Strange Behavior (Animation) Entry: Bryan Ballinger

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  07 July 2007
Strange Behavior (Animation) Entry: Bryan Ballinger

Bryan Ballinger is entered in the "Strange Behavior Challenge" update: View Challenge Page

Latest Update: Final Render: Final Caveman Turn #2
 
  07 July 2007
Concept Sketch or 3D pre-visualization: Potted Caveman



Here's my initial sketch of the caveman. He's going to be drinking a bottle of liquid fertilizer while hanging out in a potted plant.
 
  07 July 2007
Concept Sketch or 3D pre-visualization: Potted Caveman sketch round 2



For some reason his loin cloth seemed wrong, so I gave him the full caveman leopard skin treatment. His feet also needed to be bigger.
 
  07 July 2007
Modeling: Potted Caveman Modeling 1



The start of the model for the caveman's head. He's kind of a block head, so I started with a delightful rounded cube shape.
 
  07 July 2007
Modeling: Potted Caveman model 2



Here I've started pushing in some eye sockets, pulling out some lobes, hollowing out a mouth, etc.
 
  07 July 2007
Modeling: Potted Caveman modeling 3



My first inclination was to do the brows and lips as separate geometry, but the I decided, what the hey, I'll try and model them right out of the head.
 
  07 July 2007
Modeling: Potted Caveman model 5



And here's the final caveman model. He just wants to wrap you in his big cavey arms.
 
  08 August 2007
Thumbs up :)

nice character man.. goodluck to you
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  08 August 2007
Hey thanks Wayne!
 
  08 August 2007
Shading (Textured and lit): Caveman - Light Probe 01



Here's a picture of the light probe I shot in a friend's apartment. I want to use this to light the caveman using image based lighting.
 
  08 August 2007
Shading (Textured and lit): Caveman - light probe 02



Here's the light probe in the photo. I'll actually be replacing the light probe with the caveman down the line, as I want him sitting in the pot, swilling some delicious liquid fertilizer.
 
  08 August 2007
Shading (Textured and lit): Caveman - light probe 03



And here's the caveman textured and being lit by the light probe image. Next I'll begin compositing him into the photo.
 
  08 August 2007
Shading (Textured and lit): Caveman-Depth Pass



The next step was to do a depth render so I could add some depth of field to the image.
 
  08 August 2007
Shading (Textured and lit): Caveman-film grain



Along with blurring the image using the depth render as an alpha channel, I added some film grain to help the caveman integrate with the photo better.
 
  08 August 2007
Final Render: Caveman-Final Render



And here's the final render of the caveman, kickin' back in the potted plant, favorite beverage in hand. Strange behavior...? You be the judge. :) I'll upload a turn animation of the caveman character next.
 
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