Thursday, 23 December 2010
Tuesday, 14 December 2010
One of the projects I'm working on this year is a short live action sequence, which will include a lot of added effects and background animation.
Today, I have been graphics tableting away, exploring ways in which one of the species of alien could move about. Since I do not yet have the final designs for the alien I'm animating, I've just been experimenting with what I was told by the director. The species is humanoid in appearemce, fast, agile and deadly.
The example below shows how the alien might attack... at least, the way I imagine it anyway.
I will add the link to the production blog for this specific production just as soon as I remember it.
More to come soon.
Oh and... yes, the legs are a bit wrong as it lands.... oh well.
Sunday, 14 November 2010
As you have no doubt noticed, I haven't posted here for quite a while. This is not because I have given up or died, but rather because I didn't have the sufficient manpower to complete my film last year.
This year however is going to be quite different!
I have elected to focus solely on animation this year so that I can hone my skills without the distraction of having to direct or act as producer etc etc.
Now, this year I have got myself involved in two exciting projects (details of these will be coming soon) and I also have a couple of animation orientated mini projects of my own to throw into the mix too. All in all, it's going to be a busy few months (up until the end of May) at the end of which I should have a rather smashing showreel :-)
The above random outburst is a direct result of me having just recently plugged in my new graphics tablet and wanting to test it out... yes yes, I'll use it to draw something later. The important thing is that I now have an excellent tool for streamlining my animation work flow; no more scanning in :-)
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
Sorry about the lack of updates, has been difficult to get all the help I needed (workforce), so things have been going slooowly.
In the meantime, check out my Youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/splinetingle I haven't uploaded much yet, but check out my favourites, I have tried to make my channel a sort of portal to a lot of less well known animation and animation/film related videos that I've enjoyed.
Monday, 12 April 2010
The above picture is the most recent.
More to come soon, there will be far more posts in the next few weeks I promise ;-)
Friday, 19 February 2010
Trees also struggle to grow straight upwards
The ice cream van as seen in my storyboard. This will replace the ice cream stand from earlier versions.
Big old wide shot - from the storyboard.
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Well mostly. This has been a marathon-rigathon-rigfest for me, being my first ever attempt at rigging in 3ds Max using bones. I still have some finishing up to do on the rig (the hair isn't rigged yet) and the skinning needs improvement, but these aren't huge changes and I'm just happy I got through rigging week without having some kind of psychological breakdown! (rigging is not my kind of thing at all).
Here is a turn around of the final texture and a pose to show it's rigged.
For those of you more interested in the mesh, here's a turnaround of that too...
Sorry for any problems loading videos, all google video's fault!
If it doesnt work first time, keep trying until it does.
Sunday, 31 January 2010
Friday, 29 January 2010
Sunday, 17 January 2010
I must have spent three times as long on the main character (Pennie) than I did on Sam, but somehow I reckon he looks better, ah well.
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Both my story and my characters are under constant development, here are a few more drawings to prove it.
her name is now 'Pennie'
His name is now 'Sam'
I feel like I've done more drawing during these past couple of weeks then I have done for all of my life leading up to them (a handful shown above). Ow my hand.