Sunday, 31 October 2010

8 second flythrough

Just a quick 8 second zip through the living room and into the bathroom. By no means the final visual style...but it allowed see how our environment would look like skew and distorted:

Kali flythrough from Mark Grossi on Vimeo.


Early textures and lighting

2 early 3D screenshots:


A long delay....but we have work to show

The project is well underway now. We've been busy working away on the environment and character, and fine tuning the script and storyboard.

Here are the final interior textures:


Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Maya Update

I've started to flesh out elements of the bathroom. Still in the early stages, but I'll add more details as the week goes on then try out some camera and texture tests.


Friday, 11 June 2010

Maya Model of environment

Firstly, I'd like to say a massive thanks to Michael Wilbourn for helping me get the Maya model properly up and running. Check out his blog at: for all manner of masterful Maya jazzery. He's also an ardent Mortal Kombat fan.

The model is going to retain very simple geometry - the magic will come from the textures. Currently working on building a toilet, as a friend rightly suggested that having a dank, dilapidated bathroom would be more effective than a kitchen.

So far I have the window, table and medicine cabinet built.

I'll try to get the preliminary storyboards up by the end of next week.


Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Website idea

We're planning on having a website for the project. However, instead of it being about the actual animation, we've decided to create the business website for the pharmaceutical company behind 'Kali'.

Embellished information, propaganda and corporate confidence are the name of the game. There'll be links on how to use Kali, reviews from 'clients' and spin doctored news reports.

It'll be in the same vein as Verhoven style media satire and absurdity (but probably nowhere NEAR as genius).

Still, we can try.
The 3D cube spins constantly, photos fade in and out & lines dash around all whilst a sultry futuristic female voice introduces elements of the site.

For those interested in the name of the company:

- Omni Consumer Products (OCP - Robocop).

- Pharmakon - ambiguous Greek term for 'cure' / 'poison'.

- PCP - Good old Angel Dust with its hallucinogenic, anaesthetic & 'stimulating' properties.

Monday, 31 May 2010