That’s a great website you’ve put together there!
It makes you want to watch the videos right of the bat - congrats.
I hunted around and subbed to you on Youtube as well.
Watched some of I and III and will watch more when time allows.
QUESTIONS - Do you work in Daz or Carrara or something else?
Also I see you’ve gone for a reduced materials cartoon look. I would imagine this speeds up rendering massively, is this the case? It’s a good idea to do anything to speed that part of the process up here in 2012. In 2020 I guess we’ll all be able to render quickly.
Thanks Sci Fi Funk, appreciate the comments! I just started a companion site for SpaceCat and sci-fi in general, that is mobile-phone friendly, In fact if you go you FatCatAlley.com with an i-device, it will automatically redirect you there.
I use D|S3A almost exclusively now and will start using DS4 once I get a better handle on the way it works! I have used Cararra and even C4D in some of the past episodes and music videos. Since I have such a tight deadline for these videos, I try to use every trick I can to speed up the process of rendering.
All of my compositing and effects are done in AE 5.5 and editing, assembly and sound work in FCP Studio. Also I have 2 Mac Pros to render/composite on, which helps!
I have also started using this new AE Plugin, ELEMENTS 3D in some of my promos and will be using in upcoming episodes. Not a replacement for a 3D app, but for what it does, It’s lightening FAST!
As to textures, I use a lot of DS shaders, (I love Fisty’s Metallic shaders!) but also create my own textures as well. The biggest slow-down is in lighting, that’s where you have to balance between looking good and rendering fast. As a rule, if a frame of animation takes longer than a minute to render, it’s time to start re-thinking the lighting!
2020 will probably see major changes in computer speed and interface, but frankly, I’m hoping for SpaceLeague “virtual tech” in 2020
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