09/22/12 19:38 Filed in: news & updates
... just finished re-mastering the Boers from Neters universe. A highly aggressive species, they are a constant thorn in the backs of the Retu Guardsmen. read more.
09/14/12 21:08 Filed in: musings
So I'm deep in learning AM. And while reading the various threads on the AM forum, I came upon a cool project. The creator of said project is using painted backgrounds, that is to say, 2D still images as back-drops to his projects. And to add to that, he composites the render, such that the 3D objects on the screen can actually casts shadows onto the 2D images.
Naturally I had to learn this technique, as it will be a huge time saver for making movies and comic panels.
The giraffe is a 3D image composited onto a 2D background. Checkout the shadow. Time saver ... period.
The above pic is a 2D image. I created a simple 3D over-turned bowl. The bowl is casting a shadow on the ground of a 2D image! Cool concept. Animation Master is one helluva program. Lots of power under the hood.
Oh ... the pictures are images of various scenes from the Samurai Jack series.