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Ok I decided to make a Marble Roller Coaster :) . I have actually already finished it for the most part except rendering which I need to ship off to my render node. Here are some stills and cam tests. It's short though next one is going to be longer :) and the next one is going to be a Newton Bonanza!

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Tests.mov

 

C&C Welcome

-Photoman

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Ok I decided to make a Marble Roller Coaster :) . I have actually already finished it for the most part except rendering which I need to ship off to my render node. Here are some stills and cam tests. It's short though next one is going to be longer :) and the next one is going to be a Newton Bonanza!

C&C Welcome

-Photoman

 

I like it! Different that's for sure! I just had my screens calibrated and the only crit is that it looks pretty dark (or my calibration was not done well).

 

Will you place a camera on the ball (or whatever it is) that comes down this thing? Next, instead of a water slide... a lava slide?

 

Rusty

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Looking good! I've tried a marble rollercoaster before, and had some problems. Yours turned out quite well!

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that's a great start! Though I don't get what happens at the very start. Where does the ball drop from?

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Thanks!

 

I rendered those on a Macbook pro so it is set to LCD Gamma I think.

 

The ball is just dropped... I plan to have it so when the ball ends in the funnel thingy that it will be "teleported" to the next coaster Im making.

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kouwill. on the next one, howbout a spiral part of the track? when you put the camera at the ball, that'll be a real mind bender.

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I have many sketches (What else are you supposed to do at school?) of various tracks. This next one (If my computer ever finishes rendering (20 hours for 5 seconds!)) is going to have a helix(es?) a loop and MAYBE dominoes ^_^ . Though all depends on if it is possible with newton dynamics. (The jump in the movie above took about 1 hour to get right it involved simulating with no landing and putting in a track piece and righting down the translation and rotation and then reverting the project to before the simulation and putting the track in :wacko: . AND it takes forever line up the tracks perfectly :) )

 

Photoman

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Here is a 5minute test I did with the sweeper plugin:

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Just ignore the random pieces I forgot to delete. :)

 

Photoman

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Great job so far, Photoman! I'm loving the idea; it's just so original. I really like how you were able to get that grimy, rusty feeling on the textures.

 

Can't wait to see more. =)

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To be truthful all the textures besides the terrain/water (In the funnel thingy) and marble where darktrees. :)

 

Photoman

 

PS I have 2 cameras that have finished rendering.

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Thanks! There should be more in coming weeks but I also have finals in coming weeks :( .

 

Photoman

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Started the second coaster. It is near finished I just have to tweak some stuff and add camera paths and misc stuff. Here are some stills and previews.

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More C&C welcome :)

 

Photoman

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That's impressive. What do we have to do to keep the ball from penetrating the track edges sometimes?

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Its the way I set it to render in realtime. It renders as smooth curves reguraly. Why I have it that way? Accidently clicked it :)

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Ok production has slowed a bit b/c of finals this week YAY! :blink: I am now rendering everything! About 60hours into it so Im guessing it will be done by the end of the week. Hold tight!

 

Peaks:

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The light is visible at the end of the tunnel.

 

Photoman

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Too much fun.

...and a great way to experiment with A:M and Newton Dynamics. :)

 

Its hard to resist rolling a few marbles of our own.

 

I've enjoyed all your renders thus far.

Really looking forward to the final render!

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Thanks! Hit a speedbump... A 16 hour render of the flythrough camera has some "black" patches I need to fix :( so I have to rerender that....

 

Also been thinking... This would also be a great idea for a tutorial. I used the sweeper plugin, newton dynamics plugin, several custom materials, etc!

 

Photoman

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Finally finsihed rendering editing and all that fun. About 100 hours of rendering on my laptop and pc node. I uploading to Youtube as I am writing this and will post link when it finishes.

 

Photoman

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Here is the final version (as of yet):

 

Thanks for all the help!

 

C&C Welcome

Photoman

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Great work, I also like the song in the u tube video, what is the name and who performs it?

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Thanks!

The song is called: "The Contradanza" by The Planets. I got it from a 100 track TRANCE album which my friend lent me (CD's).

It's not on itunes though, I checked.

 

Photoman

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