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Sculley
10-16-2003, 02:08 PM
Ok.. this is the environment for a logo animation I have been working on and just finished.

In short its an industrial environment and the logo is created after a storm starts the computers and robots building... cutting.. welding and so on until a logo is built. The anim is only 35 secs in total so its a very small short just for my folio... I'm a student.

www.vfx-sjc.co.uk is my site.. buts it is very much in its infancy.

Heres some pics.. some have roofs etc removed from camera veiw so that you can see inside etc.



http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/vfxsjc/project/logo/images/capture/workshop.jpg

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/vfxsjc/project/logo/images/workshop/worka.jpg

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/vfxsjc/project/logo/images/workshop/workb.jpg
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/vfxsjc/project/logo/images/workshop/workc.jpg

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/vfxsjc/project/logo/images/workshop/workd.jpg

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/vfxsjc/project/logo/images/workshop/worke.jpg

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/vfxsjc/project/logo/images/workshop/workf.jpg

Ok.. there you go... any comments would be gr8. The robots are all rigged and animated.. lighting is controlled using Expressions and there a rig to create the effect of a strom raging out side.

There are also outside scenes with a storm.. electrical.. hell. .ill show a pic.. here's a pic of the electrical stuff on the roof that gets hit by lightening.

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/vfxsjc/project/logo/images/capture/scrain.jpg

Take care.. love some comments

Capel
10-16-2003, 02:27 PM
Hey man. That's pretty sweet. Would love to see the animation. The lighting is really cool. Modeling ain't too bad either! Keep it up.

pauland
10-16-2003, 04:15 PM
Very nice indeed!

Paul

VWTornado
10-17-2003, 06:57 AM
Looks really good so far. How long did all that take to model?

Sculley
10-17-2003, 02:33 PM
Took four weeks for modelling and animating.. rendering was done for the final anim on a second comp while working on the other.

Cheers for the comments.:)

I'll sort out a Divx copy of the anim when I can.

riki
10-17-2003, 08:48 PM
great stuff, looks like a huge amount of work.

hrgiger
10-17-2003, 09:17 PM
That would make a great set for other animations as well...

legomanww
10-18-2003, 07:39 PM
Pretty cool, looks awesome!

Sculley
10-19-2003, 05:26 PM
Just wondering what people think of the look/colours in these stills.. if they look industrial like.. or not.

Some have artifects on the particles due to being able to only render at a motion blur sample of 5 passes :( If I had more available time to render each frame I would've wacked the settings up.

But for now they do the job.

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/vfxsjc/frames/s_rain_79.jpg
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/vfxsjc/frames/s_rain_107.jpg


This is the intro sequence when the electrical equip get striked. (lightning post-production using After Effects)

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/vfxsjc/frames/s_psu.jpg

Inside.. more electrical damage.

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/vfxsjc/frames/s_boot.jpg

This is from the scene where computers beging to boot up and the robots get to action.

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/vfxsjc/frames/s_cutter.jpg

One of the robots cutting and moveng metal.

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/vfxsjc/frames/s_vfx_43.jpg

Final Logo before a fade to black.

I'll sort the anim as soon as I free some space for ftp.

VWTornado
10-19-2003, 06:14 PM
The one with the robot cutting the metal is cool...how did you make it look like the cutting wheel is glowing hot and throwing sparks (never done effects in Lightwave yet).

BTW, I think all those screens look nice...would love to see the final animation.

Sculley
10-19-2003, 06:45 PM
I actaully had problems with some of the glows I wanted... wires glowing as they get hot... blades.. cutting rigs etc warming.. even sparks needed a certain amount of glow to look hot..and not flat and lifeless :(

Tried rendering straight out but found control of glow rather limiting.. even adding glow in After Effects caused problems.. colours flooding.. not being able to glow darker particles etc cos other parts of images glow too.. :rolleyes:

So ended up.. masking all objects in LW with pure black and removed any background lighting.. setup the objets I wanted to glow with luminosity of grey/shades. using maps or whatever would work..

and rendered each pass for each object.

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/vfxsjc/project/logo/images/capture/aelayer.jpg

Took the pases in to After Effects.. used them as an adjustment layer.. applied glow and then controlled the glow both with the glow interface and the layer transparency. Didnt work out to be much extra work but gr8 control.

If anyone has better/easier ways of making particles etc glow nicely I'd love to know!!!

drclare
10-20-2003, 01:19 AM
Damn!!!!!!! Really great work.

thekho
10-20-2003, 02:18 AM
Look great! wow, lot of detail models

I'd love to see the animation too.

Keep up the good work!