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Hayling ISS Test by Rahll Hayling ISS Test by Rahll
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Another visual effects test for the teaser trailer I plan to do for my personal project Hayling. The last one had just about nothing to do with the project, whereas this one kinda does. Don't ask how, cause I won't tell ya!

Anyway, like the last one that you can see here, this was done with all still images and some simple effects work. Just thought I'd share, hope you like it! Watch in in 720p if you can!
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:iconwillymutuku:
WillyMutuku Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
hey thx for inspiring me !
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:iconmadalincmc:
madalincmc Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
It looks really good, i will sure keep an eye on it!
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sevenxlives Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
really nice. =3
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PetrSiska Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would like to see the whole movie sometime. Is it coming?
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kaliu Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Holy cra... I mean, great! :D
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:iconbigbenhoward:
Bigbenhoward Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice work Rahll. I did end up about 7 videos deep in space research on YouTube though. Crap, I missed lunch!
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Camille-Besneville Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I'm very interested about the way to make very realistic clouds from space like that, it's a full painted clouds or matte painted clouds ?

And what software do you use ?

Very nice work :)
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Rahll Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, I actually used a number of methods for the clouds. The main one is obviously matte painting them. You can typically utilize NASA imagery without copyright issues, especially if you're only using tiny bits and pieces to piece together the whole, and painting in the gaps and details.

The other way is to get find an interesting texture that resembles clouds, and use some selections methods to isolate areas and basically use them as clouds. To get extra depth, you can copy that layer, run an emboss filter on it, and play with those settings, then set it to overlay. Alternatively, you can also choose render > lighting I believe it is, and utilize a mask or channel to serve as your depth mask.

You can use the same method above for simply painting clouds too, they can be a little rough, but a simple filter will often help with depth, then you can keep painting into it. Play around, see what kinds of results you can get.

Also, I use pretty much only Photoshop for this type of stuff, but I'm getting into using more 3D, such as Sketchup and 3ds Max, like for the ships.
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Camille-Besneville Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ok, Thank you a lot for sharing your skill ! this will be very helpful for me !

Thanks
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Rahll Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, crap! I was responding to comments on my latest space battle painting, that I didn't realize that this comment WASN'T on that one. The advice is still sound, but obviously some of the stuff I said doesn't apply to this particular work. This was mostly just photo elements, pretty much no painting, other than those few clouds that drift by lower lest. The background image, and the space station are really the only two photos involved.

I used Photoshop and Adobe After Effects.
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SpecialS4UC3 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Wow, video is beautiful. Thinking of doing an updated version with the ISS near complete?
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frag971 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
The video is jawdropping :O

make it in 3d so i can have vertigo, pretty please. shouldnt be hard right? a day's work in after effects? :D
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:iconrahll:
Rahll Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Rofl, I wish.
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LoftyNZ Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
nice use of After Effects man! powerful program once you get your head around creating moving images, for a short scene like this it seems totally believable, after just finishin up a 2min animation ive remembered how much after effects can do! have fun moving images always add a little bit more interest!
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Rahll Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, absolutely. I can't wait to do something longer. Way back in high school I did a full 2 and a half to 3 minute animation of some robot story in After Effects. Pain in the ass, but I really enjoyed it.
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AngelForHer Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn man
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:iconrahll:
Rahll Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I would've preferred a "daaaayuuummm!" but thanks.
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secondchancenow Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
cant wait to see how this all turns out!!!
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:iconde-max:
de-MAX Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's awesome! But the static shadow on the ISS is very striking.
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Rahll Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Well technically there would be no shadow movement if it's only the camera moving and the station isn't rotating, but that's definitely one of the drawbacks of a still image.
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
This has been featured [link]
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:iconrahll:
Rahll Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Rock on, thanks a lot!
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:iconqauz:
QAuZ Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
You are welcome :)
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:iconken261:
ken261 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Rather amazing look for still images.
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:iconrahll:
Rahll Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it's really surprising what you can do with some relatively simple tricks. Glad you like it.
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Argentum-Mane Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
I'm already really excited about this.

Hey, when you get a movie deal, can I get an exclusive Rahllpass to audition for the normally-reserved-for-famous-people roles? :D
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:iconrahll:
Rahll Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Nah, but you can be a corpse if you want.
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Argentum-Mane Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Aw, bummer~
But, hey, is that WOG that there will be a lot of those?
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Utharas Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
This is really great. The way the scene moves really creates a great distance between the objects. I think some small color correction or Gaussian blur effect should be applied to bring out the distance between the objects a bit more. Otherwise, epic vocals + space subject is beautiful
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Rahll Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Well, when I originally messed with this, I had a blur on the planet and it looked awful, so I gave up before coming back just the other day and tweaking it. With the type of shot this would be, just about everything would be in focus, simply because the camera isn't all that near to the space station, but I definitely see what you mean. That's why I put as much motion to the shot as I could to get a good amount of parallax. Maybe next time I'll lower the contrast on the planet a bit, which is weird, because YouTube for some reason made everything darker than it should be.
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JonEastwood Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Awesome video! My only beef with the whole thing is everything seems to be moving too fast. IMO, slow it down a bit to really allow the idea of how large space really is, and to tie in with the music a little more successfully.
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:iconrahll:
Rahll Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Pft, the ISS moves at like 17,000 miles per hour! But you're probably right :)
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billndrsn Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Added to collection Here..[link]
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:iconrahll:
Rahll Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, thanks a lot! Tons of great work in there.
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SamODJ Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting definitely. I, myself, have been recently experimenting with After Effects also and i'm currently creating a sci-fi architectural piece for a seminar in London at the end of the year.
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Rahll Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, I'd love to see any videos you post.
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SamODJ Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Weirdly, just saw you post a comment over on io9.com! :O Kinda off-topic yeah but felt the need to say nonetheless.
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:iconrahll:
Rahll Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Lmao, you're the second person in two days to find me over there! What's happening?!
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SamODJ Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha that is pretty weird. I only noticed it was you because of the avatar!
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:iconjkelly26:
JKelly26 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Really amazing work. Looks like something you'd see in a movie for sure!
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Rahll Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Hopefully when I do some real stuff, I can put more work into it and have it higher res. I did a garbage matte on the space station, so it looks pretty rough in full 720p.
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ales-kotnik Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
well done man!

how long did it took you?
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:iconrahll:
Rahll Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Not very long, probably only a few hours total, mostly because of the experimenting. If I had to redo it, I could probably have it all done in like 30 minutes.
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pixeltease Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
That is fantastic! Can't wait to see what's next. :)
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:iconrahll:
Rahll Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :D Just realized I didn't have a watch on you, wtf.
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:iconpixeltease:
pixeltease Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
hahaha that's right wtf?! ;)
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:iconenzudes1gn:
EnzuDes1gn Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
boner*
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:iconrahll:
Rahll Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
... *blocks you*

*unblocks*

- tease
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EnzuDes1gn Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
haha sorry bro, that's all i had when i saw this, mere words were not enough .. is that better :P
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mrcontroversial Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Really nice, just as epic as the first one. I think it would be really awesome if you have the project's title at the end of the teaser. Let's people know what you're showing, and you could say coming soon or coming at an expected time (like 2011 or 2012). Makes it more official and such. :)

Keep up the awesome work bro, really enjoying these pieces! :)
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