Found a guy who explained how to make a button badge. Followed along and here is what I made! Thankfully I already had drawn a cartoon of Judson. So I just used that as the picture. The most time consuming part was setting up the lights. Figuring out which lights worked for this scene came through a lot of trial and error. But finally, I am happy with this one.
With the election next month, it's a time to look at where our nation has been and where it is going. It's also time for me to learn how to make a flag blow in Cinema!
My Country 'Tis of Thee as sung by Act of Congress. (great band, go check them out!)
The Women's locker room at the Aquatic Center. Every time I go in there I think, I should do something with these pink lockers. So today I took my camera at lunch and snapped a few shots. I thought my panorama was not going to be good enough to use as an HDR light for the scene, but it worked! Hope to do some more of these using a panoramic shot to light the scene.
Every year the Professional Staff Assembly at UA gives an Outstanding Professional Award to two people. The awards last year were a little block of glass. It's early, but I was experimenting with pieces of a video for the awards ceremony.
At first I had some trouble getting the glass to render fully transparent. I've had trouble with glass before. So I starting to post my problem on Creative Cow. But then I realized that the problem was I had not turned down the brightness percentage of the color channel for the material. Turning that down got rid of the thick grey look which was not what I wanted. This was from a tutorial I watched. From this I also learning how to do a compound blur in after effects to give a slight blur to the edges.