A very strange request (Warp plugin)


(0ptikz) #1

Alright this is weird,

As some of you may know a while back I wrote a tute on how to use the warp plugin which can be found here:

http://www.stormpages.com/madcow/Warp_tutorial/warp_tute1.html

Now, considering I wrote a tute on the damn thing, I would have thought that I would know how to use it. Not so - On my latest project every time I run my two pictures through the sequencer and render it causes blender to crash. :frowning:

What I need is for someone to run these images through the sequencer for me to find out if it crashes on your version of Blender too. The pics are here:

http://www.stormpages.com/madcow/Warp_tutorial/Warp_problems.htm

All the intructions you need are in the tute, but remember to set your render size to 1020X550. :wink:

If someone can do this for me I would worship you as my god :smiley:

Thanks.


(Bapsis) #2

Hmmm,

Well, i tried 3 times, i even renamed the images and it still crashed Blender, and as far as i can remember its the first time something has crashed Blender on me. You must be doing something really haywire!!! hehe :wink:
Sorry dude, guess you’ll have to hold off on worshiping me!!! :wink:

Matt

Blend on, and blend well!!!


(Bapsis) #3

Hey again,
This was ticking me off, because it SHOULD work. So i tried again, and forgot to make it 1020x550, and it did work at 320x256, the default size for Blender renders.

http://www.stormpages.com/bapsis/warped.html

So i tried 1019x549, but it still crashed it. But it must have to be something to do with the size that its rendering it at. Sorry i cant be of any more help dude!!!

Matt

PS: Awesome pic btw!!! :wink:

Blend on, and blend well!!!


(RipSting) #4

I haven’t really taken the time to actually try this, but could you render in X and Yparts? You know, break the image down into smaller parts and it might render OK.


(Bapsis) #5

Hey [email protected],
Did you ever figure out why those 2 images were causeing blender to crash??? I’ve since tried with other images and it seems to work alright with no errors, and im quite currious about this since i have plans to use this effect in the future.

Matt

Blend on, and blend well!!!


(CubeFan973) #6

Hey, have you tried making the render a multiple of 8? That could help.

I haven’t tried this, but it could help…


(olaf) #7

Alright, here it is:

rendered with Blender2.23 Debian Linux Box :slight_smile:

http://www.olafarnold.com/yourpicture.jpg

cool effect [email protected] and cool pic too like it a lot.

Have a nice day, Olaf.


(adyus) #8

hey, nice going olaf. I think it was because of the unusual resolution.

anyway, [email protected], I have a small request. Could you update your tutorial or better yet send me the warp plugin via e-mail? ([email protected])
I can’t seem to be able to download it from the link you posted in your tutorial…


(Riskbreaker) #9

I actually use to have a similar problem. Whenever I tried to render an image larger than 800X600, Blender just crashes…even froze my whole system. Couldnt get out of it unless i press the reset button. I later fixed it when i reverted my video card drivers to a previous version.
I dont know if this might work for you…just recalling a similar incident.

BTW: How did you get that lense effect??? (That sort of fish-eye vision look).???


(Xampersand) #10

Outstanding work. I’ve been looking for an effect like this, and I can’t wait to try it! Thanks!


(0ptikz) #11

Hey Bapsis,

Sorry I took so long to reply to you, I had loads on my mind and I kinda forgot to check the replies to my question (d’oh!) :smiley:

I have come to the conclusion that it must be something to do with the size the images are rendered at, but Im not entirely sure. You know that you said you had tried it with other images? Well, were they the same kind of resolution or are they smaller than this? I’d love to know either way.

The closest I could get to the right resolution was 800x400, but anything bigger causes Blender to crash.

Im guessing this effect will be ok for use in animations, as they are usually rendered at reasonable resolutions. :smiley:


(0ptikz) #12

That is really simple, just use the panorama settings in the render window.

But there is a cool little trick I discovered whilst I was making this pic that I will try to explain to you. Considering that I wanted the end image to be 1020x550 in size I would usually do this to get a panoramic image:

Hit “Panorama” in the renderbuttons
Since Y parts Don’t play a part in panoramas, I click Xparts x2 (just underneath the OSA buttons) and set the X render size to 510, since 510 times by 2 = 1020

The result looks like this:

http://mysite.iptic.com/madcow/_bad_pano.jpg

If You look at the ground in the red circle you can see that the ground changes its angle abruptly, This usually looks pretty bad. The light blue line shows where the two images join.

So I tried this to improve things:

Instead of splitting the Xparts into 2, I thought it would look better in 6 parts. So I set the render size to 170, since 1020 divided by 6 is 170 and changed the Xparts to 6. I got this:

http://mysite.iptic.com/madcow/_good_pano.jpg

Which looks a lot smoother.

Hope that helps…


(0ptikz) #13

Hey Olaf,

Very nice, but could you do me a favour and resequence those images with the warp value at 0.090? The warp effect is a little too strong on that image.

I’ll kiss yer feet if you do :stuck_out_tongue:


(0ptikz) #14

No need for that Email, I uploaded them to IPTIC:

http://mysite.iptic.com/madcow/warp.dll (Windoze Version)

http://mysite.iptic.com/madcow/warp.so (Loonix Version)

Hope that helps :wink:


(olaf) #15

@M@dcow:

Update see above. Playin’ here a little bit with Eeshlo’s
Lightflowscript ==> wow that rocks !!! Eeshlo is my Python
God :smiley: .

You now have to kiss my dirty feets :stuck_out_tongue: .


(Riskbreaker) #16

Thanx [email protected] :slight_smile: It helps quite a bit.


(Bapsis) #17

[email protected]:

I guess maybe it would have helped if i had tried in the same resolution, it was just a 640x480, smart me 'eh??? hehe :wink:
Most likley it was just the resolution that crashed it, but as long as you can render it large enough to be animated and transferd to video or dvd i suppose its ok and not so much of a problem… 'cept really large stills. :wink:

Matt

Blend on, and blend well!!!