Work In Progress: Pollination Video

I thought I’d share some of the work in progress for one of the animations I’m currently working on about pollination.

Here’s the basic story board. The animation will open with a pretty realistic establishing shot, but from there on out I’d like to make the animation look stylistically like it could have come off the page of some illustrated text.

Story Board for Pollination Video

And here is a short animated dynamics test. I was focusing on making the nParticles behave like pollen and and petals (which are nCloth) properly release from the flower. The pollen still isn’t behaving as I’d like it, but I still have plenty of time to sort it out.

 

Lastly, I’d like to share some test renders for the initial scene of the animation. The HDRI images (that would be the high dynamic range images used in the background and for doing most of the lighting) are from http://www.hdrlabs.com/sibl which has some really wonderful HDRI images for free download.

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