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VFX Project – Cheolo Cho

The Magician

Concept (Estimation)

Main Idea: A Magician is trying to show the magic with swirling rocks(debris)

Footage

Tasks

FX

  • Swirling rocks (Should be rendered)
  • Will use Houdini
  • Simulation :

Will Use RBD system with packed rocks

Plan B: Particle system and copy (should try to avoid colliding with each rock)

  • Additional plan (More option, if I can afford it)

Try to make a shape like a sphere of a cube for a moment with switching Suction node in the Dop network

  • Shading and Rendering

Mantra or Arnold in Maya (Optional)

  • About Dummy

I’m not sure, a test needed.

Possibility about the dummy hand for holdout or interaction(may not that much)

Matchmove

  • Will use Syntheyes for 3D tracking
  • If it will be hard to track at once with outside over the window, I’ll track with nuke over the window. Then I’ll track the window frame only for 3D Tracking

Matte Painting

  • There are two options, 

1-replace all the background over the window

2-replace or add few buildings over the window

  • May 3D projection will be used (not sure)
  • The buildings on the concept will be changed
  • If the matte disturbs the reflection of the window, I have to replace the window with 3D or 2D.

Comp

  • I have to remove the small bulb on the footage.
  • (Optional) if the matte painted buildings are invading the Magician, I have to make a roto for him
  • (Optional) if the FX materials invade the hand, I have to roto for it.

References

Inspired (mood, Dynamic moving)

Swirling stones

Schedule

Documents

The planning is working also on the link below:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GI3ro8qdtSPNiV5qcC0Owubxd_3fg_NuW4hHzz0RBLc/edit?usp=sharing

Progress

Matchmove

Previz

Sphere Animation – For outline

Render Test

v001

Still Frame

Turntable

Integrated with footage

There was a change with the main material

so this is

v002 – still image

Simulation Outline

Rough

Simulation

v001

Test 1 Frame Render

DMP

v001

Comp

Sample 1 frame that for remove flying bulb

Finish

v001

Comment

Sorry, I’ll take more time to reinforce it in the vacation…