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Beyond

Florent Arnould,
France,  valenciennes Supinfocom,  digital director,  June 25, 2015
This is an (approximately) 1 minute short film I made alone during my 4th year at supinfocom.
It tells the story of a worker, repairing a wall.. Some day, there is a leak in this wall, which will show him what is beyond this construction and his monotonous life.
Through this short film I had the opportunity the develop my animation and rigging skills more than anything else. In fact, the arm which have his own will was a real challenge in terms of animation.
  • Animation
  • Compositing
  • Design
  • Editing
  • Generalist (all)
  • Lighting
  • Look Development
  • Rigging
  • 3ds Max
  • After Effects
  • Avid
  • Maya
  • Mental Ray
  • Mudbox
  • Nuke
  • Photoshop
  • V-Ray
3D Total
  • VFX/ANIMATION
  • Film of the Year
  • 951 Page Views
  • 7 Images
  • April 19, 2015
The film was mostly made in 3dsmax.
For the simulations, I used Rayfire and Pflow for the debris, and Thinkbox Frost for the fluids of the arm.
For the arm, I had several types of meshes. One just for the animation, and one for the simulation. Particles were simulated on the second mesh, and then remeshed with frost.
I scripted a system which allowed me to switch easily from one to another system.
The smoke is a simple particle system with particles facing the camera.

The compositing was made in nuke. For the arm, I had to recompose all the passes in nuke, to have more control on the glowing effect.

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