Thursday, 10 December 2015


This is my base for the animation. Few notes on this one:
 - I recorded my voice. This is a paragraph from the book in spanish and then added an echo effect to it.
- I should add 'novel' by Carlos Zafon, something I noticed later.
- The music background is The_Tudor_Consort_-_Giovanni_Animuccia_-_Kyrie but I am still working on a version that is eligible for such project. This piece of choral music is free from
- The renders aren't the best quality but explain how the camera guide us through each scene. Of course it is faster than the real animation but this will come later in production.
- The final scene is static but with animated light which will come later in production.

That's it for now. Time to start texturing and put some light.

Monday, 7 December 2015

Minor Project Modelling Screeshots

And finally scene 3 - work in progress. I had quite a headache with this scene. Because of its complexity I did a little bit of a google research and found out a way to navigate the scene using Assembly Definitions. The screen shots show the cache representations only. Also, putting the geometry to work in perspective was quite a challange but I believe it is as closest as possible to my concept. And now it is time to polish my modelling and put it together into a pre-viz.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Minor Project Modelling Screenshots

Here are few screenshots on my progress with the modelling of two of my three scenes.

Scene 01 - The Entrance
This is a simple architectural interior which has a bent staircase with roman railing, medieval gates and wall columns which are my interpretation of Corinthian style. The dome is simple and will feature fresco texture.
Below are some reference images I have used for the modelling.

Scene 02 - The Round Hall
This is more crowded scene and includes the same styles: Corinthian columns, medieval gates and roman railing. The bookcases are not dominant because they are an introduction to scene three - Library Section. It is a gradual build up of complexity and styles.

And here are some reference images. A very useful resource of architectural styles is The Five Order, a book by Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola from 1562. Below is a flat projection of the main columns. The have an attached staircases. The column style in my scene is a combination of Doric and Compound Style, the latter commonly found in medieval churches.