This is my Favourite picture. A lot of my friends at uni, thought that this was a 3D model, Which im proud of!

Thursday, 28 April 2011


Hey Guys and Gals, Extremely busy Compositing at the minute, its looking great and coming together nicely! Just though I'd show you the updated Title sequence. Wanted to go for my own style I tried doing it in medieval english but it didn't fit the film.

Sunday, 24 April 2011


Scene3_shot17 from luke smith on Vimeo.

Right, all the animation is finished and its just rendering and compositing thats left. I've had several people tell me this week that this shot wasn't working and I agree so I've redone it. I've learnt an important lesson here. quite simply the anamatic should be referred to as a guide not gospel. I gave two seconds for the anamatic and it works on paper, but not in 3d. Can't wait to see this in composition.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011


scene1_shot1/3/6/8/10 from luke smith on Vimeo.

Hey guys, just added some camera movements to this shot. I was nervous adding the movements, but I agree with some of my classmates that its adding an extra dimension to the animation. Also remember I've added longer pauses where I'll be cutting the shots up.


scene3_shot17Animtest2 from luke smith on Vimeo.

Spoke with Rudy today and we agreed that the original shot was too fast. This is a slower version but still connects with the next shot easily.

Monday, 11 April 2011


scene3_shot20 from luke smith on Vimeo.

This is the next shot in the queue, its defiently going in the right direction. It again is two shots which is why there is a long gap inbetween each shot. When the jester touches the sword it will be enveloped in smoke and the balloon sword will take its place.

Sunday, 10 April 2011


scene3_shot19 from luke smith on Vimeo.

This is the second part of the fall, one of the guards charges forward but thats being done by another member of the team so I'll upload that when its done.


scene3_shot17 from luke smith on Vimeo.

This is more or less finished, Its quick but the shot after this really exaggerates the speed the jesters falling at. The guards and King will be put in later this week.

animation test

scene2_shot15 from luke smith on Vimeo.

Hey guys this shot is broken up by another camera but I wanted to give you a taste of what I've been doing! I'm going to take a break from animating sometime next week for a morning and edit these playblasts together. it should give us a good idea of what the films going to look like. Also the ball he's chucking down is one of the smoke bombs made clear in the shots before this. as soon as it hits the ground it explodes and smoke spreads out, that is what the jester will be jumping in to. let me know what you think.

Sunday, 3 April 2011


Another one of Rudy's fine pieces of work. In this shot the jester is trying to escape from the stocks.


scene6_shots52/54 from luke smith on Vimeo.

Hey Guys, sorry its been a while been off uni this week with the flu. lucky for me the teams working well. I've come back to some jolly nice work. This test here was done by my work partner Bo Yang Zhao aka Rudy. shot 53 doesnt feature here because it is actually the jesters POV looking at the crown. Let us know what you think. cheers