This is almost the final stage of a project I've been working on for the past six months or so. Primarily it's a minimalist aesthetic video set to music, these are a collection of stills from that video.The final video should be up within the next month or so, I have to purchase the full version of the software and then put together a 20 hour render
The visual concept is applying the primary colors to a quintet of variety. There are five colors and five sections of the video (in addition to a prologue and epilogue). The style is a deconstruction of the qualities of ink dissolving in water. I created this effect by mapping a simple circle video as an alpha-map to a series of abstract shapes.
Together, the shapes form one cohesive shape, that isn't revealed until the end of the video. The primary animation is through overlay timing and camera movement. However, the full model is rigged to be animated.
All materials in this follow the same pattern :
- Basic flat spectral
- One of five primary colors (each with three tones)
- One of five levels of transparency
- Alpha masked video (on separate timings)
- 2nd degree reflections
- Internal refraction
This project was started last semester, as the final project for my introduction to 3D class. We were to create a video to music, requiring both animation and fine timing. I wanted to do something experimental with a high quality. As such I based all of the structures of my piece on abstract manipulations of spheres (allowing for smoothed edges). After that and the creation of the alpha-masking technique, I timed the music, sectioned it, and then started creating the model to fit the mood and timing of the song.
As I won't be able to submit it to deviantART with music, I have been smoothing out the camera angles, and modifying it such that it can stand alone. However, I will be putting in a notification of the time at which the music could be started to play in time with the video (if you already own or would like to purchase the song).Tools :
1. Cinema 4D Studio R12 (MAXON)Music :
"La Corde" - Yann TiersenTime :
50 + hours