9/ April / 2018
Still many issues with Ncloth. Each nCache kept trying to position the hands further and further away from the body.
Had to create new blendshapes for the hair within the actual scenes. Most of the ones previously created didn’t fit the movement of the head or went through the body.
Since I had scaled down snabirtle significantly had to rescale the Xgen hair. There seemed to be a glitch when I moved the camera around the hair, it would either rotate around or create a bold patch.
In conclusion: Worst case scenario Snabirtles xgen hair will be turned off and he only have the painted texture on show.
Due to the failed attempt of the mother throwing the girl to black hands thought about having it cut straight to when the girl is already in the air. Did a few camera tests with a rough placement of the girl going into the black hands. Lots of twisting of the joints.
For attempt 1 tried attaching the camera to the girl, but then realized the camera angles doesn’t make sense where that view was coming from, with it just looking at the girl’s face.
For attempt 2: tried the point of view of the girl. This camera angle was pointless since you don’t see much on the screen just empty space.
Attempt 3 seemed like too much movement.
Attempt 6: doesn’t seem to have much impact of the girl being thrown however since the masked man hand is covering most of the black hands. That’s less to animate as well as: make the audience wonder what it is. Goes with the idea that the masked man is just a watcher, a non-responsive audience member watching but not doing anything to help the girl.
In conclusion: going to go with camera angle in test 6
After first trying to figure out how to make money rain in After effects by watching tutorials Most of them mentioned you need “ Trapcode” and didn’t have the same setting in my version of After effects, decided to try out Maya.
In Maya when I tried to move the original Money mesh the particles stopped working half the time. When I tried to move the emitter half the time the particles didn’t follow it and stayed where it was or stopped working.
While importing the set-up particles to the “outside circus” scene. Had tried to make the floor a collider however it still went through the floor. Ideally the money would twist and bend while its falling to the ground.
In conclusion: due to the lack of time just going to leave the money going through the floor and move on to other scenes. If there’s time I’ll animate the money twisting and turning when the other scenes are done.
The money is too dark going to need to add an extra light shining to the money. For test 1 tried having the camera zoom out while you see the mother’s hair grow and see her turn as a monster. For test 2 tried reversing the clip to see what it looks like.
In test 1 the focus becomes more of the mother of how she’s a monster where as in test 2 some of the focus is on the money.
In conclusion: going to need to think about which effect to go for. In the animatic the focus is supposed to be on the money.
I prefer the 2nd test 1 seems weird with the hair growing.
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