Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Technical difficulties. @simon

I was hoping to start rendering my final film scenes earlier today, but for some reason Mental Ray has ceased to function for me. After attempting every fix I could find I was left with the only option of uninstalling Maya and reinstalling it again.

Only problem is because of my homes farm Internet, a 1.6GB download is a 2 hour process, so I'm hoping this fixes it, if not, I'm not sure what I'll do.

Any scenes or files that previously rendered also show this message now and a black screen.

Will update from here.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Final Turret Animation, Pre Visual. UPDATE

I have perfected the animation sequence where my a turret turns to look at the alien ship, the fires upon it, this will be the animation used in the final film. This was one of the more difficult shots to create.

To  make the turret, I based the design from the Eye Rigging Alan tutorial, and used to steps to make a Turret that can turn, and have the barrel look up without effecting the rest of it.

Here is a wire frame image of the turret, you can see the joints inside.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Final Script, and Voice Work Update.

I realized, even though I finished my script and received approval from Dr. Klappa weeks ago, I had actually yet to post my script, so I uploaded it to scribd and posting it now.

I also got back my final piece of voice work this week, performed by the talented "CyberneticPinkeye" who recorded lines for the Commander and Red Leader. He performed multiple takes of each line, and the end result was better than I could have expected.

I have included his recordings for the "Commander", as well as his soundcloud and tumblr. He, along with the others will be credited fully in the film.

CyberneticPinkeye and his work can be found at: