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From: Markus Altendorff
Date: 19 Aug 2007 20:04:04
Message: <46c8da74$1@news.povray.org>
dbott wrote:

> ---------You have to keep using it or you lose
> it---------

That's so true! And there's always something new to learn on 
top of that, either... Friday i got myself Richard Williams' 
"The Animator's Survival Kit" (paperback, faber & faber, 
London)- that's pretty cool stuff, the scribbles and notes 
of the guy that was responsible for directing the animation 
on "Who framed Roger Rabbitt". While the examples are mostly 
from hand-drawn animations, the ideas on timing and workflow 
apply on 3D as well, of course. Amazing, but something that 
obviously needs endless practice to make it second nature...

Well, looks like as of today, i've got enough render 
snippets to get at least a storyline with a "black robe" in 
it ready, even if i don't manage to complete the whole 
script i intended. :) (of course, re-cutting it would turn 
it into some sort of ordinary fantasy thing, which i 
originally wanted to make fun of ... :S


And, it's time for some more WiPs:

(sorry, i'm just utterly happy with what the new computer 
can do within reasonable time :)

Wizard opening his book:
(note the "edge backlight" effect on the robe, that's the 
Fresnel shader in the luminance channel of the material)

After throwing the contents of the cup towards the portal 
drawn on the floor, the liquid gets caught in its energy field:
(inverse volumetric light coupled with ambient lighting for 
the liquid "glow", liquid made from metaball and particles 
in a set of force fields)

Things start to go wrong for our apprentice - the formula 
said nothing about "fire from the floor"...:

OK, that was definitely NOT what he was trying to conjure:

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