This is a little test render for our first assignment at uni. We have to create a 30 second ad of an app that lets you design paper vehicles.
Rendered in Vray, no translucency so far.
I moved to the UK last month and started my studies at Staffordshire University. I have some awesome CG and Concept Art assignments and I am going to post about it very soon. This means that my short film is on hold for a while, but I will render some parts to show you what I have done so far.
I created a cover image for my university application. Explosions and smoke are done with Maya fluids. For the first time I did some 2.5 D Relighting in Nuke. Absolutely awesome! I just added some additional lighting information on the turbines and the front and created a reflection of the rocket fire on the ship.
For my university application I created a scene that was supposed to represent all of my skills so far. I integrated a breakdown of it into my first VFX reel.
Here is a sketch:
And here the final image:
For the video version I wanted to put myself onto the ship while it would be attacked. So for the first time I tried to put together a chroma key with camera movement. I used the curtain rails in my living room to attach the green screen fabric. I tried to light as good as possible, but the space was way too small and there was no way around having a shadow on the green screen. This made the key of course very difficult, but the tracking worked and in the end the shot looks okay.
I made video summarizing my work so far. It is going to be my portfolio – video for my university application.
I created a little breakdown for the logo of KnightRichardFilm. CGI in Maya, mattepainting in Photoshop and compositing in Nuke.