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…

Quadruped Walk Cycle

I downloaded a free tiger rig from CGSpectrum made by Morgan Loomis. I found it very easy and fun to work with! My one criticism is that it’s missing the front wrists so I had to improvise by rotating the paws in more and compensate by flexing the toes a bit more. Research and Notes My main…

Animating

Shot 12 – Viking Shot So named after the inspiration for this shot: This is when the bird is sinking in our animation – it’s our so-called “money shot”. The silhouette I’m using for this is (more or less):   Shot 9 This is where the fish open the scene and the bird emerges from…

Water Tests

So until our next presentation to the folks from the BBC, Alec met up with us and divided a plan as to who would look into what. Gianni is rigging the bird, Jakub is looking into texturing and I’m experimenting with our water. Here’s some of the inspiration for our low poly ocean: Pinterest board: We…

Style

We knew from the beginning we wanted to do a more stylised look rather than anything realistic. At first we liked the look of the Granite and Chalk animated documentary: The colours are very similar to another short with a similar but less flat style: Abzu is a beautiful game (the second edition to Journey) and…

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

I was given the car to model. We liked the design of the Austin A35 Van (Wallace and Gromit’s Van!), it’s a British model that was around in the 1960s and we thought it would be appropriate for our bird scientist! References: Modelling tips from http://www.digitaltutors.com/tutorial/3403-Creating-Cartoon-Vehicles-in-Maya#play-1008 I kept it low poly to stick with our style….

Concepts

References: My concepts: The formation and number of the planes we show in this will have to be discussed. There were eight Buccaneers in total that bombed the tanker but I think showing a minimum would look nicer. We also don’t want to show any marine wildlife because it is supposed to be affected by…

Marion Strunck

Interview Questions (8 common interview questions) Tell me a bit about yourself. Take control of this question and say what you want. Don’t go off topic. Why should you get this job.  What are your salary expectations?  Marion Strunck  Marion Strunck studied at the Animation School in Denmark for Three years. One of which she spent learning 2D…