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March 27, 2010
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Hi guys,

excruciating 10 hours to render 2500 frames. Hell I need a bigger computer if I want to do this right.

Any tips about reducing render time without quality loss are very very welcome.

Rendered in 3ds Max (64 bit version) with Final Render.

Wanted to render in HD 720p, but the output avi was not with the right aspect ratio. Again, tips about that are very very welcome.


P.S. I found out that the 64 bit version of Max works with only two codecs, is that right?

P.P.S. Lags in the animation are not intentional. Damn.

Edit: 10 hours later...

I changed some things, fixed some things and think it looks better now. It's a little bit smaller but now with the right aspect ratio, with antialiasing and some other fixes. :)

I have one more edit in mind, but that'll take some time. I'll be away from the 31st this month till the fifth next month, so I might not get this ready before I'm going.

Edit #2: Another 11 hours later...

I was able to put in some more work into this. I added some more details to the gas giant and slowed its rotation a bit down. I also added a simple background. I guess its almost done now.

I wish I had some music to add. Ambient, easy listening, something like that. That would really top this off. Anybody got some music lying around that is not copyrighted and about 1:20 minutes long?

Edit #3: Final update

I added some music.

Music is from [link] Composer: Todd Gautreau, ASCAP
Title: About De Souffle

(if I should not be allowed to use the music this way, let me know and I will take it down)
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soloact-the-bard Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Well done! B-)
Zeroplumber Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice, even with the impacted quality it's still a nice show of talent.
hoevelkamp Featured By Owner May 29, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot. :) I think for my first real try at an animation it's ok.
foscus Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
Hey mate, i dont have time to write it just now, but ill give you some tips on how to render each frame in less than 1 sec at 720HD ;)

note me your email, unless you want me to type a massive comment in here? haha
hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010   Digital Artist
Noted. :)
h2ome Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
Truly Beautiful Work OBI WAN
Love your serious attention to detail.
hoevelkamp Featured By Owner May 29, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot young Padawan. Attention to detail is one of the first things to learn in the life of a Jedi. :D
QAuZ Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
this has been featured [link]
hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks my friend. I appreciate it. :)
QAuZ Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
You're welcome. :nod:
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