Software: Maya,mental ray,Photoshop, Fusion
here a first test to see how to upload videos.
Some members of the team have been shooting (and are still at the moment) the time-laps we will use for the movie. These are not videos but photos took at some interval of time. Then we comp them back and mixed some part with the others ( I will stop the explanation there cause I don’t know exactly what have been done by our comp artist . I don’t write all the names cause I don’t know exactly who where one the shooting but we will make a detailed credits at the end of the project. If you have any questions about some points I can pass the message to the other members of the team (most of them are checking the topic anyway).
Here I’ve bee trying which method I would use to render the characters on these time-laps cause the lights are always changing. I tried to use the video itself to generate the lighting of the scene. a bit like a hdri lighting but not with a spherical environment. I put some planes for the sea for the sky and others elements and then I project the video on them from the camera so they have an animated texture on them which is matching more or less what they should be seen from this angle. Then I hide their primary visibility but use them as final gather generators. I multiply the color Gain from the video to make them more or less vivid. The lightning is not accurate cause if a boat pass in the foreground then it affect the character which is in the background but it make a nice soft effect and give a bit more interest to the geometry of the character by making the light move on him.
We are all very busy in the studio those days because of a lot of projects going on but we will try our best to finish at least a trailer in time. A first offline should come during the next week and from there will start the final animation and renders!