Sunday, 28 November 2010

animals and their environment

i took it on myself after most of the environment and characters were modelled. i decided to do tests with both and see if i can create a style for the short film.







Thursday, 25 November 2010

Rhino animation and cel shading test

video

This is a rhino animation test also with a test of cel shading as well. Its very simple its just to test the rig done by james and to test the cel shading render. I think it looks ok but need a lot of tinkering with the rig and i need to explore the possibilities of the rig.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

people cheesy but a good cause!!!



Jared said look into making it an advert and i liked this idea because surely if there is any way we could help its good right. I found this petition apparently the Tanzanian goverment are planning to build a highway straight through the serengeti national park and straight through the animals migration. I feel pretty strongly about this and i think our project has a good story to help this cause.

take a look sign the petition and let me know what you think.




London zoo

The different enviroments
This is almost a miniature version of similar environment to the one we shall be creating. with its dry foliage and dusty terrain. Also the rocks of the African Serengeti :)


The texture and structure of this tree resembles some from the Serengeti plains and the environment around it with the foliage resemble areas of foliage throughout the african wilderness.


This series of photographs i love this is in a tunnel leading to the african section of London Zoo and this to me says alot about what i love about african art simple but really effective. Simple imagery that tells a story and this gave us the idea to have african style paintings on some of the environment assets.Almost creating an african world out of african art with patterns and carvings within the trees and foliage.




Cel shading pretty impressive

I thought i would look into different possibilities with stylising our project so i researched cell shading which i really like the colours and contrast that can be achieved look awsome.





Also this link has videos that takes us through the process of cell shading 3d models believe it or not it does not look to difficult, so it could be something we need to take seriously and really look at. Let me know what you think??? ......