This is the 1st regular post of CG training catagory of my blog.
One by one, I will be covering most of the aspect of computer graphics especially 3d CG.
So, to start with let me introduce you one of my favorite 3d software called ‘Blender’
Blender is a free and open source 3d content development software. In spite of being ‘free’ it is a very professional and widely used 3d application. It is based on OpenGL graphics API and runs on most of the widely used Operating Systems (Yes it runs very well on Windows, Mac and Linux too)
Blender supports almost all areas in 3d graphics, for example: 3d Modeling, sculpting, Full fledged character rigging, key frame animation, procedural animation, Non linear editing, image and texture painting, python scripting, UV unwrapping, Particles and fluid simulations, Cloth simulation, hairs, fur, soft-body and rigid-body dynamics simulation, rendering, node based compositing, audio-video sequencing (video-editing), interactive content development (game development) and so on…
This means it has tool sets for almost every thing that is needed to make an animation short or a film, advertisements or even a 3d game. Throughout the next CG training blog posts and tutorials we are going to see blender a lot. So stay tuned!
another Work In Progress (WiP) image of Control Panel, in the space ship.
Hi, following is the script of the short film ‘Project 82’ that we are working on, at Advaita Design Studio.
Script, Dialogues, Storyboard sketches, Screen play,
Allllll in one file
Names of characters:
RED i: (to be pronounced as ‘red eye’) commander of the mission ‘Project 82,
Master 80i: (‘master eighty eye’) the eldest and experienced one,
like ‘Master Yoda’ from ‘star wars’
CRi: (‘cry’) the control officer, always cries on situations,
HAWK i: (‘hawk eye’) the observer and space-ship pilot,
Mi: (‘m eye’) matter sample tester,
iY: (‘eye y’) Explosive scientist, works in ‘the noeye LABs’
HC: (high command) the high command of the mother ship…
G5: (‘g five’) the organizer, arranger, manager, communicator, etc, etc, etc.
HV301, HV302, HV303: (body-guard / helper robots)
Black screen appears,
Star field appears,
Project Title text (Project 82) appears,
Camera turns up & title goes down out of frame, disappearing,
Entry of mother ship from top right corner of screen going in front side (extreme close up)
Mother-ship is moving ahead, after some distance (full framed) & door opens
Baby ship launch from mother ship, comes down…
Following is the English version of my first article, originally published in ‘Sakal’ Daily News paper, Pune, on 18 Nov 2003, in Marathi. The translation is done by my wife ‘Shruti’. I decided to post this English translation, after I received few responses from some readers and friends, asking for the same. Please leave your comments and suggestions.
Computer Graphics – 3d Animation
About the 3D animation sector of computer graphics, which has made huge economical and industrial revolution all over the world, and which has become a big source of knowledge and earnings, for many artists…
‘The lion king’, ‘Tarzan’, ‘Toy story’, ‘Tom & Jerry’, ‘The Mummy’, ‘Star Wars’, ‘Jurassic park’…. the list is end-less, it goes on and on. What was behind all these movies that influenced the audience so much? Just one thing and that was excellent efforts put forth by the artists. In above all the examples one thing that is common is CG (Computer graphics). Using this CG, impossible things are made possible. In today’s age of ‘IT’ this is one of the most powerful medium that has reached up to the common man. Off course, this technology is not used just for entertainment purpose, but also in the fields of education, engineering, internet, medical, advertisements, case-studies and game developments.
work in progress, project 82 short film, 3d model of a control room.