exercise 14 - Playing Marble (Materials)

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After completing this exercise visting the Materials Laboratory here in the Forum is a must. Check out the Material Laboratory for more great information, resources and tutorials on materials and texturing!

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Name:  Den Dotson

 

Exercises Completed:  Fourteen

Date Completed:  Wednesday April 6, 2005

 

Instructor:  Rodney (losing his marble) and that guy on the web tutorials hey is that a new web guy?

 

Remarks/Suggestions for Improvement: I miss the old web guy, we've been through so much together.

 

Here is a link to the 14th completed exercise with Thom trying out a new look:

 

http://homepage.mac.com/animateden/hash/Marble.jpg

 

Thanks Rodney,

-Den

 

P.S. The link for the Marble exercise goes right to the web tutorial with no place to post so I posted here.

 

Still,

-Den

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Thanks Den!

 

The link has been redirected and your post has a new home.

I think I like your render better than the one provided in TAOA:M!

 

Also... I'm sure you've seen it but don't miss the great resources found in the Materials Laboratory. If not... spend some time there as it will be worth it.

 

The link once again:

Material Laboratory - Great information, resources and tutorials on materials and texturing!

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Thanks Rodney,

 

I will visit the Lab after I finish my lessons. I am near the end and can't wait to frame that certificate up on my wall.

 

-Den

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Name: Tom Jansen

Exercise: #14 Marble

Date: May 2nd, 2005

Comments: This is one of those exercises where you can follow it precisely, create a "result" that matches the book exactly, and be perfectly successful.... and still have no idea what you really did or why you did it. There are just so many (unexplained) attributes, and so many (mysterious) ways to manipulate them to get various results, that you really need more information to truly gain even a basic understanding of this concept. Thank goodness for some of the other resources out there!

 

Speaking of resources, has anyone heard anything more recently about William Sutton's

updated Technical Reference book? As I am writting this, the CafePress website still lists the new version as "coming Spring 2005." Granted, the weather around here hasn't felt much like spring yet ;)

 

Thanks!

Tom

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Name: Ryan Betz

Exercise: #14 Marble, yeah right

Date: TBD

 

Tommy, i like your rendering and the rest of the room. Good work.

Now back to my exercise, lets see I'm the director. This stuff roxs

 

 

:)

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Tom,

Answering these out of order.

You certainly add your personal touch to the exercises!

 

Very nice scene.

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Name: Tenez Waggoner

Excercise Completed: 14 Playing Marble

Date Completed: May 25, 2005

Remarks/Suggestions: Piece of cake

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Piece of cake

 

You're right Tenez.

We need to find some way to make this one a lot harder. :P

 

Seriously though, materials is quite a complex subject.

If anyone wants extra credit for this lesson take a moment to look at a complex material, experiment with it and post your results in the Materials Laboratiory (See link in above post).

 

Taking the time to learn materials will definitely pay off later.

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Name: Leo Mitchell

Exercise Completed: 14 Playing Marble Materials

Date Completed: 5 June 2005

Instructor: Web tuts and manual

Comments: Too simple, I had to change the color though, Tried for Eagles Green.

 

 

 

 

I am doing certain ones out of order so that I can concentrate on the ones that I want to put more thought into

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Name: Paula Waslen

 

Exercise Completed: #14 Playing Marble

 

Completed: Jun 19, 2005

 

No coments on this one...it was pretty straight forward.

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Name : Erik Kirschberg

 

Exercise : #14 Playing Marble

 

Date Completed 9/16/05

 

Instructor : Web tutorial

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Hi Rodney- I've mooved to a new section!

 

Name: Chris Wheeler

 

Exercise Completed: #14 Playing Marble

 

Completed: Oct 04, 2005

 

Coments on this one...it was pretty straight forward so I worked through Anzovins mastering materials as well. The star is also a material.

 

Anyone ever made an opal texture?

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Coments on this one...it was pretty straight forward so I worked through Anzovins mastering materials as well. The star is also a material.

 

Ah. You are a student of the material master.

Bill Young's material demonstrations on the Anzovin CDs are THE resource when it comes to materials.

 

Watching him perform you begin to wonder if there is anything he can't make with materials.

 

Rodney

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Name: Melissa "Elissa" Heldenbergh

 

Exercises Completed: 14

 

Date Completed: Oct 14th, 2005

 

Instructor: A few years of A:M use, the book, and web tutorials, plus also doing the mentor program with Paul Daley. David Rogers book... Jeff Lew's DVD.

 

Comments: Some Materials make my computer cry, but they're worth it.

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Elissa,

Only you could make a Tardis look so good with marble. :P

I can't help but think the good Doctor would approve.

 

Rodney

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Name: Dhar Jabouri

 

Exercises Completed: 14

 

Date Completed: Oct 30th, 2005

 

Instructor: Online Tutorial

 

Comments:

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Names: James A. Owens

Exercises Completed: 1-10, 12-19

Date Completed: 22 October 2005

 

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Name: John Kuepper

 

Exercises Completed: Fourteen

Date Completed: nov9, 2005

 

Instructor: lots

 

Remarks/Suggestions for Improvement:

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Name:Marc Vancouillie

Exercise completed #14 Playing marble

Date completed 11/29/05

 

 

 

Instructor:t.a.o.AM book and reading

in this topic what people have done before me.

 

Remarks:This was fun.

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Now that is an image that'll make Shaggy's momma proud. :)

 

Very nice!

Rodney

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Name: Splinesmith(Kurt Lange)

 

Exercises Completed:14

Instructor:the manual.

 

Remarks/Suggestions for improvement:

The backgrouund objects and skydome are mine.

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Name: Douglas Karpp

Exercise: Exercise 14: Playing Marble

Date Completed: December 23, 2005

 

Sorry for repeating my previous exercise, but the marble texture fits in so well.

 

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Name: Jody Krivohlavek

 

Exercise Completed: Exercise 14

 

Date Completed: January 2, 2006

 

Instructor: AM Handbook, Video Tutorial and everyone that's ever posted to these forums.

(Been around since the Playmation days )

 

Remarks/Suggestions for Improvement:

This is actually a picture I posted to the WIP forum I believe. Marble type material I created was applied to my character here. :D

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name: Sam Wiley

Exercise: 14

date completed: 1/4/06

 

 

thom has some ager issues

 

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Name: Ross Klettke

Exer completed: 14

Date completed: 1-23-06

 

remarks: Any way to color the streak particles? It wouldn't let me change the surface properties for the material.

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Name: Micah Jank

 

Exercise completed: #14

 

Date Completed: January 24, 2006

 

remarks: I love doing Materials! :D

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vary nice looks kinda like my red weed material and i will have to agre with materials are fun to make ;)

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Mike Dalton

Projects Completed: 14

Date Completed: March 8th 2006

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Looks good Mike. I like how you put it into a scene. That always help.

Good luck with the rest of the exercises.

 

 

Leo B)

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Nice job Ken. Like the pose. Your almost done.

 

Leo B)

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Name: Bob Koonce

 

Exercise Completed: 14 Playing Marble

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Date Completed: 3-21-06

 

Instructor: Individuals on forum, TAoA:M, Video tutorials, and other material.

 

Remarks/Suggestions for improvement: None at this time

 

Any comments or constructive criticism will be appreciated.

 

Thankx,

Bob Koonce B)

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Well done Bob. I like the specularity on it.

 

Leo

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Well done Bob. I like the specularity on it.

 

Leo

 

Thanks Leo

 

Bob B)

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Here's a better attempt at exercise 14

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Bob Koonce B)

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Excellent Stephen. I like how you composed it. I get the sense of him wanting to jump up and down like Rocky.

 

Keep up the good work.

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Well done Bob. I like the specularity on it.

 

Oh, the specularity of it all!

 

-Zev

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Excellent Stephen. I like how you composed it. I get the sense of him wanting to jump up and down like Rocky.

 

Keep up the good work.

 

 

Thanks Leo73

 

i thought of it more a rock climber ( singing "We are the Chanpions" by Queen ) :lol:

 

SM

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Stephen,

Nice composition! That'll look sweet on your certificate. :)

 

Bob,

Great redo! Its easy to see you are feeling comfortable creating whatever you set your mind to do.

Mastery I believe its called. You didn't elaborate much but I can see why you are pleased with the results of your second pass. :)

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Name: John Booker

Exercise completed: #14 Playing Marble

 

Date Completed: April 02, 2006

 

remarks: none

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