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The FINAL EFFECT - Animation
Friday, January 13, 2006

http://www.bluegrassbrowncoats.net/Serenity_fireflyeffect.avi Well, it's pretty much final. I still need to fine tune the wave effect, but I think I've got theory down. Overall, I'm fairly satisfied with how the effect turned out. I have a new respect CG artist and the uncertainty that goes with special effects, I had very little idea how the final effect would turn out until after many hours of rendering. Well... anyway, enjoy! Follow the URLs to see the video (video requires the DIVX codec) http://www.bluegrassbrowncoats.net/Serenity_fireflyeffect.avi


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COMMENTS

Friday, January 13, 2006 1:39 PM

ORCBLASTER


Whoa, that is just.....whoa!! Absolutely beautiful!

Friday, January 13, 2006 2:01 PM

ARCADIA


That's shiny. You've got natural talent, as Kaylee's daddy might say... Really, it was amazing. :-)

Friday, January 13, 2006 5:14 PM

CASIVONA


Thanks, everybody! I worked a long time at this and my computer spent many an hour rendering. Oh, btw: if you don't have the DIVX player/codec, it's an easy download at divx.com

Friday, January 13, 2006 9:51 PM

DUFF


Yeah, I can only imagine that Casivona is starting to appreciate the work of Firefly and Serenity just THAT much more. That must have taken a REALLY long time. Great work on it, it's fantastic.

Saturday, January 14, 2006 1:43 PM

ROOSAL


that's fan-freggin-tastic

Saturday, January 14, 2006 5:44 PM

ZENGUYOFNY


Great job, Casivona! Your talent will carry you many places in the future. And a fantastic tribute to our Little Ship That Could. Thanks for keeping her flying!

Monday, January 16, 2006 6:28 PM

AERIN


It was totally worth the DIVX download to see that. Very cool!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 8:13 AM

OXYOPIA


Pretty darn amazing, if'n I do say so myself.

Anyone else thinking fan-film time?

-Oxy

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 6:07 PM

BR0WNC0AT


I know you put many hours into this, and its great quality...

But you have a critical problem that i have noticed:

Conventional Jet engines like the ones located on the side of Serenity need air to make them run.

That is why there shouldn't be any propulsion comming from the side engines.

And to have Serenity turn a spray of air should come out of the right side, thus pushing the ship around.

Go to http://www.howstuffworks.com to get details on jet engines.

Again i wasn't trying to take away from your work, Hell I want to know what program you used to make it.

Could you PM me or something to inform me please

thanks

-BC

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 7:08 PM

CASIVONA


Thanks again, everyone! And thank you Browncoat for the observations. I don't want this to come across as me being arrogant but this video was more of a technology test so I realized the inconsistencies, and I figured out how to do thruster burst after I had rendered it (suppose I should've stated that), but it did bug me that I didn't have the thrusters. However, it takes sooo long to render I just haven't gotten around to it yet. I figure I've worn this scene out, so I think I'll animate another. Again, not to be arrogant, but according to the technology explanation in the Serenity RPG book: the reaction thruster pods have the capacity to burn in an airless environment... just a little FYI :D

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 11:45 PM

EIEN


Seriously awe worthy.
It supports the thought that it's only a matter of time before fans of a show go off and do their own thing despite what a network might do.

Zoic could use you I bet :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 2:20 AM

CASIVONA


"Zoic could use you...", wow! thanks! what a compliment! and I would absolutely love to work for Zoic! talk about my dream job!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 3:01 PM

PINBALLWIZARD


I can just imagine the circumstances regarding this U-turn:

MAL: Wash! This is NOT Persephonie!

WASH: Wo de mah! Sorry, must've got turned around when me and Zoe were on top of the consol...doing...something...playing with my dinosaurs!

JAYNE: (under his breath) Rutt'n lucky lizards.


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