Friday, 30 January 2015

The Plant Daughter - Hair

Presets of the nCloth that looked the least messy and the closest to the needed effect (only applied to the base hair; planes not yet tested)

1. solidRubber nCloth preset

2. plasticShell nCloth preset

3. Hair Planes Fixed and Added

4. Dynamic Hair on the Model (few more changes and tweaks to do)

5. Final Hair (presets might change depending on the scene, but as a default the hair is finished and working nicely) 

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

The Plant Daughter - Rigging Part.6

1. Dress Straps Blendshapes

2. Skinning the Side Details

3. Additional Controls on the Dress

4. A very first test of nCloth applied before the dress control were added; finding out if a skinned object can become a collider. 

A test of the dress controld and nCloth working together. Legs are a passive collider

The Plant Daughter - Rigging Part.5

1. Front Dress Flap Joints

2. Front Flap Dress Controls

3. No Flip Pole Vector

4. Dynamic Dress Flap

The Plant Daughter - Rigging Part.4

1. Pose Library & Examples of Facial Expressions

2. Corrective Blend Shapes

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Environment Design

A variety of different arrangements for the background of the forest that the story travels through, I did a few close ups of what the trees look like also. 

Environment Design: The Forest of Two Daughters

When the Mushroom and Plant Twins appear, the forest changes into more pleasant and welcoming set. PG is in charge of designing the 'scary forest' which is the main environment, and I am in charge of the 'happy forest'.

The idea is to have a central circle, kind of like a small meadow, on which the Twins will dance around the Son. Below are few initial thumbnails. Nothing specific yet.

Monday, 19 January 2015

The Mushroom Daughter: Rigging Progression

Some off the expressions would save in the library and some  wouldn't because of a gliche so I decided to test out my facial controls and when I animate I will save the expressions that want to save within the programme. 

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

the Plant Daughter - Rigging Part.3 (Facial Rig)

1. Adding Rivets & Controls

2. Adding & Controlling Weights

3. Automating Facial Controls

The Mushroom Daughter : Adjust Torso Skinning

The Mushroom Daughter adjusted Torso Skinning 

Body Rig completed and coloured 

I had to go in and adjust merge the throat to the main mesh and attempt to use skin maps to save the skinning that had been done. It took a few attempts but increasing the size of the map got the weights back into place correctly. 

Monday, 12 January 2015

The Mushroom Daughter: Rigging progression

Body Rigging Progression 

Sam did an initial skinning and copied the weights over to the mushroom daughter to help speed up the process. Then I rigged the daughter. 

The Plant Daughter - Rigging Part.1

1. Legs and Feet

2. Spine and Neck

3. Ears

4. Fingers

5. Character's Body Rigged (with few elements still to be attached)

Sunday, 11 January 2015

The Daughter - Skinning

1. Skeleton
2. Skinning the Head

3. Arms and Hands (corrective blendshapes will be used for the shoulders)

4. Fingers

5. Thumb
6. Shoulder (initial skinning, because there will be corrective blendshapes applied later on) 

7. Legs 
8. Chest, Spine and Pelvis

Friday, 9 January 2015

The Mushroom Daughter: Modelling Completed

 The Mushroom daughter model  completed

Sam modelled the head while I modelled the body then it was combined and we both worked separately on the details of our characters that make them unique. 

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Minor Project Submission

The Art of The Erlking

Technical Document

The Son, The Horse and The Mushroom Twin Turnaround

The Father, The Erlking and The Plant Twin Turnaround

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

The Plant Daughter - Model Complete

Because the Daughters are twins the work has been devided between me and PG. I was in charge of modelling the head and PG was to model the body.
After combining both elements together, small tweaks and details needed to be added to each twin character.

1. Head and Body Together and Dress Straps Detail

2. Dress Detail

3. Hand Detail
4. Legs Detail
5. Plant Twin Model Completed