Monday, 18 January 2010

Green Screen

When I originally saw the footage of the girl sitting alone, wind blowing through her hair, I instantly imagined her against a nuclear backdrop!

To my mind came the scene from Terminator 2 (1991), where the character, Sarah Connor has a nightmare!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR_midwZ2f0


My intention was to modify the 3D park I had created for another project, but in the end,I thought that would be cheating...

I had a faint idea of how I wanted to do this, and I thought instead of doing the whole background in 3Ds max, I would only do some elements in this program, and the rest would be photos pulled from the world wide web. These would later be manipulated via Photoshop.

I wanted to create a realistic nuclear blast, or attempt one for my scene, so for this I 'googled' a tutorial. This is what I found...

http://www.the123d.com/tutorial/3dsmax3/explode01.shtml

...plus some video tutorials:

Part 1/4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT4qlFZDumo&feature=fvw

Part 2/4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SlYCRRTWyo&feature=related

Part 3/4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5wNetV01fU&feature=related

Part 4/4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPUkI_6yPSk&feature=related

Following these instructions, I 'attempted' my own version of a nuclear blast. Beginning from this...

...I went to this.

Once the animation was complete, I had to put the Nuclear blast against a background.

Searching through some online images, I found a picture of Barcelona. I adjusted it slightly, then imported it into After Effects.

I placed the animation of the blast on top of the city, then importing an image of a rooftop, I brought it into the foreground.

Playing with effects such as matte choker, hue/saturation and masks, I completed the scene.

If I had more time, I would adjust the lighting and masks more, so the shot is more believable.

On that note...I know Nuclear blasts don't have a 'flash' after the 'cloud', but I wanted to end the scene with the city being obliterated!

Again, if I had more time, I would have created a whole city scene in 3Ds Max, then animated the buildings thrown through the air as the force of the blast pushes them away!!!


References
Terminator 2, 1991. Film. Directed by James CAMERON. USA: TriStar Pictures

VANHOENACKER, J., 2002. Animated Nuclear Explosion Tutorial. [online]. The 123d.com. Available at:
http://www.the123d.com/tutorial/3dsmax3/explode01.shtml

[Accessed 16 January 2010].

YOUTUBE., 2008. Mushroom cloud 3ds max tutorial 1/4. [online]. Available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT4qlFZDumo&feature=fvw
[Accessed 16 January 2010].

YOUTUBE., 2008. Mushroom cloud 3ds max tutorial 2/4. [online]. Available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SlYCRRTWyo&feature=related
[Accessed 16 January 2010].

YOUTUBE., 2008. Mushroom cloud 3ds max tutorial 3/4. [online]. Available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5wNetV01fU&feature=related
[Accessed 16 January 2010].

YOUTUBE., 2008. Mushroom cloud 3ds max tutorial 3/4. [online]. Available at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPUkI_6yPSk&feature=related
[Accessed 16 January 2010].

YOUTUBE., 2008. Nuclear Nightmare (Terminator 2). [online]. Available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR_midwZ2f0
[Accessed 16 January 2010].


- Nick

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Li Ting Hei Garvey

Cinemoi Lock Down Update
I have recieve the feed back from the client, and I have encounter a few problems.
Although the feed back from the client has got nothing to do with our uni marks, I suggest aimming to satisfy our client and to reach their requirement are what an professional animator should really do.(I am not professonal yet but I will be after I graduate and get my degree)

So Here I am, from the client's feed back the problems are:
Problem 1
"It's not 'a friend that' but 'a friends who'"

So What I have to do is just quickly change the text
Problem 2
"We need to replace the clip from Orson Wells"

I am not so sure why the client want me to change it, maybe it has got so copy right problem, or maybe be she just hates him, but anyway I gotta change that.
So what I did is go to the youtube and find some more video which may be useful

I have found some videos I like then what I have to do is to replace it and adjust the size a bit, I really like the girl in the replace video clip.


Problem 3
Orson wells himself next to the graphic 'and you'll both get" need to be replace


Now I have remove Orson Well and replace him with a new clip.

Problem 4
"Remove the purple dot on Cinemoi at the end and keep yellow as per our brand dynamics"
It was a critical failure, definetely need to change that
Now I just gotta replace the porple dot with a yellow dot.





Is all done
Finish product GarveyLi Cinemoi2
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