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Neverwinter Nights Machinima Tutorial

Author: 
Hugh Hancock

Way back in the mists of time, back when Bioware was an independent company, Hugh Hancock posted a tutorial on the original NwN forums. This tutorial showed one way to make Machinima movies using NwN. For the unenlightened, Machinima uses a game engine in order to make independent movies.

Before that site went the way of the Dodo, I took an HTML copy of it. At the time my only internet access was via one hour sessions, two or three times a week, at my local library. I then converted it into a word document and later into a pdf document. This tutorial is fully illustrated throughout.

The only small problem you may have is in regards to the additional programs used in conjunction with NwN. While the GestaltCamera Scripting System v2.0 is on here, it has been superceeded by the Gestalt Cutscene Scripting System. The real problem will be with the video capture system and the video editing software. As far as video editing software goes there are a number of free alternatives. A couple you might want to look at Pinnacle VideoSpin Free and VSDC. This latter has the advantage that they also offer a free screen capture program as well.

So if you fancy doing a remake of LotR for a miniscule fraction of the cost of the original take a look at this 9 page attached document. For examples of what can be done take a look at Tawmis's thread on here and also the full length feature (free to download) Bloodspell.

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Qlippoth

This is INCREDIBLY timely. I' working on a module where I need to do some cutscenes and it will be nice to have pointers.

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Tarot Redhand

I'm not sure that this will help with cutscenes. Maybe opening and closing movies though. I can definitely recommend the gestalt cutscene system though even if it is at times idiosyncratic. I've used it in all my own modules (even successful (there were, if memory serves 8 winners me included) the gog contest . If you want to see how I kludged together my cutscenes have a look at A is For Adventure and pm me if you need help.

TR

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