One of the things I like about Cinema 4D is, that every new version brings some functions I am really going to use in my everyday work. Unlike Photoshop, where 90 percent of the time I use tools that are there since version 4 (the first I used), new functions almost always have immediate use scenarios. So I was very hyped when I learned about the new camera calibration tag. Of course you could map stuff onto a Image before, but it’s so much easier now. The above picture is one of the better URBEX-photos I’ve taken and I thought I give it a spin with the piano. The matching in C4D took maybe 10 to 15 minutes with basic lighting . Then I did some additional touch up in Photoshop and voila, the result is pretty good I think.
I also started making little birthday animations for my loved ones. So when my big sisters birthday came up I added a little bit of animation. Super easy and super fun.
If you want to try it for yourself, as always there’s a very helpful tutorial on greyscalegorilla.
So as you might have noticed there were very few posts as of late. That’s because I made Ms. boxoffrogs an honorable woman … by marrying her of course. What you see up there is our favorite wedding-picture but heavy pixelated and polarized. Stay tuned for more regular posts in the near future. Take care!
Well, I was not really satisfied with the way I could present photos on this blog, plus I want to keep motion design and photography separate. boxoffrogs for everything motion and pic-cell for photography. I like those fancy fullscreen photo sites so check it out, I put a direct link in the navi.
If you are into indie music at all, this is the real deal. I got this on loop and can’t stop. Do yourself a favor and buy this record.
Update: After hearing this album several times in the last days, I can only say MASTERPIECE!!!
Long time no post. That’s because I was on vacation with Ms. boxoffrogs. We spent three weeks travelling through Lao PDR. If you are in to travelling and south east asia is not on your list, reconsider! We’ve now been to Vietnam, Cambodia, Lao and Thailand and plan to go to Lao a second time and do Myanmar (Birma) some time in the future. These are all great and very beautiful countries. Stay tuned for some more photos or go to schmu-und-du.com.
Hi there, this is my new series “10 seconds of …” where we will recreate 10 seconds of moving images that were part of our childhood, be it video games, movies or whatever comes to mind. I created a vimeo group here if you want to participate. I hope to get some cool stuff together.
My first entry are 10 seconds from Super Mario World, one of the first video games I played extensively. And by extensively I mean whole nights. I collected 100 lives in level 2 on Yoshis Island and fought my way through the harder levels. When I ran out of lives I would come back to this level and get new ones.
I created the animation in Cinema 4D and After Effects. The 3D setup is basically a mix of sprites and blocks with the textures slapped on. Thanks to the cloner object it was no big deal to create the blocks. Mario-related sprites can be found all over the internet.
Hope you like it.