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Author:  superrune [ Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:44 am ]
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Hi!

I don't know if anyone here have seen the trailer for the Norwegian mock-doc The Troll Hunter. If not, go see it straight away:



I was responsible for one of the trolls in the film, doing everything from initial design, to modeling, rigging, rendering and comping - hiring an animator to help me out. The hair was of course done with Hair Farm! Here are some stills of the troll.

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I'll have some proper hires shots and max screengrabs for you later :)

Author:  cem [ Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:21 am ]
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They look awesome! I'm looking forward to seeing the high-res images.

Author:  Infinite [ Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:51 am ]
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Oh wow! Just saw the trailer posted on FB by Anish. Really cool vibe and great work. Would love to see lots of break down from Max, test renders wire shots the works! well done! : )

Author:  anishmations [ Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:05 am ]
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Me silly!! I was thinking I put my words of appreciation here before I posted it there at facebook!

anyways Grand work! Very cool and promising it looks!
Like Lee said, would love to see max breakdowns n stuff...if you are permitted tat is..
:)

Author:  superrune [ Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:51 pm ]
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Thanks guys. I'll just have to wait for the premiere next friday, and after that I'm sure I can share lots of cool imagery with you.

Author:  Tarik2d [ Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:08 am ]
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Very cool indeed! looking forward to seeing more :)

Author:  Infinite [ Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:47 am ]
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Perhaps I missed it but is there any mention of Hair-Farm in this article? because I didn't see it

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread. ... rce=cgtalk

http://features.cgsociety.org/story_cus ... ry_id=5929

Might be worth someone popping by and talking about it.

Author:  anishmations [ Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:01 am ]
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This image answers the very question many including i have asked on this forum..the possiblity of hairfarm creating dust n particle holding hair !!
And that looks totally cool when done!

Any tips on how you did it Superrune? Please :)

Author:  superrune [ Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:17 am ]
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We were three vendors that did trolls for the movie, and that was not one of my trolls I'm afraid (even though I designed it). The article got biased towards one of the other companies, not much I can do about that. I tried to wedge my work into the comments, but it feels a bit desperate so I'm not going to push it further unless someone explicitly asks about it.

I am preparing some behind the scenes stuff that I hope will be ready early next week. I just need to find the best place to show it for maximum exposure, any suggestions guys?

(Anish, that troll was done in Houdini, with its built-in hair tools)

Author:  cem [ Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:51 pm ]
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superrune wrote:
I just need to find the best place to show it for maximum exposure, any suggestions guys?

How about here? ;)

Author:  superrune [ Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:45 pm ]
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I will Cem, as soon as I get all the material ready. I'm having a hard time finding available hours to do some proper material, I just hope I can make it before the news value is gone.

Posting here would be like preaching to the choir, though! I would like to see people that aren't familiar with Hair Farm would learn about the project.

Author:  superrune [ Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:37 am ]
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Thanks to the holiday break, I finally had some days available to render out some material for you.

First, a still of the Troll:
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This is slightly higher resolution than it is in the film, so things are starting to break apart a bit. Looking at the troll at this resolution, I wish I had added particle twigs and dirt to the fur.


Here's a turntable that gives a good view of the Troll and the fur:
go to video on vimeo


And a video showcasing the hair simulation in a walkcycle.
go to video on vimeo
I've actually boosted the sim values in this video, it's a lot subtler in the finished movie.

As you may or may not see, the fur is composed of several components. The first is the short fur (the black object, displayed as fur lines). This was done using the fur modifier, and quickly groomed into shape. A texture map controls its length. Then there's three objects with fur built using hair mesh. There's one for the non-simulated hair in the face (eyebrows, and hair in the nostrils and ears), then there's one for the hair on the body, and one for the hair on the head. The reason for doing separate objects, is because they needed separate values for the simulation. For example, the hair on the head is a lot heavier and (seemingly) sticky than the hair on the body.

Finally, here are some of the VFX shots from the Troll Hunter movie:
go to video on vimeo

I hope you like it!

Author:  Infinite [ Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:40 pm ]
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VERY, VERY COOL! Thanks for all the extra info and break downs. Super interesting and jaw dropping work! Happy New Year to you :ok:

Author:  superrune [ Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:29 am ]
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Most of you have probably seen this. But I made a spoof teaser with the Troll character, and now he has wind in his hair and a new method of rendering: the hair is rendered as polygons in Brazil. That turned out a lot better than I thought it would, even though it worked best at certain distances.

Here's the teaser, I will probably add some behind the scenes stuff later:


Author:  cem [ Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:48 am ]
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:) Awesome!

Author:  superrune [ Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:02 pm ]
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Another video for you, a screen capture of me styling the fur on the sheep:

go to video on vimeo

Author:  cem [ Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:34 pm ]
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Excellent! Thanks for posting it here.

Author:  anishmations [ Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:18 pm ]
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Thanks a lot for those shares. It rocks!

Author:  moontan [ Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:27 pm ]
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Abosolutly educational. Thanks for sharing. I for one really appreciate your efforts.

Author:  VexX [ Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:04 am ]
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Wow! I have so much to learn. lol

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