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Old 04-13-2012, 03:42 AM   #1
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3D Animated Mountain Gorilla Conservation Film

Hi Guys, check out this short film I am working on. Its focus is to raise awareness to the plight of the last remaining mountain gorillas, and the hard work done by the park rangers in protecting these endangered great apes and their forest habitats, from poachers, rebel remnants, bush meat dealers, as well as illegal charcoal traders.

See more renders here: http://www.sowl.com/2012/02/galiwan...d-model-update/ and some details about the film production here: http://www.galiwango.com




This is video preview of the new character fur solution:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCY-qCmE0rc
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:20 PM   #2
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Nice lighting and the fur looks great.
 
Old 04-13-2012, 08:30 PM   #3
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Nice lighting and the fur looks great.


Thanks. Will be posting some more renders. I am taking it one day at a time. It's a cause close and dear to my heart.
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Well it is looking real good so far.
 
Old 06-19-2012, 02:39 AM   #5
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Here is an update to the Mountain Gorilla Character

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Old 06-19-2012, 02:54 AM   #6
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Hey Solomon!
As mentioned before the fur looks great!!!
I think the biggest issue is that the eyes look dead, so having an eye blink or two and some eye darts should solve that problem.
You might also want to think about making the renders less blurry.

Great work!!

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Hey Solomon!
As mentioned before the fur looks great!!!
I think the biggest issue is that the eyes look dead, so having an eye blink or two and some eye darts should solve that problem.
You might also want to think about making the renders less blurry.

Great work!!

-Yasha


Thanks Yasha, I appreciate the feedback.

I have updated the page with a less blurry clip, the Youtube compression did a number on the first one. I am making progress on the other animation aspect like facial gestures etc. That clip was a test to get a feel for the new environment and fur results.

http://www.sowl.com/2012/02/galiwan...d-model-update/
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:48 PM   #8
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I am working on this new rig for the facial animation of the Mountain Gorilla Characters. Here is a quick render. Will post the screen when the rig is done in 3DS Max



See more updateshere: http://www.sowl.com/2012/02/galiwan...d-model-update/

Here are some renders of the jungle setting created in 3DS Max with Vue xstream, I am still working on the entire road through which the camera travels as it tracks the poacher and militia convoy:

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Galiwango Film ~ 3D Jungle Environment, created with Vue xStream ~ This particular shot is part of a scene depicting the degradation of the Jungle habitat from a Prestine and beautiful habitat to one polluted by ash from illegal charcoal burning kilns ... Check out the Galiwango film production diary here: http://www.sowl.com/2012/02/galiwan...d-model-update/ ~ Galiwango Film Website: www.galiwango.com

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Character Sketch: Galiwango Film Ranger Character called Sgt. Muteesa

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Hi guys, check out this cool news!! Faceware and ImageMetrics have come on board to support my film with the Facial animation of the poacher, ranger and mountain gorilla characters, I am so excited to be working with them on this conservation effort. Thanks Peter and Team!!

Check out the details here: http://www.sowl.com/2012/07/galiwan...y-imagemetrics/

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That is awesome! Congratulations!
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That is awesome! Congratulations!


Thanks working on making this project awesome.
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:10 PM   #14
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check out his raw footage of the mountain gorilla character mocap session for the Galiwango film ~ this was taken at the Mixamo Inc studios in San Francisco ~ check out more about my trip there here: http://www.sowl.com/2010/10/gorilla...mixamo-studios/

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Old 08-25-2012, 05:22 PM   #15
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working on sound track and audio score for the Galiwango film

another quick update.

VIDEO ~ Behind the scenes of the Making of the Galiwango film Sound track and audio score ~ Thanks to Alan Kisaka, based in Los Angeles, CA ~ your talent is greatly appreciated and thanks for joining me in this effort to raise awareness to the plight of the last remaining mountain gorillas, and the sacrifices of the Rangers in the range states, who are working hard to protect these endangered great apes and their forest habitats.

Video link: http://www.sowl.com/2012/02/galiwan...d-model-update/

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