Jump to content


Regular Member
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by CApruzzese

  1. Not a bad workflow. I think about getting a new render engine, but then my wallet tells me no! Someday. I use my laptop and team render which does help. I just keep making things more and more complicated which is part of the process I'm afraid!
  2. If he was, and in real life he certianly would be, I don't think he would read as the dog's owner as much. In my mind he is the "human" in this story. Plus he had to pilot a spaceship later on. :) The dog is giving me other problems than that though! I used the character object for the rigging and I cna't say I'm liking it at all. it's really hard to move him around without his paws twisting etc. I might re-rig him using cactus dan's tools since we can use them again now. Also Anthony, thanks for the feedback ! I like the look of the scenery, but it's a longer render than I thought to get that soft texture!
  3. Got a little farther along. I had a day of voice recording with my voice actor, Mike Luce this week. We did 2 scripts so I'll have stuff to work with for a while now. One thing I can't seem to remember is that when you scale the characters, the hair and fur don't scale with them! It took some time to get them looking right again!
  4. That's the one I was thinking of too!
  5. not exactly what I think you are looking for but maybe ti will work for you I have seen another that makes just the leaves move but I cna't remember where
  6. Great job! This show has amazing affects. My spouse is not a sci-fi fan at all but saw teh start of one episode and just said... "this is TV show? How can it look so good?" Gettign all the detail in your model can not have been easy.
  7. C4D does have Pyrocluster, which works off of thinking particles. So you can do something of what you want with it. I remmeber when it came out it seemed pretty amazing but it's prtty awful expecially compared to the plugins we have now.
  8. good job! You really had to plan to keep the eyes from passin in front of background objects I bet!
  9. Thanks! I did alot aof playig around to get the soft, almost illustrated look I wanted.
  10. I am going to look inot that. As I get more stuff done render times are becoming a problem even though I use team redner with my imac and laptop to cut them down a little,
  11. before The Raven I was slowly workign out some things for another cartoon project and decided on "Dog & Weasel" . I even did a few full renders out from the first script that were dialog free. I am about to set a recording session for 2 short films so it might keep me busy for awhile!. In the first short the dog (Watson - named after my dog) and Weasel (Jon Bellette - bellette is weasel in french) are play fetch when a space lands and a space robot comes out and attacks them. The second is them fishing to relax on scenic Lake Mess where they meet Messie, the monster of Lake Mess. I am going for a totally different look fro my other projects. Messie took me only a day to put together instead of the nomral month so maybe I amgettig better at modelling what I need. Maybe.
  12. A lot of this poem is more stylized speech or usng symbolic or somewhat obscure words for effect. I dont think many people used quaf instead of the word drink and nepenthe was just as obsure i think. It is a poem and not a story so he has more leeway with language i think. I read a lot of stuff from the early 1700s on so its more familiar sounding to me i bet. Thanks again for the kind words. I was pretty aprehensive about doing such a well known and well loved piece. Keeping it intestesting in such a limited setting was a big challenge.
  13. I think I am done! 4-5 solid months of work. This time I added both English and French subitles. https://youtu.be/W9KWKgqZvb8 Mostly Cinema 4D basic stuff used, but I did use Xparticles for the snow and embers. I made the spectre effects by rendering the woman seperately, using buffer objects to make sure her image was blocked by anything in front of her and added her in After Effects. I kept with my sort of stop motion look I use for all these gothic horror tales. I had issues with the cartoon character object Everfresh made, I think it's just too flexible for these sort of solid characters and will likely go back to Cactus Dan's toools no they are aviable again for less cartoon-y moving characters. At nine minutes it's double my usual short length. Editing in Final Cut X had become so easy and fast lately and it made adding the subtitles super simple. Keeping it interesting was not easy, it's just a guy yelling a bird in a room for most of it and i didn't want to go all abstract and pyschdelic as I had seen in other versions. I hope people like it, it was a lot of work and I think it's one of my better efforts.
  14. I got one those we will expose your secrets big and small emails... 48 hours to pay something in bitcoin or else! I almost reponded just ask what my secrets big and small were - becuase i can't think of any and I would love to know what they are.
  15. Shall be lifted.... working on the last shot, 50 shots in total over 9 minutes. In this one I want the man to be in the heart of the bird's shadow. I have a buffer object on the raven so I cna play with it's colour and visibility in after effects later. I am also going to try the camera slowly spining over the scene until to fades to black. After this I have to go back over the previous shots. I've been doign that all along but there is one more recent shot I am still not happy with. Then final corrections and add english and french subtitles which I haven't done before but the latest Final Cut X seems to make that easy enough to do.
  16. Is there such a thing as mesh envy? I think I have it.
  17. I have yet to get a good workflow for what you want to do. These days I put everything in the scene that the particales interact with in a null and add a compositing tag checking off "seen bt camera" so the shot has nothing visible to render but the particles, then I rende rit out as a .mov file with an alpha channel thought i think a png with alpha might work as well. I can then add it inot the already render shot without the particles on. This has limits of course such as the prticles won't cast shadows etc. Hope that helps a little.
  18. More and more I think the blue light on the raven was good idea.
  19. A little more progress. Keeping the raven itself in shadows mostly. Partly becuase it's a good way to hide minorprblems with the fethers when the wings are folded, most more becuase I think it's more mysterious that way.
  20. Moving ahead despite the holidays. "Perched above my chamber door." A little over 3 minutes into my 9 minute animation. The raven has finally showed up and next shot it is on the bust over the doorway where it says for the next 6 minutes. I lit in in a blue light, like comics do when they want to show black but not make everything too dark to see.
  21. Many adaptions have it raining, but since it "was the bleak December" snow was more likely I thought. The snow is a bit of an issue with the shadows it casts from the hard shadow light source outside. Unless you see the snow in the window I turn it off so avoid it looking like there are bugs are something running over everything. I am at the point where he will open the window and let the raven in and I think a blast of snow will look more dramatic. I also forgot to turn off volumetric lighting my last render when it wasn't needed and it rushed the render time to 17 hours for a 16 second clip! I started it before bed and it was still going at lunch the next day!
  22. The whispered name "Lenore" I decided early on that Lenore would appear as a ghost/memory and I had sone ideas on how to do that, which I think worked out well.
  23. Hopefully this will help. Just import the video as a texture on a background object and use the animation texture settings to make it playback in the viewport. (There are tutorials for this but I can't look for them at the moment). Also... why would you green screen animations when you can export them with a transparent background? (Alpha channel). Each process is little involved for a forum post response right now, but I would suggest doing a quick tutorial search for compositing with C4D. There are a few techniques and you'll want to pick the way that's easiest for you.



C4D Cafe is the largest CINEMA 4D community. We provide facilities for discussion, showcasing and learning our favorite software :)
  • Create New...