Thursday, 10 December 2015

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

NC: Narrative: Pre-Viz - Assistant's arrival during Knife throw

I have done this playblast for the Assistant's arrival during Oliver throwing the knife. This is a little jumpy and so will need to be fixed, and obviously as this is a pre-viz of this sequence, it isn't properly paced. I am having some difficulties with Mental Ray rendering, at the moment, as it always shows a black screen when I try to render a frame. I, therefore, am using the Maya hardware render settings.

NC: Narrative: Oliver Disappointed Play blast Test.

NC:Narrative: Play blast test : Knife hitting stool.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

NC: Narrative: Poster in Maya

In a separate Maya file to our environment, I have made a stand for the poster. I have created simple shapes and added the poster through a UV. I didn't go into too much detail into the design of the stand, as it's only on screen for a few seconds.

NC: Narrative: Poster Design

In the montage section of the animation, there is a shot where one of the knives hits a poster for the circus. I have designed the poster, as you can see below. I tried to keep it as basic as possible, but with it still looking like a proper circus poster. I will need add this to our environment in Maya.


NC: Narrative: Environment finished.

NC: Narrative: Fully rigged Assistant

Through the help of Alan, I was able to bind the skeleton rig to the model. I had some trouble with this at first, as I was unable to bind the arms/head joints to the model. However, it is now fully rigged and ready for skinning.

NC: Narrative: Texturing the Environment.

So now that the modelling of the environment is pretty much finished I have almost also completed the texturing. I only have to add the wall texture of the tent and its ready for animating! The lighting I had help from Alan so at least I don't need to worry about that! Thanks Alan. :) But the image from the render view came out rather dark. But its all there.

Monday, 7 December 2015

NC: Narrative: Rigging the Assistant

By following the rigging tutorials from last year, I have created the skeleton for the Assistant. It took me longer than I'd hope and due to the shape of the model some things are a little irregular, like the shape of the spine, but it does still work.

Friday, 4 December 2015

NC: Narrative: Rigging Oliver.

Having a little difficulty making the toes, fingers and the jaw do their thing but the rest of the rig works really well. I will have to get that fixed. The restraints on the elbows need re-doing as they don't bend correctly.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Assistant Modeling Process

Some more progress images for the Assistant Model. The images here are taken from an older version of the model. It has no head or feet as I am purely using it to finish up the hands, which I can then copy over onto the finished model.

The oliver model will be using the arms and legs from the Assistant, changing them up a bit then adding them onto a newly built body and head. Which shouldn't take me too long.

As an addition, here is the finished head model for this character.