THE making of
We mainly worked on 3dsmax through the movie, from modeling to
texturing, and rendering on Vray. Characters were modeled on Zbrush and textured with
Mari. We had the chance to work with the team from Mocaplab for a day for the motion
This movie is the story of Keith and Millie and how their love is stronger
than the monstrosity of her illness. The story takes place in New York City, right after the end
of the second world war.
We animated realistic and subtle expressions in order to convey the emotion and the relationship between the characters. We didn't have any performance capture for the face and hands, so we had to animate them completely in full keyframe. We sculpted expressives and detailed blendshapes . Our main challenge was all the contacts between the characters, and with their environment, because the motion capture wasn't very precise. For us, the eyes movement was capital for our characters, to make them more alive and better express their emotions.
Keith and Millie are both in their late 20’s. He just
came back from the second world war. That left him wounded with a burnt on the left side of
his face and torso, this took away all of his self esteem. Unlike him Millie is joyful and knew
how to give him back the confidence that he lost. Until she becomes sick, when they switch
roles and he is the one who has to show her the beauty he sees.
Our main references for the environments were photography, especially for our last scene which take place in central park. We use the same process for the furniture of the interiors such as the bar of the beginning or the bedroom.For the lighting of this movie we wanted a warm lighting in the beginning and a colder one toward the end