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ninjaman
12-08-2004, 12:29 PM
Hi!

I´m art directing a logosequence for a minor movie company. We have decided to use 3D for the animation. The sequence is about 12 seconds long and will be made up of a very long row of people moving forwards, probably using some sort of crowd simulation. We won´t go for a photorealistic style or anything like it, since it will look outdated in a couple of years. It will be more of a outlined/cel shaded feel to the animation.

So, I´m looking for styles and manners that can give me inspiration for how the look of the animation will be. Since I just dabble in 3D myself, any help in the form of links to 3D artists or the like who doesn´t work photorealistic would be much appreciated.

Regards

Johan Grönwall

SirReality
12-08-2004, 04:16 PM
Some ideas you could use to get a cartoony appearance are:

In the surface editor set luminosity to 100% and diffuse to 0%. Your surface will "flatten out" because of these settings.

Another thing which will flatten out the appearance is by going into global illumination and controlling all light in the scene with your ambient light setting.

These things will result in a very "flat" non-3D result and are about as far from photorealistic as you can get. Add rendered edges and you should be well on your way.

For a good discussion on edges you might want to look at www.celshader.com (http://www.celshader.com) and look for info on edges.

ninjaman
12-08-2004, 05:37 PM
Thanks for your input. I feel I must clarify what I mean here: I´m after any cool look exept photorealistic. It doesn´t´have to be celshading. I just want ideas as to how you can use 3D besides photorealism and pure celshading. Just some links to some artists will do as a source of inspiration. And of course I´ll cruise the forums for ideas. BTW - I won´t do the animation. I leave that to the pro´s. But I would like ideas about different styles to show to my client so we can decide on the look of the animation.

Johan

SirReality
12-08-2004, 09:40 PM
Not to plug my cheesy website, but I've done some experimenting with non-photo by shoving raw frames of an animation through Photoshop filters. I've found the best way to view movies from my site is to save the target then open it with something like Windows Media Player (doesn't play nicely from just clicking on it -- sorry).

www.insaint.com/3dcg (http://www.insaint.com/3dcg)

Good luck!

ninjaman
12-10-2004, 04:06 PM
Here is a link to some awesome and innovative thinking that is a good example of what I´m after:http://fra.dozign.com/

Johan Grönwall

fraa
12-13-2004, 02:10 PM
Here is a link to some awesome and innovative thinking that is a good example of what I´m after:http://fra.dozign.com/

Thanks for your praise ! Any chance for you to hire me on this project ? :hmm:
instead of having some other guys that mimic my work :)

ninjaman
12-13-2004, 02:38 PM
Any chance for you to hire me on this project ?

This is a quick-and-dirty project with little financial gain, so thanks for your offer to help out, but I think we have to manage on our own.

instead of having some other guys that mimic my work

I promise that we won´t copy your style in any way. It´s more that I want to be able to show the client what is possible to do in 3D besides going photorealistic. Dont worry.

Regards

Johan Grönwall

policarpo
12-13-2004, 06:11 PM
Look at these crews goods for some ideas:

http://www.psyop.tv/
http://www.umeric.com/
http://www.hypa.tv/pages/portfolio.html

ninjaman
12-13-2004, 07:25 PM
Thanks, Policarpo!

Johan

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