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Made my entry! :)

Jahir Hussain
by ZakD on 15 Mar 2021 for Rebelway FX Challenge

Good day everyone,just making my entry into the contest.Good luck to everyone!

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Update - 14 Apr 2021

Hey everyone,i am really glad to share my final submission for the  challenge.

The whole sequence was rendered with mantra except the ice hands/hooks of the hydralisk which was taking way too long to get a good quality output in mantra,so i tried using the 3Delight renderer which was fast enough for me to finish it within the last date of submission.

It took almost 26 days to render the whole sequence in my laptop(4 core intel i7 and 32 gb ram) with motion blur,1080p etc.I also used simple shaders to avoid more render timing .I was just sitting back and watching the renders happen this whole month,lol.

I know there are a lot more cool elements that i could have added only if i had more time and concentrated to this from first.But anyhow i learned a lot during this challenge period and hopefully i would be more prepared for any future ones.

So,i hope you like it and i would really love to have your feedback on it so that i could improve my self while doing any upcoming projects.

It was a great experience for me to participate in this challenge and see all these progresses and awesome stuff from fellow contestants.I really wish all the best to everyone who participated and did some really great work.

See you all again soon!

Thanks!


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Update - 15 Mar 2021

Hey everyone,hope you all are doing well!

I would like to share this final flipbook with all the fx elements i did for the challenge.Going to start lighting and shading the scene hereafter and soon will be giving another update.Hope you like it and please leave some comments if you have any feedback.That would be really helpful for me.Thanks!


Update - 5 Mar 2021

Hey all,hope everyone's doing well and i am really glad to see all the different entries submitted and the updates and they are really awesome!

This update took a bit of time because i was going through a lot of work pressure from my new job and was having very little time everyday to work on this shot.I almost quit twice during this last month thinking that i won't even be having a chance at winning this contest with all the amazing entries coming in,but then i felt that this contest isn't all about winning,it is about learning to overcome the challenges and approach a shot to do some great effects simulations.

So here i am  with even more less time to complete the shot,lol,i am gonna try and do 450 frames instead of the whole sequence so that i can finish at least two sequences within the last date. 

This time i have tried to do RBD and smoke dust sims and also a couple more random things.The blood pouring, i guess needs more tweaking and i will try to refine it more.

For the RBD sim,i pre-fractured the ground with the help of FastCutter Lite which is a really amazing tool to draw lines and those lines will be converted into noised planes with which we can give detail to our fractures and create nice pieces of fractured geometry.I think there is a pro version which has more features than the lite version.The plugin was made for 3dsmax by Mr.Joe Scarr who is a FX Supervisor at Scanline vfx .He is an awesome person and his Thinking particles tutorials are really the best for anyone who wants to use the software.

I also used boolean fracture to break it even more and get some more random shapes. :)

I would really really like to have some feedback and please do comment if you have any , it would be really helpful for me to improve.Thanks so much and see you all with another update soon. <3


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Update - 5 Mar 2021

Hey all,hope everyone's doing well and i am really glad to see all the different entries submitted and the updates and they are really awesome!

This update took a bit of time because i was going through a lot of work pressure from my new job and was having very little time everyday to work on this shot.I almost quit twice during this last month thinking that i won't even be having a chance at winning this contest with all the amazing entries coming in,but then i felt that this contest isn't all about winning,it is about learning to overcome the challenges and approach a shot to do some great effects simulations.

So here i am  with even more less time to complete the shot,lol,i am gonna try and do 450 frames instead of the whole sequence so that i can finish at least two sequences within the last date. 

This time i have tried to do RBD and smoke dust sims and also a couple more random things.The blood pouring, i guess needs more tweaking and i will try to refine it more.

For the RBD sim,i pre-fractured the ground with the help of FastCutter Lite which is a really amazing tool to draw lines and those lines will be converted into noised planes with which we can give detail to our fractures and create nice pieces of fractured geometry.I think there is a pro version which has more features than the lite version.The plugin was made for 3dsmax by Mr.Joe Scarr who is a FX Supervisor at Scanline vfx .He is an awesome person and his Thinking particles tutorials are really the best for anyone who wants to use the software.

I would really really like to have some feedback and please do comment if you have any , it would be really helpful for me to improve.Thanks so much and see you all with another update soon. <3


Update - 26 Jan 2021

Hey everyone,i wanted to share some more updates on the project and this time i was working on the magical ice breath thing that the hydralisk emits onto the cyborg character.And i was planning to add the smoke sim to give it some subtle wind/ice like effect.I really don't know how it's gonna look in the original camera angle.Need to find a way to make it work somehow :) . Hope you like it and would really love to hear some feedback on it!

Thanks!<3


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Update - 10 Jan 2021

Hey all,hope everyone's doing fine!

I am glad to share some update RnD work i did for the contest.I tried to add some fx to the cyborg character like lightning and some color changing to represent his feelings.It is still a WIP and i am planning to do some more refining in the future with the timing and motion of it.Hope you like it! I would really love to hear some feedback or comments  on this to improve it more.Thanks!!! :)


Update - 27 Dec 2020

Hey everyone,glad to see all the contest entries with all cool and different types of ideas and concepts.I created this flipbook in Houdini to show my progress for the first time.Hope you guys like it!There are still a lot lot more to add and changes to be made but hopefully i think i could finish it before April. :)

Would love to hear your comments and feedbacks!Thanks!!!

I added an egg 3d model from turbosquid to add some story to this shot.I think it is okay to add online free 3d models and textures to the contest but i am not sure.If it is not allowed please let me know via the comments so that i can take it down and think of another idea immediately.

link to the model: https://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/dragon-egg-ma-free/940949

Thanks again!!!


Update - 18 Dec 2020

Hey everyone,

Just making a post to update and make my entry into the contest.I am planning to do something simple and close to perfection rather than make a complex shot and unable to finish it later.I am still looking for references to make a quite good shot with some nice elements.Hoping to share my next update with more FX related content than a text. : )

Thanks everyone!Take care ,stay safe and good luck fellow contestants!!!

Regards,

Jahir