I worked with Sharad Patel, Kurt Larsen and Alejandro Parrill to create a 3d animated movie for the Houston Museum of Natural Science. This animation was created at 2600 x 1140 using a spherical lens at the render stage. It is projected by 6 projectors which stitch it together, in real time, on a huge concaved wall.
Wizard in Weiss Energy Hall – HMNS
The viewer can sit down or stand at the railing to get the feeling of motion while riding along with the wizard on his adventure. The movie is currently on display at HMNS. This is the second movie to feature our wizard character.
Wizard at breaker box in control room – HMNS
The wizard is introducing the weiss energy hall when all of a sudden the lights go out. As he makes his way to the breaker box, the monitors turn as they are controlled by Black Out Bart. His evil plan is to take all the power for a multitude of energy sources.
Black Out Bart on monitor in control room – HMNS
The wizard creates himself a hover ship and the adventure begins. It was alot of fun to work on a character animated short movie. Most of the production time lines are very, very short for the amount of work that is needed. Not to mention the rendering, compositing and compression time! We work hard to push ourselves on each animated project, no matter the deadline. Each one gets better and better:)
Wizard in Paleo Hall – HMNS
I have written several animated shorts and I would like to be able to work more on character animation in the future. Some of the new tools in Maya and Lightwave make it easier to accomplish tasks that used to be quite difficult.