Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Maya Tutorial: Faked Rim Lights

Fantastic Voyage: Environment Speed Paints

I completely forgot to upload these... As my animation is set in an environment resembling that of space I decided to try and get a basic idea of what I want in terms of colour palette and lighting by looking at image references and experimenting with different brushes and effects in Photoshop to produce these speed paints

Fantastic Voyage: Animatic v1

I apologise for the late upload. This is not my final animatic sequence, I'm currently trying to put some sort of intro and outro together along with a short script for what is needed to be said via a voice over. I had some trouble identifying what exactly the "Captain" character is in relation to the bio-scientifical scenario as it looks completely different to the DNA. I have done some research and I think calling it a Plasmid would be accurate.

Fantastic Voyage: Final Concept Art for the DNA

Animation Toolkit Showreel

Monday, 11 March 2013

Fantastic Voyage: Thumbnails 21-32; Silhouette Experiments

I decided to experiment with silhouettes by using parts from my previous 'Visual Concept' Influence Map. I blacked out the shapes that I liked or thought were interesting on the metallic armour seen in the images so I could get science fiction look. I put them together and came up with some satisfying results.

The Influence Map showing where I got my silhouette shapes from.

Silhouette shapes on their own.

Final Silhouettes. The squiggly things from the shapes are supposed to resemble the flagella.

Fantastic Voyage: Thumbnails 13-20

Life Drawing Lesson 13 - 12/02/13










Life Drawing Lesson 12 - 29/01/13

Friday, 8 March 2013

Fantastic Voyage: Online Greenlight Review

Fantastic Voyage: Thumbnails 1-12

These are my initial drawings to get an idea of what my mechanical Prokaryotic cells will look like.
 Number 3 shows a comparison from number 2 which is a drawing of a normal cell to then change to number 3 which is mechanical - using flagella as rocket boosters as that is how they move. I was also keeping in mind the different shapes of Prokaryotic cells such as Spirilla in 7 and 8 and Cocci in 1 and 6.

Once again exploring different ways to make the cells look more mechanic and have different mechanisms. I'm liking the look the cocci bacteria in number 12 at the moment.

Fantastic Voyage: Influence Maps

For my animation I want the cells to be the complete opposite to what they actually are. They are organic organisms so I want  to make them as less organic as possible, machine like, covered in patterned metal and having mechanisms to show how it works. Much like a minuscule spaceship so it will look very sci-fi.

This map is to help define the shape of my mechanical cells as well as thinking how I could have my own shapes by combining different shapes of bacteria together to create something completely unique.

Looking at crafts and ships from Star Wars, Star Trek and other science fiction films and artwork. Some of these are really similar to the way I visualise my cells and the world around them.

The way I want my mechanical cells to look is metallic, with layers of metal sheets to give them a real industrialised look much like Transformers, Halo, War of the Worlds and other science fiction movies. In terms of the world around I was thinking of having it look like it is actually in space (but obviously its not) so the blues and purples seemed like a good starting point to me.

Fantastic Voyage: Cells Research

Through my research I have decided that I am focusing on Prokaryotic Cells which are bacteria. I looked at many videos to get a better understanding of the structure and cycles of Prokaryotic Cells.

Cells Research by AlexEdmonds
  - Embedding on this one has been disabled but videos like this have helped me with my understanding of cells.