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Old 04-15-2008, 05:21 AM   #1
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Uplift Universe - Video Entry: George Kiparissous

George Kiparissous is entered in the "Uplift Universe Challenge" update: View Challenge Page

Latest Update: Finished Video: Final entry
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Old 04-15-2008, 05:28 AM   #2
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Hey everyone.... This challenge is really interesting so i decided to participate.. Good luck to everyone participating...

My idea is to concentrate on alien relationships rather than the book since i want to have some specific pieces of live action integration for my demoreel (currently being created)...

Its gonna be about scenes from the everyday life of interspecies relations... The first part will be a human and a chimphead having a beer at a bar...

Two actors will be shot in front of a greenscreen and composited over a cg background... one of the actors head will be replaced with a cg monkey head...

Hope you like the initial idea...

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Hey George, glad to see you in this challenge my friend ! LIked your initial concept, the bar scene sounds really interesting and cant wait to see your first updates !! Cheers my friend!!
 
Old 04-16-2008, 07:38 PM   #4
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Work In Progress: mokey face



First of all, thanks a lot for the for the welcome Fernando...

Here is the monkey head i have so far... I am only modeling the head for him... I like how its turning out... most of the head will be covered in hair so i wont add any more detail except from some displacement mapping on the front of the face...

Hope you like it,
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:27 PM   #5
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Work In Progress: texture and initial hair test



no time to type lots of stuff... texture and initial hair test update...

have fun...

c&c welcome as always
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Good textures. Need to work a little more on the hair effect... you could try making it a little more thinner. But nice anyway

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Work In Progress: shooting greenscreen and keying



This is the greenscreen setup i used for this shot... I want to thank nick (right) and drew (left) for staring in it... They were just great... There was too much noise in the footage so i decided to loose some of the hair detail but have more hair consistency...

Drew's head will be replaced with the monkeyhead...

Hope you like it,
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What are you using to key them out? Look forward to seeing where this one goes.
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Work In Progress: blend shapes and hair



changed the hair (i am really happy with the way it looks) and added lights for the scene... also made the blendshapes i need so far...

hope you like it too...

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liviuberechet: Thank you for your comment man... changed the hair... hope you like them now...

Remi: I am using fusion's ultrakeyer... It does a good job most of the time but the noise is too much right now to get a clear, consistent, matte of the hair... So i balanced it out with a matte control to keep some of the detail but loose the noise...

Once again, thanks for your comments guys..
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Looks better!
About the keying... try using a "color spill". The table and the hair has some green color spilling on them.

Try using combustion just for the keying... it does a beautiful job!!! then export it to what you need.

Good luck!

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Put some contrast points on a screen or somewhere else for easy motion capture.
Keep on, very interesting project !!!
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Work In Progress: simple bg for this scene



Because i dont want to draw any attention way from the main characters i decided to go simple on the bg and kind of monochrome with very small hue shifts...

hope you like it... will post an update with the characters and the bg in place shortly...

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Liviu: will do in the compositing stage... glad you like the new hair..

Dmitry: thanks for your comments and suggestion man...
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I like the green screen things... looks so cool!
 
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