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richardrosenman
08-11-2004, 05:36 AM
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Title: Toyota Matrix
Name: Redrover Animation Studios Ltd.
Country: Canada
Software: 3dsmax 6, Vray, Combustion.

Recently finished this spot which is currently playing in theatres across CANADA. We only had 1 month production time.
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Click here to see the movie. (http://www.richardrosenman.com/gallery/photo/movies/matrix_break_away_h640.mov)

Quick n' dirty credits:
Directed by Richard Rosenman and Andy Knight. Vehicle modeled by Ben Pilgrim. Android modeled by Chris Crozier. Boujou tracking by Chris Crozier. Vehicle rig by Mike Oliver. Animation by Richard Rosenman, Mike Oliver, Chris Crozier and Ben Pilgrim. "Blobby" animation by Kyle Dunlevy. On-site photography by Chris Stewart. Lighting and rendering by Richard Rosenman and Mike Oliver. Composited by Brad Husband. Produced at Redrover Studios Ltd.
For more info:
http://www.richardrosenman.com/project/?cid=47
Note: "Making of" section with more images, movies, etc, is now online:
-Richard

hyst
08-11-2004, 05:50 AM
rofl crazy awsome work


stunning :thumbsup:

dafonz
08-11-2004, 07:10 AM
I've seen this advertisement play in movie theatres and its pretty freakin cool!

Ogi
08-11-2004, 07:23 AM
Thaaats sooo cool!!! :buttrock: :buttrock:
lovin it... WEEE

thoughtcriminal
08-11-2004, 07:55 AM
I really loved the android girl... I understand she was filmed and you did the motion tracking and added the machinery afterwards right?

And the flying camera was totaly 3D wasn't it? -the lighting in this whole video is great. it's really a difficult task (and CPU consuming) doing this kind of lighting, isn't it?

el paso
08-11-2004, 08:01 AM
this is freakin amazing, I love it

is everything 3d? or just bits and pieces?

whatever the case props to you, plus I'm stoked you're canadian, that's hawt

be ha

The_Magician
08-11-2004, 08:19 AM
WOW!!! That was awesome!!! Pretty cool music too.

But why did the cars leave behind bits of... themselves?

Either way, still a VERY cool looking ad!


Great work!!!

Rendan66
08-11-2004, 08:36 AM
I like how the animated chick is in the car with them in the end

Sqwall
08-11-2004, 08:41 AM
Cool. I love the adv but I dislike the Car. ;)

phoenix
08-11-2004, 10:24 AM
very nice... hey can anyone tell me more details on this soundtrack i really loved it:)

cold_fusion
08-11-2004, 10:46 AM
wow wow! awesome is so so pretty, music thats cool !!!:buttrock:

DAREONER
08-11-2004, 11:41 AM
excellent commercial spot, the idea is so great ! very good work

in your sofa
08-11-2004, 12:39 PM
i wish i had that kind of power...both production-wise............and vehicle-wise:scream:

KaDDD
08-11-2004, 01:02 PM
yeah ! ! ! !exelent work ! very dynamic & very fun !!!:buttrock:

Splin
08-11-2004, 01:14 PM
Idea behind it is outstanding! :thumbsup:
Tho composing could use more tweaking in some shots.

mracer
08-11-2004, 02:05 PM
Cool commercial. Funny to see Sam the Record Man in the footage.:D

dhruva
08-11-2004, 02:45 PM
:thumbsup: this is freakin amazing

Addiso
08-11-2004, 02:48 PM
Congrats on a really fresh and enetertaining spot.

The cyborg girl freaks me out a bit, but I guess something was needed to show a futuristic
feel.Just as someone else said the remaining blobs were a bit distracting they should have fallen down like drops of fluid or something leaving marks behind.

The lighting and the animation on the cars are really cool and dynamic. I wonder if it was full CG all the way ? Especially the final skiding shot right before the end.

Execellent work, and on a really tight deadline two.

- I wonder if I could have
Mario over to fix my toilet ?
- It's getting really hot in here. :)

cache
08-11-2004, 03:04 PM
W O W !
:scream:
:buttrock:

gigatron
08-11-2004, 03:11 PM
That's really awesome, haven't seen something as cool in a while.

Unique, creative, stylish, exciting and cool :)

polyman
08-11-2004, 03:19 PM
Superb job. Great use of Max/Vray.

Sherif.Nagib
08-11-2004, 03:46 PM
GR8 WORK ! I remember your awesome "peeling car " commercial, and now this "cell splitting " one is even better , the idea is brilliant. Will you write a technical article like that of matrix 2002 ?.. I really wish you have time to do that , Also it would be gr8 to put some behind scenes and "on set" pics in your website.

keep up the good work :thumbsup:

rstratton
08-11-2004, 04:01 PM
cool commerical, I really like the animated (cartoon) sequence on the boards as the cars are driving through the city....I don't really like or understand the, some people are calling it the "cyborg" lady, just doesn't make that much sense to me...if it wasn't in there you wouldn't be thinking hey this needs a cyborg in it....good soundtrack though just hate to see how bad it will be chopped down once aired since its so long for a commerical.....

feeesh
08-11-2004, 04:40 PM
Very cool. It's kinda funny. I am an owner of a silver Matrix like the one on the commercial yet this is the first time Ive actually seen a Matrix commercial. :D

Very nice work. I like the floating bloopy leftovers that get left behind when the matrix splits too.

Cycone
08-11-2004, 05:27 PM
Wow so cool :applause: Great job! Superb visuals and the music rocks,

cheers Koen

firstsingle
08-11-2004, 06:16 PM
Everything that comes out of that studio is Hot! Remember the Toyota 2d/3D joint they did?
Loved it.

LoTekK
08-11-2004, 08:30 PM
What a great commercial! The effects were great, though I'll agree that the floating leftover blobs were a bit distracting, and should have splattered all over a wall or floor, or something to that effect. And yes, I positively loved the 2d/3d peeling commercial (I have to admit I liked it better than this one, actually). And the blonde cyborg chick... What a hottie! :p

AJE
08-11-2004, 11:11 PM
Hey cool.... the ad was cool in the theatre... and thanks so much for posting the link to the music... most of the time it's the music that gets left out

lildragon
08-12-2004, 12:35 AM
Awesome Rich, was wondering when you guys wrapped up on this. Great work all around as per usual.

-t

TraceR
08-12-2004, 12:41 AM
Wow! amazing! Good job, cant wait for the making of. :thumbsup:

AndHolzmeister
08-12-2004, 04:01 AM
Superb rich as always... i like your cartoon work so much and now this!!! Impressive! Caongratulations to all people that worked in this spot!

LiQ
08-12-2004, 04:14 AM
Woah, one SEXCY tvc.

Brilliant work:scream:

ramenchicken
08-12-2004, 08:10 AM
nowadays, every time I see a compositing job as awesome as this commercial I get all teary-eyed :) jaw-droppingly, pants-wettingly incredible!

kento
08-12-2004, 03:58 PM
IT's Rocking!!!!!!

I Miss Toronto!!!!!

Antonbomb22
08-12-2004, 04:26 PM
that is f'in awesome ^.^ i played it 5 times in a row lol

PUR-C
08-12-2004, 04:30 PM
The last part is so cool :D.

ReneAlex
08-12-2004, 06:05 PM
excellent has usual... discreet must put this in its combustion/3dsmax reel for next update...

congratulations for an artistic and technical archivment...

muy buen trabajo!

wasted weasel
08-12-2004, 07:47 PM
rich, yeah man this is awsome work....

It seemed like you guys were working on it for a long time.

Tom

QuicklyRose
08-13-2004, 01:57 AM
I remember seeing this in theatres---awesome work!

Love how they all came together in the end. http://cgtalk.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

DoLeeP
08-13-2004, 08:19 PM
yallaa ya 3am

thats mean in arabic ur work is very good

:thumbsup:

disdathit
08-13-2004, 10:18 PM
Could Someone Please Please Give Information On The Audio Track. I Cant Keep Playing The Same Old 1 Minute Clip Again And Again!!!

SpaXe
08-14-2004, 02:49 AM
Hey, it is very cool. Feeling great watching the car spliting, lol.

Again and again? You want to play using your player, i.e. Quicktime, Media Player, or using in the movie for a background soundtrack?

Krypton
08-14-2004, 03:45 AM
Cool ad, although I don't understand why there was a "cyborg" in it, it really wasn't needed and I felt it took away from the ad, much more so than the floating blobs. Very cool idea with the cars, and it came together great in the end.

Signal2Noise
08-14-2004, 05:17 AM
I saw this ad in the theater for Spidey 2. Awesome commercial although I think the Matrix is a cheesey name for the vehicle (because of the movies).

The scene where the car looks like it's going to hit the tunnel divider wall made me think of Princess Di which was kind of disturbing. But then the car splits off into two and the rest is CG goodness. Too bad this couldn't happen in real life. The children of the world would still have a princess.

ronimator
08-14-2004, 05:33 AM
WOW...this is cool....

You know, I also enjoyed the commercial from the first Toyota Matrix....the one using the "rotoscope" method!!

Very cool

JehutyVer2
09-18-2004, 04:08 PM
That is amazing. Love the concept and the execution. 10/10!

LAcrima
01-15-2005, 12:42 PM
Saw and read about this advertisement in discreet.com, interesting indeed, as I remember it was quite a chllenge to make a car split into two cars... great job...

freshNfunky
03-03-2005, 09:31 PM
i liked this spot very much, because it has a very nice charme. but what my eye has catched the most, was the really nice morphing effect in the film.

which i'm not yet shure how you produced this Blob-like morphing effect.
so i was since always breaking my head about the effects, and how they have been achieved.

what i think is:
that you needed a 3D model of the car. (it's true that some of the morphings could also be achieved by compositing and maybe a lens deformer as seen on the models)
i suppose you warped the models with a lattrice box or some similar deformer so they would fit together and then blend them in the compositing.
additionally you added some blobs to the cars.

am i right?

which 3D software did you use actually? and which renderer?

was the model a solid Poly Model or did you used nurbs patches, as usually the fact when the geometry is imported from a CAD Platforms?

courious about the answer

techdivine
09-12-2005, 01:53 AM
Really fab ! very cool idea n it looks splendid ! keep up the gr8 work n keep inspiring.:applause:

commander_cool
08-10-2006, 07:24 PM
I saw this ad many times in theaters. That's the only ad that doesn't bother me. Seriously, outstanding work overall. 5 stars... and that's because I can't give more!

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