Sunday, 29 April 2012

Pre-Vis Update 2

Went back and refined some of the camera movements. Also added in the girl and her hoop. The image sequence at the beginning is an idea I came up with to use what I've already modelled as a way of coming to the three main environments. I've already modelled the tower in the background and I've already got some pre made archways so adding it all together wont take long. However I still need to think of how to round the animation of and end it. As well as my pre-vis, I've also looked up (as an idea suggested by Phil) De Chirico's signature to use in the title sequence. I'm not 100% sure if it is his writing, however it is a style of writing which would have been used in De Chirico's time.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Pre-Vis Update

Been working on a new rough pre-vis with all the scenes in it along with voice over and some sound as well. Sounds were created using De Chirico's brother's soundscape as well as the harp. I've also added in a slight rumble in the background by speeding up certain bits of the soundscape

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Girl and Hoop Test Animation

After talking to Jolanta, she recommended animating the girl and her hoop by key framing the pivot in the right place. Above is a short animation I did testing how it would look. Although it looks effective, I think I need some joints in there simply to make the legs bend slightly as well as some squash and stretch on the hoop.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Project Title Ideas

Having spoken to Phil about ideas for a title for my project, he suggested finding a quote which describes De Chirico's world. At the end of my voice over De Chirico states “To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams…” Using this as a basis I've tried coming up with some titles which use certain aspects of the quote
  • De Chirico: Escaping Human Limits
  • De Chirico: Escaping Logic and Common Sense
  • De Chirico: The World of Childhood Visions and Dreams
  • De Chirico: Vision and Dreams
  • De Chirico: To Become Immortal
  • Tuesday, 17 April 2012

    @ Alan Projection Help (again)

    I'm having trouble again with the projection. I've rendered from the camera I created to get the perspective right but it looks as if nothing matches again.

    Monday, 16 April 2012

    The Mystery and Melanchony of a Street

    Apologies for the lack of blog posts for the past few weeks. However I'm not dead. Below are some more models I've created.

    Although I did model this scene before, it was using the default Maya camera and therefore the models looked too abstract and extreme. Rather than spend hours with trying to re arrange them to fit the new camera, I felt it'd be quicker to simply re model the scene. I aim to finish this scene and have the UV's laid out before the presentation so I can create an up to date pre vis to see if everything works.