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    Squirrels



    Animation by the incomparable Sean Scott. Fur set up by Tim Albee. I did lighting, included fur baking. The squirrel model came from Daz for $15.
    http://www.box.net/shared/static/6kuvdh4jqu.mov BTW, the QT will probably appear a little dark on a Mac.

    The Daz model as it appeared before modifying (tails are transparency mapped layers)-
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    Using the surface baking camera, I first rendered the model without fur, which yields a trippy UV sequence-
    http://www.box.net/shared/static/ig1gt9u0rn.mov

    The UV sequence is then applied in the fur's color channel. This way, shadows are already baked into the fur color, thus avoiding the need to render shadows in the fur pass, saving a great deal of render time.

    Simple lighting, GI, one RGB pass, and a cast shadow pass.
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    Last edited by Mr Rid; 12-02-2009 at 01:52 AM.
    "O K, so what's the speed of dark?"

    Demo reel 2017
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    If the video had sound, it would go something like,

    "Where did this tree come from?"
    "It just blew up outta the ground!"
    "Don't bs me, Skippy."
    "I swear on my nuts!"

    My awe, once again, has been inspired with your work. Always impressed. Thank you.

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    Really cool ... SQUIRREL ... work!
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    Fantastic! How long is the whole spot?

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    amazing as always mr rid
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    the animation is spectacular :0
    AAA work

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    Nice!

    How long time did you guys spend on it?
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    good Mr. Rid..

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    Really excellent work for everyone. Great work!
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    Absolutely superb!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    Really cool ... SQUIRREL ... work!

    Yes that is the first thing I thought of as well when I saw this
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    Brilliant.

    A very minor issue, I would have the leafs on the ground move around a bit more than they do as those squirrels are moving very fast when they run across them. I really like the movement of the squirrels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonW View Post
    Brilliant.

    A very minor issue, I would have the leafs on the ground move around a bit more than they do as those squirrels are moving very fast when they run across them...
    I would too, but when the client says they're happy with it, you usually move on.
    Last edited by Mr Rid; 12-02-2009 at 03:32 PM.
    "O K, so what's the speed of dark?"

    Demo reel 2017
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOOixvRhcs4

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