We bring you today this 3D animated promo from Emanuel Bonnici, 25, from Mosta. REDWHITEmt asked Emanuel, a Masters Graduate of Fine Art from the University for the Creative arts in Canterbury, Kent UK, to describe this project, which in his own words is “a first try in 3D”.
The commercial was created for the event ‘Light Music Concert’ organised last May by DegreePlus at the University of Malta and performed by the University wind ensemble.
“I decided to focus on a number of instruments which are synonymous with the ensemble. I picked a minimalistic route as I believe that the beauty of the instruments is a strong element that could stand alone. In doing so i could focus on the modeling and rendering of the instruments.”
The instruments were entirely constructed in 3D software. It took Emanuel about a week to model the trumpet and french horn which were entirely built using splines and primitive forms; mainly cones and cylinders.
“Limited time and my lack of experience in modeling, made me seek a 3D modeling resource site for the saxophone. In fact it is made out of more than 900 pieces.
My next challenge was to get the looks and texture of the instruments right. I looked for tutorials and did lots of research, photographing real brass instruments and trying to emulate the reflections and colour. I managed to get quite close to the real thing and i’m glad about the final edit and basic colour correction on Final Cut.”
Emanuel teaches art, and has worked as a freelance graphic designer for the past 5 years. He is currently employed with DegreePlus and is responsible for their branding strategies. Being his first try at 3D Emanuel understands he’s got a way to go which will make him improve. That is why he is asking all REDWHITEmt readers for feedback. We leave it up to you to provide that.