Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Major Project: TV Channel Assests

The content on the TV is featured on the animation and here are some assets from those segments

Flap and Jack; The cartoon Big and Small are watching

Shopping Channel; After the remote falls into Bob's hands

Major Project: Big and Small Pose Library

These are some of the expressions from the pose libraries of both characters

Monday, March 23, 2015

Major Project: Bob's Blendshapes and Animation Tests

I added extra controls for Bob, so he could act accordingly in the scenes I storyboarded. I used Blendshapes to push his polygons, the scene I was most worried about was when he drops and slides to the plate of food, so with a little help I did an animation test just to see if the Blendshapes were working convincingly.

The scene I was referring to..

Bob's Blendshape Test

Major Project: Modeled Assets

I just revisited the assets I made earlier to make everything a little more caricature, so did a few doodles for reference, all the assets in my animations are modelled.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Major Project: Animatic Sample

I've been working with Giacomo Rita for the sound design of the animation, we settled on a theme during the Minor project so the idea was to take this and expand on it in the animation, this is a sample of what it would sound like. I only have this section because there will be some minor changes in terms of timing and selected scenes.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

Minor Project - Brief Update


The plan for my character rigs at the moment is to have them functioning on a basic level so they can be ready in to be rendered out as Turnarounds, it is essential to have working facial rigs for both characters so the final video shows off their characteristics, this does mean however that the first couple weeks in the major would be spent plusing the rigs, getting them ready for animation


The Sound Effects are nearly finalised, this is just an update on changes I made to the beginning and ending of the story, this video is what I sent to the artist who would is composing music for the animation, this is why a TimeCode SMPTE and an initial countdown is included in the video


I also sent a sort previs of my Turnaround, I could have the same musical feeling from the animatic in the Turnarounds

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Minor Project - Bob Modelled

I classed Bob as a prop when I broke down the tasks I had to do, because he's only in the animation to hold the remote, now the characters and the prop I planned to have done for the minor are all past their modelling stage