FINALLY! After 2 months of rendering and STILL NOT how I like it! MY HANDMADE Israeli 6-day war M-51 SUPER-SHERMAN TANK IS ANIMATED!
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Modeled in Hexagon 2.5, textured rendered and ANIMATED in Carrara 8 pro.
After endless weeks of ERROR MESSAGES like AN ERROR OCCURRED while rendering, after numerous days of rendering over and over again on 2 MACS. Through 3 power outages and endless gallons of Seagrams Seven Whiskey I am done with this part..
It was just maddening to get this done. I also had to re-render many sections as for whatever reason some of the sections DID NOT MATCH UP after I compiled them.
The whole thing is 32 seconds. I had to render no more than 2 second renderings at a time then compile them. if I dared try to render anything longer than 2 seconds on either machine I would get an error after days of rendering. THEN when I would copy and paste the sections of every 2 second render there seemed to be a slight alignment issue in a bout 25% of them LIKE the camera was at a slightly different angle or some frames were missing or numerous frames were the same as if frames 13-17 were exactly the same thing or frame 10-12 were just missing in a 2 second /60 frame render.
AS a mater of fact I wanted to have one continuos camera SHOT following the tank BUT because I decided to EDIT in renders from different camera angles to COVER up the screwed up sections. The part of the view from inside the building, the static camera on the ground shots were for nothing but to cover up the obvious hickups.
I wanted to add a few more but I am just out of time and patients. I may just set it to continuously render the entire 32 seconds at a future date IF I have a new MAC that won't take 3 months to do it.