Monday, 30 April 2007

Class 2 - From Pillar to Post

This week we are planning a character jumping from one post to another. Below are my very rough thumbnails and sketches.

Class 2 - 180 Turn Finished

Below is my finished 180 turn :P

Saturday, 14 April 2007

Class 2 - Body Mechanics - Walk Through a Shot

This being "Class 2" Body Mechanics we get a new mentor for 12 weeks:)

My new mentor is
Steve Gagnon-cady who currently works at Weta - fancy stuff.

Last week we had to shoot reference and plan out one of the following:
1.Kick a ball
2.Take a Big Step
3.Turn around 180 degrees

I opted for the 180 turn as i felt i should do something more realistic for once and not so cartoony. As 99% of time i tend to do cartoony animation over realistic animations.

So after shooting loads of different 180 turns, i chose one from my 10 clips as i felt it looked the most realistic and had some good timing and movement going on.

This week we had to use our planning and block out in 3D our planning poses and break downs.

Below are planning sketches and my submission for the block out.

Sunday, 1 April 2007

Class 1 - Studying walks with different weights

Well the final week is here and we come to end of class 1 already!!!! How time flies.

Well below is my reel for class 1 and i must say everyone who has completed class 1 has really worked well and there are some super talented people in my class and in the current year im in. Also i must say my mentor Sean Ermey was a really good mentor, plus this was his first time mentoring for AM and hopefully not his last.

Class 1 - In-depth look at the hips

After a week of blocking we are now taking that walk out of blocking and into spline and breaking up the timings. Also this week Stu is balancing, my Stu is doing a spot of Yoga!!!

Class 1 - Introduction to Walks with character

This week Stu is exhausted after all this posing and we start to add some personality to a walk cycle. For my walk cycle i started from scratch and shot some video reference.

Class 1 - Exaggeration and Weight

This week we was looking into concerned poses and finishing off the basic walk cycle :)