Today I was playing with fire! I followed a tutorial online here and came up with this:
Which, if you look at the original tutorial is miles away from the realism the tutor achieved! It was a long tutorial with over 20 steps, so a lot of backwards and forwards. Finally (when I wasn’t getting anywhere with it) I noticed loads of comments underneath all agreeing it was a rubbish tutorial! Wish I’d read that first.
Anyway, I found a MUCH simpler tutorial here and within a couple of steps, I had a much better fire started! If only I hadn’t wasted time following the first tutorial…
I was also working a bit on animating my character, so the door no longer closes through his arm! (Even though I kind of liked this effect to remove the viewer from their natural suspension of disbelief).
I think after a few more days animating and a day filming, this first scene’ll be on the way to completion! (After some days in After Effects as well.) To render this scene, I’m definitely going to buy a cooling pad for my poor little Macbook. Was thinking about this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/Logitech-N100-Laptop-Notebook-Cooling/dp/B001USTPT8/ref=pd_cp_ce_1
(Originally posted 20.05.2010 on http://www.thisiscentralstation.com)