A.L.F.R.E.D.: Curiosity

Well, this week was a long week of being a render wrangler. Essentially, we had to render out our animations this week in preparation for submitting the final version. So, without further ado, here is the animation you've been waiting since February to see:

One of the requirements of this assignment was to render out in separate render passes. This is a common industry practice because it allows you a degree of control over color and image quality after you have rendered. Typically you will have dozens of layers per frame separated out into different channels, as well as having the characters, props, and background all separated into different layers. To give you a taste of what that means, watch the video below:

All in all, I've discovered that I have a lot to learn about render passes in Maya. There are a few things that just didn't quite work out for me when I was rendering this out. However, that is what my summer class will be about, so I am excited to learn more.


Elder Max and Sister Pat said...

Maybe A.L.F.R.E.D.could be used to plug the oil leak in the Gulf.
Good job, Brad!

Greg said...

It's always a relief to see a lot of work finally completed. Good job.