Tag Archives: light

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, […]

Show Reel Studio: Process Diary

RESEARCH,  REFERENCE,  INSPIRATION and WORK Design Centre Enmore 3D Art and Animation (DCE3D) MY GRADUATING  MAJOR  WORK DESIGN  CENTRE  ENMORE,  SYDNEY:  Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation COURSE  COORDINATOR:  Richard Cass LECTURER  MENTOR:  Vincent  Rossini MENTOR:  Kim Nguyen MODELS:  Alvaro Luna Bautista, 3drender.com, Challenge #14 showReel_animaticCritique_B   Password:  train_01 Models are from 3dRender.com lighting challenges. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lighting and Rendering

This post is made up of information that I have collected along the way about lighting, shaders, rendering 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 […]

Camera, Lighting and Motion Capture

BEHIND THE SCENES: first feature film shot entirely on Prius backup camera Green Screen Tips, Tricks and Materials – Chromakey Tutorial The camera is used to manipulate the elements of the scene, focusing viewers on what they need to see and know, how they feel about what is going on – the story.  The composition […]