Category Digital

Photography

Some ideas for my venture into photography, not sure where or how to start.  There is so much information available, fantastic photographers so where do I start, the camera, the shot, technical information or get out there and have a go. Maybe a theme: getting from A to B such as stuck in traffic, walking, driving, […]

Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Games and such things

“The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt Painted in Virtual Reality! | Art Attack Master Works VR 360° Film: Evelyn’s Story | Oxfam Evelyn and her community were facing an extreme water crisis, only getting access to clean water for about two hours every eight days, if at all.  Follow Evelyn in her search for water and […]

Audio

Interview with Elaine Beckett: Working at Trackdown and creating sound for LEGO Batman, Gods of Egypt, The Railway Man and Happy Feet 2  What do you think music brings to a film? It is such an important part of a film because it is everything that isn’t said. It can lead, emote, it is a […]

Colour

Colour is about communicating, a subjective thing.  It is not only about the overall look, there is the dilemma of sunny days vs overcast sky in a scene, using colour to enhance different environments and geographies, creating juxtaposition between scenes.  Might be a warm and colourful film with the need to feel the environment, like […]

Compositing

Compositing is the process of putting back together elements of a shot or scene that have been rendered separately.  These layers give the compositor the ability to alter elements when finishing before bringing them together in the final image.  In the Post-Production Visual Effects Industry, compositing is a vital step to achieving final, finished shot imagery.  Utilizing […]

Dynamics

MY  REFERENCE  FOR  LEARNING and SOME RESOURCES I’M COLLECTING ALONG THE WAY Additional references maybe also be found on my Tutorials, Magazines, Links and Resources blog under Autodesk. Creating Streaks Gravity Field Hardware rendering particles Lynda Tutorial: using render layers MAYA Tutorial – Dynamics and Special Effects Particle Texturing in Maya Creating Streaks SM3122 Computer Programming for Animators:  Week […]

Rendering Process Diary

V-RAY WINS ACADEMY AWARD Vector-based or 3D software uses mathematical algorithms and geometric functions and rendering is the process of calculating this information, converting into raster images, to produce a 2D picture. The rendered picture is made up of pixels that create the image or movie file.  The lights, shadows, colours, movement, placement of textures and […]

Texture Process Diary

3D TEXTURING PROCESS DIARY Texturing is the process of applying the surface qualities to objects such as colours and texture, assigning 2D images to 3D objects. Notes from Lanier, L., 2011. Maya studio projects. Texturing and lighting. Sybex, Indianapolis, Ind. p123 UV snapshot and bitmap texture resolutions of 512, 1024, 2048 are resolutions commonly used in […]

Tutorials, Magazines, Links and Resources

This is a collection of bits and pieces, that are posted, changed and updated as I learn, work and discover.  Coloured words have links, this includes topic headings, articles, people and other interesting resources that has been collected for my personal reference. It is ‘roughly’ in alphebetical order with some topics and software grouped under their relevant headings […]

3D and VFX

FOLKS VFX OFFERS 12 FACTS ABOUT “12 MONKEYS” On the heels of the release of Season Three, Sebastien Bergeron, Founder and VFX Supervisor at Folks VFX, offers 12 facts about Syfy series,12 Monkeys.  We were brought on board last season, for Season Two of 12 Monkeys. They wanted a change in the visual effects department, and […]