Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Nearing the Finishing line

Yes it's true. After slaving away for many hours on Wednesday we made some really good progress, all the separate parts suddenly came together.
Completed environment set up submitted by Nat.
Digger from Stefan.
Sky dome and animated clouds by Will (rain still to come).
Environment lighting by Matt.
Camera animation by Ed.

Well done Will and Ed for the long hours on Wednesday... I think we were all drooling for Dominos (well I know Ed and I were) when we realised it was 22.20 and we were still at uni. It's all downhill from here.
All the renderings been done, my laptop can finally have a bit of a rest. I'm just going to import it into AE and create the transition for the building stages and then it's all good to go to Will to add the rain and snow before we're ready for a final video render and good to go for submission.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Group Meet Up: Tuesday 4th January 2011

Things to try and get done:
-Import all objects into one scene.
-Add tiles to building, bump map.
-Add weather elements.
-Animate various elements.

Greenwich Peninsula Boards

Here are boards that were located around the building as it came closer to the finishing stages. Me and Nat also came up with the idea of using the boards as an intro for the animation. Here are the boards:

They will just need to be scaled and placed into the final scene.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

My contribution so far..

Here are the models I have contributed towards this project:

Access platform

These were used for the builders to gain access to the outside of the building and apply the tiles

A Generator



I have also followed tutorials for creating clouds and rain. I will produce evidence of this in the future.

Here are the tutorials:

Clouds Tutorial


Thursday, December 30, 2010

Things that still need to be done!

Black window panels for building exterior (done) by Matt
Tile pattern for building exterior (done) by Ed
Environment light tests - clouds and sun (done) by Will
Rain tests - falling rain. (done)
Finish all modeling and texturing by Tuesday 4th. (done)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Building construction Stage 1

I've continued working on the model of the first stage of the building's construction and I think it's pretty much nearly done. It's taken quite a while to position all the scaffolding bars and also the fences... constant positioning and rotating but I got there in the end. I think the only main thing to do now is to texture the whole building and then it will be ready for the environment.
I tried to follow the reference footage as closely as possible so that the model is an accurate representation rather than being completely made up. I don't think I've done too badly considering some of the details are hard to see in the video footage and you can tell what the model is meant to be, so I guess I've met the requirements.