Tuesday, 16 November 2010
I found this the most difficult of the three animals because there are quite a few different aspects to animating the fish. Firstly the path it takes, then the issue of adding the tail in accordance to the sinusoidal wave of the fish, then there's the addition of the fins and then the head details. A lot to take in.
I spent the best part of 5 days working on the fish but I'm still not convinced by my results so I think I'll have to go back to it a some stage.
I found the bird much more user-friendly. The hardest part in my opinion are the wings, and that's a matter of how you try to match up the feathers. The movement is quite fluid, though I've not attempted to do it banking round a corner, which might be a bit more problematic.
We also managed to squeeze in a bit of Flash, where we worked on Nesting Symbols (see below).
I'm feeling Flash growing on my a bit more and I understand it's a time-saver, but I hope I dont' have to become that pragmatic in my approach just yet.
Anyways, I'll keep posting with updates.
Enjoy, and comment please.
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Sunday, 7 November 2010
This is a cycle of a tiptoe movement. It still needs a bit of work done to it. The head is rather jerky and the arms aren't doing what they should:
This is an "angry walk" though I feel there needs to be more a more emphatic movement in certain parts to convey the anger even more. The character is rather heavily based on a certain England international footballer:
This is the start of a "mood change" sequence. The idea is that the character is feeling one emotion thendue to a signal or sign they notice this changes. The two emotions are ideally contrasting and the more theatrical the easier it is to understand. The idea behind mine is my footballer strutting about the pitch only to see he is about to be substituted:
Saturday, 6 November 2010
Over the past two weeks at CSM we've been exploring the following: weight, balance, anticipation, pose to pose animation, forces and biped walk cycles. A lot to fit into two weeks. Along side this, we've had our regular life drawing classes on Wednesday. Personally, it was a period of maximum effort but minimal result in week 4, but week 5 was a bit more successful, having finally made something ok-looking on Flash.
Uploads imminent at the usual address: http://vimeo.com/karllawson/videos
Tuesday, 19 October 2010
Currently working on something a bit more complicated so that'll be up at the end of the week but, in the meantime, I'm just uploading some quick testers I made on Monday, so you get the idea.
Here's the end product (well, a draft version at least)
"Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends":
This is a mix up of the exercises we did this week: Anticipation, Followthrough, Timing and Tricks. Bit of a rush job. Hopefully There'll be a new improved version soonish.
Sunday, 17 October 2010
Pencil and charcoal drawing (1 hr)
Ink drawing using tissue and sticks (30 min)
Ink drawing using tissue and sticks (30 mins)
Coloured pencil drawing of the foot, in an attempt to show points of articulation.
Saturday, 16 October 2010
Life drawing kicked in on Wednesday which involved the banning of "outlines", drawing with tissues and a naked man with a mean glare holding hands with a skeleton. Weird.
Last, but not least we submitted designs for the Bitbots competition for designing some vinyl toys. It took me a while but I got into it in the end and came up with ideas for characters which I'll also put up on here.
My first Flash tutorial and the 1st of 3 bouncing ball of the week. Can you guess what it is?
Friday, 8 October 2010
The week consisted of several exercises from X-sheets, bouncing balls to walk cycles, some After Effects experimentation and an odd meeting in Conway Hall where we were addressed by the Dean of the University.
The following link will lead to my Vimeo page, where I've posted all the animated work I've done this week.
Brief exercise of an animated head stall trick.
Project was to get used to After Effects by creating camera movements in a similar way to a rostrum camera in opening credits of BBC's "Grange Hill" http://youtu.be/hsMVEp3XtQQ or the "What's the Plan?" scene from Channel 4's "Spaced" http://youtu.be/Yt-JQm-t36I
This is basically a narrative about myself.