A behind the scene look at the making of The Panda Rabbit..
The Panda Rabbit was written, directed and animated as a solo art piece. The project was shot entirely with a 7d, and edited/animated on Adobe After Effects. Technology has changed the world today and with just a few simple tools a quirky film could come to life.
Supplementary material video for our 2011 SIGGRAPH Asia paper (see the project page here: http://kevinkarsch.com/publications/sa11.html). 3D objects are rendered using LuxRender (http://www.luxrender.net).
Authors: Kevin Karsch, Varsha Hedau, David Forsyth, Derek Hoiem
Abstract: We propose a method to realistically insert synthetic objects into existing photographs without requiring access to the scene or any additional scene measurements. With a single image and a small amount of annotation, our method creates a physical model of the scene that is suitable for realistically rendering synthetic objects with diffuse, specular, and even glowing materials while accounting for lighting interactions between the objects and the scene. We demonstrate in a user study that synthetic images produced by our method are confusable with real scenes, even for people who believe they are good at telling the difference. Further, our study shows that our method is competitive with other insertion methods while requiring less scene information. We also collected new illumination and reflectance datasets; renderings produced by our system compare well to ground truth. Our system has applications in the movie and gaming industry, as well as home decorating and user content creation, among others.
Just in time for Halloween RightChange.com releases the latest Politizoid "Swamp Thang Thriller." Based on Michael Jackson's Thriller video, this fun look at the Charlie Rangel and Maxine Waters Ethics issues make for great Halloween Fun. Enjoy! Who says politics isn't scary!
My demo reel as I graduate Ringling College of Art and Design's Computer Animation program. Also has a little teaser of my thesis film at the end! All work on this reel was created in its entirety by myself. Music by RJ-D2.