***BLENDER*** Help, forum links, tutorials, etc.

Discussion in 'Scifi 3D Forum' started by DVeditor, Jul 2, 2005.

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  1. darthviper107 Force Ghost

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    I don't know what people have done with Blender, but there's a laser script for Max that allows you to setup a gun with a laser (or bullet) and then have it shoot whenever you want to easily by pressing a button.

    I'm pretty sure that Blender can do some kind of engine glow effect, you might want to search around the Blender forums.
  2. BruceM Jedi Master

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    Mar 8, 2006
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    hello. I have searched google, and found nothing. SO i come to you. I am making a mustafar enviroment in blender as a test/ improve my blender skills, and I need a good way to make a river of lava? Any suggestions?
  3. MasterED Jedi Padawan

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    May 19, 2007
    newest ver of blender is 2.44

    www.blender.org/download/get-blender


    need images or links to image
  4. darthviper107 Force Ghost

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    "need images or links to image"

    What are you talking about?
  5. outrider462004 Jedi Master

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    I know somewhere around this guys page is a zip file with a water fall .blend file, and a lava one too as well as the tutorial. I don't remember where so cruz around and see what you find
  6. outrider462004 Jedi Master

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    Wow when did this no longer become a sticky. Anyway, I have a glass problem. I created my glass shape and added all the adjustments to the mesh to reflect and be transparent like glass. When I turned the stars on, I couldn't see them reflected or through the glass. Why is that? Did I forget to turn something on or off?
  7. BruceM Jedi Master

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    Mar 8, 2006
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    Could you post the blend file, at least the glass. I can at least open it and see what is what. Worst case senario, you could always render a picture of just stars, but like alot bigger than the frame, and attach it to a plane as a matte.
  8. Mithrawnurodo Force Ghost

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    I just switched from Electric Image to Blender and I have been making good progress but I have a problem, whenever I render something, I have no idea where blender puts it. How do I find where my rendered movie was put? I am using a G4 Powerbook running Tiger.
  9. BruceM Jedi Master

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    I use the windows version of blender. In windows, it is C://TMP. Here is how to tell where it saves a render:

    Make one the windows the buttons menu
    Then hit f10 for rendersettings(if you dont know where render settings are)
    On the far left, their should be an output box
    on the top panel under output(it should say tmp), select the folder
    browse for the directory for where you want to save it in the top box
    in the bottom box you can select what you want to name it


    Hope that helps
    Bruce
  10. Mithrawnurodo Force Ghost

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  11. ghost6680 Jedi Padawan

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    http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Blender_3D:_Noob_to_Pro/Making_Fire Go here and it will teach you to make fire. I recommend that you put lights spherically around it to illuminate the object to be a sun.
  12. ghost6680 Jedi Padawan

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    I would create a moving water enviroment, then add the fire effect to it, using particles. then you would also need to have the water move in a directional path. maybe be able to use the physics with it or have it follow a path. Just experiment!
  13. ghost6680 Jedi Padawan

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    have a slim body of water, use a bone system because of the flexibility, and then use a path for the water to follow. add an enviroment to it to make it look realistic. create a cliff and have the water follow a repeating path like a conveyor belt that repeats in a circle like motion in a square or rectangle motion.
  14. ghost6680 Jedi Padawan

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    Oct 17, 2007
    you can do one of two things. get the official blender 2.0 guide or google search for blender tutorial on making glass.
  15. ghost6680 Jedi Padawan

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    When in edit mode with the Tab button, you use the right mouse button to select one and hold shift to select more than one at a time.
  16. samuelskywalker Jedi Padawan

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    I need help. I'm trying to rotoscope lightsabers on video but how do I use the composite nodes to make the lightsaber glow? It's so confusing!
  17. darthviper107 Force Ghost

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    Why are you asking this question in Blender help? Isn't that more of an After Effects/Photoshopping issue?
  18. samuelskywalker Jedi Padawan

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    Well, I am asking help with Blender!
  19. BruceM Jedi Master

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    Good thing I read this. Here is my tutorial for rotoscoping a PICTURE with Blender. I didnt make the rotoscoping video yet, but I probably should do that sometime.

    http://www.freewebs.com/bruceproductions/Lsabers%5Fblender.htm

    Bruce
  20. Ajjawz Jedi Padawan

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    Mar 7, 2008
    I'm wondering how to make a realistic spaceship fly to earth, I have my earth and stars and space and what not, but I'm clueless as to how to make a ship, and as to how to make it move. Any help would be nice.

    This is roughly what my earth space looks like:
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v515/JozKids/EarthSpacePic.jpg]
  21. Ajjawz Jedi Padawan

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    Mar 7, 2008
    Nevermind, I figured out everything I need.
  22. Ajjawz Jedi Padawan

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    Ok, I figured out BruceM's tutorial, and it works on images from my camera, but not the Qui-Gon image, which isn't a problem. But I'm really confused, how can I add the lightsaber to a video, like rotoscoping frame-by-frame for it.

    Thanks...a response soon would be very appreciated, I'm putting a video in a film fest, and I did it in LSmaker, so at least I have a version, but I'd like to do it in blender, i'm good at LSmaker but blender is better :D
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