Welcome to Tom's world! Still boring grey but i hardly work on it. I'm trying to achieve a macro-world-optic with a strong "depth of field". For the background i gonna use real-life-footage from a forest with a strong blur. Will see if it's going to work.
July 31, 2007
and if they would change something visually compared to the series. But it is almost the same (except an additional shadow-level and really great backgrounds!) and it works! BUT ... there were so many 3D-elements. Almost every shot with a croud, vehicles, or camera-transitions were done in 3D (i don't mean the characters). The reason why i mention this is the fact that "The Simpsons Movie" was strongly announced as a 2D-movie, but that's not entirely true. Anyway ... the cell-animated characters and the 3D-elements were perfectly combined and think i will watch it again. So i advise you not to miss it!
July 27, 2007
July 25, 2007
Last days i finished the rig and the uv's-layout (thank you very much Toni & Stephan) After that i quickly black&white rendered the model and overpainted it with Photoshop. It's not the final version just a reference for painting the textures. Maybe i should give him some freckles and bit more green mossy spots around the lower body.
July 23, 2007
Tonight i saw "Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix" and i'm really disappointed. Yes there were nice special-fx and great pictures. The sets were full of great details and i could feel the wizzard-magic-world but several times unexpected things happend so fast after each other combined with such an hectic camera that i got confused over and over again. It was like a little kid is telling the story:" And and .. than happend this and then that, and that ..."
In my opinion David Yates (director) had no idea about the over-all-message: Is it a movie about "the first love", "war against the dark side", "the problems with being a teenager", "friendship" or what? So it became a strange mixture with all of these aspects. But they suspented each other and at the end none of them were strong enough for me so that i can say "..." is the message of that film. I had the same problem with the other parts too and i think one disadvantage is that every part were directed by another director just like the batman-movies. But the biggest problem is that the movies were done when the last part of the novel hasn't been finished. It is one of the first things i learned about writing a script:"Know your end and you can guide your actors/incidents" That's the initial part of a successful dramaturgy. In "Lord of the Rings" for example are three parts, the first is about "the fellowship", the second is about "war" and " nature" and the third is about "friendship". All three parts are fitting perfectly but also as indiviual stories. Fortunatly the last part of "Harry Potter"-novel is finished so let's see ...
July 17, 2007
Hey folks! I`m through with my job at the Animationsfabrik, means animating for "Dodo"-Feature and i had a really great time there (almost a year)! Thank you guys!
And do you remember Tom? Scroll down if not. Tom's gonna be my Hero while giving a Maya-course at the Animation-School-Hamburg. I like him quite a lot albeit he has a simple design. Next days he will get rigged and shaded so come around later for following udates!
Critic and commends are welcome anyway!
Wish a nice week!
July 15, 2007
July 9, 2007
i'm very sorry for not posting the last time, but i'm currently very busy with my olli-production. I 'm also animating for the Animationsfabrik for their feature-movie "Dodo". But prepare yourself i'll be back!!! ;) wish a nice week everybody!