Photo Scanning is Awesome!

This winter I’ve needed to retopo some very complicated toys for a TVC. Searching for a solution I’ve try to photoscan them all 🙂 – I’m saying to get 3D objects from a series of photos.. a 3D scanner that works thanks to trigonometry!

I’ve get low quality mesh beacause of the shiny surface of the toys but enough to have some rough shapes to retopo. Going deep in photoscanning/photogrammetry matter I did some cool discoveries.

I can scann little to big (huge with drone camera) things. Obtaining very sharp surface and consistency 3D model thanks to this technique.

And more, I can extract deep, displacement map from that geometry and use it in CGI Albedo Map. Giving a strong plus to 3D materials in 3D Videos.

There are some awesome libray of photoscanned material out there. I did test some of them obtaining unbelivable serults.

Friendlyshade and Real Displacement Textures are two of them.

I’ve founded a series of juicy and fun videos on the argument from ClassyDogFilm.

Motion Graphics for KENZO

here it is! the new amazing KENZO video by Gianluca Grandinetti (director), produced by The Style Pusher and CGIed by me, Tommaso Malaisi. Realize Motion Graphics for the dreamy KENZOWORLD have been truly inspiring to me. There are some Skin Retouch and 3D Particles too. Shooted in Studio Santa Veronica in Milan. enjoy!

Prod. The Style Pusher
Directed by Gianluca Grandinetti
Ass. Director Giulia Grandinetti
DOP Giuseppe Puocci
Vfx Tommaso Malaisi
Styling Edoardo Caniglia
Mua Daria Boscarelli
Photographer Pietro Pappalardo
Supervisor Tommaso Ricci
Producer Lavinia Biancalani

The “aWord Series” – Social Communication Project

Announcing my new exciting social project: “The aWord Series” very soon on Instagram network. 3D motion graphics, dynamic simulations plus funny, quick and smart communication. That’s the formula for Instagram trend. Stay tuned @toptommaso #toptommaso

#awordseries #videotravolta # motiongraphics #3D #fun

Vago Bartowsky – “Ottimismo” Il videoclip

Una fastastica avventura vissuta con il mio grande amico Vago Bartowsky.

GRAZIE, a tutti coloro si sono presi il disturbo di venirsi a complimentare con me; ciascuno con la sua scena preferita.. lo squalo, therminator nel finale.. personalmente la mia prefirita è la sequenza del sesto senso, ancora piango quando la guardo.

E stato in definitiva un’occasione per sperimentare diverse tecniche e tecnologie. Tanto per dire, nelle 4 scene del Sesto Senso, ho usato tre differenti tecniche di tracking: object tracking, planar tracking + una strana forma di camera tracking che oserei definire “col rifrullo”; un’ avazata tecnica di compositing, collaudata negli anni, che prevede una doppia proiezione sul viso. Sempre in ambito di compositing 3D.

Se non l’avete ancora visto, Buon Divertimento!

Blender lifesaver shortcuts

Every 3D applications has its own fundamental input shortcuts to move nice and fast. Some of these are QWERTY.. Blender has its own. So if you move from an application to another or you are new to Blender 3D these mini tutorial is for you. Orbit around the scene, zoom and grab your point of view, select objects, fullscreen windows, transformation and others. What else.. Blender is awesome!