Thursday, 21 June 2012

SCI - Collider

The making of the SCI 'Collider' ident.  We were asked by our good friends at ManvsMachine to help create their Collider concept for Discovery Science.
Working from numerous references, we created the interior/lab and higly detailed collider/accelerator model before focusing on the visual effects for the evolving substance and rocks/crystals the collider seemingly creates. The tweezers and gloved hand that enter the frame are shot elements that we did against greenscreen in the studio. The effect of element/rocks that form and evolve was created with a combination of morph targets, Krakatoa volume filled Rayfire fragments and carefully chosen keyframes for each evolution stage to take place.

Making of SCI - Collider from Matt Chandler on Vimeo.

Friday, 8 June 2012

EUE 2012 watch ident talk

As with the Swarm making of presentation i recently did at the End user event in Utrech, i shall also be posting up the making of the WATCH idents due to many requests from those who attended and those who couldnt make it to Utrecht this year.

Again - i will be re-recording the audio, as the live recording didnt come out too well and theres over an hour of material.
This talk was a little more dense and technical than the Swarm presentation - focusing on the Smoke and Fluid idents and the huge amount of storage that was used up with the simulations. I go over transfering velocity information from particles to mesh surfaces using the krakatoa KCM tree and how colour ramps/gradients could be tweaked on the particle caches after 18-36 hour partition baking.

Creative agency DixonBaxi, who commisioned us to create the idents, are soon attending Promax LA to talk about the creation of the idents.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

A big thank you to Joep, Mike Quist and the rest of the EUE crew for inviting me as a speaker this year and for all their hospitality.... (Mike Quist can cook some good stuff).
Unfortunately i only managed to show up for a single day and Arvid ended up not making it at all due to studio commitments. 

It was a pleasure to do the presentations and thank you to all who attended my talks. I knew alot of you and it was great to finally put faces to names.  We have all been connected online for years but never met until now.  We must be geeks.

Both the talks went down well and due to numerous requests - i WILL be posting the making of presentation videos i did with a new voice over once i get the chance.