[Short Film] Moonlight

Hey guys, I decided to start this thread to share my journey through the creation of my first short film and hopefully we all can learn from this process. I have many ambitious projects that I would like to develop, but I’ll begin with a humble one. “Moonlight” is the story or a little girl who is followed one night by the moon.


An excerpt from the storyboard

The main character, “Luna”

Luna, clay model

Bedroom Concept art

Second character “Moon” in UE4

Luna, textured render

This is my first experience with character design and I think I could use some help with the hair, luckily we’ll be able to use the new hair and eyes shading model in UE4 4.11.
So this is where I am at the moment. I just need to finish modeling some more props so I can create an animatic inside UE4.
I’ll upload updates as I go and all criticism and comments are welcome.

This looks beautiful so far. I’m looking forward to following along with your progress. Please do keep us informed :slight_smile:

This looks great! I cant wait to see how you progress with this.

Keep pushing!

It looks like it will be amazing, I love the atmosphere of the room. Would love to see the progress.

looks great!

Hey guys thanks for your words. I’ve been looking for a solution for the hair and I found this post and I think Gmh2looks like a great solution. I bought it and I’m loving it, it’s pretty easy to use. I’ll upload some screenshots soon.

I’m also working on the third character “Mommy”. Here’s a sketch of it, I’ll start modelling her soon :slight_smile:


Hey guys,

I’m just posting a quick update showing the progress with “Mommy’s” model and the hair. Gmh2 has been easy to use, I just need to learn how to bake it.



Can we have that moon image as wallpaper? Like in 1920? Realy big? Its amazeballs :3

Sure! I’ll save it for you, I can’t deny your request, after all it was you post number 666! :wink:

Some more tests


Yeah! i’ll keep an eye on your project, that sounds cool, gg :wink:

I would like to introduce myself to you. I am . I am ambitious composer and sound designer with 8 years of experience . I am interested in expanding my professional horizons and in seeking new challenges in the world of music composing and sound design.
I have worked for Bulgarian and foreign Film and Game companies. I combine and mix classical music with ethnic Bulgarian, Chinese, Arabic, Turkish instruments, epic vocals, electronic sounds , also standard symphonic music and music in different genres.
I develop overall sound design and also record noises. You can find my works in this links .


If you would like to have more information about my qualifications and skills, please contact me . Email: tihomir_hristozov@abv.bg Skype: maestroto6
I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards, .

Subscribed! Looking really nice mate can’t wait to see how things come together in Unreal more.

Hey guys! Quick update here:
After battling (still) with the baking the hair I managed to import a first model into Unreal. It’s not perfect but I think it’s a good WIP.
I’ve watched THIS livestream like a thousand times, can’t wait for 4.11 to have those hair and eyes shading models!


Alright here’s a quick look at the model in UE4 :slight_smile:

Wow, nice beautiful pictures. I wish I have some better hardware to replace my ugly 2010 PC
BTW, the “Moon” looks funny :stuck_out_tongue:

Hey guys, just another update.
I’ve been busy weight painting my characters, this is my first experience at it and it was exactly what I expected: a nightmare! haha I understand now how rigging is a profession. So anyway, this is just a facial animation test captured from Maya’s viewport.

I can almost start the characters animation and then export it to UE4. The fun part is about to begging!

So I’m back to the fun part: The visuals!
I couldn’t help myself to work a bit on the context for the opening scene. I also added some not-so-volumetric but convincing enough clouds.


Hey everyone another update here. I’ve been working on more props.