31 July 2007
30 July 2007
Let me tell you a bit about antics3d.
In case it doesn't show up in the flash thingy, here is the direct link: http://youtube.com/watch?v=7FAmNp8zsz0
Antics3d is a pre-visualization program, used extensively in the tv and movie industries as a tool to help explain everybody involved in the making of scenes just how the scenes are intended to look like. It is a wonderful alternative to sketch storyboarding, and has many very useful tools to set up cameras, lighting, virtual sets, and so on.
However, me being a 3dcg archviz illustrator, what do I have to do with antics3d?
Well, antics3d has more than meets the eye. The drag and drop way that one can create complete scenes can also be applied as a previz architectural tool. It even has a 3dsmax plugin which enables 3dsmax people to add to the huge library of premade content to quickly and effortlessly populate scenes, with people, cars, streetlights, doors that open and close, etc etc etc. Really great stuff. And fun.
So anyway, I was doing a bit of previz work for a friend, when I decided it would be more fun to do the work with a simple story. It would help showcase the intended work better, and would keep the potential client a bit more engrossed on what was being presented (as most clients are not too deep on architecture).
Well, here is the video. I should have done some cleaning and stuff, hidden the camera paths and so on, but it shows just what can be done in some 3 hours with the software.
Accompaining her were three extremely talented musicians, one of which I have the luck of knowing personally, and let me say, he is a really virtuoso on the violin.
Shown here is the backstage bootlegged video ( :P just kidding).
What really happened is that when she got to the stage, there was nowhere to put her stuff, and I volunteered to help her out, so I became her "logistical manager" for the event.
27 July 2007
(from Antics Focus Group, email address suppressed)
The quality of the feedback provided and the videos submitted were of a very high standard, however, there can only be two winners and they are:
Winner of the Best Feedback Competition: Colin Le Roux
Winner of the Best Video Competition: Juan Manuel Bautista Hoepfner
Both winners will take home $500.
Once again, thank-you to everyone and please feel free to email me, at anytime, any additional feedback, user requirements, or project updates you may have. We will also keep you posted about other opportunities to contribute to the development of this product.
Antics Technologies Ltd
162-168 Regent Street
Fax: +44 (0) 207 038 3901
So congratulations, Colin! And congratulations to me too! :D
I'll upload the video soon, after I finish some pressing assignments
25 July 2007
05 July 2007
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