Work begins on my new Paint & Roto showreel. Using a new roto technique I’ve picked up at work! Working entirely in Nuke and Silhouette, this new reel is going to be dedicated 100% to paint and roto. I will utilise Silhouette’s motion blur tools in order to get accurate masks on fast moving shots.

Here are some screen grabs of a title sequence I have been working on for an up and coming Channel 4 programme!

Here is an updated render of my hover train sequence. This is my first proper attempt at compositing (some elements) within Nuke. This sequence also included a mask created within SFX’s Silhoette.

Started playing with SFX’s Silhouette software today. I must say I am impressed with the functionality and compatibility of the software. So far I have only played with the roto node, however there are also fully functioning keying, paint, tracking and compositing nodes! I was amazed with the ease at which I created a roto mask and exported it for use in Fusion. Silhouette also goes straight into Nuke, making for a seamless pipeline!

Started playing with SFX’s Silhouette software today. I must say I am impressed with the functionality and compatibility of the software. So far I have only played with the roto node, however there are also fully functioning keying, paint, tracking and compositing nodes! I was amazed with the ease at which I created a roto mask and exported it for use in Fusion. Silhouette also goes straight into Nuke, making for a seamless pipeline!

Here is the first test render for my train sequence.

Here is a piece of concept artwork for my “barren wasteland” world.

Here is a piece of concept artwork for my “barren wasteland” world.

Here is a quick pre comp of a shot I am working on for my re-vamped show reel! Currently experimenting with advanced parralex - the background render is split into two separate passes, moving at different speeds giving the illusion of distance. Starting to come together!

Here is the latest version of my show reel!

Star Wars gets the Disney treatment!

So George Lucas has announced today that Star Wars will be sold to Disney, who intend to make a brand new trilogy! Along with Lucasfilm’s creative portfolio, Disney will also acquire Industrial Light and Magic and Skywalker Sound!

This means I need a job at ILM within the next two years to make sure I can work on the new films! If anything could encourage me to spend some serious man hours working on my show reel THIS IS IT!

As for the quality and content of the DISNEYFIED films, I feel obliged to quote one of Star Wars’ most overused slogans: I have a bad feeling about this! =[

Here are the first three shots for my brand new reel!

Work on my show reel continues! Here is a completely re-comped holographic visor shot!

The initial render of my aeroplane  sequence. Still got a way to go, but it’s starting to come together! Built in Maya, composited in Fusion.

Boeing 747 Flies in sunset. Render test number 02!

Boeing 747 Flies in sunset. Render test number 02!

British Airways quick render test! Coming along nicely.

Work begins on my latest project! Here are the beginnings of a low poly Boeing 747.

Work begins on my latest project! Here are the beginnings of a low poly Boeing 747.