Feb 8th 2021 | Sprite Fright
A feast for your art brain. Julien Kaspar narrates a blockbuster taking you through his process for creating animals, including a sculpting file to download. Simon Thommes presents a poster-worthy render of Rex, plus much rigging-related news. In other rigging developments, Rex expresses a near jaw-dislocating level of happiness, and Demeter Dzadik gives a blow-by-blow of his week, with detailed logs and videos. And: become hypnotized by the flames of art director Andy Goralczyk.
This week in rigging: Implemented first round of feedback on Ellie's body, some potentially final improvements to Rex's face rig, and got started on the Bird!
This week for me was a bunch of putting out fires in terms of pipeline, but also putting on fires to render out the fire tests we worked on in the pre...vious week to have a comparative preview, together with Andy. Other than that there was some more Ellie shading going on in the background and a bit of geometry nodes for me, as always. Show more
For the sculpting process of the snail I took the time to record and commentate the entire process to give more insight into my workflow and some behind the scenes on the creation process of the snail, the animal ch...aracter lineup and previous finished characters in general. The .blend file and final results can also be found on the Asset Progression folders as always. Show more
I spend most of the week setting up the fire comparisons together with Simon. Much of the work was debugging why files don't work on the farm and transferring the fire simulation into a setting which let's us compare the diff...erent techniques and make a judgement on which animation and effects style we will go for in this film. Show more
Last week I continued to work on Ellie's facial expressions while going back and forth together with the rigging department improving the rigs where needed. Next to that I did some adjustments to the 'camping test shot' by blocking out the other characters. I'll revisit that shot once we have some proper rig updates on Jay, Victoria and Phil.
Revised collar on denim jacket, created two versions of her fannypack, retopologized her alternate hair cut, and created iris perspective corrective shapes. Ellie is finalized and ready for the next steps; rigging, ...surfacing, grooming. Show more
This week I kept exploring sprite village after we decided to give the sprites a bit more craftiness and then I switched to designing versions of our characters beaten up by the environment.