Sunday, October 4, 2009

Character - Crowd Characters Preview 2

Here's preview no. 2 for the automatic crowd character generator. Some face rigging experiments, and the body rig works! The rig is automatically generated from the mesh. All the body meshes shown have identical topologies. Clothing and hair coming soon!

Here are the original body designs for the crowd characters by Cassidy Stone.

Environment - Palace Interior Update

Here is an update on the Palace Interior. Ben Munoz has been optimizing and embellishing the design of the palace. The initial layout for the palace was done by Yannick Amegan, Nicky Weston, and Melissa Caldwell.

Link to the old Palace Interior

Environment - Steve Encounter

Here is the part of the path environment we are calling the "Steve Encounter". This is where the boy zooms past Steve and almost makes him drop his pottery! Drake Logan is modeling this section. Andrew Lopez did the initial layout.

Character - Boy Textured

The Boy character is completely textured now! By Stephanie Miranda.

Environment - Balcony Props

Here are the props for the King's balcony. They were all designed and modeled by Nicky Weston.

Environment - Path Wall and Lantern

The brick walls and lanterns that will be placed along the mountain path. Modeled and normal mapped by Stephen Milota.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Character - Crowd Characters Preview 1

A preview of the crowd characters. The changing faces share identical topology to allow automatic face rigging. Soon they will have hair! They were modeled from the original designs by Cassidy Stone (posted below movie).

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Environment - Path Sculpt Progress

Andrew Lopez has been sculpting on the path this week. Here's an update.

Character - King's Clothing Designs

Here are some recent digital paint-overs for the King's clothing by Cassidy Stone.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Character - King's Beard

Here is an update on the King's beard by Zach Goldstein.

Environment - Palace Exterior

Here is a quick progress playblast of the palace exterior by Nicky Weston and Melissa Caldwell.

Characters - New Illustrations

Here are some new digital paintovers from Cassidy Stone. Cheerleader, What's Her Face, The Ugly One, and Steve.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Environment - Kingdom

This is an occlusion render of the latest pass on the environment for Rock in the Road, done by Andrew Lopez.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Characters - Giant and Elephant UPDATES

Digital paint-overs for the elephant and the Giant by Cassidy Stone. Also a little something extra from Brandon Bailie!

Songs that also work:
Black Eyed Peas - My Humps
Nadiah Oh - N.A.D.I.A. Oh

Monday, June 1, 2009

Environment - Modeling Progress

Here is our current version of the palace environment. It will be filled with crowds for shots, but right now it looks very wide open.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Story Reel - 2nd Release

Here is our most recent story reel. There are quite a few new shots that are fully animated or just starting to get animated. Sequences 2, 3, and 4 are starting to come together nicely. There is still a lot of story work and animation to do.

Environment - Modeling and Texturing Progress

Here are some stills of progrss on the local environemnt. Andrew Lopez modeled, textured, and lit these render tests. There is still a lot more work to do on this set including more sculpting, modeling, adding gravel, grasses and other plants.

Characters - Modeling and Render Tests

Here are a few progress turnarounds of hair rendering and clothing modeling. Hair renders are for the Boy, the Old Man, the Nobleman, the Scribe, the Giant, and Steve. All hair modeling and texturing was done by Stephanie Miranda. Steve and the King have some new clothing models by Zach Goldstein.

Digital Paint-Overs

Here are some of the main characters for the film. The Boy, Old Man, Nobleman, Scribe, and Giant. These are digital paint-overs by Cassidy Stone.