Wednesday, December 20, 2006

damn it! i told you to SPARKLE!


So ten days since my last post... what can i say? Ive been taking it easy i guess. Oh well! Its CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS! I can afford to relax for a bit.
So here they are! These are the first renderings from my film! The first result of my texturing and lighting. All of the texture maps, bump maps, reflection maps, and transparency maps were painted by me in Open Canvas! Im gonna try to have most of my sets textured and lit by the end of the holidays. These renderings are from the subway/train station. The bottom two are the closest to the final product out of all of them. The rest are explorations to get to that final result. In the close up of the wall, you can see the changes i fooled around with in the tile floor. I plugged a "ramp" into the reflection output of the floor shader to make the floor most reflective when viewed at certain angles... its supposed to simulate the resinol effect that you sometimes see on certain surfaces.. i think i spelled that wrong... maybe. There are other things that i fiddled around with... but i dont want to bore you guys too much.

Look out for a more complete rendering!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

I blame you, Chakotay! But never Janeway... sweet sweet Janeway.

Story Revisions are like and old fling. She drops by every once in a while, calls you out of the blue, wants to go out for coffee (maybe even a couple of drinks). And even though last time we swore WOULD be the last time, they still manage to make us forget why we hated doing them in the first place. Then you wake up the next morning with a head ache, dirty sheets, and a strong urge to shower. While Story Revision cooks up eggs with a big grin on her face and your dignity in her back pocket.

So here it is! The final cut of my leica reel. There's some test animations thrown in here... rest assured that they will be beaten to death and eventually look like GOOD animation!

Anyway... im off to get some food... and think about the next 4 months of full-on production that now lay ahead of me!


Friday, December 08, 2006

you dont scare me

Hey! So i know its been a while since i posted anything... and its been even longer since i posted anything related to my film. I ran into a few... problems... here and there. My stupid hard drive crashed on me... which almost caused me to lose a months worth of work. Lucky for me, my roommate is VERY good with computers and was able to recover my project files. Anyway... a week or so later, i was finally able to get back to work on my film. And here is the result!