Thursday, 13 January 2011

Render Layers

It feels like over the last couple of months, I  (and the others in my group) have really stepped up a few levels in my understanding of many areas of VFX.

One dramatic change is now my use of layers when rendering. no more is it essential to spend days and days ballancing lighting and render settings for shots, then outputting forever as a single image.

Now the doors to compositing are open to me, and it is really starting to become clear that COMPOSITING is the heart of all VFX.

the images i have chosen to represent this dont really do my new understanding justice, however they are the best i have on my computer at the present time as i have just cleaned off all of the last project files.


Framestore Running


Also another development was that i started work as a runner at Framestore at the start of December. This has been a very enjoyable experience so far. Being able to see how a company like this work has been very informative and has prompted me to re-think my specialisms. It has made my uni learning experiences feel much more real, as you get to see whether what you are being taught in lectures is actually relevant, or in some cases even correct!

Hello Again!

Hello anyone who happens to read this blog. Basically the last couple of months have been hard packed with work! I just thought I would write short update!

So we had those 2 uni projects to complete, one of which was an environment project which took us right up to January until we were finished. I am very happy with the result. there are some definite areas of improvement for future work, but the main thing I have gained from this project is that I have found a very motivated group to work amongst. Many thanks to Sanjay Sen, Ollie Kane and Stephanie Joy.



for working journal see:

http://junkgregmartin.blogspot.com/

The other project was to model and texture using LOD constraints. I found this mostly enjoyable, however the brief was patchy in places and the submission requirements were a little detatched from the actual work leading up to them. So here is a video of my project. I made a Bike with spherical wheels.for



For working journal see:

http://strafebike.blogspot.com/