Sunday, April 24, 2011

Class 2 Week 4: Stairs Final

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Well, the final version of my stairs assignment is turned in. Had some spare hours this weekend, so I took the time to render it proper. So, the bottom is the version I see within the software, and above it is the nicely rendered with lighting, motion blur, etc. I'm happy with how this turned out.

We've already started planning next weeks homework, so it's back at it tomorrow...

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Class 2 Week 3: Refining Stairs

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Two all-nighters on this one.  I need better time management....

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Class 2 Week 2: Blocking Stairs

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You've seen the reference, now see the blocking animation!
Try humming the theme to The Dick Van Dyke show while watching it :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Class 2 Week 1: New Class!

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Class 2: Pyschology of Body Mechanics

No break this week!  But it was a glorious two days without homework.  Mostly involved recovery sleep.
Really excited about this next class - it's going to consist of only 3 assignments, spending four weeks on each one.  We're given a list of about fifteen actions to choose from, and my idea incorporates a few of them: walking down stairs, a side step, and for the hell of it, a bit of a walk at the end.  I've been waiting for a chance to use Dick Van Dyke for reference, and here's my perfect chance.  We're also encouraged to film ourselves acting out the movements, so here's my best go at being Van Dyke.

According to my previous mentor, I tended to be "subtle" in my animation and poses, and he encouraged me to really push my animation more.  Hopefully this is a good project to push things.  My new mentor Jeremy Cantor, comes from the live-action visual effects world of animation, so I'll be excited to add his perspective on things.