Sunday, August 23, 2009

A Slight Slump...

So I've hit point in my contest entry where I know it's looking crappy.... BUT I don't quite know HOW to fix it...
Sadly I'm at a point where I've all but given up on my animation and have just spent time on making the scene look pretty.

Hopefully some inspiration will pop up.
Here's where I'm at right now..
video
To some surprise, their IS lipsync going on
maybe i should push it more...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sketches

Heres some drawings i did while watching the documentary "Planet Earth"
Each gesture is a 30 second at most, can't do much longer without freeze framing.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Work In Progress - 11 Second Club

Here is my near final blocking of my 11 Second Club Entry,
(Blocking: Poses run together without computer inbetweens, so images "jump" from pose to pose)
For me, blocking is done when it "looks" splined.
(Spline: Basically the computer putting inbetweens inbetween your poses so you will have 24 frames of images a second)
At the moment I have the standing guy nearly finished, but i have nothing but the main poses for the guy sitting, I chose to work on him last because his emotions are all reactions.
So how can i have him react with out the actions he's reacting to.

video

*Note that lipsync is generally the last step in the animation process.

And blogger has crappy video quality.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Some Competition

Well to keep this blog updated I thought I would mention that I am going to do another 11 Second Club entry for the month of August.

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