“Rock The World” by School of Visual Arts

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    Rock The World



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  • School of Visual Arts


    George W. Bush, the president of United States, goes to meet the Secretary of State, Colin L. Powell, in the military conference room. They activate two launchers in the room. The launchers come up out of the floor and start shaking until the gates of the launchers open. Finally, a microphone and a guitar pop out of the gates, and they play rock music to unfavorable public opinion.


    HARDWARE: PC/AMD dual 1.67 GHz CPU, 1 GB RAM. Rendering farm: 10 CPUs.


    SOFTWARE DEVELOPER: Modeling and animation: Maya 4.5. Rendering: Maya 5. Compositing: Adobe After Effects 5.5. Additional software: Final Cut Pro 3. OS: Windows XP.

Additional Information:

    Modeling: Polygon and subdivision surfaces. Keyframe character aanimation using video clips shot as reference. Rendering technique used most: Multiple-pass rendering; character, background, and shadows, each in a separate layer. Average CPU time for rendering per frame: 30 minutes. Total production time: approximately 600 days. Production highlight: Facial expression is a focus of my animation. I have experience in sculpting the human body, and I made more than 50 target faces of each character to achieve fluent facial expressions using blend shapes.

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