Been a "busy" bee over the past few months in my first term of university.
I have 4 projects going on :-
A puzzle exploration game that involves the Oculus rift. I won't say too much but it's going to be a very cool experience if played with the oculus. My role is technical artist, but I've been dabbling in a lot of modelling and pre-production side at the moment. Hopefully I will get into shaders and helping more out on the technical side.
"Project Space Face"
For this programming assignment I am with 4 other people creating an interactive experience with the kinect.
The process of the program will allow the person to pick an animal face (one of the zodiac), then the person's face on the screen will shed and become that animal. The kinect will track and retarget the head to a 3D object on screen, mimicking whatever the user is doing. I've been researching a lot into this and it's pretty hard to get good facial tracking on the eyes and mouth. Hopefully I can mock up something soon to show.
Not really creating anything new or beneficial but more of a exploring something new and experimenting in this project. I'm doing a factual "mockumentary" of Camels. So I'll be looking into true facts of camels and making it fun to watch. I'll also be rigging and animating a camel. Research into their anatomy and structure is important.
"Framestore Masterclass - Lighting Integration"
Integrating simple 3D object into a live action place. This is just learning a new set of skill which is lighting and rendering. Even though you are supposed to do something you are already good at but there wasn't any rigging masterclasses which is a shame :(
These are my chosen night and day shot. I need to composite a 3D object in for 10 seconds each footage.
Other things that happened during this term ...
- Visiting London Zoo for Camel reference A_A
- 2 Internship interviews in London
- A lot of Catan (board game for those who don't know)
- Bouncy castle
- Film projection in our small garden
- Sigur Ros Live (amazing)
- Ludovico Einaudi Live
Living in town is pretty awesome this year. I definitely don't regret it. Last year I lived in Winton and it's super boring. Old people is all I see and the town there is really uncreative....
However downside is that I spend more because of Christmas food stands....
Also recently watched The Hobbit : Desolation of Smaug in High Frame Rate. The footage felt sped up and like a TV Soap/Drama feel to it. Wasn't very fond of it but I could get used to it. Action scenes are much better as I can clearly see what's happening now :D
At the end of the film I usually watch the credits till the end, and it was nice to hear Ed Sheeran's singing.
My last day in Bournemouth for this term before I head out to Portsmouth tomorrow !
My BFX Team Animation that we produced over 6 weeks. It has full of vibrant colours complimented with amazing animation and environment design.
I hope you enjoy it and that you may share it and like it ! :)
Synopsis : Teenager Alice feigns normality in her wacky and wonderful world.
I'd like to thank my team that I could work with them in this project. It has really been an awesome experience and that we all have a variety of skills to make this animation to become what it is now.
Mina for being a great director who's vision can carry through production. She has a creative eye that allows her to create new cool things.
Michal for being a render power house, and a technical ability to solve anything.
Rami for modelling like a mad man to create the fun and wacky environments. However preaches ZBrush too much at times :P
Taffy for having a pet camel. Just kidding...not really she really has. Taffy for bringing the fun and excitement to the group and introducing new culture. She also has an amazing eye for graphic design and use of after effects !
Artur for being a all-round designer. He can paint renders... Just the ability to do anything in Photoshop.