The animation team has wrapped up the final scenes of the movie, and have moved onto making promotional content! The lighting department is also working on it's final few shots and production is nearing the final stages in anticipation of the film release this month. Keep your eyes peeled for the premier announcement.
This week was all about FX for me. Apart from some minor shading adjustments and leftover shading tasks for several fannypacks I tackled two of the most important melting Sprite FX in the short, as well as burning butterflies and some more hairspray FX for the grove sequence.
I primarily worked on wrapping up the character lineups and making them ready for rendering. Apart from that I set up one of the sets for a breakdown that can be used for the making of as well.
This week was about finishing the lighting for the Grove sequence. There are various set dressing (trash layer), simulation and lighting adjustments needed to wrap things up. We hope to have everything done this week with most of the shots sent to the farm.
Most of this week and a good chunk of the previous one, I spent looking into some fancy Gizmo tech for the next production, whatever that may be!
This week we finalled all animation shot!! Whoohoo!! I'm very proud of our animation team pulling this off. We're still working on small tweaks here and there, some fixes that came out of rendering.