Thanks for the reply! Is it sort of a hobby or can you actually sell this somehow? How could you make a living doing this? Is it possible
Well the hope is people like these animations and they hire me to do similar ones for them. Its definitely possible.
Wow, I have been watching this for a while. Correct me if i'm wrong, but the screen seems to be the only CG element, and then the way you got it to loop with real footage is by ping ponging your video. That makes me curious, did you have to track twice as much of the same footage, or just use the same track mirrored? This is awesome!! I love your phone animations!
It’s all cg
Hi, everybody! This is my first personal project, so I'd be happy to get any feedback!
This is fantastic. I really love it. If you are looking for critique i feel like you are wasting too much of the image on the general clutter round the table. I understand you probably spent a lot of time on them but I really want to see the details on these miniatures! You could probably crop out half the coffee mug and the left hand side of the box and still convey everything you want to convey but give the image more focus.
Personally i also find the mars one the least interesting sweet and it doesnt really fit as well as the rest. It feels lie a bit of an odd one out.
Overall though i really do love it.
Well you could have an object in front of the camera that would portal (or something, not very good with more difficult things in blender) so that it renders transparent, and then have a circular hole in the object which would render. Or could you not? Again, not good with blender, just starting really. Since I don't believe image files can have a circular resolution.
you could definitely do it that way. Create a circle in a plane and place it in front of the camera. Then just make the plane a mask layer so it renders transparent.
I would say that while the framing is good the foreground takes up a bit too much of the frame and you could probably crop it a bit whilst keeping the depth.
Also the focus of the picture is in the shade. Maybe shooting at a different time of day so you get the sun hitting the building and it would really enhance what you’ve got.
I really enjoyed working on this. I had started working on the wasp model last year, but my skills wasn't that good at the time so I stopped. For the contest I then finished up the model and rigged it (not a very good rig). You can check it out if you want with the blend file
Mostly used procedural textures since I didn't want to spend to much time on this :/ The humans are made in MakeHuman with small modifications, but the most out of focus ones are just 2D image-planes.
The 1st additional render looks better to me than your OP. The composition is way more interesting. I think its slightly let down by the wasp pose just as its not clear vs the background and the silhouette is confusing. I like it though.
composition wise its far too busy. Theres nowhere to rest your eyes. No real focus for the scene. Also despite being a low poly style the scaling feels off. The trees are too small if you compare them to everything else in the scene.
My advice would be to figure out what the scene is about. It feels like it should be the boat, but the boat is barely noticeable.