Wednesday, February 13, 2008


So, this is my first lipsync assignment with a human character. We had to take an audio track with some sort of legible dialogue, and animate a full body character to it. Behold the aftermath. (the voice is Sarah Vowell of Incredibles fame, borrowed from one of the bonus features on The Incredibles DVD).

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Super Sketches

For the next animation (which should be up in a few days) we had to take any audio track from anywhere and animate a character to it. Then the next two after that will be the beak and muzzle characters with the same criteria. For this human one I have a superhero that doesn't feel very super. I did a bunch of rough designs and fused them with the character from my walk/run animation, so it's not totally original, but I think it fits with the soundtrack I chose. Plus, some thumbnail drawings trying to figure out the animation. It's changed alot since these were done. The animation is due in two days.

Not So Goodfellas

For this character design assignment we had to make 2 animal characters, one with a beak and one with a muzzle to be used in our upcoming animation assignments. I wanted to do animals that aren't done very often, so I chose a walrus and a peacock. Walruses are weird. They have feet, but no legs, so making him stand up was a challenge. I still don't really know how he is going to walk. And peacocks are neat cause they have a cool design to their faces, and the tail will be fun to work with. The walrus is a crime lord and the peacock is sort of his second in command. I can't wait to animate these guys. As for what soundtrack I'm using, well, that's for me to know and you to find out. (hint: it's not from Goodfellas, despite the implication of the title of this post).

Monday, February 11, 2008

Maya in Review

I decided to not be lazy, and added the spokes.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Western Speed Painting

This is a digital "Speed Painting" of a street in a town, Old West style. It took about 1 hour. I plan to make several more and finish one into full colour in a week or so.
You may be seeing some more Western themed stuff over the next little while. A huge portion of second year is devoted to making a leica reel in one of three time periods: Medieval, Victorian, or Western. I chose the latter.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

My Very Second Attempt at Maya Ever

For our first assignment in our 3D class we had to make a hard-surfaced object. I made a pennyfarthing. With magical invisible spokes. Yup.

My Very First Attempt at Maya Ever

So, we started 3D modeling in January. This was my very first attempt at something. It's kinda, sorta, not really a TIE Inteceptor from Star Wars (from memory). For the non-animationers seeing this, 3D modeling is basically sculpting using a computer program (Autodesk Maya 2008, in this case)


Several life drawings of varying length.