Creating a 3D Animated CGI Short: The Making of the Autiton Archives Fault Effect - Pilot Webisode

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Apr 5, 2010 - Computers - 536 pages
Creating a 3D Animated CGI Short presents an insightful behind-the-scenes tour of the entire production process for 3D artists, animators, and independent filmmakers who are interested in creating their own CGI shorts as well as for those who are simply fans and enthusiasts of CGI films in general. This book presents detailed examples of every step of the production process; from initial concept through character design, set design, modeling, texturing, lighting, camera animation, character animation, lip sync, rendering, post-production, compositing, and all the way to film festival submissions and online web distribution. It truly has something for everyone interested in CGI films.

Using readily available off-the-shelf hardware and software such as modo, LightWave 3D, FPrime, HD Instance, Peak, Shake, iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand and more, Creating a 3D Animated CGI Short shows how to produce a complete 3D animated CGI Short, including how to fund the production by taking on paid freelance projects along the way. Where other filmmaking books typically describe industry standard methodologies that are most effective for larger productions, this book shows how to drastically simplify and condense those processes and focus only on the essential elements that will enable a single artist or filmmaker to complete a CGI short on their own.
 

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Contents

The Many Milestones Leading to The Autiton Archives
1
Creating a Dry Run Test ShortBlastOff
47
BlastOff Results
79
Lessons Learned
121
Chapter 5
135
Tools of the Trade
155
Creating the CGI PilotFault Effect
177
Making a 3D CGI Film Star0090
187
Special Effects
367
The Instance Materialization Effect
386
The Combined Disruption Effect
398
Creating a 3D Digital Storyboard and Shot List
405
Itemizing the Animation and Rendering ProcessThe Shot
418
Network Rendering
441
Compositing Editing and Output
461
Adding a New Dimension with a Sound Track
483

LipSync Animation StudyTuna Fish
209
0090 Takes a Walk with IK Booster
233
Designing the Instance Generator Lattice Exterior
253
Designing and Modeling the Interior SetThe Instance
271
Lighting and Texturing the Interior SetThe Instance
305
Designing and Animating the Autiton Drone Instances
339
The Journey Beyond Production
495
Looking to the Horizon and Beyond
515
NineOh Makes New Friends and Foes
521
Index
527
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