Friday, 30 December 2011

Skeleton Key...First 15 seconds

He Alex / Ryan,

I've continued working on New New York and started to integrate it into the animatic. Let me know what you think.....

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

NEW, New, York

Hey people,

Hope you had a good Christmas? Just a quick update on New, New York. "THE TOWERS ARE RISING". I've started to texture it but I need to talk to Alan to make sure I'm doing it the correct way. It's all modelled and hopefully you get an idea of what I was going for...please comment!

Saturday, 24 December 2011

A plan for what to do next!

This is what needs to be ideally done after xmas.


Alex: Characters
Ryan: Car
Paul: Environments +(generic character)

(including Uv's and Rigs)

New, New York doesn't need to be Uv'd neither does the Detective's office. The look can be achieved via Maya shaders for a glassy, futuristic look.

Matte paintings for Old new York is not needed as once Paul has modelled New New York we can take a render of it and stick it in the background for the matte painting.

When we come back hopefully everything will near enough finished to at least start animating. Whilst me and Paul are doing that's when Ryan textures the characters and Old New, York, and Broadway.

When one scene is animated we stick the textures on top adjust lighting and render. Ryan when you finish the car that's when you can start texturing.

Comment Comment, please comment

Broadway Theatre Othrographic Views

Hope these make sense Paul. Made 2 versions of a front view with and without seating to make it hopefully easier to interpret from.

Office to follow soon.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Progress with Character modelling

I feel quite guilty that it is taking me long to model the characters, but I am getting there.

The hat is going to change, as it is looking like a Pimp hat, and he will be showing his eyes in the trailer.

This is a start on the Victim. I've changed her hairstyle slightly because the original fringe didn't suit. Also her breast are still quite big I think, even though I've shrunk them down alot from Ryan's drawings.

I think they look good together, like they are from the same world. 

Comment you guys so I know if I'm doing okay 

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Old Broadway ready for texturing

Hey Alex / Ryan,

I've completed the modelling and UV mapping for Old Broadway. I've posted some renders and a couple of the UV snapshots. Ryan, over to you - I'll email you the the scene file.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Old Broadway Progress further progress

Hey Alex / Ryan,

Just to keep you updated. I've pretty much modelled everything, see test render below. I still need to do model little bits like street lamps, lettering and maybe a couple of bins etc.

Test render

I've started to UV map the buildings. This is time consuming but I am making my way through them slowly but surely. Here's the first two buildings on the left.

@Paul Development on Detective

Hey Paul I know you were concerned about the Detective Head being too angler and alien like, but here are some more developed pictures of him away. Let me know what you think

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Old Broadway Progress

Hey guys,

Made some further progress on "Old Broadway". I've done a test render using mental ray and it's default "sky sun" settings just so you can see it in more detail. Obviously this depicts it in day light and doesn't represent the overall feel of the scene. I have to model more buildings and then UV map everything but hopefully you can see the direction it's going...

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Old Broadway Under Construction

Hey Alex / Ryan,

Here's my progress so far with the Old Broadway scene. Let me know what you think.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Our Timetable

WE are not behind but we have a hella lot to do!

SO I've devised a Timetable of things to complete by a certain date, to keep ourselves on the ball. I've tried to be as realistic as possible but if everyone has any queries about it COMMENT NOW.

SO! by this time next week the Following should be done.  10th of December!!!


Completed Victim and Turnarounds

Completed Little Girl and Turnarounds

Old Broadway completed

Generic man and Woman turnarounds

and textured Detective


Old Broadway Modelled and UV

New, new York Modelled and UV

Office Modelled and UV

Theatre Modelled and UV


Model Detective Modelled and UV

Little Girl Modelled and UV

Generic Man Modelled and UV

Generic Woman Modelled and UV

10th of December!!!

Development on Detective

So with me constantly complaining about the Detective, Stressing Ryan to the point of insanity I think we've got him!
Ryan did him again, but Me and others pointed out his nose was to short and the hat was way to croaked 

So I suggested more of a 1930's gangster look. Andriana also thought a moustachewould do him well. 
 I thought that he should resemble Gaff from Blade Runner, because he is just the coolest looking guy.

                                                                    This is our guy.

(All designs done by Ryan El)