Tuesday, 26 April 2011

D'Ark Compositing Breakdown & Updates


As some of you know, I'm doing a lot of compositing on D'Ark at the moment, this was the first test composite to finalise the look that Jamie was after. I decided to make a breakdown of it tonight to share with you guys.

I went for a different approach with this breakdown from the previous Lava one, by having the passes unmask on top of each other... you can tell me whether it's successful or not :)

As for the numbers, this one was originally at 1080p with about 25 layers, but I had to reduce the size and pre compose a lot of the elements to try and reduce the render time and stop my laptop from biting my face off. 

Finally, I highly recommend watching it in full HD on youtube here, but for those of you too lazy I've embedded it below. 

In other news, WE'RE ALMOST FINISHED 3RD YEAR. Huzzah! Soon there'll be cider, BBQs and sunshine aplenty and I can't wait.

Our final hand ins are tomorrow and we're all pretty well prepared for a change. We also got out sexy production bible printed out, I'll upload a digital copy in due course.

Here's to 4th year :D

Wednesday, 13 April 2011


Pre Production on our films is coming along pretty well, I'm just starting to compile all of our current work into a production bible. I made the cover today, and we think we've decided on a title. What do you guys think?

I'll post a big update with some tests and goodies another time, we're pretty swamped with all the 4th year work, our work, dissertations... not to mention the fact we're waaaayyy behind on our Worms quota. So stay tuned.

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