10.10Chase/Gunfight animation - Maya and Poser integration
I was testing Maya and POSER integration with the PoserFusion plug-in, basically what i did was apply a bvh file to the character in POSER, save the scene and then open the pz3 file in MAYA. It went really well, the animation was identical, the textures loaded perfectly and the viewport was pretty fast. I also have downloaded the Craft Director Studio that i didn't get the chance to try. So i decided to make a little animation with those elements.
I planed to render at 720p but it was going to take too much time so i did a 480p render instead. I also used z-depth pass in post, instead of MAYA depth of field (the result is not so pretty but you save a tremendous amount of render time). For the lighting, i used the basic sun and sky system to which I added some area lights for the interiors and I tweaked the overall look in Adobe After Effects. I did not spend too much time doing the audio track. I just threw some sound effects where needed, adjusted the volumes and that's pretty much it. I did make the animation based on the music though.I didn't model any thing for this animation, I just tweaked some textures.
- Music: "Perilous quest" Veigar Margeirsson.
- BVH files collected here and there, mostly from Truebones.
- Effects: Action Essentials 2 Videocopilot.
- Cloths and props:
In addition i used 3DRT Motorbikes for the pursuer bike. The cars used in the video are free models from the internet.