Thursday, September 21, 2006

Maya Final

Hey Whats up! Well, this is my 3d modeling 1 final. I chose to do a interior scene. The models are pretty simple but the lighting and texturing came out beautiful. I looked through many interior design magazines and took certain components that I liked from different images. I used raytracing to get the lighting and shadows. I used 1 spotlight outside and 4 really soft lights inside. Not bad for my first go around with Maya. Looks like a comfy place to chill right?

Sunday, September 17, 2006

The Movie Is Done But....

Hey everyone! Finally! I finished my rotoscoping project! It was a month of hard work and no fun on the weekends. I finished a week early too! I finished the drawing part of it last Tuesday and did the final editing on Wednesday. It turned out awesome and I burnt a bunch of DVD's. I cant wait to show everyone. However, there is one little problem. I used a song by Beck in the video. Since its a copywritted song im reluctant to post it on my blog without permission. I was planning on submitting it to Art shows and or film fests and I didnt want any problems with copywriting infringement. So I wrote Beck an email stating my case and hoping he will reply with permission to use the song as long as im not gaining monetary value from it. Beck is a huge supporter of the arts and I really think he'll lend me permission.

Am I being to paranoid or being smart about this. I really want to show this thing off but at the same time I dont want to burn any bridges. Should I wait to hear back from Beck first or just say screw it and post it.. Tell me what ch'all think..

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Rotoscope IIII

Hey everyone! This will be my last post updating this rotoscope project. That means this sucker is almost in the bag!! I only have about 20 - 25 seconds left to do. Its due in a week and a half but I also have other class projects I need to attend to. I hope to have it completed by Wednesday.

Ive been getting some really good reactions from students and teachers on some of the scenes i shot as pencil tests, so I really cant wait to see the finished movie. My buddy Brian took on about 8 seconds worth of footage to help me out.

I also want to thank you all who come to my site and leave me comments. Its nice to hear your opinions and support.. Only a couple weeks left of school for this quarter! I need a break! Later guys!

Friday, September 01, 2006

Rotoscope 3

Hey everyone! Progress is definitely moving this project along and I have completed about 1 minuted of animation. Im half way there! This movie runs about 2:06:00. I broke down and passed a couple of scenes to my buddy Brian Tims. Brian is very generous for offering to help me take on this monumental task. He's going to start off with about 8 seconds of footage and we'll see if he wants to do more.

This particular scene took me the longest to do. It was only about 55 frames or something but it took me about 6 hours to complete it. I try and stay around 2 to 3 minutes per frame. These frames took me 5 to 6 minutes. The figures are much larger in these frames which takes longer, plus there are 2 figures in the scene.. It took forever!! Needless to say, I shot this scene on hte animation lunchbox and it looks incredible. It will be worth it in the end. Well back to drawing..See you soon..