Little Rascal Jelly Bellies Forest Run – iClone 6 & Indigo RT video render 2

2010: Month 03, week2 post @ Mellor TV

Hi guys and gals,

as I mentioned in the last post, when my second video render test using iClone 6 and the Indigo RT plugin was all dusted off, I’d post it here for y’all to view.

So here it is below.

Featuring the Little Rascal and Jelly Belly characters that I created back in iClone 4 time, this short ditty is called Forest Run [the short title – full title above in post title, not that I’m trying to save on typing it out again].

It took just less than a week to complete from iClone output to final render, it has a few little snags that I could clear up one day, but for now I hope you can enjoy it as it is.

Project summary for those who asked.

Indigo Environment = Indigo sun & sky, link to key light, iClone lights unchecked in tick box

Frame size of export 640 x 360, set at 150 spp [size could be doubled in final render to 1280 x 720]

Total number of frames 808, 9-12 minutes render time each frame [depending on whether I was using computer for other tasks at same time].

Tone mapping replace to Indigo [checked], response function gold 200, E.V. adjust -5.8, film iso 100

Supersampling factor 5

The Export from iClone to Indigo was done without the ‘export [.igi] file’, just used the [.png] files to save space

Total size on hard drive 135 GB

Problems arising – [On the ‘run’ mid shot and ‘pan’ mid shot only] When setting D.O.F. in iClone, the focal depth/distance didn’t transfer over to Indigo as a match, if at all. Seemed like the F.D. was ‘lost in translation’.

Brightness particularly on the ‘panned mid tp close shot’ seemed darker despite having same settings as the rest of the project [tone mapping]. Perhaps an argument could be made that the camera is closer to the subject matter therefore letting less light in to lens. Intro sequence darker too.


Well, with the wedding anniversary, mother’s day and a trip to the Riverside stadium all happening in the next 3 days I’m going to sign off now and prepare for the weekend with some well deserved shut eye.

Hope you all have fun but stay safe, Jesus loves you.

Bye for now, DT



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