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17/08/2011 18:18:27

Quoling
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Any ideas on how to do this? - you know that classic - jump across a massive gap...complete with yeeeehhhhhhaaaa's...ok I can do that bit but never really got the idea of vehicle movement...at least not properly.
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17/08/2011 18:57:22

ziggy72Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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I seem to recall all those shows (like Knight Rider too) always cheated - one shot of the car approaching the jump, then another of it leaving the jump, another of the car sailing through the air, and then a final shot of the car landing (and buckling the suspension, sometimes bending the whole chassis) before they then drive away in a pristine car. Worked for them, anyway
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17/08/2011 20:12:34

mystoMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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It's possible to do a "believable" car jump but it takes a lot of "fiddling" with the object properties and movement controls during the recording stage. I wanted to see if I could do all of this in one shot and it took me about an hour to get something that looked somewhat "believable". It wasn't perfect but it did look like the car jumped the ramp.

I think it would be easier to film a car jump in separate shots as Ziggy suggested. A shot of the car approaching the jump, another of it leaving the jump and sailing through the air and then a final shot of the car landing. Trying to capture everything in one shot is possible but very very time consuming given the current method of controlling objects. At least it was for me.
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17/08/2011 20:15:52

DreekoMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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ziggy72 wrote:
I seem to recall all those shows (like Knight Rider too) always cheated - one shot of the car approaching the jump, then another of it leaving the jump, another of the car sailing through the air, and then a final shot of the car landing (and buckling the suspension, sometimes bending the whole chassis) before they then drive away in a pristine car. Worked for them, anyway


Exactly how I remember it too. The occupants of the car rever suffered any injuries either. Unless they were the bad guys obviously!
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17/08/2011 20:23:36

mystoMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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I was in a "car jump" with my older brother when we were young. We jumped the tracks at a railroad crossing. When the car landed the oil pan was smashed into the motor and I had a headache from flying out of the seat and smashing against the roof of the car. We figured out fairly quick that "jumping" was not like in the movies. LOL
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17/08/2011 20:45:38

ziggy72Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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Yeah, even a mild jump can seriously hurt you - unless you happen to be a bad guy in the A-Team TV series, where you could fly through the air in an open Jeep and suffer zero injuries - those were the days!
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18/08/2011 13:06:57

Emily
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Here's a little tip for car movement - although maybe it will work better if your vehicle is on the flat...


1. Right click on the car and select 'floats in the air'.

2. Make your car hover mid air (this allows you to put the rotation point under the ground).

3. Go to Prepare > Object movement, and drag the rotation point so that it is on the ground. You may want to put it at the front or rear of the car, depending on which way you want to angle your crash.

4. Now drag the car down so it is on the ground again.

5. You can use Page Up / Down Keys and the controls to adjust the roll and twist of the movement.

CRASH! BANG! WALLOP!!
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18/08/2011 13:11:09

Quoling
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Thanks Em - will give it a go..not had time to use Muvizu for ages so will take a while....going to try to import a General Lee as well... Logic
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18/08/2011 15:54:25

freakmoomin
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The General Lee = The coolest car EVER!
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