Saturday, 31 March 2018

Minor - Updated Pose Shots

I am still having trouble creating the 2d bushes within maya. They keep rendering without the transparent background but I am unaware why as the method I am using should be correct. I will try to resolve this during the week.  I have updated the floor plane and the lighting to give a cleaner look to the scene. I still wish to place the stand in trees by dynamics, which will allow them to be scattered randomly across the plane at a random size and rotation. I still need a bit of help with this but again, will get this resolved during the week.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

@Phil - Pose Shot Updated

I have changed the lighting and the shadows within shot number 2 from the ones uploaded earlier. I am currently working on adding bushes and leaves. I have a few bushes designed but am struggling to get these to work when rending in maya, as the method I am using is what worked for the 2d mouths, so I am unsure as to why the transparent background is not working. I will try to resolve this tomorrow in uni. For the leaves I am yet to draw them out but I was thinking of simply using swirls to fit into the theme of the bushes and trees, please let me know your opinion on this. Overall I feel as if the lighting for the pose shot below is better than the previous. If you have any suggestions please let me know.

Bush design 1

Bush design 2 
Bush design 3

Major - Promo Shots

I have created and rendered two different pose shots to show the scale of the two characters and the outside environment. When actually creating the animation I will use stand in's for the trees to create a jungle. I also plan on using matte paintings to wrap around the scene to fully immerse the viewer into the environment.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Major - Initial Render

Before attempting to animate my first scene I placed my character within the environment and posed him in a shot that will take place in the animation. I am very happy with how the characters fit into the environment and am excited to start to animate my first scene. 

Updated - Major - House Textured Renders

I have now textured the inside of the house using mostly painted textures with a combination of normal maps and bump maps. The aim of the setting is in the afternoon and I feel as if the lighting used fits this. I had to render the scene a few times to ensure I had the correct render settings to eliminate any noise from shadows and to attempt to speed up render time. The render settings I favoured most was the ones used for renders 3 and 6, although taking slightly longer it eliminates the noise which is present in the other renders.
Render 1

Render 2

Render 3

Render 4

Render 5
Render 6

Internal Lights

Internal Lights

Friday, 16 March 2018

Major - Tree Renders

I have designed and modeled 5 trees that will be placed around the scene randomly, using stand in's to shorten render time, but these will be used to create the jungle. The jungle is within Juniors imagination so for the trees I have focused on bright simple colours that children would see all the time from their every day activities such as colouring in books and from children's television.

Major - House interior first renders

I have modelled and UV'ed the interior of the house which is the setting for the first scene. I need to work on the lighting to bring a homely feel to the house, but overall I am happy with the overall appearance of the house.