Effects Update

Effects Update

Alright, as I said in my previous publication, this is gonna be all about effects. Sarah updated the shot blocking and I started updating the effects based on the comments we received last Monday. The first thing I did was to update the asphalt vector curves that make...
Wrapping the Sequence

Wrapping the Sequence

To make the whole sequence cohesive we needed a way to wrap the story. The idea has been around since the beginning, but the whole look development and effects took most of our attention and we didn’t get to do this until now that the main aspects are coming...
Animation Revisited

Animation Revisited

We presented on Monday to the good folks at The Mill. They gave us really good feedback, which is something everybody in the team is addressing right now, correspondingly. One of the things they mentioned was that the weight in the animation was something that got...
Of Simple Car Rigging, Weight and Animation

Of Simple Car Rigging, Weight and Animation

In animation, timing and weight play  very important roles. So, to me it was really important to have a certain degree of separation between the wheels and the body of the car when talking about controllers to animate. For this we ended up consulting with Fred Qiao, a...
Implementation of the New System

Implementation of the New System

Tracking and layout for the second shot was recently finished. This means I received an FBX file with the position of the camera and objects of our scene. After tweaking the new procedural system for the asphalt, it was time to implement the setups in the new provided...
Of Reference…

Of Reference…

Finding UFO beams lifting stuff up is hard. All our team members spent a good portion of time trying to find some. Even our professor pitched in and only found one that was not as suitable as we would have liked. So, I asked my wife to see if she remembered some...