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Nafisa Baker, Simon Xia, Aiden Lee, Angela Luo, Youn Kim, Ryan Wang, Chong Hu, Megan Kennedy,
USA,  Pittsburgh Carnegie Mellon University,  Entertainment Technology,  May 17, 2015
Team Skyline was a 2 Semester project at Carnegie Mellon's Entertainment Technology Center. Pre-production was completed in the first semester, and post production was done in the next semester and took approximately 15 weeks.

The story is about the Greek God Helios and his mortal son Phaethon who wants to ride his father's majestic chariot.
  • Animation
  • Compositing
  • Concept Art
  • Design
  • Editing
  • FX/Simulations
  • Lighting
  • Modeling
  • Pre-visualisation
  • Rigging
  • Sound Design
  • Story Development
  • Texture Painting
  • 3ds Max
  • After Effects
  • Houdini
  • Maya
  • Zbrush
3D Total
  • Film of the Year
  • 1382 Page Views
  • 5 Images
  • May 12, 2015
Pipeline was a 2 pass system.

First pass:
Modeling, rigging, animation, cloth, Fire/Rope (if needed), then added a toon shader along with offset mesh. Then we rendered the sequence out of Maya and used as a texture in the next pass.

Second pass:
Second pass broken down into two shots, far shot and close shot.
Far Shot: Take the layered texture node in Maya, add the night time texture, layer the day time texture, add the shattered light sequence as an alpha mask between them and then add the first pass render sequence as a texture on top.
Close shot: layer the day (or night) texture with bump and displacement information, then add the render sequence from pass 1 on top.

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