We are excited to add the last final touch to film! The end goal of the look is to look very similar to the Disney Short: Feast. We our scene to have the same bumpy edges as these characters. We are also adding film in the shadows to achieve a rustic look as well. We are calling this "The Crayon Effect."
How I Will Approach Making the Effect
Before joining the project, the art director had previously created the effect in Photoshop for the poster. She recreated the effect for me. I know that in Photoshop, I can create an "Action" that will repeat set keys. From there, I can quickly batch edit every frame and a every pass in a matter of a couple minutes.
Behind The Scenes
After creating the Crayon Effect, both Directors and I saw got to see look final look of the film. We all got very excited and we were only looking at one layer of one frame. The whole film will be finished in a couple weeks from now, and we all excited to see the final outcome.
Lighting the interior has been interesting. I am used to photography and realistic render. So when lighting the interior, I can't help but to think that the exposure of the background seems too bright, or the shadows on the face should be softer. But this is a Toon Shader and that is how it translate to 3D. Of course, that can be changed, but that is not the direction the Art Director is moving towards.
The Next Step
The next step is to figure out how to create "God Rays" in Houdini. Current, I am making the "foggy" appearance by using an ISOoffset node, but the outcome is not the desired look. There is still some playing around I need to do.
I am the Lead Light TD and Cloud Effects Artist on Iskabittle.