Thursday, 29 January 2009

Walkin' out the door



Demo film by Ben Sanders

"So what?" you might ask. "It's a guy walking out of a house. Gee." Well, this is something you haven't been able to do before in Moviestorm. Look carefully about 5 seconds in. See the fireplace through the window? See the picture through the door?

This is the first composite set, which includes an interior piece and an exterior building model. The lower central portion is a standard Moviestorm set, built and dressed as normal. Then around and above it, we placed some of the new modular customisable buildings, and matched the wall textures, doors, and window styles, so that the set is now located within a larger building.

So now your characters can walk seamlessly out of the set and onto the street, without the need for clever editing or camera angles to make it look as if the interior and exterior sets are actually joined together. It may not look like a big deal, but it completely changes the way you can film many different types of scene.

Mmmm, tracking shots... watching people through the window... doing that whole Citizen Kane number... all this will soon be yours!

6 comments:

Jorge said...

Yeah yeah yeah. Now gimme gimme gimme!

Overman said...

Excellent, and you're right, an easy to underestimate development. This will be a gigantic timesaver vs. the old method.

Very curious to see, in the final implementation, how you guys handle "outside" light in an enclosed structure and/or multi-story structure while, I assume, still preserving normal sun behavior outside.

sisch said...

This is great - I always wanted to be able to stalk my characters!
Can't wait for it!

Matt Kelland said...

Patience, young Padowans...

equinoxx said...

Sweet! It'll be like Christmas in... whenever it gets here! Heh.

Armanus said...

Very exciting! I've been hoping something like this would come along.