Thursday 24 March 2016

Messengers Tail Update 5

Almost Done!!

i can finally see the light at the end of this project, i have been showing my current progress to as many people as possible and collecting critiques and revisions as i go. this did however force me to re render a few of my scenes but made the overall product look better.

After sitting down with Nick we decided on a plan of action for the ending of the short. this game from watching the new Ori and the blind forest trailer. the plan is to have a build up leading to the glowing eyes of the statue and having a quick cut to a small eco of sound as the original melody leads the title text into frame. This can be seen in my Beta 2 cut in the link below.

As for finalizing this project i still need to add in the fixed ending title (fixed the clipping) some small edits on cuts and import the final pass of the music.

I hope to have everything 100% finished for Monday.

Here is a link to my Beta 2 cut

Thursday 10 March 2016

Messengers Tail Update 4

Update Number 4!!

So progress is going smoothly as i am reaching the end of the project. i tossed together a rough cut 7 (link below) to send away to have the final music composition done.As for the animation the shots are all in and revisions have been complete (until more are added) and i am just re rendering out the final shot due to the water having some issues when rendering.

I also added in blockout title cards and end cards, Brittany is currently working on a logo for the end title as i work on some simple after effects words for the text.

I hope to have the final Edits done in the next week or so as long as the final renders run smoothly.

Here is a link to Rough Cut 7

Thursday 18 February 2016

Messengers Tail Update 3

Update 3!

In the last two weeks alot of progress has been made, all final animations have been set in, ncloth has been remodeled and is now working, lighting is almost finished and final renders are going.

i was also lucky enough to get to hear the second pass of the music from nick and was blown away, i hope to have the final cut for him in the next week or so.

Current goals are to finish the polish and revisions on reaming shots and have them rendered out by the end of reading week.

Here is a link to Rough cut 4 (final 2 scenes are not final animations)

and here is scene 3 with renders.

Wednesday 3 February 2016

Messengers Tail Update 2

Update 2 2/4/2016

Progress is going good im ahead of schedule by about a week. the base animation for the entire short is in. im currently showing it around to build up critique so when i move into my finals i can have it all done together in one shot.

This Friday im having my second meeting with Nick to start the first pass of the music. i was able to put a rough cut of the shots together with rough timing so i could give him the most possible time to work on his compositions. The first set on music should take around a week-2weeks to complete.

As i am waiting for the music i plan to start on my final passes for each scene. (Also to meet my vertical slice date)

This will include

  • Final Animation polish and revisions 
  • Final Camera work and polish
  • Lighting pass/Effects 
  • Adding any textures (if needed) 
  • Final Set Dressing/Placement 
  • Render (Mental Ray/AO)
  • And final shot approval from Proffs/Peers

Here is a link to rough cut 3

Thursday 21 January 2016

Messengers Tail Update 1

First Update

Before production started on final animations i decided to take my layout files around for critique. After a few days i built up a large amount of revisions that in the end would save me time. These included combing the title shot and charm wall fly in shot together, only having a single shot of Kon taking the charm from behind the wall rather then two and to break up the path shot from one static camera to two moving cameras with a transition in between.

At this current stage i am still considering taking out the path intro shot and the very beginning of the short depending on total length in the end.

I am currently on time to have all animation done by Feb 14-15 and i plan to send off a rough cut of the short to have the first draft of the music done for it.

Here are some links to view the progress


Rough Cut-

Scene One-

Scene Two-

Scene Three - Still in block out

Scene Four -  (Has been Finished will upload new verison)