3D is hating me Part II

by Gunther Heinrich, 29 Oct 2008 in Off-Topic

Do you fellow 3D artist know the moment when you are sitting in front of your computer, watching and counting some shady percentages go up while trying to figure out, what the heck is being calculated because nothing is truly being rendered?

3D is hating me

by Gunther Heinrich, 29 Oct 2008 in Off-Topic

Do you also know the moment in CGI when anything you do is not big but you have to wait two hours to finally see it?

You know, I love CGI and creating an image of pure bits and bytes is wonderful. But I also hate 3D when anything I do needs a re-rendering of the image so I can see if I am going into the right direction. And the more I reach the final state the smaller the changes and the longer the render times. Hence, the more I hate those test renders.

How side-effects become opportunities

by Gunther Heinrich, 25 Oct 2008 in A Robot's Dream

In the last few weeks I was working on a massive upgrade of my PC’s. Although it cost me a fortune and an epic amount of nerves there is a side-effect for my 3D animated short A ROBOT’S DREAM I didn’t think of before. In fact it totally slipped my mind. It starts with four and ends with CPU…

A scene you will never see in a movie

by Gunther Heinrich, 21 Oct 2008 in Creative

EXT. FARM – NIGHT

John emerges from the eerie woods behind him, running for his life, his right arm stained in blood. The fast footsteps echo through the dead grass around him.

Frantically and gasping he searches the surroundings for something to hide. After mere seconds his eyes are glued on a shallowly lit barn which best days are long past.

As John changes his course a dark figure in farmer cloths jumps out from the woods behind him. The metal of the bloody knife is flashing as the silent figure sprints through the grass like lightning.

A Nightmare you don’t wish for

by Gunther Heinrich, 16 Oct 2008 in The Movie & Me

As some sort of follow up to my post from yesterday I (again) more and more respect those guys working on 3D animation. Not as a hobby but as a full time worker each day, each week.

Currently I am working on a 3D / CGI image to increase my personal gallery and my frustration level is going growing by the minute because of seemingly small problems I encounter here and there but push the boundaries of time planning beyond infinity.

I really don’t want to know how bad this is when you are a professional working with a tight project plan and a tight budget. It must be nerve wrecking…

Although I am absolutely the opinion that it is OK to criticize a bad 3D animated movie with a bad script (the

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