1. I wanted to explore more advanced techniques in Cinema 4D and challenge myself a bit. Therefor I decided to make a fully dynamic and rigged excavator with easy to use sliders for controlling everything. This has been my side project for a while, then I got tired of it and now it's been put on hold for a while. Right now it's split up in three different scene files so it's easier to play around with in the viewport, but the plan is to assemble it in one scene file at the end.

    00:00 Excavator arm
    01:49 Belts rig
    03:06 V8 motor

    Please let me know what you think, any improvements or challenges/motivation to finish it up would have been great!

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  2. Three days of excavating our yard, compressed into 8 minutes.

    Shot with Pentax K-7 and Canon Ixus 50. Varying frames / second. Heavily edited, removed repetetive sections and all moments where the hydraulic excavator wasn't moving.

    The movie is a bit long, I felt it necessary to try to document each stage in the project, especially the removal of the oil tank.

    Workgroup was from S ja A Velling Ky, a local business here in Kaarina. Kiitos työmiehille, kun annoitte kuvata.

    The diy dolly shown at the beginning and end was inspired by all the wonderfull projects at openmoco.org and timescapes.org. It's a simple sled running along an electrical cable "ladder", being driven by an omega belt drive. It is controlled by Arduino microcontroller and Easydrive microstepper. The Arduino is also triggering the camera between the short movements.

    Music by Gwen Stefani, hope it wont get this video removed.

    PS. I am the guy in the blue T-shirt, try to spot me if you can lol.

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  3. Japanese guy skillfully drives a mini excavator onto the back of a small flatbed truck. Video collected on a beach in Kamakura, Japan. One day I'd love to learn to operate an excavator and to pull off the maneuver in the video.

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  4. Just testing out the mechanical rig with automated tracks and pistons

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  5. Testa Corp's Komatsu 1250 Dismantles 5 million gallon oil tank with Labounty Shear and Grapples.
    Stephen SetteDucati uses multiple cameras over the course of 5-6 days to complete compilation. All camera were remotely mounted and triggered. Timelapse sequencing shot on Canon cameras.

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