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Note: The 2005 Edition of The Art of Animation:Master has updated Exercise 16 to include Particle Sprites. You are welcome to complete either the old or new version of the exercise but the new version is recommended.

 

You can download the 2005 manual here:

ftp://ftp.hash.com/pub/updates/windows/Am2005/2005Manual.pdf

*Note that this is a 25MB download.

 

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) (No available video tutorial)

17 - Cosmic Bowling (Dynamics)

18 - Waving the Flag (Cloth)

19 - Flying South (Flocks)

 

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Exercise 16: Smoke, Wind and Fire

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Exercise 16 does not have a video tutorial. This is an opportunity to take what you've learned thus far and apply it in Exercise 16. The text and illustrations of TAoA:M along with the project files on the A:M CD give you the tools needed to successfully navigate Exercise 16 and further develop your ability to solve problems as they arise.

 

 

Additional Resources

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Shaun Freeman has an excellent tutorial on particle fire and smoke. You can see it via the Hash Inc FTP. Warning! This file is 175MB!

 

ftp://ftp.hash.com/pub/misc/sprites_tute/

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Name:  Den Dotson

 

Exercises Completed:  Sixteen

Date Completed:  Wednesday April 6, 2005

 

Instructor:  Rodney (where there is smoke there is fire) and that guy on the web tutorials kinda gettin used to the new web guy

 

Remarks/Suggestions for Improvement: No comments.

 

Here is a link to the 16th completed exercise with the night strutting his dusty stuff (dust cranked up to show on web):

 

Thanks Rodney,

-Den

 

No link to Smoke, Fire exercise so here it is....

SmokeWindFiresm.mov

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Thanks Den,

 

Great job on exercise 16!

 

Although there is no video tutorial for Exercise 16 there is now an exercise page.

... and here we are!

 

You are entirely too quick. Someone hire this man! :)

 

For those on broadband I highly recommend downloading Shaun Freeman's excellent tutorial linked above to complement Exercise 16. Thanks Shaun! :)

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Rodney,

 

That is one of the things I love about you, a natural teacher, as I get close to completing my lessons you give me plenty more to fill my days when I am done.

 

Thanks,

-Den

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TheMike,

Glad to have you posting with us!

 

I wasn't sure what you wanted me to do with the Choreography file so...

I adjusted the camera slightly and rendered...

 

The Cho files don't maintain images so that part is missing from the render.

 

...at any rate...here 'tis! (See attached image)

 

 

Den,

I'll miss you when you move on to bigger and better things.

You've helped me move toward improving the exercises and I hope in time they will be even more fun to work through here in the forum.

 

Thanks!

Rodney

themikex16.jpg

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Name: Tom Jansen

Exercise: #16 Earth, Wind & Fire .... er.... or something like that ;-)

Date: May 6, 2005

Comments: Thanks for the hint on turning off particles while working on the animation of this scene, that was VERY helpful. Sorry if a few of the sounds in this one are a little weak (my recording gear is in use on another project right now, so I just used some stock sounds).

 

Here's my clip: http://cybersummit.org/AM/Ex16_FireSmoke.mov

 

Thanks,

Tommy

post-22-1115680847.jpg

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Name: Tenez Waggoner

Excercise Completed: 16 Smoke, Wind, and Fire

Date Completed: May 25, 2005

Remarks/Suggestions: The smoke didn't come out too clearly. uh babba booey babba booey

SWandF.mov

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The smoke didn't come out too clearly.

 

No it didn't.

There is a setting (can't recall just off hand) that allows the overlapping elements to add color to each other. What was that... Additive color??

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Name: Paula Waslen

 

Exercise Completed: #16 Smoke, Wind and Fire

 

Date Completed: Jun 24, 2005

 

I tried to do the new one from 2005 TAOAM, but it didn't work to well. In the end I just did the one in the book I have.

 

Fire

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Name : Erik Kirschberg

 

Exercise Completed : #16 Smoke Wind and fire

 

Date Completed : 9/17/05

 

Instructor : Maunal

 

Comments : I had some trouble finding the smoke tutorial in my library. so i went ahead and did this exercise from the 10.5 book.

smoke_wind_and_fire.mov

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Name : Chris Wheeler

Exercise Completed : #16 Smoke Wind and fire

 

Date Completed : 10/14/05

 

Instructor : Maunal

 

Comments : Resurected an old model, and this time got the fire and smoke worked out.

smoke_no_grass.jpg

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Chris,

That's a great scene. A first (adding such extensive environment/background) for this exercise I think.**

Very nice! (Makes me think of potential Tin Woodman of Oz scenery)

 

I'm not sure if you got my email. Ken Heslip is going to grab your other files from your website and move them to a place where I can grab them. I'm looking forward to seeing them.

 

Rodney

 

** Tom Jansen's is the other one of note (shown a few posts above and reposted below):

 

post-22-1115680847.jpg

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Sorry Rodney, I dont think I got your mail:( . Let me know if your still having problems viewing the files. Is it my webspace?The above scene looks better with grass, but it was going to take too long to render. I am hoping to use the forest for nimee amee's house

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Chris Wheeler queried:

Is it my webspace?

 

Nope. It's the dreaded firewall I'm stuck behind.

 

I'll try to collect all your links and send them to Ken.

He probably didn't get my last email either...

 

Rodney

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Name: Melissa "Elissa" Heldenbergh

 

Exercises Completed: 17

 

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: I was going to do the tutorial based off the video, but it seems in v11.1 A:M is a bit to different. Over Life options aren't available, so I couldn't follow along with the updated PDF manual or Shaun's wonderful video.

 

However, I do think I think all tutorials should be narrated by Shaun, but I reserve the right to pretend it's Russell Crowe... not crazy phone throwing Crowe, but L.A. Confidential looking Crowe. Ohh! Hugh Jackmen instead...

fire3.mov

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Name: Dhar Jabouri

 

Exercises Completed: 17

 

Date Completed: Oct 30th, 2005

 

Instructor: TAoA:M book.

Comments:

smoke_wind_fire.mov

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Name:Marc Vancouillie

Exercise completed #16 Smoke, Wind, and Fire

 

Date completed 12/05/05

 

 

 

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

in this topic what people have done before me.

[attachmentid=12013]

fire_web.mov

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Name:Marc Vancouillie

Exercise completed #16b Smoke, Fire and sparks.

 

Date completed 12/05/05

 

 

 

Instructor:Shaun freemans'videotutorial on particle systems.

 

Remarks:I have learned a lot with this video tutorial.

Its very informative.I could not find the tga's on the

web which I needed for this tutorial.But it found out

that it was easy to make the images myself in photo shop

using a gausian blur filter.[attachmentid=12014][attachmentid=12015]

fire_two_web.mov

Shaggyfire.jpg

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Beautiful still of Shaggy Marc. I like!

Would you be willing to share the project file (with spriticle images) in a zip file?

 

I know I'm beggin' but darn it... This exercise needs that to plus up the lesson for those that want to experiment further.

 

Seriously!

Rodney

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Beautiful still of Shaggy Marc. I like!

Would you be willing to share the project file (with spriticle images) in a zip file?

 

I know I'm beggin' but darn it... This exercise needs that to plus up the lesson for those that want to experiment further.

 

Seriously!

Rodney

I have not posted a project before , i hope this will work

:huh:

First I have clicked "embedd all" and then I have saved the project in a other

directory.So I presume everything is now included in the file.I have tested

it and reload the project in AM without the cd in it.(because the shaggy model

was on the cd)and AM asked for the cd (which was not in the drive)but loaded

the shaggy model anyhow.

Please let me know if it worked.

 

Greetings

 

Marc

 

 

http://users.telenet.be/MarcVancouillie/rodproject/

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Name: Douglas Karpp

Exercise: Exercise 16: Smoke, Wind and Fire

Date Completed: January 1, 2006

 

doug

 

[attachmentid=12792]

Ex16.mov

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Name: Jody Krivohlavek

 

Exercise Completed: Exercise 16

 

Date Completed: January 4, 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 replaced Shaun Freeman's 'flames.tga' file with one of my own pieced together from some night time bonfire pictures from the net.

 

I've provided my flames (in zip format) for everyone to use.

 

Enjoy! :D

SmokeandFire.mov

flames_JLK.zip

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Remarks/Suggestions for Improvement:

I replaced Shaun Freeman's 'flames.tga' file with one of my own pieced together from some night time bonfire pictures from the net.

 

I've provided my flames (in zip format) for everyone to use.

 

Domo Arigato!

 

Definitely a welcome addition to my spriticle collection.

I'm sure others will agree.

Thanks!

 

Rodney

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Jody's on fire (pun) ;)

 

Thanks for sharing, very generous of you :)

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Name: Ross Klettke

Exer completed: 16

Date completed: 1-24-06

 

remarks: Added fire and changed the headline to a scene I made this past summer.

post-5080-1138085755_thumb.jpg

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Good one Ross. Great expression.

 

Good job :D

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Name: Micah Jank

 

Exer completed: 16, Fire Wind and Smoke

 

Date completed: January, 25, 2006

 

remarks: If i had enough props i was going to make him in a real stadium with people cheering and a goal keeper jumping for the ball. Ill try and make it like that sometime.

post-8068-1138207477_thumb.jpg

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Name: Claudio Ravenstein (fybs)

Exercise completed: 16 Smoke, Wind and Fire

Date completed: 1. March 2006

Instructor: The handbook

 

Had problems with the colour of the fire and the sparks. Could not follow it well from the book. I will do the exercise again once I am really in need of a nice hot fire.

Fybs

02FireAgain.mov

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Mike Dalton

Exercises Completed: 16

Date Completed: March 9th 2006

 

I did this from the book (Sorcerez), and for some reason, it's different than everyone else's project.

Hopefully it will still count.

fire.mov

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Name: Bob Koonce

 

Exercise Completed: 16 Smoke, Wind, and Fire

 

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)

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Bob,

 

Excellent twist on the tutorial. Always good to see people putting their own spin on things.

 

Keep up the great work

 

Leo

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Hi!

I having a problem with the settings in Shaun Freemans Particle Sprites tutorial. When I set the Rate of Emission to 15 for the smoke and 10 for the sparks they disappear. If I increase the rate of emission for either item above 35 they show up but much to intense.

 

Im using version 12.0s.

 

Thanks in advance for any help on this problem.

 

Don Rhodes

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Excellent Stephen. I really like what you did with this exercise. Excellent job.

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after i got my V12 upgrade it came with the upgraded book so i though i would try some of the updated tutorials so heres the updated smoke wind and fire

 

e844j2za.jpg

 

the sprites are different from the one in the tutorial but i did all the same setting the sprite emitter

 

sprites are fun

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after i got my V12 upgrade it came with the upgraded book so i though i would try some of the updated tutorials so heres the updated smoke wind and fire

 

e844j2za.jpg

 

the sprites are different from the one in the tutorial but i did all the same setting the sprite emitter

 

sprites are fun

i couldn't play the video .... the media stat's ready ...but wouldn't play hmmm...

 

there was an error on the page ...not sure if just wasn't the web page just messing up

 

Steve

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I couldn't view the movie either but the still image looks really great!

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I couldnt see the video either. Images looks outstanding, but would like the see the video.

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Thanks for posting the zip file for the video. The fire looks great.

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