Jul 19th 2021 | Sprite Fright
The week started with our animators kicking off two new shots! Intro and Village have been split between two animation teams and are shaping up nicely. Back on the art team: Plenty of work has been done to populate, shade and light Nightfall and Snacks ready to be rendered. If you're currently holding in a wiz, I would steer clear of anything from Andys week.
This week there was a lot of set work for the Nightfall and Snacks sequences. The mushroom grove set was mostly wrapped. Apart from that there were ma...ny small tasks to compliment the current lighting and shading work. Show more
This week we've officially started the first sequence of the movie: Intro! In this sequence the characters are introduced and their relationships established. A lot of performance is going into these shots to make sure we convince the audience to get hooked to the story at this point. This is currently in development by Pablo Fournier, Monica Eggert, Daniella Ailves and Rik schutte.
Besides the usual fixing of issues that are popping up here and there, this week I mostly continued my marathon of shading the props that we need in the shots that are currently being lit. That includes the differen...t snacks with packaging, the campfire, the backpack, the sleeping bags, the BBQ grill + utensils, the binoculars and the tent, which still needs to be finished up. But overall this was a highly productive week for me. Show more
This week I worked on both, the lighting for 130_snacks (which will be passed over to Beau in the coming week) and the lighting and fluid simulation for 120_drown. The fluid sim is going to be a major task for the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned for more updates!
This week, we had the kick-off of Village. In this sequence, the group is introduced to the very happy and friendly sprites. The rowdy group is amazed by them but they also see an oppurtunity. We are also introduced to the jolly Elder Sprite, who welcomes them into their village. We establish who these little guys are and the interaction between the 2 groups The Animators working on thi...s are Gerard Manresa Ortega, Mack Bo Ross, Rick Schutte and Ruth Taylor Show more
Phil's face rig is now finished!!! That means the final difficult rigging challenge on this project is now behind me, and all that's left is maintenance, polish, props, and other janitorial duties. This is good. Time to rest.