Sunday, March 30, 2008

Spring Break Project

Well I'm officially a nerd...
Winter term ended Friday at noon and Spring term starts Monday, which equals 1 weekend for spring break... and I spend it animating :P
It's blizzarding outside anyways, so might as well :)

This still needs lots of revisions, but I made the whole thing on Saturday pretty much. I spent all day working on it Saturday (14 hrs) and then 1 hr today.
I could've saved myself a lot of time if I would've done thumbnail sketches first...bad me. I had it all really really clear in my head, except for the ending (which I animated 4 different ways!!!)
Anyways, it was just for a bit of practice and fun!
I textured Bishop on Friday (making him a robber) and I really wanted to animate him, so that's how it all got started.
Oh, and this is the first time I switched between FK and IK hands.
I definitely want to polish this one up :)

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Class 3 Dialog Assignment


Alright, here it is... :D
My most recent animation from Animation Mentor!
I can't believe class 3 is almost over. This term has gone by so quickly! I'm super excited for Advanced Acting and I can't wait to start the facial animation and lip sync on this one!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Horton Hears a Who



So I went and saw Horton yesterday...and it was awesome!
It is definitely a must see!
Also, a TON of AMer's worked on it (both mentors and students) so it was super fun to see all of the familiar names in the credits!

Oh and Nick Bruno posted a reel with his work from Horton here...
http://www.bruno3d.com/NBrunoHortonReel.mov

ps- sorry my links aren't working :(

AM Newsletter!



LOL...so this post is a month late, but I almost forgot to mention that I made the AM newsletter last month! Super fun stuff!
I love AM!



Oh, and in the newsletter this month they have a free eBook of all of Shawn's Tips and Tricks! So if you haven't seen it you should definitely check it out!

http://www.animationmentor.com/newsletter/0308/index.htm

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

School Update!

So here's my latest assignment... (still in progress obviously :O)
I need to work on the spacing at 50-51 ish and I also need to polish the arc on the leg swing.
I can't wait to start the dialog, but I still have 2 1/2 weeks before class 4 starts, so hopefully I'll get this really polished up!

(shoot...I can't get blogger's video to work...?)
video

I realize that I haven't exactly kept this blog up to date on my school work...but I think that's because I usually post it here...
(and I can't get the video clips uploaded on this blog..or the link to link? :)

http://www.ama.luckbat.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=349&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

I guess I normally don't feel like posting it again after I've posted it there...so I just thought I'd put a link up to where my school progress is really kept, in case anybody is interested! I dunno? :)
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