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« on: March 12, 2009, 03:09:07 PM »

This is my first video tutorial...  It's surprisingly awkward to make these things.

Felt a bit like the first time I left a message on an answering machine!  Wink

And I had a cold...

And the microphone was cheap...

But enough excuses, I will make more and I will get better!

Animated "Lights" Video Tutorial

This tutorial was made for our Saucer/UFO Project which is part of the Visual Effects Program I teach at Lost Boys Learning.  I demonstrate some techniques that use an animated Ramp Texture to control the Incandescence across an array of small geometry based lights.  Think pulsating lights across the bottom of a Saucer Ala "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" or maybe a landing strip...

Use your imagination, I'm sure you can come up with other uses!


Please let me know if you have any requests and/or feedback. 

I'd like to keep the concepts simple and modular.

Cheers,

Mark

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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2009, 01:43:26 AM »

Nice stuff, Mark!
I like this tutorial, it's very handy, and detailed.
It recalls what I learned in LBL, you know I use 3ds Max now, so it's really good for me!
I want to see more!! Grin
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