Friday, March 18, 2011

You Can take it with you....

This isn't an image from the film, but I took a bunch of the prop models from the sets and put them on the trailer.  This was an idea I had for a poster with a message:)  I also used this to verify the pipeline and flesh out some bugs in luxblend.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Teenage Son

Here is the actual main character.  I have put a LOT of work in to him and I will put a lot more but I wanted to post him up.  He was done in blender 2.5 and rendered in the internal renderer.

The Father the Professor...

So here are my attempts at one of the main characters, the father.  He is a college professor and researcher.  This is not meant to be photo real, these characters are hopefully meant to be similar to a pixar type film.  Even they have a tough time pulling off 'real' and I cannot hope to set the bar that high, but I do hope to beat them in art and style, which will take a LOT of work.

So for completeness here is the first set I did which was done in blender 2.49.

Glasses the Movie Blog....

I am an amateur filmmaker and back in the day I have produced two feature live action films.  It is my hope over the coming years to produce (in my spare time) another.  Due to my lack of resources I will be using mainly open source software and this film will be entirely computer animated.  The background to this blog is one of the sets I designed in blender 3d and rendered in luxrender.  I hope to slowly add more and more artwork until I can develop the entire movie.  Up to this point I have been using and works in progress forums, but I decided to create this blog so I can coalesce all of the art of this project in one location.  I also hope I can use this blog as a sounding board so others can give their opinion (please be tough).  This project will not be successful unless I adhere to the absolute highest artistic standards.  I also want to be up front and state that this is a Christian film.  I am a Christian and one of the things I learned about my first two films is that if you are not passionate about the content of the film you may as well not do it.  That being said I do not mean in any way to slight other religions or beliefs (although the content of the film may do so, I have absolutely no intention of angering opposing opinions I merely want to articulate my own) and I encourage all input (preferably constructive).  I humbly thank you for reading and hope you enjoy this blog.