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01-20-2012, 08:49 AM
I SAW THE SKY is a short animated film that I've working for a couple of months now, its about a world where the is sky blacked out and the sun never shines.. the main character (Lisa) is a young girl who dies after being imprisoned by strange human like creatures that destroyed the cities of the earth and imprisoned all humanity, she is then resurrected after a couple of decades... and the rest you will find out. Pics of some of work iv been doing the city scape is fig 10 in the story board.
And this is lisa the main character
This is where the original idea for the for the enviroment came from, its an old WIP of mine and the full city will look a bit like this.
A story board of scene 1
I'm about to start working on the bedroom from fig 1-9 This is an idea of what I want it to look like, the animations set in the future by the way.
01-21-2012, 05:50 AM
Its pretty empty right now so I'm gonna add some stuff in it (girl stuff) but need some ideas over that.
I don't really know anything about interior lighting, so if anyone has here advice over this please help, right now I'm using 3 MR Omni lights... the seemed to light the character best. I tried vray lights at first but that didnt go too well.
This is how the character is lit up.
and how the character is lit http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/020/f/7/i_saw_the_sky_charcter_bedroom_wip_by_spartanx118-d4n33u9.jpg
01-21-2012, 05:51 PM
Here's what iv got so far, I'm trying to give the room a bit of character... Lightings the big problem here,.. the animation is dark but I'm arguing with myself about whether to light up room or give a dark feeling... the main character isn't exactly a very happy person so dark room would fit her personality better... if I go for dark what I'll need some good colors for the lights, ive look at some refs but this is where I mainly want some help so plz
Very interesting project you got here, looking forward to see more.
The lighting however needs a bit of work, with some tweaking you could make your current renders look much better.
When you find yourself "lost" on how the lighting should look like try this:
Delete/deactivate all the lights in the room and disable any environment lights but leave Gi on.
Carefully start placing appropriate light entities on any light emitting object. For example, the blue screen on the bed, the computer monitor etc.
One by one in a incremental way until you get a nice result.
Once you get the hang of it you may add some fill lights.
Remember that the character does not need to be only lit by the scene lights. You may have some extra light work that will only lit the character.
01-23-2012, 10:13 PM
Thnx, I'll do likewise. Taken a bit of a break from the room, working in the city, which is also gonna be showing just outside the room, i placed some low res buildings randomly around the city and used greeble for the lower buildings, I'm about to start working on some high res, more unique models now http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/023/5/d/i_saw_the_sky___black_out_city_wip_by_spartanx118-d4ne7ax.jpg
Keep it up spartanx118, you are on the right track just take the time to tweak each scene and the result will be awesome. :thumbsup:
01-25-2012, 08:36 PM
Will do,.. Update on the the city, still tweaking it.
01-28-2012, 09:52 AM
Working on a quick poster for the weekend, lots of stuff to fix up still,.. update soon. http://th08.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2012/028/c/f/i_saw_the_sky___work_in_progress_by_spartanx118-d4nulfs.jpg
01-28-2012, 11:24 AM
that looks like a nice project :) gonna follow that if you need a sound designer or newbie composer hit me up
02-01-2012, 09:29 PM
Cool man! I agree with RT, as long as you connect each light connection seperately, you will have more control at your disposal. If you were still going for the dark mood, don't be afraid to leave a portion of you character in shadow. Look at any chiaroscuro paintings and you will see what I mean. Will follow and good luck with the journey.
02-02-2012, 05:42 AM
Thanks for the advice narnston, and yea I will go for the dark room.
obiwandk I will think about cause I still got no idea wat i'll do for the sound.
Update finished off that poster
02-05-2012, 11:04 PM
Working on the streets again, adding some props and trying to feel the scene. http://attachments.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1416356&stc=1&d=1328482756
03-01-2012, 06:57 PM
Animating the & rendering the first scene
03-02-2012, 12:03 PM
here are some test renders... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKXjJCSQ3Eg&feature=youtube
oh and forgot to mention that she is not going to "take the train" (in a arnold schwarzenegger voice) instead she's gonna ride,.. this changes the name of the first scene from Final Exit to,.. Last ride
03-27-2012, 02:09 PM
Update.. redesigned the city, still working on it, and liking where its going
04-19-2012, 07:38 AM
04-19-2012, 07:39 AM
Also gonna model some new environments and characters for the later scenes... here's concept art by gobboking i'm using for ref for both characters and environments.
04-19-2012, 07:48 AM
I think I'll redo the main character, the projects gonna take longer than expected anyway and remodeling and rendering her on the first scene won't set me back more than 2 weeks since I've got the whole process down now on the back of my hand. the result will certainly be worth the time. But I will get into the new environments before I do that.
04-19-2012, 07:48 AM
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