Sunday, March 31, 2013

Course done, regular work resumes

So back to the creative work! I learned a hell of a lot during the wonderful 10 week animation course. But we're back to normal work. Working on 2 games at the moment, one of which I can't show anything.

 Here's a wip on a BG:

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Animation: 2D walkcycle in Photoshop

Not much to say, I was sick most of the week (still am). So in between some fever outbreaks I did this animation:

Done from start to finish in Photoshop.

The design originally looked like this (beneath), but I needed a more angry look :P

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Mattesi's FORCE Animation Student Work

Mike Mattesi posted up a few videos on youtube of our assignments so far, so wanted to share the work! More so I want to be able to look back in a few years time and remember this experience, some great talent in that class and hard workers. We're basically doing more assignments in 10 weeks than we got in the year I studied animation in college (which is 3 years ago I think). And I think all of of us have full time jobs (I think 2 guys already work in animation). So that's my one advice for colleges, stress your students more, get more assignments, more deadline! :P

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By Me :)

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Animation: Dwight Howard Dunk

For shits and giggles I finished one of the frames:

The character design is by Didier Ahkoon; so please do not credit me for the design of this character, this is the work of Didier Ahkoon:

Animation: Jump & Dunk

So this week we had to do a jump animation, and I came up with the idea of doing a dunk in a pit of hell. I was browsing the web for some inspiration of a basketball characters and found this fantastic drawing by Didier Ahkoon! I had my character! :)

So please do not credit me for the design of this character, this is the work of Didier Ahkoon:

Here's the first pass of this 200 frame long jump:

On a side note I watched this interesting video on Wal Disney. It feels a bit like a Micheal Moore video, so don't let it fool you. Walt was a great man!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Character Design : Zombie

Finally have a final design for the zombie I am animating in my walk. But I'm currently re-animating most of it lol I'm happy to be learning week on week, the longer I keep sucking at animation the more I am learning, so it's a good thing!

Animation: Finished Run Cycle

Here is the finished run, done in Photoshop:

And here are a few frames, I really do like the individual drawings on this:

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Animation: Runcycle WIP 2

So this is week 6 in my class with M. Mattesi and his FORCE animation. It's only since last week that I finally found a way that I like to digitally animate in. And I'm finally able to do some stuff that is cool :P There's another 7 months of weekly animations for me (at least that is my goal).

This is what it currently looks like:

This is the construction:

My Buddy Eddie Jensen (who designed the character), did a colorscheme of one of my keys:

Also Check out this interview with my teacher, such an awesome guy: