JonahHex
"Jonah Hex" is a Warner Bros. adaptation of a DC Comic and is about the homonymous Western hero. He can resurrect the dead and is accompanied by crows in some scenes. Our task was to fill up shots with digital crows and set up shading, lighting and render setup. The final editing was done at Pixel Magic in Los Angeles afterwards.
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Jonah Hex - Shot 28
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Shot 28
Jonah rides into the sunset. Two flocks of crows should be integrated in this shot, flying into the frame from both left and right.
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Particlesystem Setup
With ThinkingParticles we had maximum flexibility. Each particle was replaced by a crow during the rendering process. It is due to this fact that it was possible to control the entire animation parametric.
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Crow: Shading und Animation
With "turntables" like this, we allow the director to assess our work and release it. The animation in this version was still in progress.
Shading-Turntable
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Jonah Hex - Shot 56
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Shot 56
With "turntables" like this, we allow the director to assess our work and release it. The animation in this version was still in progress.
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Animation Blocking
With quickly produced previews like this one, we allow the director to assess the animation and timing and release it.
Animation Blocking, without shading
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Particlesystem Setup
ThinkingParticles was used in this scene, too. This system offered us the opportunity to split the crows into different groups, which follow different rules. Thus, some of the crows fly down to Jonah in a swirl, while others continued to circle around.
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