JET Making Of, Part 34: Creating the Sunset

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Instructor Dr. Sassi

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Normal map based animation

In this video, Dr. Sassi talks about how he used Vue to help create the perfect ocean for the final shot. To this end he explores how he could easily generate normal maps in Vue and then project these onto geometry in CINEMA 4D to create a realistic, fast rendering ocean for the characters to fly over. To recreate the sunset, Dr. Sassi discusses his approach to setting up lights in this scene to sell the look of the Sun on the water. Finally, Dr. Sassi explains the thinking behind an Xpresso setup that allows the character to light up as they fly away.

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