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11 November 2007, 10:46 PM
Hi all,

Here's our 2007 FX and Lighting reel Abandon (

Or, please "Right click and save as" one of the links below to download and view the demoreel:

Quicktime (h264) version (

Quicktime (sorenson 3) version (

AVI version (

We used Maya, Photoshop, Mental Ray, Digital Fusion and After Effects for this project.

Hope you like our work and all C&C are welcome too!

- Mukti Krishan (FX) and Sachin Shrestha (Lighting)
(inzu and noizfactory respectively on these forums)

p.s. hope the links are working fine as we just finished putting up the website.

11 November 2007, 12:06 AM
The links work just fine.

Good reel. My only point of critique is that it felt a bit 'slow', which made it less interesting to watch, imho. Perhaps another tune would help. Anyway I give it a 4/5.

11 November 2007, 12:35 PM
Thank you logios for your kind words.
We did try some other tracks but somehow a pacier track was killing the mood of the short. Plus we are huge Floyd fans so I guess we were biased towards their music and this track in particular as it has that dreamy melancholic ring to it.
I'd take it as a compliment that you didn't mention anything about the cg bit ;-)
Thanks again for your comments!
- Sachin

11 November 2007, 03:47 AM
Great job on the lighting and overall texturing, most impressive! :thumbsup:

If I had to come up with something to suggest, the only thing that I noticed was the snow/ice texture, it seemed a little more like whipped cream than snow/ice, especially on the sign post. But that's just a very small nitpick.

I liked seeing the shot breakdowns too. Great job, keep it up! :buttrock:

11 November 2007, 01:57 PM
Thank you Michael for those encouraging comments!


11 November 2007, 04:15 PM
I hope our work is not so bad that it has generated 240 views but barely any comments. C'mon people, some feedback would be greatly appreciated.


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