Sunday, March 27, 2011

Class 1 Week 12: Revisions and Final Progress Reel

So this should have been an easy week.  The homework was simply, put together all your clips from the term and upload it to the website.  However, as my teacher says "change = pain" - so this week wasn't so easy.  I went back and read all the critiques from my Mentor, and went and revised every single assignment with the feedback i got.  Some are big changes, some are pretty small, but you can feel them all helping make the animation better.  And it was really interesting to revisit some of these first projects, and to feel so much more comfortable and confident now in tackling the animation.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Class 1 Week 11: Refined Walk and Finding Balance

A finished polished pass on my personality walk.  Also some poses on Balance.  This was a great chance to use some of the lunchtime figure drawings I've been doing at work over the past few months.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Class 1 Week 10: Personality Walk 1st Pass

The beginning of the end.  Another two week pass at this animation.  This is the blocking for a pretty open ended assignment - walk with personality.  I decided to do a guy sneaking around a corner.  There's a version of this where he also jumps over the opening and keeps walking off screen.  Luckily the school gives strict frame lenght limits, so I cut it down to just this.  I say luckily, because sleep is a rare commodity these days...

...see this weeks pose - Exhausted.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Class 1 Week 9: Walkcycle Refined

The polishing pass.  Big trick on this one was getting it to work from both the front and the side.  A bit of side to side movement changes everything.  Really happy with how it turned out though.

The pose is to show Concern.  This is basically what I look like in the middle of the night on Saturdays doing homework at 3am.