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Last Pixel recent work
show user profile  Vivifyer
~ new for 2008 ~

LP's first car commercial, so far I can only supply a youtube link, I dont even know who uploaded it, and how they got it so fast. Basicly its a commercial for toyora hilux vigo 2009, all 3 cab types. for Thailand. I modeled the bodys, Rick did the chassis and running gear, Dave did all animation tracking and rendering. Then we passed it off to someone else .. uh Mangoblue? to get graded and what not, I'm not totally sure but I think they sent it to someone else in Thailand to have it edited.

anyway enjoy.

Heya, following as posted by DaveMcD on chaos, and CGArchitect. Thought I'd share with you guys here as well :)


Hey Everyone,

Below is our latest showreel plus one of our recent dubai projects for Palm Jebel Ali.

This project was done in 3ds Max v.9 with Vray 1.5. It included a green screen shoot which involved stitching different takes together into seemless passes using a 'fake' motion control technique.

The project was completed in 6 weeks with 5 people (about 10 people on the green screen shoot day tho)

Render times were usually under 5 mins per frame on 8 core blade servers.

Some of the grades are a little out as is some of the keying which I'm a little dissapointed in but such are the perils of commercial projects with defined deadlines. 3 days before delivery the client wanted change our original water to a brighter more turqoise version which I feel didnt look as real or as nice.

For those interested here is a comparison video showing the green screen breakdown next to the final and the pre-vis

A variation of the Palm Jebel Ali project was also done for one of the specific sites, here it is.


Vivifyer - Lastpixel

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4/11/2008 2:48:32 AM (last edit: 11/24/2008 8:21:08 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
Most impressive mate,

git :p

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4/11/2008 2:58:25 AM (last edit: 4/11/2008 2:58:25 AM)
show user profile  Alan
Amazing work, I really like the sunny feel in the animations :)

Was all the architectural modeling/materials etc also done with those 5 people in 6 weeks?
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4/11/2008 3:59:23 AM (last edit: 4/11/2008 3:59:23 AM)
show user profile  TimTamFin
Very impressive indeed !

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4/11/2008 4:02:40 AM (last edit: 4/11/2008 4:02:40 AM)
show user profile  Vivifyer
thankyou all :)

Alan - on the Palm Jebel Ali, yes. There was a few models we already had, such as the cars, and some of the assets in the interior, everything else was modeled for the project.
Vivifyer - Lastpixel

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4/11/2008 4:37:14 AM (last edit: 4/11/2008 4:37:14 AM)
show user profile  Alan
I can only say that I think it's even more impressive knowing that vivifyer!

Did you use a lot of post production for getting that sunny look, or was it created mostly with vray alone?
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4/11/2008 6:14:47 AM (last edit: 4/11/2008 6:14:47 AM)
show user profile  inxa

How are you !!

Been sometime visited msn either.

I saw the post from Dave and I was sure I was to see one from you here.

8 blades - How many quads would they equal (same question to dave on CgArchitect)

Excellent work as always.

What was your role / part in this mega work.
I think this was the Arabian project you mentioned sometime back. Isn't it.

Cheers !!

and good to see you again.

Actually one request - Could you guys please explain a bit of the process of the entire walkthrough. Would be helpful to all. I am into my first Walkthrough Animation, this would be a great help. Specially the planning of the camera moves, what post did you do and other valuable information.

A sincere request.

3D ArchVis
Photography blog
Facebook Photography page

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4/11/2008 6:54:58 AM (last edit: 4/11/2008 7:04:33 AM)
show user profile  mattymoose
INRE: LP_Reel_08, Thats unreal quality! you guys must have a hell of a budget. A few of the composited shots, like the tennis stadium and the car showroom, blew my mind.

Whats the deal with the talking pot leaf at 00:49?

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4/11/2008 9:30:59 AM (last edit: 4/11/2008 9:30:59 AM)
show user profile  soontekk
i love it man
well done
must have been long hours there :o

melting ur brainz!
/ FOS4 / FO2 / Blurb / Twitter / Facebook / Vimeo /

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4/11/2008 10:33:51 AM (last edit: 4/11/2008 10:33:51 AM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
excellent stuff!

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4/11/2008 11:12:44 AM (last edit: 4/11/2008 11:13:34 AM)
show user profile  Amish bob
very impressive

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4/12/2008 3:32:26 AM (last edit: 4/12/2008 3:32:26 AM)
show user profile  Vivifyer
The music was a bit messed up in Palm, a better version will be uploaded instead :P

Alan - standard direct light with a nice colour, a good sky map, glows done in post.

Inxa -
heyyy I'm doing alright, 8 core blades, and theres 10 of them, so thats 80 core of rendering power in the blade machines. theres also about 10 dualcore AMDs, they still kick along :P

my role, i mostly get in the modeling, the mosques, all cars, furnitures, the cafe shot, the office shot, various other peices here and there. Yep its the one i mentioned a while ago.

How you do a walkthough is highly dependant on the client, with Palm we had almost total creative on it, so we decided all the shots, it makes everything so much faster and easyer. But most clients are controling, and theres alot of talks and meetings before anything even happens.

The best option is to have cameras locked off on a blocking model, then you can start details only areas that will bee seen, instead of wasting time building entire models, that are not even going to be seen. But its really hard to get a client locked off on cameras that early on in the project. So you have revisions, cameras change, more has to be build :P

We try to tell a bit of a story with our cameras, say for an appartment, you show what it would be like, coming home after work or something like that.

mattymoose -
thanks :) yeh i dont really have a hand in any of the budgets talked about, and i dont think anyone would want me talking about it either :P oh and the talking pot leaf is a play written by Arj barker --->

soontekk -
cheers, yes there where a few day with long hours :P but its only normal in this industry heh

Mr_Stabby -
cheers :D

Amish bob -
thankyou :)

Vivifyer - Lastpixel

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4/13/2008 9:14:51 PM (last edit: 4/13/2008 9:14:51 PM)
show user profile  inxa
Thanks, Vivi.

Much appreciated.

Presently, I have the entire freedom to setup the cameras, then I am sure there will be changes.

3D ArchVis
Photography blog
Facebook Photography page

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4/14/2008 12:13:23 AM (last edit: 4/14/2008 12:13:23 AM)
show user profile  Dub.
Very nice work.

Great presentation.

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4/14/2008 3:33:33 AM (last edit: 4/14/2008 3:33:33 AM)
show user profile  Vivifyer
oh and heres the render farm is anyone was interested :)

Pixel Power
Vivifyer - Lastpixel

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4/17/2008 9:48:24 PM (last edit: 4/17/2008 9:48:24 PM)
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