Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Twoooo Deeeeee

Innovation project time!
For mine i a making a 2d animation on paper. And i am using a sound clip from the film
"The boondock saints".
The quote goes: "why dont you make like a tree... and get the fuck out of here"
The character in the film has some sort of proverb-tourettes-syndrome where he mixes sayings so they dont make sense. funny....

I was not quite sure how to start this process, so first i filled in a dopesheet with all the mouthshapes on all the frames.
Then i ministoryboarded all the key poses, and wrote down framenumbers for them. Also duration of each specifc movement.
Then it was basically just going from key pose to key pose. hopefully.
So thats what i did today. I only have two more days of actual animation and one day of writinng about it.
After scanning the frames and playing it back, even without the sound, it is clear that i need to get better at keeping the sizes the same. My character morphs like a crazy person!

Here is the result of today. Tomorrow`s will be better!

Friday, 20 May 2011

MAKING two futuristic plasma blaster GUNS!

Charlie asked me to help him make some cg stuff for his Final Major Project for his Film course.
I figured i could model the gun in the film, that would later be tracked and comped into live action footage, much like Pete and I did last year for our Post production/ VFX project illustrated hmya:

I also took on the job of making the physical gun to which the cg one would be tracked.
But i thought i`d make it more interesting this time.
The plan was to make a box on a handle (like before), and another box which could be stretched out from the main "box" so that if both boxes were tracked, the motion of the little box could be tracked to different parts of the CG gun, potentially creating a transformable gun that moves perfectly with the movement of the little box.... a bit hard to explain...

Here is the physical gun in progress:

I used an Irwin Quick Grip (!??!) which had the movable parts i needed, ultra professionally constructed a wooden box over each part, then slapped some bright mellow yellow construction paper on top to make it look like a smooth unicolored box(es).
Charlie then put millions and millions of little tracking points on for pete to have more than enough to track from.

Then i made the CG GUNS:
(click for SIZE)

Some say they look like fish, i say Supersoakers, and Roy says jetskiis. But Charlie liked them, so it doesnt matter. I made them fairly quickly and definitely would add more detail if i had more time.


Now check out this little dude!

It probably better doesnt make much sense now, but when you see it in my showreel with the actual music... if you can see the music... youll get it :)

Scene 3 is finished!

So i finished my animation for scene 03 of The Last Trophy. Most of the clips i would like to improve a LOT and the rest i would like to improve a bit.
But This is the last day of Major project, so apart from the few i will be adding to my showreel, this is it for improving the shots.

Here are the shots!