26 March 2013

Calling all animators!

We're looking for anyone interested in 3D animation to help give life to our film :) (Riggers + 3D Animators!)

Honestly, we'd love to learn to animate in Maya ourselves, but with all of the other jobs to do, there just isn't enough time by the end of the masters course...

One thing to add: It will be summer work! We'd like to get in touch with you right away to plan ahead. We're looking to start rigging/animation properly from May on-wards. (we're quite busy in April) So get in touch as soon as possible!

This will give you a chance to experience a little of the Msc Animation & Visualisation course at DJCAD and get to know some new folks too. You're name will be in the credits, and we'll be screening the final film at the Masters Degree Show '13. 

E-mail alanna.lb@gmail.com to get in touch, and attach some examples of work you've done in the past. 

21 March 2013

Reference for Environment

Visited a 'cabin in the woods' surrounded by snow, with the types of trees we are basing our trees in our environment on. Should give a good idea about creating uneven ground as well as the snowy appearance, have a look (but ignore the lake, we don't got time fo' that!)...
I have more close-ups of tree textures if anyone wants them.

Modelling so far...

This is where all the basic prop models are at for the first room, the living room.

06 March 2013

New management tactics...

I have been very roughly introduced to Scrum and Moscow, which are management strategies used in software development... Even though we are not 'developing software', I find these tactics very helpful in organising the project and being able to see where it is at overall. Like in software design, we've got assets to create and an end product to show. It's as simple as putting a few post-it notes on a board. We'll be implementing this as we get started on creating the film's assets and hopefully this will push development forward a bit quicker and in a more organised way! It has been working for me so far!