Hi all, This's the first work that I use Nuke Composite
the ocean make from softimage xsi with aaOcean plugins by Oliver
the boat modeling with maya by Kanoksilp
all rendered with mentalray on softimage xsi by Oliver
complete composite add bg sky, cloud, storm, lighting and wave with nuke by me
The making of
A look into how MPC's Commercials Team created the stunning 360 spot for Sky Movies.
Created by advertising agency Grey London and Academy Award nominated director Daniel Barber, both commercials have hero CGI fish. The second ad in the campaign featuring the Zebra fish talking and explaining how he can help people "mend broken hearts".
Daniel Barber, director of the BHF spots said; "When the script for the British Heart Foundation arrived from Grey, I knew immediately it would be a real challenge to combine great performance and great post production. Finish are rare talents; I knew immediately they were the go-to company. The ad is testament to what can be achieved with great post production, and a little direction from me!"
To produce a photo realistic talking fish for the commercials we bought in real Zebra fish that are now resident in the 3D department, allowing Harin to obtain hi-res stills, video footage and invaluable animation reference.
The model was created in Maya and refined in Mudbox. The fish was then animated in Houdini and passed back to Maya for lighting and rendering. We created underwater HDRI's at the London Aquarium to assist lighting due to the reflective nature of the Zebra fish scales.
A previs was created using the offline footage, dubbed with Andy Serkis' VO. This helped define the character, speech and movements required. A balance had to be stuck between believability and performance, with the model and appearance being carefully adapted throughout.
The ad was shot at the London Aquarium. Jason Watts, lead 2D artist on the project worked closely with Harin and Sally both through the animation stage and for the final compositing and look of the commercials.
Director: Daniel Barber
Production Company: Knucklehead
Producer: Matthew Brown
Agency Producer: Ellie Gibb
Post Production: Finish
Post Producer: Justine White
Lead 2D & Creative: Jason Watts
Flame: Paul Wilmot, Steve Murgatroyd
Lead 3D: Harin Hirani
Talking Fish Animation: Sally Goldberg, Joanne Animation, Andrew Daffy
Stills Modelling: Paul Wright
Nuke: Jesus Garrido Guisado
Senior Creative: Vicki Maguire
Head of Art: Scott Bradley
Editor: Rick Russell @ Final Cut
Telecine: Jean-Clement Soret @ MPC
Sound Company: Scramble
Music: Human Worldwide
Voice-over: Andy Serkis