Have you ever tried making a short movie with a video game (Machinima)?

Machinima was very popular just a few years ago, but I don't see it popping up too often on social media these days. I thought it was funny when a team of Halo soldiers would start performing a choreographed dance number in the middle of a mission, etc... lol. Have you ever tried making your own Machinima?

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  • I've been researching the topic of Machinima a little more since I asked the question to start this thread. I noticed NVIDIA has an option for its Omniverse suite specifically targeting Machinima, appropriately named Omniverse Machinima. I checked the download licensing options and it appears to be free for personal use. However, the recommended hardware specs include the RTX 5000 Ada, which is the professional workstation series of NVIDIA GPUs. Fortunately, Lenovo actually provides these GPUs as options for some of its laptops / PCs. I guess you could also try Omniverse Machinima with a high-end gaming GPU like an RTX 4080 / 4090 and see how far you get.

    In any case, here's a link: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/omniverse/apps/machinima

    ...and here's a demo video: www.youtube.com/watch

    UPDATE: I watched some of the tutorials covering Omniverse Machinima and it's basically a collaborative tool that can use 3D game assets to create a movie. A "connector" feature / tool is mentioned, but I'm not sure how many games it can access 3D assets from. I've also seen mention of it working with an NVIDIA RTX 3070 GPU as a minimum requirement. Omniverse Machinima appears to use a lot of RAM for caching 3D content, so the more RAM on the graphics card the better.

    See tutorial: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/on-demand/session/omniverse2020-om1309/?playlistId=playList-47c82b05-ad05-4d02-9f65-8c0ff48a0550

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  • I've been researching the topic of Machinima a little more since I asked the question to start this thread. I noticed NVIDIA has an option for its Omniverse suite specifically targeting Machinima, appropriately named Omniverse Machinima. I checked the download licensing options and it appears to be free for personal use. However, the recommended hardware specs include the RTX 5000 Ada, which is the professional workstation series of NVIDIA GPUs. Fortunately, Lenovo actually provides these GPUs as options for some of its laptops / PCs. I guess you could also try Omniverse Machinima with a high-end gaming GPU like an RTX 4080 / 4090 and see how far you get.

    In any case, here's a link: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/omniverse/apps/machinima

    ...and here's a demo video: www.youtube.com/watch

    UPDATE: I watched some of the tutorials covering Omniverse Machinima and it's basically a collaborative tool that can use 3D game assets to create a movie. A "connector" feature / tool is mentioned, but I'm not sure how many games it can access 3D assets from. I've also seen mention of it working with an NVIDIA RTX 3070 GPU as a minimum requirement. Omniverse Machinima appears to use a lot of RAM for caching 3D content, so the more RAM on the graphics card the better.

    See tutorial: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/on-demand/session/omniverse2020-om1309/?playlistId=playList-47c82b05-ad05-4d02-9f65-8c0ff48a0550

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