It’s strange to be posting ending credits to our short film when it’s not exactly completed yet. Although, It’s close and looking awesome. If you don’t remember what i’m talking about don’t worry about it i’ll post our completed film later on. Just enjoy the pretty transforming flowers.
This was done in after effects cs5 using the Evolution plugin. I don’t use after effects too, too much, unless i’m rendering out my footage or adding small effects. It was my first time creating a camera and animating it which was strange because I kept pressing the Maya controls on my keyboard. After a while it became easier to use the settings and it’s honestly such a great program. It’s like anything, the more you practice and use it day by day it just becomes second nature and muscle memory.
Here’s how Azterin came out. I was falling short on time so the buildings are a bit wonky and incomplete.. so they’re still at a early stage.I’ll defiantly have to come back and clean it up but for now this is how it turned out which I’m quite happy with.
Thanks to many of you who have been here with me since the very start to watch this develop. It truly means a lot to me.
And you may have guessed with these completion posts that it’s the end of my semester, So i’ll be away for a few days, but i’ll be back shortly and update some recent sketches!
So, I didn’t get my matte painting complete tonight but i’ll try finish it up tomorrow in class. But here’s what I did get done, which I think is a pretty far stretch from my last post. I still have to add textures to the foreground, make the water look real, yada yada and so on. Hope this brings some colour into your day!
I tend to get caught up with small details and forget about the other 20 things that have to be filled in. Anyway here’s what i’ve been working on after work today. I’m having trouble deciding what to do with my main structure, but i’ll figure something out…I hope. So here it is, hopefully I can get more done tomorrow. What am i saying, Hopefully I can get it done by tomorrow!
Here’s where I am with my matte painting which is still a bit far from where I really want it to be. It’s crazy how quick deadlines come and it`s not that I don’t love matte painting but it’s not exactly the biggest priority for me right now and this is what I have to show for. I’ll have to finish the textures before monday and hopefully get it projected in maya soon. It’s coming together alright but i still think it’s looking a bit flat and fake so i’ll defiantly have to spend a few hours working with this, yay
It’s fairly rough, i’m still in the process of placing the right textures for the buildings and mountains. There’s a lot of work I didn’t realize that went into matte paintings. I mean, you’ll see it in a movie in the background of course, but a small percentage of people don’t really know how much goes into a matte painting or might even mistake it for a real scenery, which is good. Well, anyway this is where I am right now with the help of Bojan of course.
Just came home from my matte painting class and thought i’d do a quick update on Azterin.
For anyone who was wondering if I got the grey lighting done, I got most of it roughed in, yay!
The next step is to finish with the colour and start bringing in textures.
Bojan helped me out with deciphering the colours and this is what it looks like so far.. It fairly blocked in and very rough at this point.
Due to the high altitude the sky will be much darker than you see here.
Still long ways to go but it’s really starting to come to life!