Monday, 21 February 2011

Dance!

For my involvement in the "Inbetween" project, jake has asked me to animate a couple dancing.
The male character is going to be big and strong looking. The woman short and fat.

I had a hard time visualising a dance in my head that looked good, had good poses and timing.
I looked at alot of waltz tutorials on youtube to get the basics of footmovement for a classic dancestyle. I decided to do the dance in maya with two rigs that looks a bit like the characters.
Then when i have an ok dance, ill draw over each frame to make the characters look like they are supposed to.

Here is the dance i made so far.

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Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Running better

Just improved the run cycle a little.

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Monday, 7 February 2011

Monkeys are horses

I was wrong!!!!!! monkeys doesnt run like cats and dogs at all! they bounce off the ground the same way a horse does....
And the same way us humans do actually. Try it. Try running on all four and you will see.
So i had to do a new run cycle. And this way is much harder to animate.
Here is my first attempt:


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