Sunday, 30 January 2011

Spirit Stallion of the Cimarron - Essay Idea 1

I remember watching spirit for the first time and thinking what an amazing film it was. I became even more amazed when i realised every frame was hand drawn. Now I know that there are a lot of films out there that have every frame drawn, but in my opinion there is no film out there that matches he awe inspiring action given through the running scenes.

Let's get this show on the road!

On my lucky dip, I picked out the following:

  • A Train - The Set
  • A Swordswallower - The Character
  • A Camera - The Prop
I'm very happy with the choices here, mainly because I would never imagine them together before, so hopefully I can create something that has never been see before. I instantly had some idea flood my head when I picked these out, but a lot of brainstorming will be needed for me to take this unit by storm!

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Final Developments and Final Piece

Last day, and I'm finally done with this scene!! Today has been really hard, the lighting was a lot more difficult than I thought it would be. But all in all, very happy with the result. Its not exactly to the point of what I imagined it to be, but I'm suprised at what I have achieved.
A noticed an added bonus when it came to the final lighting, the green glow of the place (given off by the weeds), gives an aquarium feel. This definitly adds to the eerie feel of the piece.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Room done, Ready for lighting and improvements

I'm at the point where I can play around with areas to improve the final look of the image. The modelling is finished, and so is the texturing but what needs to be done is the lighting and I need to fix the shadows of the weeds casting from the windows. On this post I have the step by step process of creating the matte painting that went on the window. This was a point in the final image that I wanted to work on, mainly because it is the main focus of the room. I learnt some different techniques and improvements through the short weeks and I've tried to imply them in the painting. I'm really happy with the matte painting, I'm impressed at how far I've travelled in photoshop. Also thinking about it, I'm highly impressed with the amount of stuff I've learned in Maya. Time to get on with that lighting.....