Welcome aboard from a trip through the innards of the creation of the Antares world. A 3d video clip for discover the differents feelings about this univers composed by raw metals and organic life, take a breath and welcome aboard the Antares ship.
First music video extracted from NÏATS – Antares (Ep).
Here my first experience about making a music video clip from scratch. It was a real pleasure to make it for our music band Nïats. We really needed to create a SciFi and scary atmosphere for this track, I have taken inspiration with Ghost in the Shell and Fifth Element to help me to built it.
I mainly used XParticles. It was my first contact with this huge plugin! The first part was simply made with a cloner object synchronised to the audio track to start some movements;
The second part, more scifi, was made with the Greebler plugin. It’s an huge half-cylinder with differents polygon slices and a greebler applied on it. The led light on background are switched by the sound.
The dark part, with all the red lines, was created with differents Xparticles emitters and modifier objects.
The organic part was made with the « Skinner » module form Xparticles and a great free tool called Proc3dural to get the procedural organic wall at the end. The huge constraint with this idea was to always move down with the camera through differents univers and of course render time and c4d projects size. Indeed make a only one full sequence shot take time. I often have split some scenes to get a maximum of comfort for work. I always made concessions about renders settings. For the most of scenes, GI is off and AO is set to the minimum (between 4 and 16 samples). Indeed, start a render with about 1000 frames or sometimes 4000 frames was scary..
That was absolutely not easy but, I learned so much things in these 2 months. Before that, I had only a few skills on C4D and this project was the perfect excuse to work hard for learning more stuffs.