ACMI – Australian centre for the moving image, I’ve been looking forward to doing this project for a few reasons:
- Different style of effects
- Tighten my workflow with 3D assets between Nuke and Maya
I got to excited by this to post about it properly before starting, I’m actually nearing completion as of now (renders waiting patiently in back burner)
I’ve already enjoyed testing things, The biggest is a slight camera aperture mis-match between Maya and Nuke. Pretty sure I’ve got the cause nailed down – I’ll test it more later on. I’ve focused things on creating assets in Maya and rendering parts of it out in Nuke where it makes sense, mostly with an animated “paint” trail that flies through the air.
Nuke Masterclass with Dave King at the academy of interactive entertainment, it was a blast.
I’ve been using Nuke for my latest projects and after this I feel I have a much more solid understanding of what’s happening under the hood my two favourites including:
- Data flow down the B-pipe
- channel manipulation
Mainly it’s how to handle data through out the node graph, it’s always good to see other people workflows – look at your own and realise not all node layouts are created equal.
Cheers Dave I enjoyed the class!
The escort Cinematic is pretty much finished on my part, just waiting for material from my counter parts before the final cut is done.
I wanted to do an advert based around the ACMI Centre in federation square (I miss working there and any excuse to drop in is welcome) the advert will let me try out some techniques with 3D between Nuke and Maya
- Nuke 3d space
- Cameras between applications
- animations between applications
- other fun things
I’m fairly well through this as well, i’ll be uploading both this and the escort video next week!
Game over :
It’s been four months of fun, I’ve met so many new people.
Laughed, played and learnt a lot… I also know that being in a full on customer service role and being on the floor almost daily has helped me understand people and myself. Which might sound an odd thing to say after enjoying the odd round of Dance Central (it’s really great)
So Long ACMI, for now.
Picture Copyright Robert Shea
Vshorts – It was an amazing event and I’m so glad I took part in it. Now I know I have been saying I’d put my V-Short up on the net… But in taking to colleagues and having experienced the night I’ve come to realise something. These “V shorts” are made by the
staff Community of ACMI and as such it is a private affair, so while I’m proud of my cheesy little film, private it stays. (and I’m pretty glad the v-short I was featured in is staying private as well, no-one wants to see those dance moves)
But I did get a wicked “cut price VFX” award – cheers guys
So Acmi VSO’s and volunteers where invited to create a short film which will be shown in acmi’s cinema on the 28th Oct, the last day of game masters!
I’ll post the final video after the premiere, choc full of lovely cheesy effects!
In the meantime here are some work in progress shots. Finished this just before the website rebuild, so all updates are condensed into one gallery.
Filming was done in the Acmi studio 2, starring Anita Sanderson one of our lovely security personal.