Thursday, September 13, 2007
Today was really full of tests and renders. Andrew Klein's class today was good enough to lead the shading network of my main character'face and eyes to the point I'm happy with. Some minor adjustments will be made in the future. But now I'm moving to the rest of his body, let's see what lies ahead on that!
I'm finally having the opportunity to play with some oil pastels, PIXAR artists do that all the time for pre production and creating color keys, you can see in their "making of" books all the time. I was dying to try some of it. Billy Burger is giving me some tips (and lending me some pastels as well :-) ) and these are the first two try-outs. One for the first shot and the second for the main shot of the short.
Friday, September 7, 2007
This week we had the opportunity to try some new render techniques at Andrew Klein's class. I'm still having fun trying some different settings and rendering frames just to see which one comes closer to what I think about the short animation looks. It looks like Image Based Lighting (HDRI) it's the way to go! All these 4 images are rendered with this technique, some of them with directional light in it as well.