Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A small update

I have nothing much to show at the moment. After an initial burst of enthusiasm, and ideas, I jumped into testing some techniques for the long fly-through that the screenplay calls for as an introduction and establishing shot. The following is just a test of concept and I'm not sure that I will be taking this approach yet:

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I'm probably going to go for a mix of 2D and 3D as I think it will allow for a much more interesting look and could even speed up the production.

Another thing that keeps demanding my attention is the idea of adding about a minute of back story to the movie to further establish the characters and add some anticipation for the song. I have done some rough thumbnails to storyboard this addition but am not completely happy with it yet.

I have worked out that there will be at least 18 characters that I will have to model, texture and rig for this, even though most of them will only be seen for a few seconds. Lots to get on with and I hope to start some of them this week.

2 comments:

  1. Hey Paul and Myron! Just a note to let you know I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on this production and eagerly anticipate your updates. The music is intriguing and seeing it animated is going to be a real treat. Loved the animatic and flythrough posted thus far!

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  2. Hey that's a good test! I haven't caught that on the forum. A bit of camera fog might help that look bigger and deeper.

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