Thursday, December 18, 2008

264 - To Home for Christmas

And it's done! A very simple machinima about a blood elf paladins journey back to his family right before christmas.

HOLY CHANGED MODEL FORMAT BATMAN! There is only one modelviewed scene in the entire thing (see the post below).

The soundtrack for this video is Satellite by OceanLab - a classic in it's own genre and one of my personal favourite trance tune of all time. I've been waiting for a situation to machinimate that song and here it finally is.

I'll provide downloads later on, but the stream @ WeGame is in HD720p.

YouTube (click the "View in High quality" button)
Wow.. youtube has really boosted the video quality
in HQ mode, definitely go check it out..


What what.. in the PRESS!
WoW Insider


At December 18, 2008 at 12:54 PM , Anonymous wowexplored said...

hi there, i'm quite busy at the moment (actually "To Home for Christmas" (Japan->Switzerland) this sunday :) ). So I saw your urgent need for a working WoWModelViewer and compiled a "prerelease" WoWModelViewer I'm working at atm. You can find a download at See the changelog for details... as I said, I'm going back home for Christmas so there won't be any updates in the next 2 weeks on that project but I hope it still gives you something to work with.

At December 18, 2008 at 2:53 PM , Blogger BaronSoosdon said...

Omg WoWexplored! That's an amazing christmas present! THANKS!

At December 18, 2008 at 3:01 PM , Anonymous wowexplored said...

you're welcome :) you might wanna spread the download in some forums and mail your fellow machinimator-friends.
merry christmas and a happy new year from japan!

At December 18, 2008 at 4:35 PM , Blogger BaronSoosdon said...

Damn it, can't get it to work.

When running the program, it gives an error: "The program failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem."


At December 18, 2008 at 11:42 PM , Anonymous Curio said...

I've posted a comment on the wowmodelviewer forum on how to get it working. Got it running myself at the moment, although it occasionally crashes out with a bug that I'm trying to find out more on. It's got the latest item lists etc loaded in though, so you should be able to capture enough to start throwing movies together

At December 19, 2008 at 12:54 AM , Anonymous wowexplored said...

yeah it's a debug build, so there are probably some dlls missing on your machine (please run dependancy walker to locate any dll's missing). you can then download them from the internet (i recommend

At December 19, 2008 at 12:59 AM , Anonymous Curio said...

Heh, that's another way of doing it, probably need a smaller download as well :).

Seriously though, thanks for compiling a beta build. Looking forward to helping you with the code once it's on Sourceforge.

At December 19, 2008 at 2:48 AM , Blogger Drachkin said...

Heh, loistava pätkä. Satellite oli loistava biisivalinta ja se osuu kuin nyrkki silmään, sillä itsekin muutama vuosi takaperin kuuntelin samaa kipaletta. Taisi itseasiassa ilmestyä talvella tuo biisi ja siksi sitä tulee yleensä talvisin kuunneltuakin.
Hyvät joulut ja toivottavasti tulee lisää materiaalia pikapuoliin.

At December 19, 2008 at 11:21 AM , Blogger Zatoshi said...

Imbah video!, awesome!.

/clap ^^.

At December 20, 2008 at 12:35 AM , Blogger Sathy said...

Thank you, that's a nice short story BS! Yet again you show how you can also use only a few elements and still make it say alot.

Merry Christmas!
Can't wait to see what's next =]


At December 20, 2008 at 5:29 AM , Blogger Michael said...

And once again I have to buy another album. Your musical taste is fantastic...well, mostly because it mirrors mine so closely.

I don't know how you do it, but seriously...get out of my head!

Love the video, as usual.

At December 20, 2008 at 6:02 AM , Blogger BaronSoosdon said...

Drachkin: Jeps, tuo tuli ulos siinä 2003 loppupuolella. Sain kaverilta ton mp3sena ja kuuntelin sen niin puhki kun mp3sen vaan voi kuunnella - myöhemmin piti ostaa sitte ihan aito cd-sinkkukin :)

Sathy: Hopefully my next X-mas movie for the WCM contest. If I get it done, it'll be very different compared to this (content wise).

Michael: You might wanna re-consider, if you mean buying the OceanLab album. Have a pre-listen to it (for example @, since I was heavily disappointed by it.

Thanks for the comments everyone :)

At December 20, 2008 at 4:33 PM , Blogger Blaxus said...

Awsome video.

No color corrections like you usually do but it doesnt seem to matter, it still looks nice. :)

At December 23, 2008 at 3:46 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The santa is a lie"


nice vid ;)

At December 29, 2008 at 8:55 AM , Blogger Michael said...

I couldn't find the "Radio Edit" that matched the mix you used on the video, but found a version of the single I'm happy with.

I did preview "Sirens of the Sea" and liked it enough to buy the whole album. It was under 10 dollars for the MP3 version, so it was cheap.


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