Thursday, September 18, 2008

Progress Reel

Class 3 is finally at an end. My lip sync is on its way to being finished in the next class when we receive the full rig for Bishop. It was an exciting term with a lot of good friends and mentors. We learned an incredible amount about so many different things, from hand poses to eyes to weight. Here is my new progress reel for September 2008.

enjoy the break! See you in about a week.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Entertainment and Hands

The past two weeks have been all about the entertainment and the hands. Finding more interesting hand poses and find different and new ways to entertain have been key in our past lectures.. I took the past two weeks to split my piece in twos. For the first week, I only took the first 110 frames out of stepped mode and began splining it, so i could give all of my concentration to that half. Then in the next week I proceeded to spline the second half and fix up minor things in the first half. We've also got into taking hand poses and just focusing on those to help our shot. We have one week left to go on finishing off our body moves before starting next quarter and working on the facial features (since this rig has very limited facial controls) Here is the animation as of now, with some spiffy new cloths..

and here are the hand poses that I came up with. The first one being angry, then relaxed and finally surprised..