Compositing with Nuke

I imported the EXR file into Nuke and used a READ node to display it (make sure there are no # in the file’s name). To check that the EXR file actually contains all the passes you need, connect it to the viewer node and in the top left of the viewer window change through the…

Lighting

So there’s three light sources in my scene. Left candle Right candle cluster Crystal ball. So I edited the photo I am using for the backplate and imported it into my scene. I need to remember to keep the image seen through the ball when I render it out. I decided against making caustics as I just…

Modelling & Texturing

Thankfully I haven’t chosen anything too difficult to model… Cards So I already had a model of a deck of playing cards, however I decided to change it up a little. Typical tarot card size is 7cm x 12cm. I used these photos as reference for the messy stack of cards: For their texture I used these images to photo bash the designs…

Cinematography

The revealing shot of the bombs falling in the opening of League of Legends Jinx promo, is a really nice way to introduce the eight buccaneers:   Gianni pointed out the contrast of a still and shaky camera and how this can be used to show the power struggle between things in frame (2:00 onwards):…

Compositing Lectures

You can change light shapes. Skin material shows the light through flesh. Use Arnold render view. It gives a more realistic look at what your render will be like and it’s interactive as well. Check out Arnold website. For glass objects, lower the refraction sample. Find the IOR of crystal and download the latest preset…

Ideation, Reference & Concepts

I could use blend shapes for any animations (very simple and short animations) so I save time by not trying to rig something. Ideas: Mushrooms, flowers, alien plants blooming – Planet Earth (David Attenborough) inspired. Staring at an alien invested skyline (relevant at 1:44) I could do a spaceship with only a few moving parts (I wouldn’t have…

Research

Brief This is our first major solo project and I’ve decided to go with compositing and VFX as it’s an area I’ve always been interested in but unfortunately don’t know much about. For this project I’m going to add a 3D element to a live action background. I will also need to provide a breakdown…