Friday, July 2, 2010
This might seem a little bit too late for posting but I'd proceed anyway.
Having watched Toy Story 1 and 2 as a kid, I was very exhilarated and awed by the fantasy-reality that was "inside" the screen, of which felt so real and tangible.
Then years later, with me already a young adult (although I don't admit it "yet"), there came Toy Story 3, which had been very much sought and anticipated by many viewers, even those who doesn't seem to be the type watching animated films. I might say it was one hell of an experience watching the film, it felt too real and engaging. It felt as though I was part of the movie. With a moving story and an eye-candy visual, it will definitely bring tears and laughter.
Pixar and Disney, the creators behind this one-of-a-kind film, has yet did it again. Aside from the fact that they are my dream companies to be working on, they really are the masters in this craft. If you have been eagerly doing your research, this is actually a fruit of joyful labor and hardwork, back during the days of John Lasseter. As compared to other film companies and animation studios, they focus relatively on story and animation, which I think are the principal aspects that makes a movie successful and relevant.
Toy Story 3 is, no doubt, one of the best animated films yet that Pixar has ever made (aside from Cars). Everything technical is just in place as they should be, the modeling, scale, lighting, visual effects, and animation. They stand out on their own, balanced and weighed accordingly. It must have been extremely fun for the artists to be working on such a big and wonderful project and it definitely payed off.
I really would want to tell you more how I felt but it might already be a spoiler to those of you who haven't had the opportunity yet. so if you haven't yet, what are you doing? Go head to your nearest cinema, buy some popcorn, and experience this one-of-a-lifetime thrill.
Overall score: 9/10
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Here's another test I did with Blender 2.5's Particle System. Hope you like it. ^_^
You can check this article on how to achieve this effect > http://www.packtpub.com/article/getting-started-with-blender-particle-system-1