Whilst I have been working mainly on Sun, I have spend a lot of time on Moon's environment as well. Knowing only the very basics of environment creation, this has been somewhat of a struggle. This was the initial drawing that I made for Moon's intro scene, where Sun's first seen in her realm. I … Continue reading Third Year: Moon Environment
I have managed to create the scenes that were needed in the thesis film Eclipse. Here I will show the progress of the scenes and the changes that I've put in so far. Scene 1: Scene 1, or the intro scene shows the sun rising in a 3D environment. I haven't changed much on … Continue reading Third Year: Sun scenes
The previous post goes into why I chose certain maps for my projects and what my plan was for Sun. This post will be about Sun and the issues I was having whilst trying to add a normal map to him. Not being totally happy with how Sun turned out, I wanted to make him … Continue reading Third Year: Normal maps and Sun (Part 2)
With my world slowly falling into place, I still had to finish up Sun. His rig was made and approved and now all that was left was to do was to bind his rig to his mesh and get to animating. However, I didn't like his appearance and went back into Zbrush to adjust him … Continue reading Third Year: Normal Maps and Sun. (Part 1)
In my last post I touched briefly on my rendering issues, which one to go for and what to prioritize. In this post I will go into Xgen and Paintable Textures, something I have been using for my scenes in my 3D part of my Thesis film. Xgen. XGen is a geometry instancer that lets … Continue reading Third Year: XGen and Paint Effects.
It's been a while since I've last posted. I have been bumping into some real issues when it comes to my thesis film and now that all seems sorted, I'm ready to update my blog on the progress so far regarding the Thesis film for my final year in my animation course. With the deadline … Continue reading Third Year : Rendering through issues.
This was meant to be the weekend to animate Sun, but due to some severe issues I was having with his mesh, I couldn't work on him. The tutor who handles Zbrush in our course wasn't in, but thankfully is always available through mail. I emailed him with the hope that he could fix whatever … Continue reading A weekend without Sun.