Jump to content
Hash, Inc. Forums
Rodney

Exercise 18: Waving the Flag

Recommended Posts

The Art of Animation:Master (Online)

 

Please add your exerices to this topic and others will join in.

 

The Art of Animation:Master is being completed on a continual basis in the New Users Forum. Meeting deadlines can be an important skill to master early on but this course is self paced to allow each person the flexibility they need to learn the basics of Animation:Master. The course can be completed in as little time as necessary or as much as is needed by each participant.

 

Note: You may want to download the videos first.

All available Video Tutorials related to TAOA:M can be found on one page:

The Art of Animation Master Video Tutorials

 

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 18: Waving the Flag (Cloth Simulation)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

View Online:

Web (2MB)

 

Download:

Zip (1.8MB)

 

 

 

Additional Resources:

 

v12 inaugerates new methods and controls for cloth simulation into Animation:Master. Look for additional information, examples, and tutorials in the v12 discussion area:

 

A:M Simcloth

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Name:  Den Dotson

 

Exercises Completed:  Eighteen (and one to go!)

Date Completed:  Saturday April 9, 2005

 

Instructor:  Rodney (a true patriot) and that guy on the web tutorials pretty used to the new web guy by now

 

Remarks/Suggestions for Improvement: Patriotism should speak of itself.

 

Here is a link to the 18th completed exercise:

 

http://homepage.mac.com/animateden/hash/WaveFlagsm.mov

 

Thanks Rodney,

-Den

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very good Den!

 

I think very shortly we'll have to add the instructions to do the same exercise with v12 cloth. It will be a good way to test the differences of the two technologies. :)

 

One more to go...eeekk! I'm working on your certificate now so whatever you do... don't quit!!! :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Name: Tom Jansen

Exercise: #18 Waving the Flag

Date: May 10, 2005

Comments: I rendered this before adding sound, so I should have re-rendered this so that it ends at a better spot in the music. But you get the idea.

 

Here's my clip: http://cybersummit.org/AM/Ex18_Flag.mov

 

At ease!

Tommy

post-22-1115769315.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You definitely get extra points for going above and beyond the call of duty on this one. Very patriotic of you!

 

Great job. Only one more exercise to go! :o

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Name: Tenez Waggoner

Excercise Completed: 18 Waving the Flag

Date Completed: May 26, 2005

Remarks/Suggestions: Apparently there's a huge gust of wind in the beginning. :D One more to go!

flag.mov

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Apparently there's a huge gust of wind in the beginning.

 

No kiddin'! ;)

 

One more to go!

 

Yikes! Time to put the finishing touches on your certificate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Name: Leo Mitchell

Exercise Completed: # 18 Waving the Flag

Date Completed: 08 June 05

Instructor: Web tut guy

 

 

Flag

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Name: Paula Waslen

 

Exercise Completed: #18 Waving the Flag

 

Date Completed: Jun 25, 2005

 

This one was very straight forward. I don't want to get into it too much, as I am more interested in learning V12 Cloth.

 

Flag

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Name : ErikKirschberg

 

Excercise : #18 Waving the Flag

 

Date Completed : 9/17/05

 

Instructor : Manual and web tutorial

flag000.mov

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Name: Melissa "Elissa" Heldenbergh

 

Exercises Completed: 19

 

Date Completed: Oct 18th, 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: Fun exercise, but my people models and places still tend to wear tight clothing.

I fancy the Union Jack.

flag.zip

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Name: Dhar Jabouri

 

Exercises Completed: 19

 

Date Completed: Nov. 01, 2005

 

Instructor: Online Tutorial

 

Comments: This is truly an amazing feature.

Flag_Salute.ZIP

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
OK- 1 more to go......I'lle be sad not to be contributing to this threag any more

 

Yeah but we'll roll out the royal carpet if and when you ever drop back in to comment and critique on someone else's work.

 

Its been great having you... I may be asking you to email me some of your movies as I still haven't been able to get to your site.

 

Drop in anytime. :)

 

Rodney

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Name:Marc Vancouillie

Exercise completed #18: waving the flag

Date completed 12/06/05

 

 

 

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

in this topic what people have done before me.

 

One more to go

:) [attachmentid=12189]

Flag_web.mov

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Woo Hoo! Finally able to access files again.

 

To Chris Wheeler:

I hope your movies are still on your site because I'm gonna grab 'em!

I suspect you have a lot more like these posted here but I haven't been able to see them until now.

 

Beautiful stuff!

 

To Marc:

 

I take it this is the new A:M Simcloth. Nice!

I need to do this exercise with the new cloth myself.

 

One more to go

 

It's been a pleasure having you.

I'm heading back to review all your posts to start on your certificate.

 

Rodney

screen_shot320_small.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Name: Jody Krivohlavek

 

Exercise Completed: Exercise 18

 

Date Completed: January 6, 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:

I added a bone to the flag model and selected all the pole control points for that bone. Then in choreography, I chose the flag and added a new constraint of rigid body.

 

When the cloth was simulated it bounced off the pole! Exactly what I wanted it to do!

 

 

Only two more to go for certification... YAY! :D

WavingTheFlag.mov

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Name: Ross Klettke

Exer completed: 18

Date completed: 1-24-06

 

remarks-- I really think this exercise should be lengthened a few pages in the manual to explain more indepth all the options provided for simCloth. Other than that, all is good.

flag.mov

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Name: Micah Jank

 

Exer completed: 18, Waving the Flag

 

Date completed: January 25, 2006

 

remarks-- when u saw we had to do something with the american flag this is the firs thing that poped into my head....."The battle of Iwojama" so heres my version of it. HTey dont move but ow well.

 

 

 

 

 

http://media.putfile.com/Battle-of-Iwojama

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mike Dalton

Exercises Completed: 18

Date Completed: March 9th 2006

 

Notes: A nice quick exercise. Nothing fancy.

flag.mov

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Name: Bob Koonce

 

Exercise Completed: 18 Waving the Flag

 

Date Completed: 3-25-06

 

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)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Name: John Booker

Exercises Completed:18 on April 05, 2006

Instructor:video tut. and the manual.

 

Remarks/Suggestions for improvement:

[attachmentid=15770]

Ex18John_Booker.mov

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice John. I like the adding of the airplane. My only crit would have been to add some rotation to the propeller and when the plane goes by the flag, have it react to the air current that would displace the flag.

 

Over all good job,

 

Keep it up your almost done.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Name: Stephen Molloy

 

exercise # 18 waving the flag

 

Date: April 18 2006

 

Instructor: web video

 

remarks: i tried V12 cloth waving the flag, but could get it of the ground (sort of speaking)

 

the collation rate was giving me errors

 

so here's V11

Flag_movie.mov

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

that was interesting could you tell us how you did that?

 

sorry for spelling errors i typed this at school and they dont have the spell checker

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

that was interesting could you tell us how you did that?

 

sorry for spelling errors i typed this at school and they dont have the spell checker

 

it was pretty easy...i put shaggy in the pose holding the flag and rendered it out

 

i went into photoshop and made a selection around him and in channels i save the selection.

 

so now all i got is shaggy and a alpha channel..... saved as a targa 32 bit

 

in A.M. i made a flag ( 2 control points and extrude a few times )

 

when added a decal and applied it ....( in the decal settings where it's states as a COLOR as default i changed it to cookie cutter ) ......

 

i seen a tute on Cookie cutters a few months back ....

 

hope that helps ....

 

i might redo it ( my starting idea was the wind to be faster lol )

 

Stephen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

that was interesting could you tell us how you did that?

 

sorry for spelling errors i typed this at school and they dont have the spell checker

 

it was pretty easy...i put shaggy in the pose holding the flag and rendered it out

 

i went into photoshop and made a selection around him and in channels i save the selection.

 

so now all i got is shaggy and a alpha channel..... saved as a targa 32 bit

 

in A.M. i made a flag ( 2 control points and extrude a few times )

 

when added a decal and applied it ....( in the decal settings where it's states as a COLOR as default i changed it to cookie cutter ) ......

 

i seen a tute on Cookie cutters a few months back ....

 

 

 

here's my second try ( this is just the force and no turbulence)

 

hope that helps ....

 

i might redo it ( my starting idea was the wind to be faster lol )

 

Stephen

Flag_part_2.mov

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Name: sam wiley

 

you know

 

Comments/suggestions: it nice that shaggys showing some patriotism

 

[attachmentid=16374]

 

YES I'M DONE THATS THE LAST OF THEM IT OVER ITS FINALLY OVER I HAVE COMPLETED THE ART OF ANIMATION:MASTER ITS OVER ITS FINALLY OVER!

flag.zip

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sam,

I'm having a bit of trouble finding some of your exercises.

If you posted them outside of the main TAoAM area I could use a pointer.

 

Maybe Leo can help me find them.

 

Here's what I have at the moment... still searching...

 

The Art of Animation Master: Sam Wiley Gallery

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Name: James M Glover

 

Exercise Completed: Exercise 1-18

 

Date Completed: 15 Aug, 2006

 

Give me an "A!" Give me an "M!"

[attachmentid=19617]

 

I'm almost there...

Exercise_18.mov

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whoa. What a finale.

Here I thought it was going to be just the standard flag rotation. :blink:

 

Way to go above, beyond and into your own territory.

 

Rodney

 

 

I'm almost there...

You aren't kidding... time to get some certificates together!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whoa. What a finale.

Here I thought it was going to be just the standard flag rotation. :blink:

 

Way to go above, beyond and into your own territory.

 

Rodney

 

<...snip...>

 

You aren't kidding... time to get some certificates together!

 

Thanks for running this...

All the encouragement has been great...

Over all, its been fun, instructional, and occasionally frustrating

and I'm glad I finally did this...

 

Now for some sleep so I can have plenty of energy for flocking

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Exercise 18: Waving The Flag (Cloth)

John Bailey

September 4, 2006

 

I finally got that Jolly Roger flying. I used simcloth (Shear stiffness 55, Air drag 0, Bend Angle damping 0, Shear/Stretch damping 0) with a Force (width 60cm, Fall off 200cm, and a magnitude of 300%). I wanted to see the whole flag stand out almost straight and all of these parameters finally gave me four of them after much experimentation.

 

I had to use constraints on Shaggy. I'll play around some more with grouping. I'm really interested in that concept.

 

http://media.putfile.com/Pirates-of-Cape-May

 

[attachmentid=20256]

 

Whew! :blink: one more to go.

 

JohnnyB

Jolly_Roger.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For going above (literally!) and beyond the call of duty on this one I'm proud to present to you this little word:

 

outstanding

 

 

Great job! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rodney, do you agree that the class of '06 is the most outstanding class so far? I sure think so.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Name: Al Dinelt

Exercise Completed: Exercise 18: Waving The Flag (Cloth)

Date Completed: December 11, 2006

Instructor: TAoA:M

 

Thought I would have a bit of fun with this exercise. I couldn't figure out how to slow down the flag, so I ended up taking the rendered video into Sony Vegas, using slow motion on the clip.

 

Yeehaw! Just one more tutorial to go, then off to bootcamp!

 

Al

 

[attachmentid=23069]

 

[attachmentid=23070]

exercise_120.jpg

exercise_18A.mov

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Excellent job Al. Congrats on finishing up. Good luck with the bootcamp.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Name: Caroline Begbie

Exercise: Exercise 18 - Waving the Flag

Date Completed: 6th January 2007

 

Aided By: TechTalk SimCloth movie - interesting viewing, as I was getting the same error as is discussed. I wanted to post the link to it, but it appears to be broken for the moment.

 

Note to self: Add to list, to find out how to make material softer, so flag is not so stiff.

 

CheckeredFlag.mov

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You're absolutely right, Elliot - I posted too late, difficult to get the angles when using the background as a flat rotoscope, had eyes closed - there are 100 excuses, but there's no real excuse.

 

When I showed my son, he said exactly the same thing :D, and that I should always go through him first before I post. Lesson learned. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm a fan of the scale as shown. The tiny cars are so cute. :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh kay, where did she get the racing track from? I don't have it on my CD? How come? huh? huh? huh? How come I don't got what she got? huh? huh? huh? :angry:

 

Great job Caroline. I'm really impressed how quickly you took on A:M. Fabulous :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...