Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Lunch time colour study

This is how I'm imagining the final render will will presented, backlit with industrial sparks casting edge light onto the mech, surface illumination with red internal lights and flares from the mounted spot lights.... Modeling next!

Monday, 29 September 2014

Next mech cooking away!

Apologies for the lack of updates, been super busy on the new (gratuitous name-check alert!)  Bond movie, so starting to stay late to get this next one rolling... First stop, Photoshop

Monday, 8 September 2014

Great White Chase!

Hi everyone! Been a while since I posted anything due to work commitments but thanks to many late nights I've finished another machine!

I saw this amazing footage of a simple underwater camera being attacked by a great white so I wanted to create a drone sub that would attract sharks but rather than passively get bitten it would speed off whilst keeping them close enough for some awesome predatory shark footage, so I designed something that housed twin impellers, an underwater HD camera and various sensory GPS equipment - to boil it down, I wanted to create visuals of a cool sub getting chased by a great white! :)

It was modelled in Sketchup and brought into KS for some sweet renders, I searched for photo ref of great whites and imported these to use as backplates in KS, I would find and adjust an HDRI to match the lighting to the photo, its great being able to edit the HDRI and add lights in KS5, made for much less re-lighting work in Photoshop! Loving Clown Pass renders too!!!!! The render was then taken into PS, the plate was extend with many elements added and removed, painted out/in and cropped to create that cinematic wide screen look. This is how I go about producing visuals on a film when I use KS.

Unlike previous posts which were all about the model and render in all its glorious detail, these were more about the "shot", but its interesting to see how easily you can comp in a  KS render what ever the brief....

Hope you like them


Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Aqua Drone

Still in the early stages with this one but I've generated some cool product style visuals in attempt to pick a colour combo for the environment that I'm going to be putting it into. I'm imaging this is about a meter long (3' for all you imperial kids out there...) with 2 jet impellers and an underwater cam mounted on the belly..... Its function other than a being a remote operated jet boat with camera, its purpose for the environment visuals I'm about to do for it......? Well, stay tuned but I can say it'll involve some very fast Great White sharks!

Couldn't resist doing a little nod to one of my fave Manga films Akira, love Keneda's bike in that, hence the stickers.....