Tuesday, 30 November 2010
When I rigged the fish eagle, there were quite a few issues such as the wings moving with the tail and the feet moving with the wings and tail, but I resolved these by putting quite a lot of work into the painting weights.
Monday, 29 November 2010
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Monday, 22 November 2010
Here are some images of a rhino with Shaded Brightness Two Tone textures; I played around with different shades of black, grey and blue.
And here is a rhino, which has been textured with a Photoshop file, based on the skin of a rhino.
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
The sun and sky in this are just simple Solid Colour textures, whereas the trees and terrain are Two Tone and Three Tone Shaded Brightness textures; which have had a Ramp shader applied. I simply created the sense of lighting as the sun rises by keyframing the ramp shader, so the ratio of black to brown/white eventually decreases. Although, I know that the timing is a bit off in this video.
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
I rendered this test using Maya Software and I have managed to achieve the red effect that we were seeking.
I simply used lights, which I textured red, to create the lighting effect across the terrain. As for the sky itself; the sun is just a polygon sphere which I textured with a yellow Lambert and added a Glow Intensity. The sky is a polygon plane that I textured with a Ramp.
I now need to show this to the rest of the group to see what they think
Monday, 15 November 2010
I still need to try and make the sunset more red towards the end, as it does in hot open areas; much like first 31 seconds of The Lion King.
Here is an earlier test that is a bit too strong for a calm wilderness environment
Sunday, 14 November 2010
Monday, 8 November 2010
I took quite a lot of photos of the various artefacts so that I could study the texturing, so I know what to do when I am texturing the various models in the environment.
I also bought two books on African art and cultures, as well as a book on Silk in Africa, so that I could study the various patterns that are used in African art, but largely that of Tanzania and Kenya as that is the region that we are basing our environment on.