Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Green Octopus

A side from finishing of my other project, work has officialy begun for mine and my co founder of Green Octopus Sam Hayes minor project. Together we will be working to complete a narrative based animation under the company of Green Octopus. Below is the first draft of our company logo, its pretty much there with some minor changes to come. As you can see were aiming for a more colourful and joyous company over the rather dark and drab cg aestetic that appears to be everywhere (my template being a prime example). It will be a tough 20 weeks, of which you an follow ours progress HERE. The blog is underconstruction so will soon look more impressive, enjoy :)

Friday, 19 August 2011

Transcription Continued - Exterior Set WIP 04

Little sneak preview of whats to come. Its pretty much a finished still of the scene, however im looking into adding post effects such as smoke in the background, and some colour correction in areas.

Beauty Pass
Ambient Occlusion Pass
ZDepth Pass

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Transcription Continued - Exterior Set WIP 03

Its been a while since my last post, and a lot has happened since then. I recently moved into a flat in Bromley, and have undergone the laborious tasks of everything involved in moving. This meant i had to take a time out from finishing off my project, however am back on it. But it is proving quite difficult to finish without Internet :/ So far i have managed to work round this by taking trips to McDonald's and making use of their free wifi. Im very close to finishing this off now and plan on starting the rendering tonight provided everything goes okay. Everything is pretty much textured and ready for rendering, i just need to finish off all the bits and bobs that you find left behind at the end of a project. Im very pleased with the outcome so far, and think the overall tone and level on control with the exterior environment matches that of the interior living room that i handed in for the project. Assuming everything goes to plan the next couple of posts should include some final stills of the animation and the animation itself.

Exterior Set - Beauty + Ambient Occlusion: Near Finished Set

Exterior Set - Beauty + Ambient Occlusion: Main Building Close Up