Started by Tangled-Universe, August 07, 2019, 04:36:49 pm
Quote from: Tangled-Universe on August 07, 2019, 04:36:49 pmStrange no one started a discussion on the recent The Lion King movie, because from a CG landscape perspective this movie was nothing short of astounding.Who has seen it? Who feels miserable about their TG work afterwards? I do!However, as always, there were some minor weaknesses. Fluids, vegetation scaling (the shot where Pumbaa/Timon introduce Simba to their habitat) and the stampede canyon had some obvious parts where base sculpts were overlayed with displacement textures. But else, hot damn!
Quote from: Dune on August 08, 2019, 02:31:56 am...it's better not to compare one's own work as as a single individual with the work done by a huge team with tons of software and money (and pre-photogrammed assets - which are the easy parts ).
Quote from: cyphyr on August 08, 2019, 03:47:30 amAbsolutely this.I'm lucky enough to have worked on several movies now and it is very much a team effort. Lots of people in different departments all contributing to the final product. Lighting, look-dev, environment, modelling, animation and comp (and there's plenty of cross-over between departments) just to name a few. There are also art directors and leads in each department with an overall concept of what is being created that pull together everything and keep everyone on track.On top of that you may even have multiple studios working on the same shot. With so many people involved it's easy for things to get missed and you will get times where an early temporary fix makes its way through to the final and is obvious to fresh eyes but is unseen by those who have been working on it for months or years.
Quote from: Dune on August 08, 2019, 02:31:56 amHaven't seen it yet, but I'd probably be blasted away too. BUT, it's better not to compare one's own work as as a single individual with the work done by a huge team with tons of software and money (and pre-photogrammed assets - which are the easy parts ).The things that often make me cringe are the movements of animals and birds, though it has improved greatly over time. Pretty hard to make them really natural, I'm sure. They should stick some trackers on some animals and record their movements, like they do in people, but that's hard to control too.
Quote from: René on August 09, 2019, 04:54:00 amI felt miserable about my TG work after seeing The Lion King, but I always feel miserable when I see something I can't make myself when I really want to. That was already true when I saw Walt Disney cartoons in the fifties. However, it's also inspiring because I get new ideas, or because it encourages me to try to make something similar.Of course I enjoyed The Lion King but honestly I liked The Jungle Book better; because of the story and the humour but mostly because of the little boy who played Mowgli.Here are some beautiful images and just below the middle of the story in discussion about the creation of the landscapes.https://www.artofvfx.com/the-lion-king-elliot-newman-vfx-supervisor-mpc/
Quote from: cyphyr on August 09, 2019, 05:23:21 amThis sky ...I mean it's probably a photo ... right?
Quote from: bobbystahr on August 11, 2019, 01:56:32 pmQuote from: cyphyr on August 09, 2019, 05:23:21 amThis sky ...I mean it's probably a photo ... right?Dunno Richard, I have accidentally made similar in TG4...suspect you have as well heh heh heh