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thesuit
02-06-2007, 11:43 PM
Hello this thread is intended to get C&C for my 3d short: SMOKE FISH.
I have very little production time and a lot of tricks to pull out so I hope I can manage some nice work-arounds with the help of the community. I have only 2 months to pull this off.
At the moment I have two problems. The first is that I need to have some smoke... characters that emit smoke. So if you have ideas to quickly generate smoke for composition.
I have another thread only on smoke:
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=7&t=439999&highlight=lots+smoke

And another problem is the riggin... the afro and some streatchyness...

thesuit
02-07-2007, 12:19 AM
This is my main character:
I need help with this guy on the afro. I tried displacement and fur but both give me rendering times that I can't handle... I have to pull this off in 2 months.
Im looking for aditional ways to make it look like hair on very cheap render costs.
Maybe I'm doing displacement wrong so...

http://www.blumedia.tv/cgtalk/smokefish/loopo.jpg

I had the idea of using toon outline and somehow make it fuzzy so i could fastly render out the fuzzy contour and compose it into the almost black siloutte hair.
C&C please

thesuit
02-18-2007, 02:31 AM
Heres another character: the SmokeFish.
I call them on koifish in file name, cause they are based on koi fish in spanish pez carpa.
Here's a concept.. its a fish that has a sort of smoke mask on his face. Its intended to be ALMOST a black sillouete. The texture will be mostly dark with a few texture marks on it. They should look jelly soft bit transparent and the soft texture on them should reveal itself more under hard light.
http://blumedia.tv/cgtalk/smokefish/koifishConcept.jpg

thesuit
02-18-2007, 02:45 AM
Heres a 3d turntable of the smokefish.
http://www.blumedia.tv/cgtalk/smokefish/loopo_turntableWEB.mov
I made it a little bit longer but im still deciding on that...

thesuit
03-07-2007, 08:20 AM
Im done with the first riggin..
Here's one of the pose tests.
http://blumedia.tv/cgtalk/smokefish/smokefish_pose1.jpg
(http://www.blumedia.tv/cgtalk/smokefish/loopo_turntableWEB.mov)

Rodi
03-08-2007, 12:59 PM
for the hair maybe try creating dozens of instanced spheres with a suitable texture, dependin on how you place these speheres on the hair you can get it looking about right..
by the way i think these characters are looking very cool

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