Finally got some time at home to work on lighting the AT-ST using the test panoramas I took on Sunday. Sooo here is some look dev
Iv added some more details to the model and updated the textures to make the model look little more used like an old toy. Its looking better but im still not fully happy with it although im reasonably happy with the results so far.
Been doing alot of FXPHD’s tutorials on Katana recently its a very intresting piece of software. I can really see why studios are using it with its material organisation and use of the Render as well as Arnold. Going to download a copy of Ubuntu at work tomorrow and install it on my machine. I can understand why The Foundry has made it Linux only as it will greatly reduce piracy and most big companies run Linux anyway so why bother.
Hoping to start to incorporate Houdini and Katana more into my workflow they are two very powerful pieces of kit.
Finally got using my new camera equipment and here is the panoramic i created.
A massive improvement on the results I was getting before so much more vertical detail. The extra control or angles made it much easier to stitch together. This was only really a test to get used to using the panoramic head and a little more practice capturing HDR’s learnt alot about F Stops and Shutter speed today.
Going to plan out the shots for the AT-ST and get a camera sorted, really looking forward to it. Glad i did this test.
Was taking a quick look through facebook when this popped up (http://zeclipse.cgsociety.org/art/mech-cinema-scifi-4d-octane-photoshop-drone-sci-fi-3d-1230774) Sasme idea as what im working with but way more detailed. I worked really closely with star wars references i got online which no offence to Mr Lucas have much less details. Soo im going to add more bolts screws and supporting metals to give the AT-ST a much more interesting and believable. Seeing this image came at the perfect time, i was staring at the model trying to think of ways to make it look better because i just wasnt 100% and i couldnt figure out why. In the future i will definitely be checking CGSociety for references as well as real world. And lastly my new PSU came i pluged it in last night and all is fine, soo luck it didnt fry the motherboard very happy to have my PC back even though ill not see it till tomorrow got Teakwondo!
All my stuff has arrived! Got a X-Rite colour checker and a Nodal Ninja MkII Starter Pack which im looking forward to using got a real kit together now gonna get a bag from the attic to put it all in.
Going to borrow my brother in laws camera on Sunday and get out and shoot, theres great surf on Saturday so cant do it then. Almost suprised myself by buying camera equipment over a new surf board =)
Had a bad sunday! Woke up and turned on my plugs to an almighty bang. The PSU (I think) in my PC blew so ordered a new one but still hasnt came yet! thankfully not much more needs done to the ATST before i get the footage so im not falling behind. Ill hopefully get it before Sunday even if i have to go to a shop and buy one. Going to Ju Jitsu for the first time i hope i like it as much as teakwondo you can never do to much martial arts =P Hopfully next update will include HDR previews and some test shots!!!