The University of Technology in Sydney commissioned me to do a 2-3 minute animation of the city campus masterplan. This was an update to the previous animation we did for them back in 2010.
The animation “premiered” at UTS’s 25th anniversary dinner and generated a great level of excitement among the audience, which included UTS’s senior executive, UTS Council, the NSW Governor General, the Lord Mayor of Sydney and major industry partners, to name a few. My job was to update the existing 3D virtual site with models for:
Thomas Street Building, designed by Durbach Block Jaggers with BVN Architecture
Alumni Green, designed by Aspect Studios
The Goods Line, designed by Aspect Studios
Dr Chau Cak Wing Building, designed by Gehry Partners
We also included the new Central Park Building.
These models were procured from respective architects, to which textures had to then be added. Landscaping was also a major part of the project as the Alumni Green had to have many particular species.
Cameras were added and lighting adjusted per shot. I worked closely with James Stuart (the Communications Manager, Campus Development) in order to achieve a final edit which satisfied his requirements.
Lastly, vehicles and animated people were painstakenly added. I chose to add the animated people at no charge to the client, perhaps foolishly because it took so long, but ultimately because I was dedicated to delivering a product of the highest standard.
Extensive post rendering work was done to add the final grade, and lens effects.