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Broken legs

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Thursday, February 1, 2018 Under: WIP
Hey all!
This week's vlog!

GOD is beyond words!!! Just wow!!
 - Broken legs?!
   I am happy to say that I am not talking about my own legs here, haha. Whenever the frogs jumped in the floor footage, their IK's would lag behind and because of overall rotation, the legs would break and unbreak with every jump. This week I'm aiming to fix it, because just after the recording, GOD gave me the solution and I edited it in. So keep an eye out for that!

 - Shot finally done and wow!
   For the last few weeks I have been working on what I think of as the most epic shot of the movie so far - the frogs in the floor illustration and wow is it cool! I luv luv luv what GOD has done here! I just, like I mentioned, have to fix the frogs. I look forward to it! Thankfully I don't have to re-render the whole thing - just from where the frogs show for the first time (plus a little buffer in case it's a little different with them working right and all).

   Basically this would be the third time it required a re-render. The first time was because of the really overly intense 3D. "Ouch!" screamed my eyes, hahaha. It was so unconfortable to look at. Wow... Thankfully, that sorted, I re-rendered the shot and excluded the frog jump transition (will probably use it later - GOD willing). And now, after fixing the legs, we'll see another re-render. Thankfully, GOD has shown me that it is definitely worth doing it in 2 layers:
1) 2D+Depth
3) 3D (from 2D+Depth)

This means that overall, the render time is much less. For the 2D alone, it takes a few seconds. The 3D by itself takes roughly 7-12. Together, they took roughly 30-45 seconds. Apart, about 20 at the most. That is a big difference if you multiply it by over 1000 frames! Definitely worth the time made up!

Thankfully the compositor will also get a makeover with 2.8, so yay! haha.
GOD is good!

 - NPR Shader proposal and v3
   NPR proposal! I am so thankful GOD helped me with this. It was sooooooo much work to make it. In fact, it was actually not written originally in the same format. It started out with a bit of an entitled attitude and I hated that. With that removed, Wasili strongly suggested I rewrite some of it to also address some of the push back against an NPR shader and the work that goes along with it. I asked the LORD for permission and HE allowed me to go look for some how-to's on how to write really great proposals and I found a great one in WikiHow:
https://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Proposal

   Of course, mine does not resemble what they did all that much, but they made some strong points I felt needed to be taken on board to make a strong case - and of course address the push backs that Wasili stated. So I re-wrote it and oh did it come out awesome!! GOD is so amazing!! I didn't even intend to open up with something comical!

   We did hit a snag though. After sending it to Wasili and he was happy, I asked the LORD if I could post it and HE said no. I was like: "WHY NOT?....." hahaha. Not a single word. So I waited a bit and later that night Wasili and I spoke and especially about the angle - no toon shaders in 2.8 - I felt the LORD wanted me to fact check a little so I downloaded the latest build and there it was, glaring at me, the toon shader was still there in Cycles. Totally had the rug pulled out from under us, but so grateful GOD said no! hahaha.

   I did not re-write it immediately, because I was working on the frogs and such and the next day, I had time while it was rendering and I modified the angle - finally good! Wasili approved it and yesterday, after all the logistics behind it, it was put up - with quite a bit of a struggle. I am not used to MarkDown, haha. I really do like the idea of it though!

   As much as I feel it is a bit redundant after posting the proposal, the LORD wants me to finish and upload package v3 of the shaders (just an adjustment on the sharpness setting sensitivity and the replacement of the second colorramp in both the anisotropic shaders). All of this includes new node maps and and and. So it is a lot of work for a small update, but for it to be truly finished, I know I have to do it - just didn't feel like it tbh, haha. So that is also planned for the week.

 - No frog transition 
   It just didn't really fit. The more I look at it, the more I feel comfortable with it, but the problem is that I had a knee-jerk reaction to it in the first place. That means the audience will too on first watch. I don't want that when I go watch a movie - cringe at transitions! hahaha. Not going to make anyone else either. It had to go. It may work for a different part of the movie and if it does, I can add it there.

Thank you to everyone who reads, comments and watches!
Biggest thanx to GOD for helping me with this. Without HIM, none of this would be possible! :D

Know JESUS yet? GOD is reaching out to you through these videos. HE loves you more than you can imagine and wants you to know HIM. Not because HE's lonely, but because HE loves you and paid a heavy price to enable you to go to Heaven, where HE is. See, we all have sinned in some way shape or form. That makes us guilty before GOD. If you have ever said that you hated someone, in GOD's standard, you have committed murder (James 4). If you've ever looked on a person with lustful thinking, you've already committed fornication with them in your heart and you are then guilty of sexual impurity. If you were to face GOD on judgement day, saying: "I was a good person" will be a void argument, just like it would be before a human judge. GOD knew that we would have to pay that penalty and that we could not pay it, even if we tried, but sent JESUS to pay the price for us. Your sins were put on HIM and the forgiveness that is there for you was by no means cheap - the cross was not padded and comfortable, neither was the death.
But, HE was raised up on the third day (after being crucified) and finished the work so that we may enter through HIM paying the penalty we were supposed to pay, but it is only valid for you, if you accept it and live for HIM.

If that is you today, please, follow this prayer:
"JESUS, I believe that YOU are real and I believe YOU died for me and was raised on the third day for me. Please forgive me for my many sins. I make YOU the LORD of my life, full time and to fill me with YOUR HOLY SPIRIT. Teach me how to live for YOU, help me become what YOU have made me to be, in JESUS' Name! Amen!"

To find out more, you can check out this link:
http://www.crossallegiance.org/knowJesus.html
It gives you access to free Bible translations, free teaching videos and more. Remember, this is a decision with eternal consequence, choose life, choose JESUS. :D

Have a great one!!!

Thank YOU!!!!!!

In : WIP 


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About Me


Marius Oberholster Hey all! I've been doing CG work full-time since 2011. GOD has been with me, supported me and taught me all the way. HE tells us to do all things as unto the LORD and that is my goal. I do whatever I believe the HOLY SPIRIT is leading me to do and it's not always easy, but it's always worth it to be obedient! JESUS is awesome!! If you don't know HIM yet, follow the link above!

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