Terra Cotta a Short CGI Film by Leskea Studio

21 october 2023 year
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A Fusion of Art, Nature, and Tradition

Nestled beside the tranquil Thu Bon River in Dien Ban District, Quang Nam Province, Terra Cotta is an architectural gem crafted by the visionary Vietnamese architects at TROPICAL SPACE. This remarkable workshop stands as a testament to the intersection of art, nature, and tradition, creating a harmonious space where creativity thrives.

Terra Cotta began as an experimental project initiated by Yauhen Liashchynski, whose expertise in architectural visualization played a pivotal role in bringing this project to life. His unwavering passion for architectural design and a flair for computer graphics ignited a journey into the realm of architectural storytelling through the captivating medium of animation film.

Inspired by the deep-rooted connection to the local environment and culture, Terra Cotta seamlessly weaves elements of history and modern art. The use of clay bricks, reminiscent of traditional Vietnamese furnaces, and the integration of local cultural spirit lend the structure its unique character. The studio's design, with its open exterior and wooden frame interior, beckons nature and sunlight, creating an inviting space for creativity and connection.

Terra Cotta embodies a harmonious relationship between art, nature, and tradition that is truly inspiring. It speaks to the essence of Vietnamese culture and history while embracing contemporary architectural elements.

A short CG film not only captures the building's aesthetic appeal but also conveys its commitment to sustainability and eco-friendliness. This project is a testament to the seamless integration of architecture with its natural context, delivering a message of sustainable design and innovation to a broader audience.

Stills

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Production

The technology behind this remarkable achievement is as impressive as the structure itself. Utilizing software like 3ds Max, Auto CAD, Corona Renderer, GrowFX, Forest Pack, Photoshop, Substance Painter, Quixel Mixer, and DaVinci Resolve, Yauhen harnessed the power of modern tools to bring their vision to life.

Remarkably, the rendering process involved no render farm but relied on the collaboration of just three PCs via Backburner. The time required for rendering varied from 3 to 30 minutes per frame, depending on the complexity of the content. Notably, the challenges of rendering the grass were met with ingenuity and precision, and each frame was meticulously crafted in separate scenes, optimized to weigh between 7-10 MB each.

Corona Renderer's swift and error-free performance was key to achieving the desired results. The noise limit, set between 7-9 depending on the scene, was fine-tuned to perfection. The noise reduction capabilities in both Corona and DaVinci Resolve added to the final polish of the project.

Wires

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Composing

With expertise in Fusion, Yauhen put careful thought into each shot, employing tracking, compositing, and matte painting techniques. This meticulous approach allowed for the creation of approximately 80 frames within a mere 5 minutes.

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Conclusion

In conclusion, Terra Cotta is a masterful fusion of art, nature, and tradition. The passion for CGI of Yauhen Liashchynski has brought to the short film an architectural wonder that inspires and advocates for sustainable design, setting a new standard for the harmonious union of architecture and its context.

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