80s Cassette Futurism Apartment - Character Pre-production Process Part 2

General / 17 May 2021

Environment Paintovers

I was very eager to place the girls within the scene to get a glimpse of them in their habitat, so I then created some paintovers on screenshots of the scenes my colleagues had created.

Getting to come back together as a team and see how our work could interact with each other was an extremely rewarding experience, and it was at this point I began to feel hugely encouraged by our progress. Doing this was not only gratifying, but it allowed us to confirm that we were creating a project that was cohesive as a whole.

Kitchen by Emily Evans

Lounge by Katy Templeton

Balcony by Katy Templeton


Concept Photobashing & Previs

Using the reference image library I had amassed and screenshots of my Metahumans, I created final character concepts. This helped me to nail down textiles and see how the characters will come together as a whole in a more real sense.

This was much quicker than hand drawing concepts, and is definitely the route I will take from the outset in the future. I also feel it lends itself better to the realism I aim to achieve in this project.

Amazon, 2021. Black T-Shirt. [image] Available at: Amazon [Accessed 7 May 2021]. 

2021. Cuffed Jeans. [image] Available at: Heddels Website [Accessed 6 May 2021]. 

Fashionstore2021, 2021. Shoes. [image] Available at: Fashion Store 2021 [Accessed 6 May 2021]. 

Glamour, 2013. Winona Ryder. [image] Available at: Glamour Website [Accessed 7 May 2021]. 

Isstock, 2021. Flannel shirt. [image] Available at: Isstock Website [Accessed 6 May 2021]. 

Zalando, 2021. Acid Washed Jeans. [image] Available at: Zalando Website [Accessed 6 May 2021].

Soft Sheen, 1987. Hair product advertisement. [image] Available at: Image Link [Accessed 30 April 2021]. 

Etsy. 2021. Womens mohair sweater knitting pattern pdf ladies slash neck | Etsy. [online] Available at: Etsy Shop [Accessed 26 April 2021]. 

Etsy, 2021. Belt. [image] Available at: Etsy Shop [Accessed 9 May 2021]. 

Forcast, 2021. Turtleneck. [image] Available at: Forcast Website [Accessed 7 May 2021]. 

Golfgarb, 2021. Purple Sweater. [image] Available at: Golfgarb Website [Accessed 17 May 2021]. 

Runner's World, 2021. Shoes. [image] Available at: Runner's World [Accessed 17 May 2021]. 

Shopbop, 2021. Jeans. [image] Available at: Shopbop [Accessed 7 May 2021].

  My last step was creating previs models using projected image textures. Doing this helped me get some experience with addons I plan to use, which was extremely valuable. I have tested porting these into UE4, and plan to put them into my colleagues' previs environment to give us a better overall previs than the paintovers I created previously.

Borrowed Assets

Below are the assets used that I did not create myself.

Unreal Engine. 2021. Digital Humans | MetaHuman Creator - Unreal Engine. [online] Available at: Unreal Website [Accessed 16 April 2021].

CGTrader. 2020. Dr Martens 1460 Boot | 3D model. [online] Available at: CGTrader [Accessed 10 May 2021]. 

Sketchfab. 2019. New Yorker Shoe Sneakers White 3D Scan - Download Free 3D model by grafi (@zdenkoroman) [122f8b0]. [online] Available at: Sketchfab [Accessed 12 May 2021]. 

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