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dragonfollower
01-20-2007, 07:16 PM
Anyone here familiar with Pocoyo?

http://www.pocoyo.com/en/wallpapers/download/Pocoyo_4_800x600.jpg

Apparently it's all done in XSI. I'm trying to get a look similar to this for my own animations. I'm not quite sure how they're achieving it. Final Gathering? Ambient Occlusion? Can anyone here shed some light on how you'd get a final image that looked similar to this?

Thanks a ton!

-Brian

paulrus
01-21-2007, 01:36 AM
Everybody loves the Pocoyo look! I wish XSIBase would do an interview with the animators.

My guess is it's all AO. There's also this interesting XSI-Blog post on getting a similar effect by using a large spherical area light: http://www.xsi-blog.com/archives/166

Paul

ftaswin
01-21-2007, 01:55 AM
I LOVE POCOYO!!!

AO is more than enough for this style I guess... It's TV show, do'nt over complicate it


Ft

dragonfollower
01-21-2007, 04:46 AM
Ambient Occlusion.....that makes sense. My only problem with Ambient Occlusion is that I can't seem to get my renders to look like that with it.

I did some tests with Final Gathering and got results very similar to Pocoyo. But I'm not sure how practical FG is for production animation on a tight schedule.

So I'd just do an AO pass and then combine it with the beauty pass? Man, I really need to read up on how passes work.

I use After Effects for compositing. How do you go about combining these passes in another app like AE? I tried some tests using different "blending modes" but it didn't seem to work right. I must be doing something wrong.

Anyway, thanks for the help with this!

-Brian

T4D
01-21-2007, 06:11 AM
AO and FG I done some renders for a client and got it in the same area so to speak.
( tiding it up when the full contract starts )

You can uses FG in production it's not a Major Hit compaired to GI anyway

and with AO in your shaders and FG the whole scene it's pretty cool
Keep playing you'll get it :thumbsup:

mr-doOo
01-21-2007, 09:03 AM
They are using the arnold renderer, but i don t know how.

s-rajesh78
01-21-2007, 10:14 AM
i guess its not a repost... here is a blog contains almost all info about to quench my thirst about POKOYO...
http://pocoyo.blogs.com/

AngelDream
01-21-2007, 11:18 AM
Everyone loves Pocoyo! They even got Rebeca Puebla and Jacobo Barreiro in the crew.
They're not using Arnold render anymore, after all, pmg bought it for messiah.
I read somewhere they were using Animated Pixel renderer:
http://www.animatedpixel.com/animatedpixelflash.htm

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