Friday, December 21, 2007

4 months (a whole semester) later, finally an update!

So it's been a semester of blood, sweat, and near-tears...two animation classes, plus working as cleanup on an outside project proved to be quite a lot to handle....and yet I don't have very much to show for it in terms of animations to show off. I don't care for my cat tests or final film from 115, don't think I can show what I cleaned up for the outside project since it's for I believe they control it. I think some of my maya tests have potential, so I'll be working on one or two..but mostly I'm happy with how my final film came out. It still needs quite a bit of work, which I'll be doing during this break.

The whole concept to the film is that the rig (character) finds himself in a room and heads for the marked exit, but is foiled in his attempt, which begins a sequence of similar events. Mine was the 5th room in the film so he's become a little skiddish. Anyways, here it is!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

little sketch

proof! (that's for Candy) ..just a quick sketch of the fountain outside Marin Brewing Co. in Larkspur.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

work in progress...

read the His Dark Materials series and decided to do a little drawing of Iorek Byrnison...there's more to the drawing, but it's still being worked on...actually he's prolly gonna get worked on more as well if I feel like it once I "complete" the rest of the image. anyways, he's got a super simple armor plating cause I didn't get around to do some in-depth research on armor (plus he's supposed to have simple armor in the story, though he appears to have real complex pieces in the movie poster). gotta love Sketchbook pro!

Saturday, May 26, 2007


I just realized last night my page was having a hell of a time loading because of those damned animated gif's I have posted of my maya work, so I removed those. sorry about the lag created by those!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Finally, something to be proud of...

First off, it's about time I updated. Second, it's about time I have something I'm happy with that I've made.
It's my sack pantomime from 114. For the most part, it's a roughed out first pass...the only thing that had a second or third pass was the run cycle. Everything was done straight ahead even though I keyed out almost the entire film (keying helped figure out poses when I went to animate, but I wound up either changing the action slightly or adjusting the pose in the process of animating.) So I know there's issues like the sack sliding down the screen when he's sitting, or the kite inching towards the sack after it falls to the ground the second time...and volumes of course. I may get around to fixing it up, and maybe doing some cleanup so I have a more presentable animation (like for my reel), but maybe not til a bit later in the summer. I didn't choose the song until I had finished animating the sack and was in the process of finishing up the string and kite, and imagine my surprise when I put the music to it and found the lyrics and emotion of it link up with the action almost perfectly. It went over quite well at our finals "festival" where we viewed all the animation classes' finals...much better than I expected. Anyway, enough babbling. Enjoy, and I plan to have more stuff to post from this point on (at least until the semester starts again...haha)