This sweet job called for a tasty crown splash, as if that was not technically hard enough to do, it also needed to be at super slow motion. The Heckler guys worked on the longer paint plumes using Houdini.
There was quite a bit of R&D to achieve the right look and feel for the splash while having the ability to control its shape and speed. The final simulation setup went past seventy iterations, not counting the research stage, which is surely a new record, for us at least.
We used the SPH solver in Real Flow 2013, with off the shelf and custom plugins.
I had been beta testing IoWaterBlast 3.0 for a few weeks before this job started, so I knew of this plugin potential, it was a good starting point. But also had Ole Lemming from IoSim help with some custom C++ coding to add tendrils, maintain sheets of fluids and keep the tendrils joined to the main fluid body.
The client loved the job, as per usual, and I had a very long nap at the end...only to dream of more particles...for real.
Don't forget to check out the full length super slow motion simulations here:
This project was my first venture into the world of slow motion demo shots, and a pretty successful one, if I may judge it myself. It’s been shot over the course of 24hrs on Phantom HD and edited in my standard After Effects environment.
I am particularly happy with this commercial, since I had full creative control over all of its aspects. From concept and creative direction through directing the shoot, to post, vfx and music – I was able to execute the project precisely as I imagined it. In fact the final result is nearly 100% identical to the first storyboard-based animatic, originally pitched to the client.
Executive Producer: Elif Neylan Levent
Directed, Edited & VFX by: Quba Michalski
Director of Photography: Nick Sawyer
SFX Supervisor: Kaan Hanoglu
Music by: Omer Ahunbay / Jingle House
Creative Director: Quba Michalski
Agency: Bed and Breakfast
Production House: Telesine
Film & Making of du projet récompensé au Visual Effects Awards 2011
Production : Wanda. Réalisateur : Sebastian Strasser.
Effets visuels & post-production : Mikros image, France.
Fabrication et intégration de ce chien collage unique au sein du studio d'animation et 3D de Mikros image. Projet récompensé en février 2011 par un Visual Effect Award for ''Outstanding animated character in a Commercial".
Crédits Mikros image
Directeur d’affaire : Jean Lin Roig
Chef de projet : Sarah Cauchois
Supervision 3D : Manuel Souillac
Superviseur animation : Michael Nauzin
Flame : Laurent Creusot, Tarik Belarbi
Prepa / Recherche : Alexandre Sauthier
Modeling/texture : Daniel Guimard
Track : Yvan Galtie, Stéphane Richez
Animation : Anne Chatelain, Morgan Sagel, Michael Nauzin, Grégory Mougne, Cédric Nicolas
Rendu: Daniel Guimard, Nicolas Bruchet
Compositing : Julien Dias