Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Sexy bunny suit

The hair groom for the bunny costume is going, im not talking about anything exciting or sexually tantalising....a squirrel will be dressed up as a bunny for some random reason. Other than the nightmare of fur upon fur collisions - its going alright.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Ice shader

I worked up a reasonable ice shader/model for 3 secs of air time on the Nike Lunar project. Alot of the 3D details created for visual fx are only glimpsed for a few seconds or even frames in the end, but that detail still needs to be there to sell the illusion/effect. Here are some development stills i found on my desktop.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Nike spot stills

Heres a few stills from the first commercial from our new VFX studio for Nike. These are from the new in-house grade. We are toying with the idea of getting a Smoke in house to hire out too, so watch this space....

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Nike Lunar Complete

Three weeks of post, 46 shots and a couple all nighters - our first spot for Nike is complete and successfully delivered on schedule. Nike Lunar is being launched by Footlocker in Europe and we delivered 3 versions with alternate 3D language cards including French and Italian. It appears this commercial wont be broadcast in the UK for the time being for some reason. A few shots towards the end are completely CGI shots. Following a laughably bad grade done by a top VFX house in Soho (and i mean really bad) - the spot will be be retracted and graded by ourselves in house. Quite how Baselight operators get away with charging so much is still a mystery of the post industry to me....