Duration

September - December 2021

Skills

Storyboarding

Character Design & Creation

Rigging

3D Animation & Rendering

Film Making

Tools Used

Maya

ZBrush

Photoshop

AfterEffects

Rain Falls is a short film that uses lovable raindrop characters to contrast the memorable and important moments in life with how ephemeral life is. 

Rain Falls

Process
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World Building

One day it was raining in Pittsburgh, as usual, and I wanted to capture how I was feeling in this project. 

I was inspired by the mood of how I felt from rain and characters I liked to create my main character, Raindrop Boy.

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The Story in a Beat

I first started with writing the script, the Beat, of the entire story I had envision, the Rhythm. 

Frame 1.png
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Storyboard & Feedback

Writing it out helped make the storyboarding process much easier, and I was able to communicate my vision through visuals quicker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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First time using Zbrush

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Second iterations

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Importing Zbrush model to Maya to manually create a mesh

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Importing Zbrush model to Maya to manually create a mesh

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Painting mesh on Zbrush and re-importing to Maya

boy.jpg
boy side.jpg

Lighting and rendering

girl front.jpg
girl2.jpg
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Creating skeleton and rigging character

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Painting skin weights

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Rigging Raindrop Girl

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Adding BlendShapes for detailed expressions/blinking

face.gif
eyes.gif
arm.gif
expressions.gif
legs.gif
hand.gif
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Rigging demo

Camera curation and animation