MVP Feedback

“Really promising work but it needs to be a product asap! The MVP should be “finished” to the point that it could be handed in and tick all of the brief’s requirements. Animations have come along way since the last check and its a case of making sure that every camera shot is polished. When…

The Fox And The Rabbit: Even More Rendering (Alpha Channels)

Another quick update on the pond scene’s progress. The scene is slowly getting better and better. I am adding more objects to the scene, which is getting more frustrating and difficult by the object and yes the objects could probably be lower in tri count, however, the slowness is inevitable, so I just need to…

Carouselambra

2 weeks ago Tony put the song “carouselambra” on by Led Zeppelin and told us to make a scene from what we herd. As I said in my previous post, I could only think of members of the band since I listen to them. I could only think of Robert Plant (one on the left)….

The Fox And The Rabbit: More Rendering

Just a small update on the rendering process and the progress of each scene. I started working on textures of the terrain and the basic setup of the scene. The scene I started on is the “Pond scene” where the Fox will be hiding in the bush and the Rabbit will be by the pond….

The Fox And The Rabbit: Test Rendering

After using Renderman, I released that I should probably use a renderer that I have a bit more experience with, so I started testing scenes with the “new” built in Arnold renderer in Maya. So using the assets I have created and that have pretty much all of the texture maps, I set up small…

Axe In A Tree Stump

After creating a lot trees and rocks over the past few days, I started getting sick of doing them. So I took a little break from them and decided to model something different, but relevant to the synoptic project. Since we had to change the project around a little, I decided to have a “stand…

The Fox And The Rabbit: Change Of Plans

So last week we received feedback that basically our idea is impossible to do, with the remaining time that we have left, which is roughly 5 weeks. The idea was that the Fox will chase the Rabbit though different scenes, but with the limited time we have it is just impossible. We had to consider…

Organic Modelling

Recently I have been trying out different types of modeling techniques. I tried getting away from the hard surface modeling and had a go at organic modeling, which consisted in a new workflow. Instead of creating the model in Maya first, I sculpted the model in Mudbox. The model I created was a rock, for…

Diegetic and Non-Diegetic Sound/Drawing To Sound

Diegetic Sound – Sounds that come from the characters or environment around the character.For example the sound of footsteps to represent the movement of the character. Sounds made by objects is also Diegetic. Non-Diegetic Sounds – Sounds that set the mood in the scene or the voice of a narrator. For example there could be…

The Fox And The Rabbit: Planning The Scene

Today I looked into Pixar’s Renderman a little more. In the previous posts you’d see that I started setting up the beginning scene of the animation. This is where the rabbit will pop out of the hole and look around. To represent the rabbit, I used a cube. I quickly put it into substance and…

The Fox And The Rabbit: Half Term

So we’re half way through the term and I think as a team, we are doing very well at being on track with our project. We are making enough progress a week, to have some form of test build of the scene (no animation, no textures, just the models) soon. The test scene will help…

The Fox And The Rabbit: The Terrain

This week I started on making the terrain, because where can the rocks and trees go, if there isn’t anything you can put them on? So I went through several methods to create the terrain. The first way I tried was to make one flat plane and build several hills on top of it, but…