Friday, May 4, 2012

Project Review: The Majestic 2001: 3D Illustration PART I

 Here is the first tall format 3D render I did for The Majestic Hollywood Reporter Reviews a decade ago, pre-GI.
 Here was the two page spread I was directed to create as well, a 4K final render.

 I made a reflection sphere from the screen position to have a map of the theater for reflections for the back of the room.

 Here is a 3/4 view showing the fast high-rez modeling that I did that day.


 Here is the two page spread view showing the level of complexity I added in.

Project Review
The Majestic 2001
3D Illustration PART I

Client: Warner Brothers Pictures via BLT and Associates.
Art Director: Tracy Weston.
Project Date: December 2001-January 2002.

Back in 2001 I was still the in-house 3D Department of one at BLT, and I was asked to create a quick one day build of the theater from the Jim Carrey film, The Majestic.

The ads ended up being Black and White, but I did this work in color none the less as that was the deal.

I built out a quick interior first, used for reviews in The Hollywood Reporter, so the majority was filled with quotes. I built out the neon sign from the facade horizontally and put in above the screen as well.

A fun project and a fast turn around. I builtthis theater based on a few screen shots only from the film in a day with two 4K renders.

For the lighting I used a technique based on HDRI which was new at the time and I created a reflection sphere to use an my reflection space for the non-GI renders.

Cheers, THOM

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