Our newest promotional video for the Harb40 Passion Competition.
AN annual film competition that now has a short story category for writers to submit their stories also.
To learn more, go to www.harb40passioncompetition.com.
Created by Henrik Safegaard.
I usually do not post or embed “tests.” However, I decided to post this because it is done with a much evolved version of an old software friend – Terragen. It looks like my old friend has grown up. Depending on what one needs for a particular scene, Terragen may be an alternative to the more expensive or involved landscape creators.
A simple sci-fi animation just for gaining experiences with Terragen 2.5 possibilities in animation and generally for a upcomming short project.
600 frames were rendered by a single Xeon E-3 1240.v2 CPU @ 3,6 GHz in 26 hours.
Looks a bit choppy against the original file but this could be due to various reasons like Vimeos re-compression, stream connection or not being a Vimeo+ member, who knows…
It could be argued that this is nothing but a 3-minute commercial for Eve-Online. Yeah, but what a helluva commercial! It could also be used as an example of how machinima can be used for narrative purposes or purely commercial exploitation. This is a very well-done short/commercial/narrative. Call it what you wish. It is excellent.
From the beginnings of the EVE Universe, its inhabitants were born into chaos, forever struggling to create order only to write a new chapter of discord in the annals of history. Rising, clashing, and discovering, just to fall again as the machinations of their efforts and ambitions extend beyond their control.
It is into this vicious cycle that you are now reborn, the capsuleers and mercenaries that decide the fate of an entire universe, changing the future and altering the course of all that will be… forever.
I admit I am impressed with this preview. I admit I am always a sucker for “first contact/attack/invasion” type shows. I admit that this may very well be an incredibly successful and well-made show. However, I also must admit that I have these very strong “this has been done before” and “isn’t this being done now” feelings in my bones. I subscribe to the belief that there are no “original” stories left. The Bible, Shakespeare and Roger Corman pretty much took them all. So, you are left with the need to offer some other “take” or “angle” on that same story. In light of “Falling Skies,” “Battle: Los Angeles” and innumerable low-budget clones, I only hope that those behind “Omega” have that different “take” or “angle” clearly in their sights. They appear to have the production resources for a quality series. Yet, it must still include something… different.
Humanity finds itself in ruins five years after first contact with extraterrestrials. A group of civilian and military survivors are at moral odds as they plan their next steps through a now treacherous planet.
Amazing. To Hell with the gameplay implications, can you imagine the possible machinima implications?
This animated character is being rendered in real-time on current video card hardware, using standard bone animation. The rendering techniques, as well as the animation pipeline are being presented at GDC 2013, “Next Generation Character Rendering” on March 27. The original high resolution data was acquired from Light Stage Facial Scanning and Performance Capture by USC Institute for Creative Technologies, then converted to a 70 bones rig, while preserving the high frequency detail in diffuse, normal and displacement composite maps. It is being rendered in a DirectX11 environment, using advanced techniques to faithfully represent the character’s skin and eyes.
You can find more detail on the rendering aspect here : http://www.iryoku.com/blog
This demo is running at 180 fps on current gtx 680 cards.
Note: Yes, this is the same source data from ICT used by Nvidia at GTC, but rendered using a completely different tech.
The third trailer for the animated show RWBY from Rooster Teeth.
“Aperture R&D” is from the folks who gave us “Fallout: Nuka Break.”
Based in the world of Portal 2, the idiosyncratic scientists of Aperture Research Labs are in an endless battle for the meaningless title of Lab Team of the Month.
This impressive looking preview looks like what you might get if you combined Philip Marlowe and “Blade Runner” with “Clockwise” and “Clockwork” from Amorphous Blob Productions. Not a bad formula at all!
First trailer to the 15 minutes short film.
Our Production will be finished by March 31, 2013!
More Information and material can be found under: facebook.com/TheAugmented.Movie
Preview of the new anime-inspired series from Rooster Teeth.
The web series „Bladedancers” is about the life and rise of the kidnapped assassin siblings, Jaldan and Aluria. Over the time they regain their memories of their previous life’s and seal the downfall of the ruthless clan.