Thursday, 14 July 2011

Stylised Animation - The Adventure Of T-Cup

This is an animation I created based on a cup. It's about a cup that is cold and so tries to warm himself up by three methods; movement,wrapping up,getting near something hot. I came up with the idea when making myself a cup of tea whilst doing my major project. It was a cold evening but I still got a shiver when I held the empty cup. I felt that for this piece I did not want it realistic but I also did not want it to be to simplistic - so I have given it block colour with shadows with defining outlines and sketchy lines around everything.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Major Project - Testing Smoke Using Fluids

Major Project - Improved Carriage Show Off

I thought that the rotation was stopped you from being able to focus and if I had slowed it down to a pace where you were able to focus then I felt it would seem to sluggish. So I decide to rotate a camera rather than the actual carriage and just rotate the camera in a half circle along one side of the carriage.

Untitled from Gary Doncaster on Vimeo.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Major Project - Carriage Show Off

This clip shows the rotation of the bar carriage which will be apart of the final animation sequence. The first part I had to decide about was how I was going to fade all the parts in, I could have done it in alternative software like After Effects but I decided to do it all in Maya by using the transparency channel of the shaders. An issue I came up against due to me doing it all in Maya was the reflections still appeared when I rendered the scene even though the textures were totally transparent, this was due to the glossiness of the shaders. So I had to turn the glossiness channel fully down on the shaders that used glossiness and then turn up the channel when the transparency of the particular was being turned up.

Project Orient Express - Carriage Revolution from Gary Doncaster on Vimeo.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Major Project - Testing Of Interior Textures And Sepia Toning

These 4 images are of the textured bar carriage but I had the idea of using sepia toning like my previous Brighton pier project to show age although the Brighton pier sepia toning was foggy and diminished the textures detail. So I tried a different technique with these images and the sepia toning is much more effective and doesn't affect the details, although I think the sepia toning needs to be a bit more powerful. 

Monday, 4 April 2011

Major Project - Exterior Tester Textures

Major Project - UV's

Bar Carriage Exterior Uv's
 Business Carriage Exterior UV's
 Coal Cart UV's
 Dining Carriages Exterior UV's
 Engine Exterior UV's

Monday, 28 March 2011

Major Project - Next Previz's Based On Alan's And Phil's Advice

So when discussing the layout and movement of the piece with Alan and Phil , they had different views of how I should evolve the piece but I could not incorporate them into the same piece as some ideas conflicted so I created 2 previz's based on Alan's and Phil's individual recommendation.

So when speaking to Alan the recommendations were to lower the camera angle so it was like a persons view, secondly make sure the turns of all the carriages were exactly the same with camera angle and speed and lastly to work in thirds making sure the most important part is in the centre of the image.

Then when speaking to Phil, the recommendations were to have different views and movement when showing off each carriage instead of having them all just spin and secondly have many different types of shots.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Major Project - Carriage Interiors

Bar Carriage

 Business Carriage

 Dining Carriage