Visual Effects / Technical Director Artist

Posts By: alijafargholi

Nissan Commercial

This is a commercial done by RTT in 2012. In this project I was mainly responsible for creating a HDRI tunnel and doing the lighting. We shot the location right in Royal Oak, Michigan, where RTT offices are. I assisted with the shoot. We used a car with tracking markers, and shot the footage with the Porsche with mounted camera arm on it.                       Having access to the Spherical HDRI images, I was able to create the model of the area that the car was driving into.I created the model based on the Google map aerial image, importing the model into Nuke and projecting the HDRI images on the model. Then I exported the projections to Mari for retouching and blending the projection images together. Google image for modeling the area. Although, beside using the Google image, I also had access to the precise measurements of the street: For […]

Here are some simple but handy scripts that helped a lot while working with a nuke script that had hundreds of nodes. (To use the scripts for Nuke, you need to know about menu.py and init.py. If you don’t know about these yet you should read Page1 and Page2, for Maya scripts, just simply run them in your python script editor or you could drag and drop it on your shelf for easier access) Read From Write It’s been very common that while I’m making changes and progress I need to show my supervisor the quick preview of the updates. I usually have hundreds of Write nodes, so I wrote a script that creates a Read node and names it accordingly, based on the version that has been created. Please click here for the code.   Add and Remove Expression to Disable Knob This script probably won’t be useful unless you’re working with very […]

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