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Hawklords - We are One promo vid
show user profile  Phil Gornall
6 weeks, 1 bloke, 2 crappy computers. Its not pixar and I know that people will be extremely quick to judge the lighting, render quality, rigging, animation, texturing.. etc.. but the band loves it. They got it on time and the fans are going wild over it.

Let the wholesale ripping my work to bits begin......
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9/18/2012 4:32:34 PM (last edit: 9/18/2012 4:32:34 PM)
show user profile  Paunescudanutz


<---~( Daniel )~--->

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9/18/2012 4:53:05 PM (last edit: 9/18/2012 4:53:05 PM)
show user profile  krbendel
Is this the same Hawklords made up from people that used to be in Hawkwind?
I used to like Hawkwind, with their lasers and lightshows and...then I came down...bummer!
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9/18/2012 5:16:31 PM (last edit: 9/18/2012 5:16:31 PM)
show user profile  Phil Gornall
Hi KRbendel, yes it is one and the same..

This video, even though the quality of the render is lack lustre,( given that I had just 6 weeks from start to finish to concept, design, rig, animate, texture, render and edit the thing on my todd..) has been pandered around some very high profile people in London.

The one thing that bothers me most about the video is not the content and the way its been directed, but the render quality. If I had been allowed until Christmas to complete this project, the quality of the footage would be infinitely higher, but I guess this is the nature of the industry.

When I am playing between projects, I have the luxury of learning to get the best from a render and I can afford to leave a 600 frame animation going for 3 days solid.

When there is a deadline, all sorts of sacrifice need to be made.

I did the best I could with the resources I had to hand .

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9/18/2012 5:31:56 PM (last edit: 9/18/2012 5:35:30 PM)
show user profile  reeves1984
Oh well, it's not fun when you have to sacrifice quality because of time being squeezed. Do you have some work where you didn't have to sacrifice quality we can see rather than this lesser example of your work?

Simon Reeves - VFX Artist & Blog
twitter <-- I work here

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9/18/2012 5:38:54 PM (last edit: 9/18/2012 5:38:54 PM)
show user profile  Phil Gornall
Wow.. that sounded a bit condescending, but i've had one of those days and i'm sure it wasn't meant like that..

er.. yea I do. I will dig some out so you can rip it to shreds..
back in a bit.
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9/18/2012 6:57:03 PM (last edit: 9/18/2012 7:10:58 PM)
show user profile  Phil Gornall
A pound coin model I created.

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9/18/2012 7:08:35 PM (last edit: 9/18/2012 7:08:35 PM)
show user profile  Phil Gornall
Guess who.. - Probably about my third go with Zbrush. I haven't gone back to it yet because the GUI was written by a hermit who had obviously had zero contact with the real world for 40 years while he designed Zbrush..

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9/18/2012 7:14:21 PM (last edit: 9/18/2012 7:15:21 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
That's a very condescending comment about the hermit who wrote zbrush.

Nice render of the coins.
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9/18/2012 7:46:08 PM (last edit: 9/18/2012 7:46:08 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
The song sucks if I'm being frank.

Sounds like something put together by a high school band, not seasoned pros.

Still it paid I assume so that's all that counts.

Nice Patrick Stewart.
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9/18/2012 7:50:40 PM (last edit: 9/18/2012 7:51:39 PM)
show user profile  Phil Gornall
I quite like the track, but I did spend 6 weeks listening to it back to back.

Yea the job paid, but next time I will have to ensure that the timescales allow for decent render times.

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9/18/2012 11:26:53 PM (last edit: 9/18/2012 11:26:53 PM)
show user profile  Phil Gornall
here is about the best render I got from my pound coin.

Still lots to learn about Vray but I am happy with this model.

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9/18/2012 11:48:04 PM (last edit: 9/18/2012 11:48:55 PM)
show user profile  reeves1984
I didn't mean to be totally condescending (maybe a bit), more that I do have plenty of experience and so I think my knowledge is valid..

I just think it's a bit odd for anyone to post work, which doesn't think reflect your skills fully and have to make lots of excuses about it even before anyway replies!

Client happy, good job, learning, good job. No worries.

Simon Reeves - VFX Artist & Blog
twitter <-- I work here

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9/19/2012 12:51:32 PM (last edit: 9/19/2012 12:51:32 PM)
show user profile  Phil Gornall
Hi Reeves.. yea, I am a bit insecure about my work. I know the level of CGI that most of the regulars on this forum post is waaay beyond my current skill set and I have great respect for your undoubted experience.

The coins picture above is about the best that I have rendered for realism.
What do you think of it?
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9/19/2012 1:43:23 PM (last edit: 9/19/2012 1:43:23 PM)
show user profile  BishBashRoss
The coins look great man. The background looks a little low res. How did you make the texture/bump for the coin?

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9/19/2012 1:45:01 PM (last edit: 9/19/2012 1:45:01 PM)
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