Laser weapon

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Hi everybody,

I've just finished another personal project and I'd like to share it with you.

http://www.vimeo.com/9153952 [vimeo.com]

This time I took the idea from an RnD called “Electricity Weapon” by Brandon Riza and I tried to improve it and make it fully procedural through the use of CHOPs.

I created a digital asset that controls how a laser weapon looks and behaves.

This HDA controls:
The starting and ending positions which are taken from its inputs (two nulls),
the starting radius,
the shoot's starting frame and its velocity,
the shoot's ending frame and its velocity,
the velocity and the number of turns around the main straight line,
the number of frames of gap between the collision and the explosion,
the constant material's attributes and
the width of the lines.

In this example there are three lasers (those use the same HDA with different parameters) around an unique straight line. Their animation, the column's explosion (with debris and dust) and the fluid from the lasers are controlled by a bunch of CHOPs. In this way I've been able to achieve a whole procedural workflow.



As soon as possible I'll make a technical video to show you how the controls work and some other rough examples.


Cheers,

Emanuele
www.leleberti.com

Lead Crowd TD @ DNeg London
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Very impressive
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I had to make a laser gun very much like this one once. Where were you and your asset when I needed you?!?!
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Thanks guys…

@Phunt: sorry about that… I was learning how to do it… :wink:
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@Phunt: sorry about that… I was learning how to do it… :wink:

Truth be told it was about 10 years ago, but still this could have helped! So now that you're done the laser, get that time machine working. I just found a picture of them internets. Not wide enough to clearly see it, but it's a very similar effect.

Cheers

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So now that you're done the laser, get that time machine working.

Let me think which node I have to use… and I'll be back in time !!! :wink:
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Looks pretty good, your other stuff on vimeo too (especially the green ball)
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Thanks Eulenspiegel,

and welcome into this forum.


Emanuele
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Hi All,

I've just published the “Laser weapon - Making of”:
http://www.vimeo.com/9401127 [vimeo.com]


I'm looking forward to receive your critics and comments.


Cheers,

Emanuele
www.leleberti.com

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