Software: CINEMA 4D, 3Delight, After Effects
OK, so here are my final deliverables…
…has a couple of semi-dodgy shots, but the overall look and feel is pretty much what I wanted to accomplish with this project. Had circumstances been different I would definitely have done a few revisions, but there you go… For those interested in a higher quality version of the animation, point your browser to http://www.kaufeldt3d.com/media/alexandria_mpeg_hi_q_audio.mov for the 13 MB QuickTime edition.
THE FINAL STILL RENDER
As far as the still goes, I made the same mistake as a few other participants and worked at print resolution. I presume this is caused by the fact that we’ve all had to do this in the past, and it’s somewhat easy to jump to the conclusion that it was supposed to be done this time too. Anyway, never hurts to have a 4K version… Since the standard submission format is a bit limited in size, I’ve uploaded a half-res version, 2000 px wide, for those interested in having a closer look -> http://www.kaufeldt3d.com/media/alexandria_final_2K.jpg
I don’t particularly feel like trying to go “creative writing” all over the description of the still, since Mr Bear obviously already handled this a long time ago. But to pin down the still to its proper context, I should perhaps mention that it is supposed to depict the moment when Lanier is leaving Patricia with a bunch of books in the Alexandria Library, and she is just about to find the passage describing The Death, which will happen in just a few weeks in their timeline, although it is already ancient history for the historian who wrote the book in question.
TO THE MODERATORS
As you will notice, the animated clip has an audio track that was not made by me personally. I hope and assume that it doesn’t matter, since it’s all about the visuals anyway, but if this turns out to be “illegal” in any way according to the rules for the 3D Model category, I’d appreciate it if you let me know, and I will promptly upload a new version without audio.
…to CGSociety for once again opening up this can of whoop-ass otherwise known as the CGChallenge. It was a bit slow this time around, but the theme was excellent as always.
…to my brother for composing/performing the score and providing foley for the animation milestone. Even if I end up having to resubmit a silent version, the full audio experience is still available in the clip on my server (see link in first paragraph).
…to those who followed this thread and/or provided valuable input, particularly to the flying piece of pork who yelled at me from time to time (off thread) to fix things, which I in turn subsequently failed to fix… business as usual in other words.
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