Shaping Education – Henry Bastow II
Year: 2011 – Q1
Clients: Education Dept. Victoria,
Mal Padgett Design
Part 2 in a series of 3 animated videos produced for the Education Dept. Victoria and Bastow Institute. I again worked with Alf Kulhmann & Mal Padgett to produce this animation. I had been working with Alf for around 1 year at the time of this production and this was the first project that we ever used the Vray Renderer as part of the production pipeline. After this animation, we were hooked, and have used it in nearly every 3D animation since!
Since it was the first time using Vray, a lot of time was spent troubleshooting Rendering artifacts and high render times, but we learnt how to solve these problems and we reaped the benefits in every production since.
The 3D animated sections at the start and end of the video were my favourite bit. The entire shed was created and rendered in 3D and Alf and I worked together as ‘scene assemblers’; constructing and populating a 3D environment with many objects until it appeared real and believable.
We used a combination of self-made and Stock 3D models. Alf drew the Coffee table plans on piece of paper and scanned that into the computer. I modelled and textured the windows, bench and fridge. We had a lot of fun using the Vray Physical Camera for the first time in order to control the lighting.
The motion graphics sections in the middle took a similar approach to the first Bastow… video, but we tried to take it a bit further this time with more elaborate transitions, camera moves, using photographs with more 3D ‘layers.’
I was very proud of final quality we reached with this project and plan to re-render the 3D animated sections in Stereoscopic Full HD in the near future!
Shaping Education: Henry Bastow Series
The project above is 1 in a series of 3 videos produced for the Education Dept. of Victoria and Bastow Institute. You can find out more about any of the 3 videos below:
An expansive animated story producted for the education dept. of Victoria and the Henry Bastow Foundation. This video covered the history of education in Victoria, the impact of Henry Bastow’s schools and the opening of the new Bastow Institute…