Sonntag, 22. Mai 2011

Class 3 - Week 8

This week is going to be cartoony :)
This was the first time I really tried to do something cartoony and push the poses and the timing as much as I could. It was really hard to not fall back into my "normal" animation style. I tried to change my work-flow for that assignment which made things not easier. I first added all the key poses without really paying attention to the transition form one pose to another. That mend that I had to change those poses while I was adding the breakdowns. Kind of working against yourself. The first blocking pass was a bit cartoony in the beginning, than realistic and cartoony again. So after deleting a lot of keys an starting the middle part over again I'm quite happy with the result. I had a lot of help form the Ventrilo Brain-Club :)
Ok than, let's see what my Mentor is going to say about that and I really hope that blocking plus and polishing wont kick me at the end with all those translations in the spine.
As always, I hope you like it

Dienstag, 17. Mai 2011

Class 3 - Week 7

Hey Guys,

this will be a short post. Week 8 just begun and it's already the last assingment for class 3. I will try to make a really cartoony animation this time and hope I get it right. Its tough for me to figure out how to push the poses and movements more to get them more snappy.
Here is my final animation for the parkour shot. I will make a few changes my mentor suggested and you will see the shot on my progress reel in a few weeks.
Hope you enjoy the short clip

Sonntag, 8. Mai 2011

Class 3 - Week 6

Hey Everyone,

here is my refined blocking from my parkour shot. I added a lot of inbetweens and tracked arcs and made sure that the overlaps of the head and arms and the rest of the body are working. 
For the next week I have to plan my next shot and that is already the last shot for class 3. Still not really sure what I'm going to do, so brainstorming will be a big topic for me during the next week.
Hope you like the shot 


Montag, 2. Mai 2011

Class 3 - Week 5

Hey Guys,
week 6 already started so class 3 is half way through. This week I will go to the FMX conference and meet a lot of AM'ler. This will be awesome and I'm looking really forward to it. 
I had some troubles figuring out the staging for my last shot. fitting all the movements into one static camera is not so easy, specially when you still want to see your character :)
I hope that I don’t have to make to much changes and that I can catch up with my work for this week at the weekend. Hope you like the shot 

Cheers Matthias