SUSPENDED

 

Short Film

CONCEPT

Inspired by a recent trip to South Africa, Suspended is a symbolic, abstract, visual poetry style piece that sheds light on the dark world of the African rhino, a life that now hangs in the balance, on the verge of extinction due to the increasing horn trade.

 

To create the volumetric shape of the rhino with hanging pieces efficiently, the pyrite and strings are instanced using Maya’s MASH Network. The pyrite pieces use Arnold’s physically-based Ai Standard shaders, lights, and renderer.

STILLS

PYRITE SHADER

Ai Standard Surface Shader

MODELS

Pyrite Models and Rhino Model Mesh

MASH NETWORK

MASH Rhino Form Process
Rhino Model

Rhino Model

Rhino Geo Set As Input Mesh

Rhino Geo Set As Input Mesh

Result of MASH Instancing

Result of MASH Instancing

Hand Placed Pyrite

Hand Placed Pyrite

FULL MODEL PROCESS
Rhino Model

Rhino Model

Rhino Model Mesh

Rhino Model Mesh

Shaded MASH Network

Shaded MASH Network

Arnold Beauty Render

Arnold Beauty Render

Main Compositing Passes
COMPOSITING
Example of post effects such as glow, camera lens blur, dust, light rays, and atmosphere.
Full Process
full process GIF

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Result of MASH Instancing