Create an Animation of a Networked Planet Earth

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  • Palkinto: $239
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  • Voittaja: lukehardworker

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Looking for an animation to represent communication and travel across planet Earth. Please take a look at the attached 'Global Network' video for an example of the kind of thing I'm looking for. Don't copy it, but draw inspiration from it.

Rather than blue, I would like the lines to be an orangey/yellow colour (with a slight glow) and they should be solid rather than dashed. They should also be about 50% thinner so they're not so thick. The camera should start relatively close like in the example and gradually pull out so the Earth fills about 80% of the vertical frame.

I think the speed of rotation and the speed of the lines forming is too fast in the example video... maybe slow it down by about 50% or so. No need to show a full rotation of the globe, but most of it would be good. Maybe start with Australia and end when we get to North America or something. No need to cover the Pacific.

The sun should be a very slight hint of orange/yellow as well. Not really saturated, but just not blue like in the example. The number of locations/lines in the example is about right. Smooth camera moves, a nice starfield in the background, no Moon or anything. No need for the lines to reflect on the ocean. Looking for the Earth to be quite realistic, but with muted colours like in the example. No bright green parts or anything.

Final deliverable: 1920x1080 progressive, [url removed, login to view], Quicktime Photo JPG, 75% quality. 20 seconds would be ideal. Minimum of 15 seconds though and a maximum of 30 seconds.

Bonus points if you can deliver as a 2880x1620 file, but quality is more important than resolution. Let me know in the comments if your entry will be provided at 1080p or 1620p.

As I'll be using these in my stock renders, I need to have full ownership of the final video, so it needs to be entirely your own work. May have need for additional space related videos, animations and 3D modelling in the future if you're interested, but we'll start with this contest and see how it goes.

I think that covers everything! Give me a shout if you have any questions.

Thanks!

Scott

PS. I've uploaded some of my assets to Dropbox that might help in the creation of the animation. You've got an 8K starfield, a 4K nebula with transparency (don't use it at 100% opacity, something more subtle like 25% to 50% or something, and some Earth textures. Feel free to use all of them, some of them or none of them.

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I'm also including a video I made that includes the Earth and uses the starfield/nebula/textures. I'm not too bad when it comes to animation, but it's them pesky lines that I have no idea how to create! Your animation ideally needs to be of a similar or better standard than that. More of a stylised Earth though, like in the 'Global Network' file.

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“Very high quality work. Luke obviously knows what he is doing when it comes to animation, 3D compositing and video production. I\'d have no hesitation in recommending him. ”

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  • onneti2013
    onneti2013
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    please #extended for another 24 hours, I've got my work done waiting finish the rendering

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • onneti2013
    onneti2013
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    please extend for another 24 hours, I've got my work done waiting finish the rendering

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • onneti2013
    onneti2013
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    I am finishing my project for submission, please wait , thanks.

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • cgWiz
    cgWiz
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Ah forget it... you keep moving the goalposts LOL. Best of luck to everyone else :)

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. StencilMedia
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      What goalposts have I moved? The brief and the final deliverables have not changed since day one.

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • StencilMedia
    Kilpailun järjestäjä
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Just wanted to reiterate a point on the final deliverable from the brief... for anyone who has, or is going to submit an entry:

    "Final deliverable: 1920x1080 progressive, 29.97fps, Quicktime Photo JPG, 75% quality. 20 seconds would be ideal. Minimum of 15 seconds though and a maximum of 30 seconds.

    Bonus points if you can deliver as a 2880x1620 file, but quality is more important than resolution. Let me know in the comments if your entry will be provided at 1080p or 1620p."

    Thanks!

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. StencilMedia
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      Great, thanks. My main concern was with the duration... some entries were like 3, 8, and 14 seconds long. I was assuming that they were first drafts or needed extending, but just wanted to make sure. Needs to be 15 seconds minimum, which yours is. Good to know on the resolution though. Thanks!

      • 2 vuotta sitten
    2. ahmadmostofi
      ahmadmostofi
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      I will deliver you 2880x1620 , 29.97 fps, Quicktime Photo JPG, 75% quality. is that cool?

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • StencilMedia
    Kilpailun järjestäjä
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Have extended the contest by three days and upped the prize slightly. Thanks.

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. ahmadmostofi
      ahmadmostofi
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      I understand. regarding what you demonstrated, I'm just going to enhance my entry to the overall feeling you basically prefer. Just a treatment to the current design.

      • 2 vuotta sitten
    2. ahmadmostofi
      ahmadmostofi
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      Hi, Work is in progress and I took too long to solve a problem with spot light, I'm now using Element 3D v2 and I'm almost there. I will submit in less than a day. Thank you for your patience.

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • sumitathanere
    sumitathanere
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    #extended Please extend the time for 1 week more......hehe

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • cgWiz
    cgWiz
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    So... anything else we can do for that elusive 5th star ? Still 4 days left so there's still time for improvement :)

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • StencilMedia
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    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Just for the new people who are coming along.... unfortunately, it's not sufficient to buy a $7 clip from VideoHive and then just upload it as your entry. If it was that easy to make $240, then I'd stick in a couple of submissions myself! Please make sure your entries are entirely your own work. Thanks!

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • StencilMedia
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    • 2 vuotta sitten

    I'm going to reject some entries when it comes to people who have submitted multiple versions. There might not be anything specifically wrong with those entries... just that I prefer the remaining one more, and it keeps everything better organized. Thanks!

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • imnajungshinkdir
    imnajungshinkdir
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    working on it please wait...

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • StencilMedia
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    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Just in case anyone is interested... if I was entering this contest (which I wouldn't as I don't know how to do the lines!), then my entry would look a little bit like this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAMYBXiSvvw

    There's no lines on there, and I'm not sure if the clouds should be as prominent and maybe the Earth looks a bit too 'real' for something that's mean to represent a stylised global communications network. The main thing I do like in my version is the sun, the camera move and the background.

    I'm not saying anybody should copy my example, or start from scratch or change their existing entries or anything like that. If your entry looks great then it doesn't matter if it's considerably different from this and there are already some great entries coming in that are different from this. However... if anybody is stuck, doesn't know where to start or wants a better idea of what I like and dislike... then hopefully this helps if only a bit.

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. lokom
      lokom
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      If you want to give me the 3d, and I will make the line

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • sumitathanere
    sumitathanere
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    In the above entries, Who made complete there scene in After effects? without using any other 3d studios like 3ds max, cinema 4D or maya. I need to know that is it possible to make complete scene in After effects because I have spent much time on this project.

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • housnichraka
    housnichraka
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    I'm sorry but I abandoned the projects I know how to make the lines in 3D I searched all day but I have not found I use after effects 2014 cc

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. sumitathanere
      sumitathanere
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      Same problem, I made lines But It is not disappearing behind the planet. almost two days spent...haha

      • 2 vuotta sitten
    2. StencilMedia
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      • 2 vuotta sitten

      I don't think it's possible in After Effects as if you were using particular or stroke, they're 3D plugins, but they don't react with other 3D plugins so the lines are either in front of the planet or behind it. I think it has to be done in a dedicated 3D program.

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • adeel303
    adeel303
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Can we do the animation in 3ds max? If you just need the animation video then I can do it 3ds max. It can also be rendered as a transparent png sequence if you want to do compositing

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. StencilMedia
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      • 2 vuotta sitten

      You can do it in any program you like!

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • StencilMedia
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    • 2 vuotta sitten

    V2 wouldn't work in 1.6... but I guess you'd only need a pre-render of the Earth/Space/Sun to use as a guide for the size and rotation of the planet... and then you just the camera data.

    Might not be fair for people who don't use After Effects though. Or does everybody use it? Anyway, wouldn't be fair on people who didn't plan to use AE and now they have to.

    Maybe I should just keep it as it was originally. Anyway, let me know if it causes problems. I'm quite good at matching movements and stuff, so as long as I have a bit of info to go on, then maybe it would be fairer for me having to match you guys' camera movements when I'm comping everything together, rather than everyone having to match mine.

    I think we should leave it as is for now and carry on as we were, but if the option exists for rendering out just the lines with transparency then that would be cool. I can always pay a small bonus for the additional rendering time. Thanks!

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. tkarlington
      tkarlington
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      Yea...I dont use AE. I have nearly prepped the entire scene and I just stopped by this page before rendering the video. And I happened to see that the brief had changed considerably, so I almost decided to drop the project. But I`ll just render out the video and post it later and lets see where we can go from there.

      • 2 vuotta sitten
    2. StencilMedia
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      • 2 vuotta sitten

      How has the brief changed?

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • StencilMedia
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    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Question. How would people feel if I altered the deliverable of the contest to be a Quicktime PNG + Alpha of just the lines and the impact points? Then I can tinker with my own versions of the Earth, the Sun and the stars to my hearts content... and composite them all together in After Effects after the contest has finished.

    I'd probably have to get a bit of info from you with regards to the camera move and the rotation speed of the Earth, so I can match it up in After Effects, but it means you only have to focus on the one thing. No endless tweaking of the look of the Earth and the stars etc.

    I appreciate it means the work you've done so far was a bit of a waste, but on the other hand, it's unlikely I would have awarded the contest to any of the existing entries... and you've all had feedback on the way the lines reveal, so nothing has been a waste really.

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. StencilMedia
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      • 2 vuotta sitten

      I can provide an After Effects project file with an Element 3D V2 setup. Although I should be able to export the camera data as well if that helps.

      • 2 vuotta sitten
    2. ahmadmostofi
      ahmadmostofi
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      I have Element 3D version 1.6, I think that would be compatible. not sure.
      for camera data, as I have based it on growing lines and what you have said (australia to america), I would appreciate if your provide your project with Reset camera. because I control the camera with other ways which is appropriate for growing lines. Thank you

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • lokom
    lokom
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Hello StencilMedia. What program do you use?

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. StencilMedia
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      • 2 vuotta sitten

      After Effects with Element 3D V2. I have C4D Lite (bundled with AE) but I rarely use it.

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • StencilMedia
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    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Just found this on Pond5...

    http://www.pond5.com/stock-footage/561912/global-business-network-loop.html

    The size, shape, colour, speed and glow/lighting of the lines is pretty much perfect. The Earth looks good as well, but it's a flat plane... if it was something like that but on a sphere with the stars in the background, the sun and the camera pulling back then it would be pretty much perfect. Just so you know!

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. StencilMedia
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      • 2 vuotta sitten

      No, it's mainly the thickness, the color and the glow/lighting style of the lines that I like... Ideally they'd still animate on. As for the Earth, I like the style in that video and I like the style in the original video I posted, but i'm not tied to any of them. Happy to see what people come up with.

      • 2 vuotta sitten
    2. cgWiz
      cgWiz
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      Ok, thanks for the clarification.

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • sumitathanere
    sumitathanere
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Network lines is too difficult to create. somebody help to create?

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. cgWiz
      cgWiz
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      You can do it in any particle system...

      • 2 vuotta sitten
    2. StencilMedia
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      • 2 vuotta sitten

      If they were easy, I would have done it myself!

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • StencilMedia
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    • 2 vuotta sitten

    No need for an atmosphere. Sorry if my example confused things... it was just to show some of the people who had already entered that I'm looking for something with a certain level of quality. But no, no need to copy that or have an atmosphere or anything.

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • StencilMedia
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    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Have uploaded some assets that might help in creating the animation. Check out the updated brief.

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. ahmadmostofi
      ahmadmostofi
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      do you also want the atmosphere to be considered as the main render? because in the example you have attached first, atmosphere is not considered. do you want the earth to be like "Main Earth Render"? because if I add atmosphere, the visibility of lines will be affected.
      I could create the lines above the earth, but as there is too much locations to be considered for the map, Render speed is slow and takes time more than regular.

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • kangian
    kangian
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    lets rock!!

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    1. StencilMedia
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      • 2 vuotta sitten

      Absolutely!

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  • ahmadmostofi
    ahmadmostofi
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Hi, Your brief is very clear, I will submit my entry in a few hours, and I will deliver 2880x1620 resolutions.

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    1. ahmadmostofi
      ahmadmostofi
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      Work is in progress

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    2. StencilMedia
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      • 2 vuotta sitten

      Good stuff!

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • cgWiz
    cgWiz
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Working on my entry now, please wait for it :)

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    1. housnichraka
      housnichraka
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      hello I send you my work in two days

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    2. StencilMedia
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      • 2 vuotta sitten

      No problem.

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  • StencilMedia
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    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Video uploads enabled! Apparently, anyway.

    • 2 vuotta sitten

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