Author Topic: Happy Feet  (Read 5496 times)

Offline Al_frog

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Happy Feet
« on: December 31, 2006, 03:38:28 PM »
I saw this movie at our local theater last night.  I went prepared to totally hate it but came away floored by the visuals.  Can't imagine the total rendering time on this thing.  I'm not going to search for it but if anyone happens to know a good site for 'the making of' I would be interested in seeing it.  Happy Rendering in 2007!

Offline glen5700

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Re: Happy Feet
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2006, 05:07:58 PM »
Here is some info from XSI Base on Happy Feet, I have not seen it myself but the trailers are pure eye candy.

Glen


http://www.xsibase.com/articles.php?detail=125

Offline Al_frog

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Re: Happy Feet
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2006, 06:16:44 PM »
Glen-  Thanks for that info.  I saw a trailer somwhere and based on that wasn't planning to see the film.  The film has a lot more of interest to the folks using TG2 than the trailer shows.

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Re: Happy Feet
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2007, 09:59:31 AM »
I worked on it, doing lighting and compositing (Maya and Renderman). My best shot, I think, was the one where you see Mumble as an adolescent for the first time (a pan shot from his feet to his face), with his parents in the background. It was fun, but it was a big task for a company doing it's first animated feature.
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Re: Happy Feet
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Offline crazymonkey

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Re: Happy Feet
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2007, 10:59:47 PM »
very cool read right there...no pun intended :P

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Re: Happy Feet
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2007, 06:56:42 PM »
njen,

You worked on "Happy Feet"?


I worked on it, doing lighting and compositing (Maya and Renderman). My best shot, I think, was the one where you see Mumble as an adolescent for the first time (a pan shot from his feet to his face), with his parents in the background. It was fun, but it was a big task for a company doing it's first animated feature.
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Re: Happy Feet
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2007, 01:31:47 PM »
Well congrads man I loved the movie! I think I know the scene your talking about, it was before the graduation correct?

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Will
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Re: Happy Feet
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2007, 06:15:57 PM »
calico: That's right, hehe. It was fun and great people to work with.

Will: Yeah, that was the scene :)

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