Continuing the discussion from Glowforge video: making of:
Someone resurrected this old thread, so here’s some more odds and ends… but about an update, not the original video!
All the Seattle scenes (the ones with Bailey + the team) and all the scenes of the Glowforge printing were shot in one hectic day. Things were crazy, and those early builds were flaky, so we didn’t get much footage of forges forging. A few weekends ago the director was in town so he stopped by and we re-printed a bunch of stuff from the video, which was super cool. He’s going to bang out a 60-sec version of the video with the new printing footage, so stay tuned for that.
This time, I ate the rocket after it was done. (Tasted like a s’more when you burn the outside).
The seaweed was glued to white acrylic for contrast onscreen - not actually recommended. Then we rastered it, so there wouldn’t be seaweedy bits floating around, instead of vector cutting it like we did it originally the first time (which gives you slightly smoother edges but doesn’t look as good on camera).
There’s a really cool scene where the camera headlights come on and the light curtains fade up, which was accomplished by @matt writing a tiny bit of custom firmware code and me closing the lid while chanting “one, two, three, ON!” while the camera rolled. But we have an accelerometer in the lid that can detect lid angle, so in the future…