Sunday, February 27, 2011

Class 1 Week 8: Cycles, oh cycles....

This is the "Vanilla Walk" blocking.  It's your essential walkcycle, which is actually something I've done for work before.  It's harder than it looks to do a basic walk with no personality - really tempting to add in little personality movements.  But this assignment was about the body mechanics.  It's just a blocking pass, so we lay in the essential key poses and get the timing down.  Next week will be all about smoothing it out.

The Pose this week is to convey Strength.  After doing the walkcycle homework, it was a relief to have arms to work with again.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Class 1 Week 7: Tailor

The first time we get a bit of character going!  This is "Tailor" - and he's just a bouncing ball with a tail attached.  Lots of fun to put some personality into what's essentially the ol' bouncing ball.  Luckily, it's squirrel season around the neighborhood, so me and the dog get to see LOTS of reference each morning.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Class 1 Week 6: Pendulum

Alright, I'll admit it.  This one came in at the last minute.  It was interesting to do the secondary animation of the "tail" on the pendulum - like the bouncing ball, it's still mostly just executing physics.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Class 1 Week 5: Obstacle Course

Lot's of work this week.  Very open ended assignment - just an obstacle course (we could pick from 3) and a frame range to stay within.  Planning this out was the hardest part.

As for the Pose, this week it was Devastation.  Had a lot of ideas for this one!  Couldn't decide, so I just did all three.