Why Diablo doesnt have any machinima of its own?

  • #1
    Ive been pondering about this for quite some time, hoping for something to emerge.. to no avail.

    Why Diablo doesnt have any own machinima?

    Ive seen maybe 2 or 3, but they were horrible in both quality and content.

    Is it a lack of machinima tools? Ignorance from fans? Or something else?

    Dont even mention that D3 sux and thats the reason... Diablo universe is vast and awesome, and all the books and background stories (often un-used in games and known only to devoted diablo lore seekers) are proof of it.

    I could come up with dozens of machinima ideas in the blink of an eye, am I the only one or what?

    The Sin War (Seeing how the Lesser evils defeated Primes, Azmodans liuteants in action)
    The first demon summoning (Surprised vizjerai face)
    Birth of Evils (Tathomet's corpse forming hells and heads giving birth to Evils)
    Malthael journeys (would be nice to see how much they differ from what Blizzard actualy prepares in expansion)
    Any character story from any book, or just certain part (who of you wouldnt like to see how Norrec gets possessed by Bartuc' armor)
    The fall of original Nephalem
    Lilith slaughtering both angels and demons in Sanctuary
    Druids finding harmony with nature after spliting from barbarian tribes
    Creating of the Black Soulstone
    Corruption of Rogues
    History behind the enslaved demonic giants in Azmodan's realm
    or something not as serious, like:
    Problems of Hell-Cheese maker
    Piggy, the story of rly ugly Fallen
    Dating Succubus
    Dating Andariel
    Mephisto, the ultimate hate troll

    ...
    these are just a few I came up with right now without giving it any thought, im sure somebody creative could make dozens of excelent machinima.
    Sadly, im not technologicaly or artisticaly gifted (rly having absolutely NO skill in any of that)¨, thus i cannot made any of these ideas true.
    But i dare you, you gifted ppl out there, Diablo deserves its own little funny/awesome videos!
    Rencol - Diablo fan since 1996 and walking encyclopedia of Diablo lore.
  • #2
    Diablo is it own machinima. With its failed start up to the lack of pvp. I enjoy the game don't get me wrong. But I must take a few week breaks from time to time as the grind gets to me.
  • #3
    Quote from ratmaz313

    Diablo is it own machinima. With its failed start up to the lack of pvp. I enjoy the game don't get me wrong. But I must take a few week breaks from time to time as the grind gets to me.


    This is not relevant to topic :/ State of game, or its flaws, have nothing to do with story and its potential as it is.

    The absence of pvp or grindfest in D3 doesnt change lore behind entire series, and thus not affecting any machinima creation.
    Rencol - Diablo fan since 1996 and walking encyclopedia of Diablo lore.
  • #4
    D3 does have one. Or did. It was a stand-alone, third-party program that worked wonderfully.

    Unfortunately, the original creator stopped development on it (since 1.03 IIRC) after fearing the program would cause huge ban-waves for the users. It is, after all, manipulating the in-game camera.

    That's why we don't really have any user-submitted material outside of the in-game camera scenes.

    Personally, I would love a Blizzard supported machinima program for D3. I have Premiere Pro and After Effects on my computer, along with Camtasia Studio, sitting idly waiting for an opportunity to come along.

    Said discontinued tool: http://pxr.dk/wmt/fo...php?topic=476.0
    Blizzard Entertainment - Diablo III Community MVP
  • #5
    This is as far as it got.

    http://youtu.be/-kFADjPzvuI

    Sadly as Jaetch's link says, the creator abandoned the project because Blizz doesn't allow any interference with the engine and the camera work the creator did was very "file changing".

    Ha. Bagstone.

  • #6
    Damn, thats stupid :( Hearing this made me rly sad... It doesnt make any sense! Forbiding fans (even worse, ever thining community of Diablo) to show their love for Diablo universe and spreading it...

    The question is, is it rly necessary to use such tool? It can be done using models only in some movie program, cant it? Or hand-draw it, make it dark cartoon style...

    Just look at all the Warcraft, Starcraft, or any other game fan made stuff - only part of it use actual game interface and graphics.
    Even the simplest animation can conjure up a smile if done with love for the merchendise. Just look at this for example (i dont want to endorse it or something, just showing you what i have in mind http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_ENGbUSoCw&feature=relmfu )
    Rencol - Diablo fan since 1996 and walking encyclopedia of Diablo lore.
  • #7
    The only way I think they'd ever allow us to manipulate cameras is if they released some kind of map editor (WC3 World Editor, SC Campaign Editor) that allows us to build custom dungeons to play on.

    One can dream, though.
    Blizzard Entertainment - Diablo III Community MVP
  • #8
    Maybe in expansion if people start showing their interest in this?
    Rencol - Diablo fan since 1996 and walking encyclopedia of Diablo lore.
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