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02 February 2005, 11:46 PM

reading the caveman's thread from paul yan, I decided to switch many of my backgrounds to mattepaintings. Like him, a large part of my upcoming short will use static camera. I'va added few objects and changed a bit my lighting ( the old one was really bad because my monitor had a conrast problem ).

The pictures following will be my starting point for painting :

( i hope you'll understand me, my english is so bad :)

02 February 2005, 12:07 AM
great work, and great style.. what are the characters going to look like?

02 February 2005, 12:12 AM
You can find older pics from tis project here :

The main character Rody (unfinished)

02 February 2005, 12:14 AM
This is looking nice. I dig the Style although i think the Lighting could be better.
But i know. It's all WIP. I'm sure you will get to that. :)
Interesting Character!

02 February 2005, 07:08 PM
hello Geddart.

I know my lighting is really bad on the picture with the character, It's because I made it with an old monitor with some contrast problems.

So, You think the lighting on the three first pictures can be improved, just tell me what I've to change...

02 February 2005, 12:35 PM
The scene is looking pretty good~ For the lighting, you may want to add more lights in at different angle and intensity to cast soft shawdows cuz in your scene it is kinda hard to tell depth and distant (ie. hard to tell there's a slope infront of the house in 2nd pic). As i'm not that good with lighting myself, hope this helps!

02 February 2005, 12:37 AM

I started today the painting job on the main background. This is the one you'll see in the intro of my short.

I've added news objects like trees and done some corrections on the lighting.

All meshes and base colors are done in blender, the rest is done with Gimp and my brave mouse

Scott Harris
02 February 2005, 08:19 AM
hey great! I like it.

good idea about the matte painting, it makes a lot of sence to do that.

02 February 2005, 08:41 PM
nice start! what's the premise for the story? how long will it be? when do you project it to be done? The matte is looking pretty nice - for the mountains further back, I would tint them more atmospheric blue, a little less saturated and lessen the focus - it will increase the depth of the scene and make it feel grander. Waiting to see more!

03 March 2005, 06:31 PM
hey paul, nice to see you here :)

to answer your questions:

it's the story of rody, a youg eskimo who wants to fish. The problem it is that the fish is not here. Then he will begin to fish funny things.

The short should be 3 minutes long. the deadline is December 2005. I have a little time to do the job even if my work takes me much of it. For the matte painting, I will follow your advices.

03 March 2005, 01:37 AM
I like the last picture, I think you really nailed a nice atmosphere and the bluish shadows on the snow look great. One thing though, in the earlier pictures, the snow on top of the cabin looks a bit too sharp and kinda stands out from the scene.

03 March 2005, 03:25 PM
Just a litlle upadte. I've done some tests on walkcycle. This is my first real try at walk animation. I know it isn't perfect! Normally he will have a bag on his back.

tha animation compressed in Mjpeg and rendered in low quality preset : bad antialiasing. If you havn"t the right codec you can read it in Blender sequencer :

My first walkcycle (

Sid Barnhoorn
03 March 2005, 11:11 PM
Ey mate,

I love this work you're doing. I'm a composer myself and if you need music when all this is done I'd like to offer my service. You can check music demos and shorts at the Filmography of what I've done: (

Good work and good luck with it!


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