Wednesday, December 19, 2007

End of 2007

One year has almost passed and I still have lots to do with this project. First of all, I really appreciate Professor Albert and my two animator friends Jared and Jim for their helps. I remember I said I will complete this project by May this year in my undergraduate capstone presentation. However, I wasn’t quite realized creating a 3D animated short is such a long and complicated process. With all graduate course works, part-time jobs and freelance projects, it is very difficult to concentrate on this project. Today, I have completed all my graduate courses and one thing left for me is to finish this project. It is something I can’t have any distraction in order to finish. I had to tell my part-time employer that I have to quit it so I can focus on this project. I have to turn down many outside freelance project as well. I just feel I have to have one thing, I mean something major done when I graduate. I will end my school academic life with something is completely not half way done. For me, that is more important than anything else. I will commit 90% of my work time for this project in next half year. The two major parts that I still need to do for this project are animation and rendering/editing/composting processes.

The premiere of PACO will be either end of April or early May. It will be present at IT152 with stereoscopy projectors. It will be a 40 minutes presentation which talks about production pipeline and showing the final piece of animation.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Shot render passes demo

Here I have my first two shots (out of 83) from my PACO animated short. This video show you how I render my shots with render passes. I animated the first shot (PACO jump in and then walk). My good buddy Jim Ward animated the second shot with all characters, PACO, Charlie and butcher.