View Full Version : Environmental: Make a wish

Dick Ma
09-16-2003, 05:56 AM
Hi all,
My personal animation project "make a wish" has finished the environmental setup. But may be I got too much screenshots attached in CGtalk.com, so got deleted in previous time :p .

Anyway, I try to post one of the images & it's wireframe here, for other pics please click on the links.




09-16-2003, 06:12 AM
Really nice style, how did you achieve this look?

09-16-2003, 07:31 AM
Yeah, I agree, lovely style (nice renders too).

I can see that there's the diagonal paper texture that you've applied, but it looks like you've also blurred the final render and reapplied the blurred version over the top? I really like that look - looks kinda dreamy which I guess is what you're after.

Did you do the post directly in Lightwave, or externally? I'd love it if you could share with us how you did the post processing to create this style.



09-16-2003, 08:51 AM
Great feel excellent work.

09-16-2003, 10:21 AM
I thought i'd seen it before, here's the link to the original thread from the WIP section and a little more detail about the technique.


Dick Ma
09-16-2003, 10:31 AM
Yes I've show them in WIP section and now what I show is a complete environmental finishes.

Someone talk about the behind story...

Yes, I admitted that it is something like animatix....hehe.

but what I would like to construct is refer to the reality, i.e. the Hong Kong Housing Estate environment, but in toon shade form. And recent years HK is in depression in economy and ruined with SARS. what I would like to describe is a relatively poor living standard with noise and dust.

so, what I like to say is a sad story..... a guy who want to leave this place with his talent and ability, but didn't work out. and eventually meet someone and get into a mysterious place....

That is what the story about, the storyline is still composing now. But I am making a homepage to introduce my idea...

09-16-2003, 05:42 PM
This is just fantastic!!!

I can't wait to see more;)


09-16-2003, 08:12 PM
Dick, it`s beautiful!

All this still done on your laptop?


Dick Ma
09-16-2003, 09:59 PM
Still a laptop....

Dick Ma
09-17-2003, 12:57 AM
My current workspace...
My current obstacle/barrier is always from my computer.
I can do more in my mind, actually.

09-17-2003, 07:02 AM
Let Me know when you are selling copies of the animation I will love to Buy one off of you.

Dick Ma
09-17-2003, 08:11 AM
There is a valuable thread from openopen of CGtalk...
he posted this in his own thread but like to share to all.

Originally posted by openopen
I don't think it is too difficu-,
Here is some tricks. close your eyes and draw number 3 on the paper. Open ur eyes see what you drew. I believe there is surely number 3 you can read. I think drawing is not matter of hand and skill. It is strongly related with ur brain, knowledge and eye. If you can draw something on your mind with your closed eye because you know completely about it, you can draw on the paper. It is drawing. Carefully look at everything and put the infomation in to your brain, finally you will draw.
I'm sorry. I'm not good one for drawing or FineArt but I got the tricks(?) form my long experience.

thanks again and Good luck to you.


Dick Ma
09-19-2003, 09:48 AM
Due to the audiences request about the 'airjet' scene animation in the cgtalk forum, I spent a two day rush to create a 20-sec animation opening test..

this is the address..


it is a quicktime movie format
file size is about 18.6MB.....
right click and save as....
please be patients because of the low bandwidth.....


09-24-2003, 05:21 PM
Wow... Soooo nice. More?

09-27-2003, 08:12 AM
The intro looks good. Just a point I noticed. The camera seems to shake like a hand held as you pan up at the start and then it freezes into a fixed position which feels a bit odd.

09-27-2003, 04:33 PM
great work !

09-27-2003, 09:40 PM
This is truly a beautiful and stunning piece of work. http://www.freeadpower.org/~mrsmiles/contrib/lilly/hmm3grin3thumborange.gif