Minor Project: Final Week

Posted by Sam Hayes On Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The deadline for the Minor Project is fast approaching. Richard and I have been working on final shots over the past week and getting everything rendered and up to standard for Friday. We still have some shots to finalise and render, but the bulk of the animation is rendered and almost composited with some more effects to add such as blowing sand to add some depth and realism. Below are some of the final renders along with some shots from After Effects. The rest of the week will be quite hectic but Rich has been working on a refined Making Of document which should compliment our animation well. Hopefully we'll have time to do some quality control and assure that each shot has the effect we intended.

For all shots we are using a Beauty, Ambient Occlusion and a Depth Layer. Most shots have the Beauty all in a single layer, however more complicated shots such as the Opening long shot of the town have about 4 or 5 separate rendered layers, allowing a lot more control in AE as well as being easier to manage in Maya. We also have the background Cliff and Sky on a base-layer.

Beauty Layer

AO Layer

Depth Layer

2 Responses to 'Minor Project: Final Week'

  1. Simon Watts said...
    http://samhayes101.blogspot.com/2012/01/minor-project-final-week.html?showComment=1326801914905#c1223047529852221692'> 17 January 2012 at 12:05


    GL guys.


  2. tutorphil said...
    http://samhayes101.blogspot.com/2012/01/minor-project-final-week.html?showComment=1327257004225#c7658643440003616664'> 22 January 2012 at 18:30

    I know, I know - you're half-dead from exhaustion and you're in a comatose slumber and the very last thing you want to think about is the 'National Student Survey' - but this is me gently nudging you towards its completion. In truth, the NSS is really important, so when you're properly awake (and only then!) - check out the link below and do your bit for the 'bigger picture' - much appreciated and many thanks.


    and when you're done, can you leave a 'done it' post on the blog post above. Cheers.


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