Saturday, 30 June 2012

We'll Meet Again

The final animation of my revived transcription project ready for its showcase at New Designers 2012. As you can see from this and the previous animation, the main change in the environment is the addition of the chest of draws, and the gas mask box, and brief case which lays on top of it. There have also been some changers made to the lighting of the animation, with some adjusted textrures and shaders also.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

The Oriental West Part III

We now have multiple machines rendering multiple different scenes, and I'm happy to say, the night time shots are now rendering with them. Everything is now in place and the lighting/render settings have been adjusted suitably. All that is left to do is animate, and render the final shot of the animation - which consists of multiple lanterns rising into the sky. For now here's another comped render of the animation, but this time one of the close up shots.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

The Oriental West Part II

Recently i have been working on the courtyard scene for 'The Oriental West'. Since the last post i have re arranged/modelled some of the buildings and added in various different props to make the scene appear more full. Next up is to adjust the lighting/positioning within the lanterns, and add in some more window lighting which is working quite well. We have also made the decision to render in 720p now as it is far more render efficient, so here's a quick look at what the animation will look like.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

The Oriental West Goes On...

With the prep work for New Designers well underway, i have now been working on 'The Oriental West'. Some stills of how the project finished can be seen HERE. Sam has been working the the street/alley scenes, and i have been working on the courtyard night time scenes, which is also being used a a back plate for the day time shots. The majority of the work is in place, with just some minor tweaks in a lot of places that need adjusting. I have been filling the scene with more buildings, adding more props and adjusting the camera movements. Here's how its looking so far in a whopping 1080p still, a resolution i believe we will be rendering at. The next step will be to further build up the scene with more detailed buildings, adjust some shaders on the metal, and add in a more refined lighting system.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Prep Work For New Designers

In preperation for the New Designer's graduate show, i will be revisiting and improving on some old projects, working on a show reel, and some printed documents such as art of books, and a portfolio. So far i have worked on my transcription project 'We'll Meet Again' which can be seen here, which features a World War II environment. However the only part of the project which i feel have its merits is the living room part of the environment. I have modelled some more props for the living room which include a gas mask box, and a unit of draws, and have adjusted some of the textures. The next step will be to add more rubble, model some more personal props which will display the characters who's home it is, and set up some camera pans which will be featured in the show reel.

Thursday, 7 June 2012