Inspired by the “Greyhound” music video by the awesome Swedish House Mafia, this project took me around 30 hrs. to complete(I know I’m slow). Blender Internal rendered it in 4 mins.
My main focus was creating visual appeal while keeping the production time to minimum. Modeling was fun. I started by modeling an actual greyhound, and then I added all the weird gadgets to turn into a robot hybrid. This way I could preserve most of the natural curves. One of the hardest thing was of course posing them since they weren’t rigged. Especially “Goldy”, that’s what I call the one in front, was very frustrating to get him to stretch like that. Lighting is very basic just a sun lamp, some blue tinted environmental lighting and some AO. Texturing incorporates both procedural and image-based textures. I hardly did any composting except some DOF and chromatic aberration, what I usually avoid but which I found necessary for the lens effect. I can’t take credit for the lens/telescope outline/frame around the edges. It is from the actual video which I cleaned up in GIMP.
But everything else I did myself.