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    Our shortfilm

    Here is a trailer and a clip from a short film we completed about a year ago. It was recently shown on TV, so now finally it is ok to post clips on the web.

    It was animated (mostly by me with help from Jenny Hannula in the end) in about 1,5-2 years time. Animation was done in messiah but all rendering and modelling was done in Lightwave. The film is about 29 minutes in length.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BADIHK-gMRQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbCLZEStzQc
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    Wow.

    Any details on the production?

    Just wow.
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    Indeed...WOW!

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    Wow!
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    Awesome!!!!

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    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by archijam View Post
    Wow.

    Any details on the production?

    Just wow.
    What kind of details do you want?

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    Thanks for the reply

    Mainly curious about how you put the scenes together - are there a lot of matte backdrops, or did you go all 3D? Is all of the linework LW or did you do more in post? The characterisation seems great. Congrats!

    And the usual : LW renderer or 3rd party ?

    When can we see it?

    What's next?


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    Wow very cool to see something that ambitious and big being made in LW! Some super work on there, and the faux cartoon style looks really cool!

    Would love to know more about how it was all made!

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    >Mainly curious about how you put the scenes together - are there a lot of matte backdrops, or did you go all 3D?

    Most backgrounds are modeled in 3d, but only a 3-4 cuts are rendered with a camera moving in a 3d scene. Most of the time, backgrounds are rendered out in layers and touched up in photoshop, then layered in aftereffects and cameramoves are made there. Sky backdrops are painted in photoshop. Sometimes, if I could find the right sky, I used a photograph.

    >Is all of the linework LW or did you do more in post?

    Yes, all linework is Light Wave, no plug-ins (Light Waves edges are amazingly good in their simplicity). We did use Mirage to paint out some unwanted shadows and weird lines in a few cuts. (Not much I would say, about 10 cuts maybe, but if you ask Jenny who did most of this work, she would tell you it's a lot).

    >And the usual : LW renderer or 3rd party ?

    LW renderer.

    >When can we see it?

    Hopefully at some festival, maybe on DVD soon. If you live in Finland, I think it will be, or has already been on TV.

    >What's next?

    Bigger, better, longer and hopefully with a slightly larger team.

    Sorry for the dead link. I realized I haven't updated the info in years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobian View Post
    Wow very cool to see something that ambitious and big being made in LW! Some super work on there, and the faux cartoon style looks really cool!

    Would love to know more about how it was all made!
    To tell the truth, it's nothing special. We did some pretty simple but good light rigs in LW that we could control how the toonshading would look. All characters are always rendered by them selves, since one characters good toonshading and lighting usually didn't work well with the other character.

    Other than that it was just choosing camerangles, rendering, a lot of alphachannels and putting it all togeather in Aftereffects.

    I did learn a lot though. Especially from the planning point of view. And how important good storyboards are (we had to shorten the ending a lot, and I did some hastly drawn storyboards that were horrible, wich in turn made animating that part just as horrible).

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    That's fantastic! Hope I get the chance to see the entire work soon.

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    lillmagnus -

    I'll buy that DVD

    Thanks for the breakdown, sounds great. Perhaps Petter (mentalfish)'s new LW/AE plugin will come in handy. Keep us posted!
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    Looks wonderful! I really love all of the effects/explosions in those clips!

    Great look to them!

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    Great job, love the style!
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    love the style , the colours , the genre , love the whole smeggin thing , Great work ......

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