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Modeling the New James Bond Introduction

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Modeling the New James Bond Introduction
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CreativeCOW presents Modeling the New James Bond Introduction--Video Training by Michael Park

Michael Park Michael Park
Tampa Bay, Florida

©2008 Michael Park and Creativecow.net. All rights reserved.

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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Michael Park shows you how to recreate the opening gun barrel sequence from the two newest James Bond movies in 3d Studio Max using the default scanline renderer, minimal modeling, and only standard materials.













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Re: Modeling the New James Bond Introduction
by Seraj Emad
This is a big one! can you please put a link for the 3d max project file? when I download the current one it just give me the 3d_bond_footage.mov
Thanks
Re: Modeling the New James Bond Introduction
by Rajesh Lanka
Hi my name is Rajesh. I like your tutorial very much, it is very helpful and I enjoyed it very much.
Thank you
Re: Modeling the New James Bond Introduction
by John smith
hi michael great tutorial, could you give me tips on how t create the blood across the screen in 3d max? thanks
Re: Modeling the New James Bond Introduction
by Mike Park
I currently use CS5.
@Mike Park
by Ferdinand Ras
And you also used that fot the usual old school gunbarrels?
Also did you use 3ds max 9 for the making of the new gunbarrel? 'Cause that's the version I have.

I must sound like a complete idiot right now but can't find the actual solution to my problem.
Re: Modeling the New James Bond Introduction
by Ferdinand Ras
Can you maybe else show me how YOU converted te mov to the image file. 'Cause I really want to get this done ans it seemd I keep struggling with the same problem all over but can't find a solution.

Best,
Nándor
@Ferdinand Ras
by Mike Park
I took it into Adobe After Effects and simply chose to render it to a jpg sequence. I selected my folder to contain the files and hit render. That is really all there is to it.
@Mike Park
by Ferdinand Ras
What version of AE do you use? CS?

Thnx for everything!
Nándor
Re: Modeling the New James Bond Introduction
by Mike Park
Ferdinand,

I am guessing that there is a frame rate problem. Check the properties of the imported footage and make sure it is the same frame rate as the mov file. I must admit, it has been quite a while since I did this tutorial and I dont remember everything. Let me know if you need more help.

Best,

Mike Park
@Mike Park
by Ferdinand Ras
Well... actually. You could help me with provodong me the infromation on how to check the framerates 'cause I really don't know how to do that.

I'm sorry for my stupidity XD

Best,
Nándor
Re: Modeling the New James Bond Introduction
by Mike Park
Ferdinand,

the .ifl extension is used when max imports an image sequence. As you note in max, there is no native import for .mov files. I therefore rendered my video out as an image sequence (.png or .jpg) and then imported them into max. You have the option of choosing image sequence in the open dialogue box. Max creates an .ifl file for you which is nothing more than your image sequence. I hope this explains everything. If you want to use my footage, just export it from a video editor as either an image sequence or as a movie file max understands. I used a .mov for the package because it yielded the highest quality video for the smallest package.

Best,

Mike Park
@Mike Park
by Ferdinand Ras
Thanks for your help, Mike.

I converted the video file to a series of jpg files using the method on the following site: http://tufox.com/tango/convert-mov.html
I added it to the material editor and followed your tutorial from there creating the reflections and all.

However, now my problem is that when the camera is moving away from the actor (so backing uit of the barrel).

The movie of the actor walk in and shoot repeats as the camera zooms uit instead the actor kust keeps standing.

Please, help me as I don't know what to do anymore.

Greets,
Nándor
Re: Modeling the New James Bond Introduction
by Ferdinand Ras
Hi there, Mike.
I'm a big fan of your tutorials, especially the ones that involves doing the James Bond gunbarrels.

However, something's still not really clear.
In the New James Bond Introduction you added the movie with the actor (that can be downloaden from your site in mov format) and it has the ifl extension.

I used Google but can't find how to make an ifl file nor what is exactly is.

Hope you could provide me with this information.

Thnx a lot!

Nándor Ras,
Netherlands
3d max 8 error
by Mike Park
Fred,

Not sure what your problem is with the modeling. I gave the project away for free, but it was in 3d max 9 format. I don't have 3d max 8. As for the shooting hearts, you can certainly do that, you just need to either model hearts in 3d max and use particle flow or pull the renders into a post production application like after effects and composite them in there.

Are you looking to hire me to do these effects for you? I am not sure what you are asking.

Happy to help,

Mike Park
Special request
by Fred Buijs
Hello Expert,

I made several images and movies of my youngest son 14, which I unfortunately do not see that often due to a divorce and the theme is James Bond. Using logos from brandsoftheworld. Die another day and tomorrow never dies, property of a lady and so on. Even bought in Austria the same gun with soundsilencer in plastic.

These images I put on his http://www.hyves.nl page which looks like facebook but much more visual and has here in Holland more than 8 million users. In this way I can also communicate with him and pimp his profile on some sort of personal marketing base to show I care.

I played your tutorial for the gunbarrel more than 10 times and somethings go wrong. I am using 3d studio 8 and my question is If I can buy your data for the gunbarrel using my own movie where my son Lothar Buijs shoots hearts instead of bullets.

With much respect for you and your answer.

Fred Buijs
Netherlands

Modeling the New James Bond Introduction
by Jason Phillips
When I add the material to the barrel it stays black and there is no reflection. I'm using 2010. Not sure if I'm missing a step.
Modeling the New James Bond Introduction
by Jeffrey Reiber
Thanks so much Mike, reason I ask is 3d Max isn't on Mac and I wanted to make this gunbarrel, if I used another 3D program the steps would be much the same right?
Modeling the New James Bond Introduction
by Jeffrey Reiber
Again thank you so much I will be trying this over my Spring Break
Modeling the New James Bond Introduction
by Mike Park
You might be able to pull off something close in After Effects, though not nearly as quickly. I would start with watching my tutorial on the old school Bond intro in After Effects. Do all of the same things with the barrel, but make a comp with 28 tall thin, duplicated layers of footage as the reflection. Dim them as you go from top to bottom. Then, use CC Cylinder on that layer and add a twist. Like I said, it wont give you the exact same results because of the accurate reflections in 3d max, but it will give the look.

Best of luck
Modeling the New James Bond Introduction
by Mike Park
if you mean the blood that comes down, yes, you can do it in afx. just create a solid red layer, mask the blood running down, apply a layer blending mode - bevel and emboss and there you go.
Modeling the New James Bond Introduction
by Jeffrey Reiber
Thanks so much Mike you have been a great help! The Bond producers should hire you to design the gunbarrel!! Again thanks, oh and the 3D blood like in Casino Royale can be done just using some After Effects?
Modeling the New James Bond Introduction
by Mike Park
Jeff,

The answer is yes, the concepts would be the same. The steps would differ depending on the software. I would think the creation and application of the material may be somewhat different as well. I wish I could be of more help, but I work in Max and After Effects primarily. Really all you need to do is figure out how to make a tube, cut grooves into it, twist it and put a reflective material on it. Deceptively simple!

Best of luck
Modeling the New James Bond Introduction
by Jeffrey Reiber
Is there a way I can do this gunbarrel in After Effects?
Modeling the New James Bond Introduction
by Umer Zafar
sorry my bad, the plugin i was using to download the video was giving error. my mistake. great tutorial, very informative. thanks.
Modeling the New James Bond Introduction
by Abraham Chaffin
Video works for me - what browser / version of flash are you using?

Very cool tutorial Michael - I can only imagine how long it took to do this effect originally without the tools and programs we have today!
Modeling the New James Bond Introduction
by Umer Zafar
cant see the video


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