Thursday, May 13, 2010

Raising funds

Last month we've kept ourselves busy with the presentation of the the Detail Library Project in order to try and get some fundraising. One of the pieces of the presentation is a little teaser trailer. The production of a propper teaser, with the 3D models and sets would costs us a money that we don't have (it's a fundraising initative after all), that being said, we've went for an intermediary solution. We've cutted a teaser out of our animatic and did some make up work on it - coloring the sets and redrawing the character. It will not just help our future sponsors to visualize the project, but also have helped us to padronize the design of our main character. The following video is a compilation of some of the parts that we've used for the presentation, to avoid spoilers some parts have been removed. The segment of the music theme was composed by Marcio Brant specialy for the production, and as the animation, the music is only a preview and will finalized as soon as someone drops a coin in our hat.

Promo Teaser (animatic) from detail library on Vimeo.

This second video is an edition with segments of our original animatic so you can compare. The most notable thing is how diferent the design of the main character is.

Promo Teaser (Original Storyboard Art) from detail library on Vimeo.

Made with GIMP and Blender.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The real thing

Hello everyone!

Sorry for the delay again! (I swear I'll stop talking about it...)

For our new project (from which we still can not talk much about) we've asked a friend from work, Edvaldo Vieira, who's very good with modeling - to make a statue of the main character in the short: Gadanthara. Gadanthara is the strange figure dressed in the yellow raincoat, he is an employee of The Detail Library (in the history).

Edvaldo (or Eddie) is an excellent artist who has done work as designer and sculptor for large enterprises. The only problem is that he doesn't have his work published on the internet! =P

We've asked him how was the experience of work in this model:

"I really liked, was very nice to work on something different from my usual work (superheroes and advertising). The designs of Eduardo Damasceno are very different even from the animations that go out today. I really want to (when I have time) make more models for the project!"

Here is some images of the model:

And we love the result! Actually we like so much that we are reviewing the model and RIG of the character thanks to the excellent work of translating the 2D to 3D design that Eddie did!

Thanks Eddie!