Artlantis Tutorial Download | Animating Water and Wind Moving | Cemtech Training Center Puchong, Selangor Melaka

 

I recently conducted an Artlantis Studio 3 training for DBKL. They are using Artlantis too!

 

When come to Animation Chapter, i have demonstrated the new features of Artlantis Studio 3, i.e. we can animate the water and cloud/wind.

 

Let's preview this animation, click the link below to see the video:

Artlantis Tutorial Download | Animating Water and Wind Moving | Cemtech Training Center Puchong, Selangor Melaka

 

Before we start, you need a model with water fresnel applied to Infinite Ground and Heliodon Sky as the background. See the model above.

 

You can download this model from Artlantis Forum.

 

Let's animate the water movement first.

 

Part I : Animating Water Movement

 

1. Switch to Animation View.

 

Artlantis Tutorial Download | Animating Water and Wind Moving | Cemtech Training Center Puchong, Selangor Melaka

 

2. Go to Shader Inspector.

 

Artlantis Tutorial Download | Animating Water and Wind Moving | Cemtech Training Center Puchong, Selangor Melaka

 

In the List View, click Infinite Ground Material : Water Fresnel.

 

Artlantis Tutorial Download | Animating Water and Wind Moving | Cemtech Training Center Puchong, Selangor Melaka

 

3. In the timeline, drag the Time Cursor to 00:10:00. Then turn on the Record Button.

 

Artlantis Tutorial Download | Animating Water and Wind Moving | Cemtech Training Center Puchong, Selangor Melaka

 

Artlantis Tutorial Download | Animating Water and Wind Moving | Cemtech Training Center Puchong, Selangor Melaka

 

4. In the Shader Inspector, check the Animation Parameter checkbox and drag the Animation parameter to some value, say 2. This is to set that from time 00:00:00 to time 00:10:00, the animation parameter will vary from 0 to 2, that will animate the water movement.

 

Artlantis Tutorial Download | Animating Water and Wind Moving | Cemtech Training Center Puchong, Selangor Melaka

 

Notice that the timeline will have 2 Keyframe added.

 

Artlantis Tutorial Download | Animating Water and Wind Moving | Cemtech Training Center Puchong, Selangor Melaka

 

5. In the timeline, turn off the Record button.

 

Now, it is the time to animate the Heliodon sky.

 

Part II : Animating Wind/Cloud Movement

 

1. Go to Heliodon Inspector.

 

Artlantis Tutorial Download | Animating Water and Wind Moving | Cemtech Training Center Puchong, Selangor Melaka

 

2. Click More Option button . Artlantis Tutorial Download | Animating Water and Wind Moving | Cemtech Training Center Puchong, Selangor Melaka

 

Artlantis Tutorial Download | Animating Water and Wind Moving | Cemtech Training Center Puchong, Selangor Melaka

 

This will open up Advanced Heliodon dialog box.

 

3. In the timeline, drag the Time Cursor to 00:10:00. Then turn on the Record Button.

 

Artlantis Tutorial Download | Animating Water and Wind Moving | Cemtech Training Center Puchong, Selangor Melaka

 

Artlantis Tutorial Download | Animating Water and Wind Moving | Cemtech Training Center Puchong, Selangor Melaka

 

4. In the Advanced Heliodon dialog box, check the Wind checkbox and drag the Power parameter to maximum. This is to set that from time 00:00:00 to time 00:10:00, the wind blow from 0 to maximum.

 

Artlantis Tutorial Download | Animating Water and Wind Moving | Cemtech Training Center Puchong, Selangor Melaka

 

 

Notice that the timeline will have 2 Keyframe added.

 

Artlantis Tutorial Download | Animating Water and Wind Moving | Cemtech Training Center Puchong, Selangor Melaka

 

5. In the timeline, turn off the Record button.

 

Artlantis Tutorial Download | Animating Water and Wind Moving | Cemtech Training Center Puchong, Selangor Melaka

 

Finally, you can click the Render button to output the animation file in mov format. Remember, this is an animation with 25 fps i.e. frames per second. For a video of 10s, we need 25 x 10 = 250 photos to be rendered. You need a long time to process rendering if the size of output is large.

 

Written by Liang Ee Hang | LinkedIn
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