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Title: Terragen used in a commercial again...
Post by: Hannes on November 17, 2018, 10:38:03 am
I had the chance to create another landscape for a commercial for Huawei made by Unexpected again:
https://vimeo.com/300995733
First it was made with Robert Lewandowski, a famous german soccerplayer (whom I didn't recognize the first time I saw the shots. Embarrassing... ;)). But after my work was (already) finished, they told me, that they were about to do some shots with Gal Gadot in London. As you can imagine it made me freak out, knowing that Wonder Woman will be in my scene.
Hope you like it.
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Post by: cyphyr on November 17, 2018, 10:53:47 am
Impressive!!
And very well done :)
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Post by: digitalguru on November 17, 2018, 10:56:16 am
Looks absolutely gorgeous - I mean the landscape.
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Post by: Hannes on November 17, 2018, 11:19:12 am
Quote from: digitalguru on November 17, 2018, 10:56:16 am
Looks absolutely gorgeous - I mean the landscape.


...not only the landscape I'd say... ;)
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Post by: mhaze on November 17, 2018, 11:43:31 am
Fantastic work - very well done!
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Post by: j meyer on November 17, 2018, 12:25:50 pm
 8) Cheers. :)
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Post by: WAS on November 17, 2018, 02:23:01 pm
Looks absolutely fantastic, Hannes. Really enjoyed the scenery, and Gal Gadot is a great new actor
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Post by: Kadri on November 17, 2018, 03:33:43 pm

Nice work Hannes.
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Post by: Yanik on November 17, 2018, 03:51:24 pm
Holy cow that looks amazing! I love the forms and the transition of cold to warm lighting.

Would love to see some making of or breakdowns of the commercial.
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Post by: WAS on November 17, 2018, 03:56:21 pm
Quote from: Yanik on November 17, 2018, 03:51:24 pm
... Would love to see some making of or breakdowns of the commercial.


Ditto, definitely intrigued.
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Post by: DannyG on November 17, 2018, 05:14:44 pm
Awesome work Hannes
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Post by: Oshyan on November 17, 2018, 06:30:22 pm
Wow, dang, that looks fantastic! Is all of the background stuff yours Hannes?

- Oshyan
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Post by: bobbystahr on November 17, 2018, 06:30:53 pm
Wow, did you do it all except her or is green screen majorly involved...most impressive work in any case man.
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Post by: Dune on November 18, 2018, 01:49:42 am
Congratulations, Hannes, on yet another stunning piece of work! Great to see your TG stuff get to the public.
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Post by: archonforest on November 18, 2018, 03:22:28 am
Amazing! 8)
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Post by: Hannes on November 18, 2018, 03:49:17 am
Wow, thank you all!!!
The landscape and the skies except the coloured one at the end is created by me. There may be some parts in the foreground where Gal is standing, especially in the second scene, that may have been shot by camera, but since I tried to match my scenes with the ones they originally shot, I can't tell exactly...
However I provided Unexpected with four or five scenes with some animation testing, and they animated the cameras.

I'll ask Steffen, if there's some Making Of.
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Post by: WAS on November 18, 2018, 04:56:49 am
Quote from: Hannes on November 18, 2018, 03:49:17 am
Wow, thank you all!!!
The landscape and the skies except the coloured one at the end is created by me. There may be some parts in the foreground where Gal is standing, especially in the second scene, that may have been shot by camera, but since I tried to match my scenes with the ones they originally shot, I can't tell exactly...
However I provided Unexpected with four or five scenes with some animation testing, and they animated the cameras.

I'll ask Steffen, if there's some Making Of.


The integration between background and foreground, as well as camera focus really gives it a photo-realistic feeling. Very cool landscape to. Volcanic or alien-esque.
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Post by: Hannes on November 18, 2018, 05:20:18 am
The first camera shots were initially made in Iceland. Then Steffen asked me to create a similar landscape, and since the clients wanted it to look a bit more dramatic, Unexpected decided to replace most of the camera footage by TG stuff.
I can tell you, it was really tough. I made the experience that it's really tricky in TG to make the terrain changes the customer wants. "Can you make this special area a little more flat?" or "Can you move this particular spike to another place, leaving the rest as it is?" took a lot of time, using dirty tricks, and I sometimes was dreaming of some sophisticated terrain sculpting features in TG (without using 3rd party apps) that keep the details. The notion of features like in ZBrush, like a flatten brush or other ones would be a dream come true.
Nevertheless after all this work it was a pleasure to see how Unexpected put it all together.
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Post by: Hannes on November 18, 2018, 06:01:36 am
Just asked Steffen, if there will be some FX breakdown or making of, and it will. Going to post it here as soon as it's done.
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Post by: bobbystahr on November 18, 2018, 10:04:17 am
Quote from: Hannes on November 18, 2018, 06:01:36 am
Just asked Steffen, if there will be some FX breakdown or making of, and it will. Going to post it here as soon as it's done.


Awesome, be great to see the process
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Post by: Agura Nata on November 18, 2018, 10:06:09 am
Awesome, so great Hannes!
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Post by: sboerner on November 18, 2018, 10:51:46 am
Looking forward to the making of. This is so impressive, beautiful work and it's a pleasure to see your work get such wide distribution. Congratulations!
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Post by: masonspappy on November 18, 2018, 12:30:26 pm
Outstanding!!
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Post by: WAS on November 18, 2018, 02:04:17 pm
Quote from: Hannes on November 18, 2018, 05:20:18 am
The first camera shots were initially made in Iceland. Then Steffen asked me to create a similar landscape, and since the clients wanted it to look a bit more dramatic, Unexpected decided to replace most of the camera footage by TG stuff.
I can tell you, it was really tough. I made the experience that it's really tricky in TG to make the terrain changes the customer wants. "Can you make this special area a little more flat?" or "Can you move this particular spike to another place, leaving the rest as it is?" took a lot of time, using dirty tricks, and I sometimes was dreaming of some sophisticated terrain sculpting features in TG (without using 3rd party apps) that keep the details. The notion of features like in ZBrush, like a flatten brush or other ones would be a dream come true.
Nevertheless after all this work it was a pleasure to see how Unexpected put it all together.


Oh wow. Sounds like a lot of work. :O also that reminds me of a terrain tool Matt said he'd reveal later this year. Wonder if we'll see that sometime soon.
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Post by: zaxxon on November 18, 2018, 02:41:13 pm
Bravo! Bravo! Great work Hannes!
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Post by: paq on November 18, 2018, 03:12:06 pm
Beautiful work Hannes, congrats !
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Post by: Oshyan on November 18, 2018, 05:55:11 pm
Great to hear there will be a breakdown! Looking forward to that.

We are definitely on the same page with the need for easier direct editing options and Matt has some ideas that he's working on as time allows.

- Oshyan
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Post by: luvsmuzik on November 19, 2018, 09:49:19 am
BIG CONGRATS on this! Futuristic landscape very cool! :)
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Post by: Tangled-Universe on November 19, 2018, 10:01:18 am
Congratulations Hannes! :)
Great integration of your great (and indeed dramatic!) work into the final footage. Well done!

Quote from: Oshyan on November 18, 2018, 05:55:11 pm
Great to hear there will be a breakdown! Looking forward to that.


Reading here it seems Hannes only asked thus far, but hasn't heard anything yet afaik?
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Post by: otakar on November 19, 2018, 01:49:41 pm
Groovy! You really can't tell what's rendered vs real.
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Post by: pokoy on November 19, 2018, 02:13:08 pm
That's some crazy good skills!! Looks fantastic, I wouldn't be able to do something like this even with a 2-years-deadline :D

Your comment about TG being difficult to art direct resonates with me, any addition to make this easier is welcome. I think it's one of the less intuitive aspects of nodal systems, as good as they are in other areas.
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Post by: Hetzen on November 21, 2018, 01:24:37 pm
Great work Hannes. Looks great.
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Post by: iaminonsiner on December 04, 2018, 08:39:14 am
Really good job mate ! You can be proud of yourself and your work!

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What software did you use to create the landscape and this ?
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Post by: Hannes on December 04, 2018, 01:37:56 pm
Quote from: iaminonsiner on December 04, 2018, 08:39:14 am
What software did you use to create the landscape and this ?


Well... Terragen. ;)
Masked areas with twist and shear shaders and a lot of displacements.

Thanks, by the way!!!!
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Post by: Hannes on December 07, 2018, 08:56:33 am
Here is the Making Of:
https://vimeo.com/303516255?fbclid=IwAR10YOcWnkkawTFb7zQuqMraHUc89GNwPY_4S0p2Tc67RGIUSASl7DUMc5Q
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Post by: luvsmuzik on December 07, 2018, 12:39:51 pm
Congrats again  :)
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Post by: Kadri on December 07, 2018, 12:51:44 pm

Thanks for sharing Hannes.
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Post by: Oshyan on December 07, 2018, 04:13:01 pm
Excellent! I love seeing shot breakdowns. Time to post this to our socials. :D

- Oshyan
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on December 07, 2018, 05:12:19 pm
I'm a little late on the news! Congratulations Hannes!
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Post by: paq on December 07, 2018, 07:05:04 pm
Thanks Hannes !
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Post by: Dune on December 08, 2018, 02:46:50 am
Yeah, thanks a lot. Great to see this!
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Post by: WAS on December 09, 2018, 12:05:06 am
This is just great stuff. Congratulations again Hannes.
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Post by: bobbystahr on December 09, 2018, 11:20:08 am
love the making of vids as well, and again, well done.
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Post by: Hannes on December 09, 2018, 03:34:39 pm
Thanks guys!!!!! :)
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Post by: KlausK on November 13, 2019, 09:00:40 am
Hey, the Huawei Mate 20 commercial you worked on is featured on the SideFX Houdini vimeo now as well.
CHeers, Klaus

https://vimeo.com/369389584
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Post by: Hannes on November 13, 2019, 12:49:31 pm
Oh, that's nice! Cool to see Steffen and Alex in the clip. We had some weird and funny conversations via Skype during the process. Unfortunately Gal Gadot didn't participate....