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Road Runner – Coyote Falls

Category : Inspiration · No Comments · by Oct 29th, 2010

The two classic characters Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner (wiki) from Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies have been brought back to life in full 3D by Radium – Reel FX. :D Check it out!

Well, I loved it! :)
Cheers mates!

Finished Work: The Back Alley

Category : Finished Work · No Comments · by Oct 15th, 2010

Tada! :)

The Back Alley

I started this project over a year ago but ran out of time to finish it. However, I found myself with quite a lot of spare time recently – I guess that’s one upside of being unemployed :P

One extra fun aspect of this project was to figure out how to use the Cloth Modifier in 3ds Max to place the fabric on the wooden poles. I really like this modifier; very advance yet easy to get started with :)

I’m currently stuck with my laptop with only 2GB of RAM thus I wasn’t able to render the whole scene in one go, with all the displacement going on. Hence I had to break up the rendering into different passes with each building separated. I then composited it all together using Eyeon Fusion. Blimey, pre-multiplied alpha can be a real bitch! :P I had to delve deeper into this, and experiment with ways of getting around those ugly dark or white halos. So far I’ve made steps forward but I sense there is much more to discover on this, somewhat, confusing subject – but I’m always keen to learn ;)

Cheers mates!

Here are some WIP post:
WIP: The Back Alley – Part 1
WIP: The Back Alley – Part 2