Action Setups Dec16

Action Setups

Action sequences shouldn’t be about random flashes of light on the screen.

When an action sequence is done effectively, it succeeds in eliciting a response in the viewer. That, is good art or storytelling. In fact, you know when an action sequence is done wrong: you simply feel ‘blah’ about watching it.

Action sequences shouldn’t be about random flashes of light on the screen. When an action sequence is done effectively, it succeeds in eliciting a response in the viewer. That, is good art or storytelling. In fact, you know when an action sequence is done wrong: you simply feel...

A Unified Theory of Physics and Spielberg Dec15

A Unified Theory of ...

Back when I was minoring in Physics, physicists had theories for how things work on a cosmic/Astronomy scale; how things work on a General/Newtonian scale; and, how things work on a sub-atomic/Quantum scale. With things like string-theory, physicists were trying to find a unifying theory that could explain things on all scales.

The same difficulty exists when trying to create a framework for making films. There’s an over-arching vision that exists on a grande scale… an Auteur theory or directoral style.

Back when I was minoring in Physics, physicists had theories for how things work on a cosmic/Astronomy scale; how things work on a General/Newtonian scale; and, how things work on a sub-atomic/Quantum scale. With things like string-theory, physicists were trying to find a unifying theory that...

Mental Ray Titles Dec13

Mental Ray Titles

Welcome to an exciting tutorial on creating photorealistic lighting in 3ds Max. It’s exciting because it is not just about creating renders that look great. The focus is on creating better renders without exponentially increasing the time it takes to render. So, this tutorial is really about getting the best balance between rendering time and photorealistic results.

3d computer lighting is not the same as lighting in the real world. A beginner must understand that if you are trying to generate photorealistic images that 3d programmes are actually setup for you to fail.

Welcome to an exciting tutorial on creating photorealistic lighting in 3ds Max. It’s exciting because it is not just about creating renders that look great. The focus is on creating better renders without exponentially increasing the time it takes to render. So, this tutorial is really...

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