Friday, 17 December 2010

Christmas break jobs.......


Creating the Animatic

Then Producing environment art to show the style I want the film to look like, this will take some time.


Practice texturing. Show some examples of mountains uv mapped , we have scrapped the cell shaded style, at least for the environment.

The mountains can be textured with a scroll texture. Explore different textures to explore a variety of textures.


model the male chracter as this will take some of the pressure of me, I will model him also but may be a lot slower. Most likely to use your model over mine as my lack of experience with modelling.

Continue practicing animating. When the animatic is done your have a clear idea of the scenes.


Begin modelling the environment. Once I have the animatic done.

Complete the birds feet.


Continue rigging.

everyone: dissertation..........

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Script Update

We had a meeting with our lecturer, They suggested the film is missing key points, that there isnt enough interaction between the two characters and we should perhaps look at the charlie chaplin and Warner brothers chase sequences to to get a feel for pacing in the film.

This means the script will change dramatically and the whole story will change alot in the way of what the two characters do.

I can see they are right, just simply running will be very boring to the viewers eyes...

I believe David will be working with Sam to try and update the film and get the best from the story line....

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Marmot Line-Up with the changes......

Here is our Marmot in his line up, This is now what he looks like, as i have adapted him through the modeling, almost working back wards, but hey its all development....

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Modeling Marmot

After getting all his geometry in the right places,i managed to use the sculpt geometry tool to get the proportions i wanted...

He looks really cute....Problem

I think I may have some issues with the triangles near the eyes?

Here he is in mesh form...

I used a tutorial to try and help with the shape of the marmot for his body from one on how to make a cat:

Maya 2011 - The handbook

Nose could be made bigger...

This marmot follows from my very first attempt at modelling, I did this without a tutorial or help so he looks very blocked out compared with the body in front of him...

Strange lines are however going down his tummy.

I found this was to do with the normals, and i had o soften the edge in order to get rid of this problem.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Script Update

We added in the mongol eating the plate for a bit of humor....



David Legge


Scene One

Ext – Deserted Mongolian landscape – Dawn/Morning

Camera pans down from a early morning sky to show a vast Mongolian landscape with large snowed mountains, there is a small wooden hut with a smouldering fire outside in the distance.

A Mongolian man (mongol) has prepared his food placing his plate on a wooden log.

The Man looks really hungry and happy that he is about to eat his food. He closes his eyes as if to eat his food and munch down on it.

The Marmot jumps on the back of the Mongolian man’s head and runs away with the food.

The Mongolian Man bites the plate and when he realises the food has been taken he is very upset and angry.

Scene Two

EXT- Mongolian Landscape

The Mongolian man chases the Marmot across a vast distance over a hill. We can see here how far away the Marmot is from the Mongolian Man as he pants behind.

The Marmot Dodges round a giant rock.

The Mongolian Man doesn’t dodge the rock but smacks into.

The Mongolian manages to jump over the rock and carry on running.

Scene Three

Ext – Deserted Mongolian landscape – Morning

The Mongolian man chases the marmot further.

The Marmot jumps over a broken down Cart without any problems.

The Mongolian man crashes into the Cart sending debris flying.

The Mongolian man Appears from the dust and debris, attached to two of the Cart’s wheels where he is struggling to stay on them.

The Mongolian flies past getting closer and closer to the Marmot.

Scene Four

Ext –Forest - Morning

They enter into a forest full of trees, its quite dark with angel rays shooting through.

The Mongolian makes a jump for the marmot and the wheels fly off.

The Mongolian is inches from the marmot when an Eagle swoops in and picks up the Marmot.

The Man is by himself, looking up at the eagle taking his food away.

The Mongol looks to the floor and sees a big leaf that looks like a feather.

Black screen

Scene Five

Ext –Outside of Forest - Morning

The Mongolian Man is set and ready to jump off the cliff with leaves attached to each of his arms to look like Wings.


Marmot line up....

For the presentation i have made a line up for the marmot, so we can show him as a character in full. Still don't know what colours we are going to go for... need to ask director david...

Given him a big belly and big bum with short legs... Trying to characterize him.