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About CApruzzese

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    I just keep making stuff
  • Birthday 01/30/1964

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    19.053 Studio
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    Canada Montreal Q.
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    film maker living in Montreal QC., always looking for people to work with on projects and contract work in design, 3d and video effects. I am especially good at de-rigging, but i ma learning as much as I can about character animation these days.

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  1. CApruzzese

    Good guy Insydium - CactusDan Plugins

    I have already rigged my current two projects, but i am anxious to start another and use these plugins again! I love the character object Everfresh made avialable, but it isnt ideal for all characters i make.
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    The raven

    That's all true! I am going for a different look, I did a more realistic fireplace in this film: https://youtu.be/xg3T2Bfamm4 If you advance to about 1 minute 20 seconds you can see what I did. For this one I wanted less frenetic lighting effects but I might change my mind as I advance. There is a very strong spotlight in the fireplace but it's not casting shadows for some reason. My goal was to reduce the importance of the fireplace visually but you have me thinking that might not be the best idea! I tried something else and you changed my mind. I can keep it less real but still have some dramatic effect. Merci!
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    The raven

    Still moving on this. Last week I recorded the narration with my voice actor and this week I've spent about 10 hours editing that and adding sound effects and music. At 9 minutes this will be my longest project. I noticed in the poem the chair is violet, not green so I changed that. Still working out how literal to take some things.
  4. have you tried this with cloth? Seems like it might get you where you want. It's harder to control though.
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    The raven

    Another small detail to the set. It was fun to design the label so I hope it's somewhat visible in the final cut.
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    Lip Sync

    I would say it depends on your project. if you are using cartoon or less realistic 3d characters, you have more leeway. I have found that just making several morphs like open closed, "O" smile, frown, show teeth etc can be mixed into very serviceable lip sync. I find the important thing is to hit the most obvious sound with the most obvious looking shape for that sound. It all depends on what you are doing and how precise your end result really needs to be.
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    The raven

    Rendered in C4d then worked on in Affinity photo to give it more painterly look. There will be close ups on it so I thought it merited extra attention.
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    The raven

    portrait of Lenore in scene
  9. CApruzzese

    The raven

    Lenore, the living version. She will need some minimal rigging so I can pose her for the portrait over the fireplace. I will need a ghostly version and then have her dress wrapped on the bed. She isn't in the poem physically but her presence has to be strong visually I think to make the animation more interesting and work.
  10. CApruzzese

    The raven

    I am not sure exactly, it has been in my collection of misc items for a long time and i have seen it used in several toutorials on using materials like sub surface scattering and on several free model sites over the years. I thought it might work as something interesting on the mantel.... i guess it got your attention!
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    The raven

    A small step forward. Narrator is rigged. Having a bizarre issue with the texture on the shoes, some grey is showing through the black but it's not geometry. I'll work it out. I am probably going to do more post tone mapping than I usually do but that is along ways off to think too much about now.
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    The raven

    Merci! I do sort of go for that creepy puppet look... I can't help it, I am just drawn to that I guess. of course adapting Poe in this case And Lovecraft in a few others lends itself to that sort of look. I have to make a "nice" lenore for use in the final painting over the fireplace and another version. A dead, ghostly one.
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    The raven

    Slowly working on this, I have to admit I have obsessed with another project called "Dog and Weasel" which is a lot of fun. I am working on the narrator now and have some ideas for the lost Lenore. Also the raven is pretty much ready except I am deciding on the colour of it's feathers. Pure black in tis dark room makes it invisible so I'll make it a dark grey and maybe add a red light to set it apart from the background.
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    R19 doesn't jive with macOS Mojave

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M 4096 MB graphics You might be right! The card might be the problem! I usually use the updated graphic card software from Nividia but they have not updated it for Mojave yet so I am using the Mac version and so far I don't see a difference.
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    R19 doesn't jive with macOS Mojave

    2013 iMac, not problems at all with C4D or Xparticles etc. I don't have Cycles. The transition to manage was super smooth for me.