Tag Archives: 3D

Virtual Reality

Virtual sets traditionally allowed of the inclusion of the talent into a virtual scene. Some food for thought: VR/AR opportunity capturing sound for VR and AR editing and compositing strategies for spherical video (360º VR video) algorithms designing spatial sound:  adapting contemporary sound design practices for VR CG SOCIETY VR IS A FANTASTIC BEAST  Framestore’s […]

HDR Images

High Dynamic Range Images – HDRI  HDRI (High Dynamic Range Imaging) is a technology that expands the dynamic range of an image and shows details in both shadows and highlights. Dynamic Range is a range of brightness values that can be recorded on media (film, photographic plate, photographic paper) or on the matrix of a digital […]

Rigging

Rigging, the rigger builds the internal structure, the skeleton and creating controls the animator will use to bring the model to life by manipulating the three-dimensional object. It needs to be animator-friendly, efficient, robust and well- organised.  It could be a character or a vehicle, firstly understanding what it is in reality, then considering how it needs to […]

Drawing, Design and Creativity

  How Ink Is Made Off the Record “DESIGN CREATES CULTURE CULTURE SHAPES VALUES VALUES DETERMINE THE FUTURE”  Robert L Peters The understanding of all creatures is relative to their field of perception, involving illusion, confusion and delusion creating their reality.  Maya is the illusory creative force of the supreme lord. Life is about how we perceive […]

Modelling Process Diary

3D Modelling is based on the Cartesian coordinating system in three dimensions, a point in 3D space defined by width, height and depth. The zero point for each of these axes is the origin and the intersection of all three axes, providing the starting point for calculations and defining a point in 3D space or World Coordinates Position, (0,0,0).  This defines the […]

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 […]

Lighting and Rendering

This post is made up of information I have collected along the way about lighting, shaders and rendering  software. The Science of Rendering Photorealistic CGI Disney’s Practical Guide to Path Tracing CG Channel.com 10 key tips for lighting and look development MAXDEPTH Resolution Revolution Redux: Setting up multi-tile uv shader networks in Arnold for Maya Path Tracing […]

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 […]

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 […]

Post Production

A POST PRODUCTION BLUE PRINT: By Joel Goodman The cloud paradox: is cloud-based post-production a future out of reach? The potential benefits of a post-production pipeline in the cloud are irrefutable. As we touched on in our last article in this series, cloud technology has the ability to completely remove that tricky planning stage – […]