Rover One Ident

This ident for Channel One was created using Hair in Cinema 4D for the grass and still images of the mower comped in After Effects. I rendered long and cut versions of the grass cube and revealed the cut version using mattes in After Effects. This works fine in most cases but there is a little sliding evident in the shot where the angle change is more extreme at the top of the cube.

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  1. Matthew Brushinski
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    For the mattes, were these object buffers as well as masks in AE? The main section I’m referring to is with the mower on the top of the cube while the front is half cut. I love how there’s still grass on the corner, obscuring the mower/short grass on top a little bit. Great work as usual John.

    • John Dickinson
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      He Matthew, thanks and yes I used a little masking to do that. It’s all a bit of a fake đŸ™‚

  2. Mark Thornhill
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    Why did you choose to go the mask direction In AE to show the cut grass? The slipping is pretty visible.

    • John Dickinson
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      Hi Mark, time constraints were the main reason. We had to make a trade off in this case. Best case would have been to render the long and cut grass together as one object directly from Cinema 4D.

      • Mark Thornhill
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        Is there any easy way to animate hair being cut in C4D?

      • John Dickinson
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        I think it would be possible by animating the “Length” of the grass using a grayscale map. I did some tests that worked but didn’t try animating the map.

  3. Lee
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    Rover couldn’t supply a 3D model?

    • John Dickinson
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      Apparently not but that would have been ideal, or I would have loved to have modelled it myself!

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