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05/16/2021 12:40:17 PM · #1
This is what I have been up to:
Virtual Drone for 100
My friend's mother turned 100 today so this was part of my virtual birthday card for her :)

PS If you are on a slow connection it might take a while to download.
05/16/2021 01:39:05 PM · #2
Beautifully done. What is involved in making this? Do you design and draw from scratch? Or pick and choose and then compose available elements? Any own pictures used?
05/16/2021 02:52:22 PM · #3
Beautiful. I wish I had your talent.
05/16/2021 05:27:01 PM · #4
Originally posted by willem:

Beautifully done. What is involved in making this? Do you design and draw from scratch? Or pick and choose and then compose available elements? Any own pictures used?


Way cool, Margaret! Thank you for showing us!

I'm also interested in the answers to Willem's questions.

I'm sure she loved it!!
05/16/2021 08:41:57 PM · #5
Very impressive.
05/16/2021 09:32:50 PM · #6
cool!! love the creativity!
05/17/2021 01:53:48 AM · #7
Thanks! It is a very difficult area to learn, I have been working on it since September last year. I first starting learning Blender ad Maya, both 3D modeling and animation software then I discovered Unreal Engine (it is free for hobbyists!). Unreal is 3D gaming software that is also used for architectural visualization and by film and advertising industries. It is really what I like the best - creating an arrangement from existing components and filming them. I am also learning now the basics of cinematography (you can have multiple cameras, camera rails and cranes like on a real movie set) and lighting the scene. It is a very creative process and I love it!

To answer Wilem's question - I use some components that I created from scratch like the rocking chair and the street light in my recent entry. I took photos of these and recreated them in 3D. But I prefer to work on assembling different components available in free Unreal Engine libraries and focus on the atmosphere, choice and arrangement of props, lighting and camera movements.

This video started as a still life virtual photography project :) I studied Mary Ann's beautiful still life creations, assembled the environment, built the table from the floor boards, selected pumpkin and pears from a Megascan library, added flowers and imported the cake from a 3D model. The candle flame and the main butterfly are animations, the group of butterflies uses a particle system embedded in Unreal Engine. I made a video of this setup but you can also walk through the forest, look under the table etc, everything is in 3D. I will make an interactive version of this environment in future. I love the foggy birch forest! :)

For those interested check out these examples of building environment from pre-existing components in Unreal:
Building a Virtual Village House
Demo of a Medieval Town created in 3D

05/17/2021 03:26:28 AM · #8
Wow! amazing!
05/17/2021 08:37:31 AM · #9
ohh wow! Thank for the details ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' MargaretNet :)
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