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Old August 16th, 2006, 03:21 AM   #1
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I need an elephant

All right, I need a very short (2-3 second) clip of an elephant that is completely void of background. I need to drop the elephant into a specific scene. If anybody knows or has a 3D (.obj is fine) model of an Elephant please contact me asap. This is for a short bit in the upcoming episode 9. Can't say anything more so don't ask :). I just need an elephant. Who can deliver it?
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Old August 16th, 2006, 08:59 AM   #2
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Have you checked Content Paradise for elephants?

Also, DAZ has this elephant morph set for sale:
http://www.daz3d.com/shop.php?op=ite...1879&spmeta=ab
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Old August 16th, 2006, 09:53 AM   #3
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Have you checked Content Paradise for elephants?
Hey Jeff.
Yes, I did. The DAZ model is fine but I'm trying to find something for free.
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Old August 16th, 2006, 10:41 AM   #4
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The MN renaissance festival is coming up (stop by the fencing booth and say "Hi")...I can talk to the "trunks and humps" guys and see if I can get you access to the real elephants during the week (when the elephants are just lounging about)...you could either erect a bluescreen behind them or shoot them up against the side of the blue barn that stands where the elephants and camels spend their weeks during the run.

I always prefer real over CG elements...when possible.

I'm not sure if they'd do it for free, but it never hurts to ask.
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Old August 16th, 2006, 10:52 AM   #5
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Cole.
Thank you for the offer but I need the elephant today or tomorrow at the latest and, because of the context, the 3D model will be fine even if it's not too realisting looking.
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Old August 16th, 2006, 11:09 AM   #6
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I found you a free one:

3ds max:
http://www.turbosquid.com/FullPrevie....cfm/ID/206352

lightwave:
http://www.turbosquid.com/FullPrevie....cfm/ID/206353

you have to register to their site to download, but I'm sure it's also free... I haven't tried. Hope this helps...
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Old August 16th, 2006, 11:58 AM   #7
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I found you a free one:

3ds max:
http://www.turbosquid.com/FullPrevie....cfm/ID/206352

lightwave:
http://www.turbosquid.com/FullPrevie....cfm/ID/206353

you have to register to their site to download, but I'm sure it's also free... I haven't tried. Hope this helps...
Nick!
Excellent finding. I'm a member of TurboSquid and I serached yesterday but I stopped when I found a model that was almost $400. Excellent work! Thank you.
I haven't tried to load a LW model in Poser yet, I'll see if I can do a quick animation today. Now, if I remember well there should be an elephant sound clip in Soundtrack Pro...
Thanks again.
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Old August 16th, 2006, 12:25 PM   #8
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I'm all interested in your video now... can you post a clip when you're finished?
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Old August 16th, 2006, 01:02 PM   #9
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I'm all interested in your video now... can you post a clip when you're finished?
It's gonna be the next episode of "2nd Unit", it will be available friday night.
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Old August 16th, 2006, 04:51 PM   #10
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Poalo, if you can't load in Poser, download blender it's free (free as in beer) and I believe it has obj import from Lightwave and some great compositing tools including support for OpenExr and complete bones system for animating.

http://www.blender3d.org
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the blender folks have done a really nice job on the interface compared to both the older versions and to other packages as well.
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Poalo, if you can't load in Poser, download blender it's free (free as in beer) and I believe it has obj import from Lightwave and some great compositing tools including support for OpenExr and complete bones system for animating.
Hi Joe.
I have used Blender for a while and indeed it's a great piece of software. The problem is, I need to have the 'phant textured and placed in the footage for tomorrow at the latest. The LW model loads in Poser but i can't figure out how to apply the included texture. If somebody can figure it out I will be eternally grateful.
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Old August 18th, 2006, 11:45 AM   #13
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I just need an elephant. Who can deliver it?

That's some kind of kink you got there Paolo ;-)
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Old August 19th, 2006, 01:19 AM   #14
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That's some kind of kink you got there Paolo ;-)
Well, you never know with the power of internet. BTW, there is still time... :)
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