Sunday, 27 May 2012

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Friday, 18 May 2012

@ Phil Steam Effect

Is the steam effect looking better?

Thursday, 17 May 2012

The Anxious Journey 1

The Anxious Journey 1 from Charlotte Buchan on Vimeo.

Rendered version of 'The Anxious Journey'. However need to re render it as when put into my pre-vis the clip is a little bit too short. However the more I get these renders out the more I look forward to putting it together.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Opening Sequence 2

Just realized that I put up the wrong video in this post. Changed that XD. Re rendered the opening sequence. The train now moves slower and the tower has some windows and also some flags at the top. The sky has a texture overlaid in an attempt to see if it improved the plain coloured background.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

@ Phil and/or @Alan

The archway on the left is somewhat bugging me. As you can see when the camera moves it becomes obvious that the geometry simply 'stops' and therefore makes the archway seem rather 'odd'. I thought of mirroring it to extend the archway, however I'm not 100% sure on this idea. Is there anything I could do to improve this?

Friday, 11 May 2012

The Anxious Journey Pre Vis

The Anxious Journey Pre Vis from Charlotte Buchan on Vimeo.
Have gone back and refined the camera movement in the scene of 'The Anxious Journey'. It's now a lot smoother now and less 'empty' space. All that is left is to add bump maps and lighting.

Girl and Hoop controls

Above is another example of how the girl will be animated. This was simply created to show how the controls work. However despite needing to tweak the animation, she's now ready to import into my other scene.

Opening Sequence

Opening_Sequence_1 from Charlotte Buchan on Vimeo.
First set of renders for the opening of my animation. A few things need changing, such as the speed of the train and I hope if I have time to add some windows to the tower. However at the moment this little section can be put to the side as I need to finish of my other scenes for rendering.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Test Render

Another test render. This one is for the opening of my animation. Had some help from Tom getting the shot right and hopefully aim to finish the scene tomorrow. Need to tweak the texture on the tower a little bit as well as the flag. Add on bump maps as well and add in some background animation such as some birds in the sky.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Lighting Tests 2

Another update on lighting tests. Finally got it looking like De Chirico's painting with help from Tom. Few things need editing but I'm working on them.

Lighting Tests

Just uploading a few renders with some lighting tests. As suggested by Tom I've started using Maya Physical Sun to create a De Chirico styled lighting system.