View Full Version : What Lies Beneath - VFX Challenge - Victor Throe EvilAsSin - Gepetto & Son
06-25-2003, 07:37 PM
finally get to start this challenge tonight
it has to be finished by sunday night though because the next job starts.
Gepetto & Son
06-26-2003, 01:37 AM
Gepetto & Son
hehe... can't wait to see the results. Good luck!!! :beer:
06-28-2003, 11:56 PM
would love some feedback on it
or 10mb quicktime
07-02-2003, 09:42 AM
07-02-2003, 09:55 AM
i only produced 1 sketch...didnt give myself alot of time so it was just to confirm what i wanted to build
07-02-2003, 11:54 AM
shoot the action
the auto exposure made it look really 'crap' but i thought id leave it rather than re doing it as it would make the compositing a bit more interesting
07-02-2003, 11:55 AM
shoot the plate
07-02-2003, 11:59 AM
shot a bit of reference footage of a metal item
07-02-2003, 12:01 PM
shot some footage of a shadow for reference
07-02-2003, 12:09 PM
i took a load of measurements from the cupboard
and the distance from the lens and rebuilt a very simple version of it it the 3d package
aligned everything up according to my measurements....made a few adjustments because i didnt do it very accurately and applied the plate footage to the objects as a camera map
07-02-2003, 12:12 PM
build the robot
basic box modelling
give it the basic for the texture but allowed for tweaking once id put it in the scene
07-02-2003, 12:16 PM
here is a test render
07-02-2003, 12:21 PM
here is dave rendered
against action and against black
07-02-2003, 12:27 PM
here are daves elements
i rendered the eyes out seperately to get the glow in post
07-02-2003, 12:29 PM
i didnt really do alot in post
added a little noise to match the grainyness of the dv footage
blurred a little
fixed a couple of errors i made in the render
then roto'd out the live action person
footage shot on a canon xl1s
3d in max
compositing in afx
Everyone is thinking creepy and you're going for cute. I like very much, it's very believable anf the animation is great. You'd might like to try turning up the brightness, when checking your final render. The robot show up on top of the actor (you?) for a brief second. But very nice, indeed! :applause:
07-02-2003, 07:28 PM
its not me.......
ive just gone through frame by frame....it doesnt appear to be in front of the person in any frames
its not that creepy.....look at those lovely baby blue eyes
Victor, if you look at the picture I've attached you'll see the robot in front of the character...I upped the levels on the pic, but the same thing is noticable when brightness is manipulated...it's not a big thing, but I noticed it in my first viewing.
07-02-2003, 11:26 PM
i was sloppy and thought it wouldnt be noticable for those frames
07-04-2003, 08:35 AM
Nice nice! That was great!
Not much to crit here ...well the hand waving at the end is a bit overacted :)
...but it surely was nice, the robot looks very real.
07-04-2003, 01:28 PM
thanks for the comments
little dave is just glad to have a visitor
07-14-2003, 08:49 AM
managed to get myself a couple of hours free time
so ill be posting a new version shortly
get rid of some of the errors
07-14-2003, 09:37 AM
here they are
curious thing happened
i exported this divx at a smaller resolution and the file size came out larger than the higher resolution version
anyone know why this happened
07-14-2003, 11:57 AM
final mov submission
550 pixels wide
07-14-2003, 04:42 PM
Nice work here!
I like how the match flare is duplicated in the CG portion... well done.
Good character animation! This is something I need work at. Very cool!
Good luck to you!
07-14-2003, 08:25 PM
07-14-2003, 08:58 PM
07-15-2003, 08:09 AM
and thank you to you too
07-16-2003, 07:26 PM
Noticed that you aren't listed as an official entry on the main Challenge page. Have you tried talking to Lil'Dragon or another moderator to get you up there? You definitely need to have your final stuff seen by folks, it's great.
That and without you there's only 3 final entries. :rolleyes:
07-16-2003, 09:59 PM
how do i get on the list?
07-16-2003, 10:05 PM
technically speaking you had to setup an entry
before the challenge.
I would contact an admin an ask them for an exception from this rule, since you finished your work before the dateline.
07-17-2003, 07:14 AM
i must be blind
where does it say you have to register?
where is this list?
sorry if its really obvious
cant see the wood for the trees
07-17-2003, 01:36 PM
Originally posted by victor throe
where is this list?
That's the official entry spot. I'd strongly suggest talking to the mods/admins about getting on there. This is too good to be missed on a technicality!!
07-17-2003, 02:03 PM
i had no idea
i still cant see where it says you have to register
01-15-2006, 01:00 PM
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