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David Jon Nelson

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  1. Hey guys I interviewed Manuel Tausch (FX TD/co founder of Stormborn Studios) for FX World. The interview went live today. Here's the link! http://fxworld.tv/interview-with-manuel-tausch-pt-1/
  2. Apple Decomposition

    Hey! This is my first post on here. I've been working on this apple decomposition shot. This is where it's at now, but I'm going to be taking another stab at getting it to a higher level of realism. Any feedback on how to approach it better/critiques on whats standing out are appreciated! Thanks!
  3. Apple Decomposition

    Thank you! That's a really good call out about the specularity being too high on the mold. And yeah, I think the body is decaying too uniform, there should be more depth like you're saying in the way the core of the apple reacts versus the 'flesh' of the apple. I appreciate the feedback! It's crazy how there are so many details to consider when doing effects like this.
  4. Apple Decomposition

    Hey! Here is the updated shot. I tried to improve the lighting/shading like you recommended. I also tried to focus in on getting a higher level of detail/realism. All notes and comments are welcome! Thanks! https://vimeo.com/255845420
  5. Apple Decomposition

    Thanks guys! I really appreciate you taking the time to look at it and give me notes! I agree on the deflating thing. I'm working on a better solution where I start the rot on the bite section, and then let it grow, rather than just letting it all collapse at once. So good call out! Interestingly enough if you look up how long it takes an apple to decay it's around 200 days. I was skeptical as well, but if you're curious here is a link to a reference I used. It's pretty crazy stuff. I assume it has to do with environment (how wet, how hot...etc) and how the bacteria is able to grow. Because I've seen apples at my place decay faster than 200 days! Haha https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajay1tq_roU I think you're totally right about the lighting/shading! I'll try to find some reference photos for apples. I'm struggling to get a good breakup on the spread of the rott. I'm gonna take another crack at it, but I'm using a point propagator and I don't know how to slow it down other than using a lot of substeps and timewarping it - so it's kinda just moving across the surface. I could try randomly delete points inside the growth line, but I'm not sure if that'll help. I might try adding noise to the spread of points BEFORE I propagate them so that it goes over dead spots sometimes. I like the juice idea, but I haven't found that in most of the videos I see on apples. It would seem apples don't really 'leak' juice. They sort of dry out as they go. That's not to say I couldn't add it under 'artistic' license. So you may be onto something. Thanks again guys!
  6. Sky Rig doesn't want to cache

    Did you ever figure it out? I'm running into the same problem as well.