Thanks for watching my animation! I did it in order to teach myself Cinema 4D and Vray in my spare time, the renders aren’t perfect but the best I could get out of my machine. While I setup up most of the geometry using tracers, Xpresso and Thinking Particles, I had some help along the way from the following great resources…
I edited the motion captures from this archive »> sites.google.com/a/cgspeed.com/cgspeed/motion-capture and used Microsoft Kinect for some parts aswell
I tweaked the character models from »> thefree3dmodels.com/
Sound effects we’re mostly sourced from »> freesound.org
And the music is obviously from Capcom’s Street Fighter 2, play it here »> itunes.apple.com/ie/app/street-fighter-ii-collection/id459660048?mt=8
If you like this, then checkout the original & far superior Quayola and Memo ‘Forms’ »> vimeo.com/37967381
This is a 40 second spot I created over 5 weeks for Cineplex Entertainment, the largest theatre operator in Canada. This ad plays just before the trailers on 1400 screens across the country for the month of December. There’s also an alternate version sent out by the entire Cineplex organization (including the CEO) to their vendors, clients and business relations as an e-card.
Software used was Cinema 4d for the 3d bits, After Effects for compositing. I was going to give Nuke a try, but the complexity was low enough that it didn’t warrant the investment just yet.
Animated GI was a fun problem to tackle, and I found that the still image mode left me with fewer artefacts than the dedicated animation mode. This meant pre-computing GI on my workstation before sending it to distributed render boxes.
Character design, modelling (minus hair) and reference animations were done by my good friend Liem at pixelreborn.com.
Pushing the limits of what my machine can do, i’ve been playing with this scene for a few months. I dont actually have a catalyst for the destruction you see, but i was thinking something goofy and supernatural. Definitely not intended to simulate a bullet, though!
In what has to be most precise photography project ever, Harvard fellow Wim Noorduin used salt and silicon to create microscopic flowers on the surface of a penny.
I don’t know that there’s anything I need to add to this…
Incredible colour footage of 1920s London shot by an early British pioneer of film named Claude Frisse-Greene, who made a series of travelogues using the colour process his father William - a noted cinematographer - was experimenting with. It’s like a beautifully dusty old postcard you’d find in a junk store, but moving.
Music by Jonquil and Yann Tiersen.
One could go mad looking at this list! It makes me laugh thinking of friends who can’t believe how much I can charge to “make a website”. It’d be easy they said!