Good news for Odyssey Ki! We have a new team member on board, an award winning freelance artist, Kevin S. with AnimateMyArt.com.
Pictures by Kevin found here.
Wanted to take a moment to thank you ALL who have supported me over the years, and a special thank you to all who have donated, supporting the movie Odyssey Ki! A new PC is en route as a result which will enable better and quicker turn-around! Plus, if I can get one more, I'll have a master at CGI on board who has done work for NASA and more. Makes you wonder what is real?
Odyssey Ki Trailer T5.6 with Braknai and Taleron Fight and Escape Sequence. I used screen casting of the scrolling rendered image directory to share what the animators of the past had to do to create a movie out of individual frames. This simple demo gives you the idea of the awesome power with CGI. These first edition PNG Images were rendered at 30 fps 4K UHD in 16 hours whereas it would take an individual or a team of old-style animators a lot of time to replicate this feat. I hope to have upgraded equipment to deal with the long turn around times rendering. Thanks to all who have supported this effort by participating in the GoFundMe Campaign which is denoted on the Odyssey Ki Movie Page here:
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Music Credit to Audionautix.com "Progressive Rock"
Sharing a home video for a change. I have noticed that combining 3D models with actual footage blurs the lines of reality. Here is an example from a home video I did today, surprised by a winged visitor, that was apparently on the lookout for food...Claw mark clipart from clipart.com, isn't nature wonderful...??? Hope my cat Sunny avoids this part of the circle of life...When CGI Eagles Attack from the back yard...Watch out! I learned a few things today thinking about how to do this simple task. I originally thought about the claw marks cause I need some on a warrior that gets too close to some blades...
Odyssey Ki Trailer T5.6 Braknai Arena Gear and Speech
The time has arrived and the scene is set for the last segment on an alien planet at which time the story resumes on planet Ki, one that should mean more to us than it appears to.
Odyssey Ki Trailer Source Segment T5.6 Saurama Elinates Threats at the Arena.
Flight Commander Saurama is dispatched to the Arena on Taleron’s celebratory 9th Shariversary that was to take place tonight., CODE RED. Commander Saurama has arrived at the arena, and set up a security position at the front entrance while the crowd is fully engaged inside the holodome stadium. Two forces aligned with Braknai are also on guard in the Arena underground entrance tunnels. Saurama dispatches them with her blade bayonettte and impressive alien machine gun. Now she must intevene in the arena and save King Taleron as ordered. Good luck with your mission Urigangi Flight Commander Saurama!!!…
A distress call has been received by the Urigangi Commanding Pilot Saurama, she is fully armed and at the entrance of the Arena underground tunnels to make sure there are no reinforcements that will be a threat. Images of past fights flash before her eyes as the adrenaline begins to flow through her Uribanni veins.
This is a short demonstration of two models that are being used in Odyssey Ki, the movie. The UFO and Commander Saurama are both featured in the movie, shown here on the surface of Mars receiving his monoatomic gold from a fellow pilot in the craft. He is fully armed for the hostilities that exist on alien planets, but is here surveying for way station facilities to manage the gold mined from Planet Ki enroute to Uribanni. Don't forget your starfire gold...
This segment took a massive amount of work to pull off, and each time I watch it I think up 50 more things I could do to the segment to make it more epic. There will be time for more compositing later, but for now it is just right. Saurama gets the call to expedite to the Arena with a Code Red holographic message to his heads up display. An Uribanni Leage Fighter craft is patrolling the city during the 9th Shariversary event held for the King in the Arena. Will Saurama save the king, if so, from what? Find out in the next trailer segment Odyssey Ki T5.6
Music Credits at the end of the video. Didgeridoo alien music recorded by Gerald Clark last night, good thing the neighbors were asleep....