Wow! That was fast. Thanks for the feedback everyone. This forum is way better than the other one i posted on. I got more replys here in 20 min than i did in 5 days on the other one. :bounce:
Riptyde: I did bite certian movements from videos of pros for some of the tricks but of course exagerated it and made sure that i turned the movement into a trick that (as far as i know)nobody has ever done before. for example, i referenced a 360 kickflip from footage of Christian Svitak but turned it into a backside 270 kickflip to b/s noseblunt side.
RaGzMan: 1: Yes i do have other renders, stills, and playblasts that i can show you. they will be in my demo reel which should be done very soon. I will be sure to post a link to it here after the great response i got from everyone so far.
2: Yes i do skate. (i try to at least)
3: Maya, photoshop, and AfterEffects were the software used.
4: I’ve been usung maya for about 2&1/2 years
Its funny that you make that suggestion about the camera being pointed at a sphere because that was originally my plan, however i had to change it when i realized how long it was going to take to render (about 25 min a frame for all the passes). take a look. Another bounce for the raytraced reflections just would have been to expensive.