Tuesday, February 26, 2013

11 second club - February 2013 Blocking WIP 04

Here is my blocking that is (almost) ready for linear. I did some adjustments here and there, added a few blinks in the eyes. Now he rubs his ear a little bit after switching the phone. I feel that it gives him a more natural state after holding the phone for quite a while on the right side.

Here's how it looks right now:

Okay tomorrow linear pass all day and spline the next + render tests. Gogogo!! 3 Days left.
Peace and love =)

Monday, February 25, 2013

11 second club - February 2013 Blocking WIP 03

I am updating my progress on the 11 second club animation I was working on.
After getting some feedback from friends and my animation comrades, I re-adjusted some things.

I have pushed the blocking of the body and the lips. 3 days left till the end of the competition. I will try to add the blinks tomorrow and move to linear.
Here's how it looks so far:

Time for some little sleep. Peace!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

11 second club - Blocking WIP 02

What's up y'all,

Here's my animation advancement of the 11 second club February 2013 competition.
I did some basic mouth shapes and worked on some of the poses. I also added some extra in-betweens in this blocking.

On my next step, I plan to add more in-between poses and solidify further the lipsyncing.Then move on to add some eye blinks and work more on the eyebrows.
Work work !

Peace and love!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Acting and Animation - 11 second club February 2013 attempt

Hello everyone!

First post of 2013, yay!!!
So here I am updating what has been going. I had a great new year start. Right after New Years feasts and celebrations, I landed a small contract to work at Red Barrels for a short time as a cinematic/trigger events animator on "Outlast". I have learned some new tricks and it was definitely a good experience.

But we are here for the good old animation stuff right? So here's what I have been working on lately:

I wanted to try out for this months 11second club animation contest. And here's what I have so far:

I started by listening to the sound over and over to see what ideas would match well with this little dialogue.
So what I came up with is a guy sitting in a park, on a bench, talking on his cell with his dad. Pretty basic right haha. I wanted to concentrate on the hand gestures and make it feel like he is talking with someone.

I filmed myself quite a few times, while listening to the sound, and while just simply acting out, without anything playing in the background. I took the best parts and put them together:

After a while, I could clearly see in my head what I wanted to have, so I skipped the thumbnailing part and went straight ahead into 3Ds max, blocking out my first animation pass. Here's how it looks so far:

Stay tuned  if your interested, to check out how this piece advances =).

Peace and love!