Greetings. It’s getting close to 6am here in IL so I’m going to make an attempt at brevity while also getting this off my chest.
First, a quick introduction to me, my level of Blender experience, and why I am here. My name is Ethan and I live in IL. I’ve recently graduated from high school and part of my “summer job” this summer is feverishly working on scholarships. I am here for some assistance regarding a short video for a scholarship contest about teens and driving safety. I downloaded Blender several days ago and have watched a bunch of videos to get my bearings. I recently finished an image, which you can check out here: www.goput.it/2ct.png (I will do a more formal forum-style link after I sleep). It’s definitely not unique nor did I branch much from the tutorial, but it gave me the basis for what I want to do.
So, anyways, my idea consists of these parts:
*Modeled car interior
*Glass filled with liquid beer (i.e. Blender-generated)
In essence, I want the beer glass to be launched during a collision and hit the windshield, shattering both the windshield and the glass and flinging bits of “glass-glass,” auto glass, and beer all over the place. Naturally it will be in slow-motion for a nice, dramatic effect. I’ll run over it with Vegas after the animation is complete to add music, sound, and text effects.
My question is basically, “Is this doable and if so, how can I do it?” I don’t need extreme specifics and already-existing tutorials are just fine - I just wanted some expert opinions on this.
Oh, yes. The catch is that this is all due by 11:59PM today, so I’m really riding the wire on this one. Honestly, though, I don’t feel I stand much of a chance at this point (this is something that could end up on TV, for example), so I am really more concerned about learning something new, doing this all from scratch, and possibly having the opportunity to enter a truly refined finished product in to other competitions down the line.
Please let me know what you guys think. I’m going to hit the sack now. Also, my attempt at brevity was a failure but I think I’ve provided you all with enough information to (hopefully) get the ball rolling.
Thanks in advance!