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Cool!
I am very curious about the full movie Wink


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These stills are crazy awesome!!!

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UPDATE 08/02/2019

He folks,

I was in luck. I was able to work on my movie for two weeks straight and that was a good thing, because I managed to finish nearly 7 minutes of edited footage. That's quit a big chunk from the movie. The scenes I worked on can be seen in the last third of the movie and I really hope I can finish the whole ending in autumn this year.

Why in autumn?

Because now I am vacation for two weeks and after that i Will edit a movie for german cinema and right after that I got a TV-show to cover. So I will be in work until late october 2019. That means I will have less to no time to do anything on the movie. I try to get the scenes finished I need for the ending. There is one room to build and there will be some shots with big explosions and this isn't easy to achieve. I will talk about this later, because of spoilers.
I hope I will get the sets for the lower decks in november. My friend Andreas Günther is working on them, but it takes time. He now has two weeks off, so he can put more time into the project. The whole middle part of the movie plays on the lower decks of the spaceship, so nothing is done on this section right now. Plan is to get this going after october 2019. I really want to get this finished in spring 2020 and I'll do everything to get the movie done when the time comes.

I don't have any dead lines. No one is pushing me, but there is this feeling in me, that tells me to get this finished. I started this two years ago and I am motivated as hell right now, but on the other hand I want to get this over with. The sooner the better. There is another point. I basically rewrote the whole finale og the movie, because the original ending felt too boring. It wasn't when I wrote this, but as soon as I started with the scenes for the finale I felt it and so I created more tension, which leads to more scenes I hab to animate, much more scenes. I know this changes will help the movie, no doubt, but I used up almost the whole two weeks to get the additional scenes done.

Right now I assume the final running time of the movie will be between 40 and 45 minutes. Right now I am at 28 minutes of edited footage, so about 2/3 of the movie is finished. The light at the end of the tunnel gets brighter every days. Lets hope it's not the train ... Smile

As usual - here are some screens from the scenes I was working on this last two weeks ...

Greetings, Direx

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/95700ad2-7faa-4e04-9d2e-ceab.jpg

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Damned, those stills look really nice...
Good luck with finishing your long-term project Wink
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/935b21e6-47f6-4a30-b2eb-2027.png



Toystorylab on Vimeo : https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/ce44ea78-6984-47d8-9bf4-b783.png    Crassitudes (my "Alter Ego") on Youtube: https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/fcc4df30-b3a8-40a5-a427-0735.png

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All the work that is going into this animation is truly inspiring , I cant wait to see the end result great work and please keep it up!


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@Direx - looks Amazing!
Do you have any new paradigms you may try rendering with on the horizon? 
ie - Unity, Unreal, Iray, Octane?
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UPDATE 11/12/2019

Hi Folks,

A small update this time, just to show you that this project is still alive.
I had a lot of paid work to do within the last months. I edited 9 episodes of a popular german show for teens and one movie for the german cinemas. Most of the work is done and so I always work on my movie project when I got some time left.

The last third of the movie is almost done. There are a few missing shots, becuase I need some voice work to be done and there is one big set I don't have rigth now. But 95% of the third act is finished and edited together. Right now, about 31 minutes of eidted footage is done and ready for sound and music. I wanted to have this part finished in autumn and I manged to do so. That's good, because I really want this finished in spring 2020. I am exhausted to be honest. It's not that I don't have fun to create those scenes, but it gets tideous over time. It feels like a tread mill and I don't like that at all.
So, it feels good to add one piece after another to the edit of the movie and today I rendered the first two shots for the middle part of the movie. That's the part where almost nothing exists right now. The sets are almost finished and there si only one big set piece missing. I think I will get this set at the end of this year. I hope so at least.

I also updated my hardware some weeks ago. Now I have a NVIDIA 2080 SUPER gpu with 8GB VRAM. I also updated the RAM, motherboard and CPU. iClone runs really fine now, even with GI eneabled. Render times are also much better now. This will help to get the scenes done in faster time ...

That's all for now. And as usual, here are some screens from the final movie ...

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/c30c6420-5b87-4a3d-80c6-86f5.jpg
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Greetings, Direx
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Very nice. Keep up the great work. It's gets tiring like running a marathon but you're almost there with the finish line in sight. Looking forward to the release in Spring of 2020.
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These are really inspiring!!!  Is that smoky haze from a window a combination of particle FX and bloom? Super curious how you made that "look." It's all sorts of great!!!

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kungphu (11/13/2019)
These are really inspiring!!!  Is that smoky haze from a window a combination of particle FX and bloom? Super curious how you made that "look." It's all sorts of great!!!


I assume you refering to the last still. Yes, you are right. It's a combination of particle fx and bloom. I still use the old particle fx (called "legacy" in iClone 7), because those fx are way better to handle than the popcorn fx. I used the "bath tub" particle fx and some "small smoke" fx. In combination with the right lighting and GI, you'll get this hazy look at the end.

The native renderer of iClone can do some amazing things, that's for sure ...

Direx




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