Thursday, October 25, 2012

Okay well here is everything all put together so far including the 3rd installment of the fight scene.  I have decided to take a little break from this scene at the moment and work on a few lip-syncs because I realized that I have none on my reel.  Don't worry though I do plan on coming back to this piece to finally reveal to all, who the victor of this epic battle really is.  Otherwise I hope you like what I have so far, Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Ninja Fight Part 3 Previz

Okay so here is the previz for the third installment of this fight.  I finally decided to cave and give myself a 24 frame leeway on this one because it was so fast and I already know im going to have to have to do it with the other 2 shots so I figured it would be better to block it out now with the correct timing rather than have to change that part later.  So far im really pumped with what ive done with this shot.  I can already tell that im getting faster at blocking and still getting better at it as well.  I like that I was comfortably able to start this shot today and was able to get all of the blocking and camera animation done.  Now if I can just finish the polish in the same amount of time that would be great.  Let me know what you think.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Ninja Fight Part 2 Polish

Here is the second installment off the ninja fight.  I tried staying within the bounds of exactly 4 seconds but once i put this one up next to the first, it seemed a little fast so I think once all the shots are finished i will go back and tweak them so that they all mesh together smoothly.  This one turned out to still be more of a pain in the ass than originally expected but Im still pretty happy with the way it turned out.  I should have the previz for the next installment up by middle of the week.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Ninja Fight Part 2 Previz

Alright well as promised here is my first pass at the second part of this little fight animation.  Ive really been trying to get down this blocking method as opposed to my usual straight forward animating and thankfully I think im finally starting to get the hang of it.  I have been working on some contract work lately so I might have to slow down my pace a bit but hopefully this second piece will be done by early to middle of next week.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Ninja Fight

Okay so I know that im supposed to show my progress but i got so excited about this new piece that I kind of forgot to show an early version of this shot.  I think this one is pretty much done but it is going to be a part of a 4 part fight scene that i want to do.  Each part is going to be roughly 4 seconds each and will all be part of these two Ninjas fighting.  My thinking is that i need to work on getting faster at both blocking and finalizing so if I give my self smaller portions of the same length hopefully I will see an improvement in my timing and ultimately will have a badass fight seen when its all done.  I will try to have the blocking for the next shot done by tomorrow or Saturday.  But for now let me know your thoughts on this one.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Final Dino Attack

Well here is the final Dino animation that i worked on.  I had a ton of fun working on this piece because lets be honest I got to animate a dinosaur chasing and eating someone!  I know that i had originally intended to add arms to the camera to make it look like there was a human there, but in the end i felt that it already looked great like this and i didnt want to take away from the main part of the anim which of course is the dino.  Hope you guys like it!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Dino Attack

Hey guys so I think between me learning this dino rig and me being sick all weekend, this anim may take a little longer than originally expected however here is my first pass at what i plan on doing with it.  I wanted to get  his walk cycle down first before i tried doing an actual anim and while it still needs tweaking, i think once this is finished it will be a pretty sweet piece.  Eventually Ill have some human hands in front of the camera to give the idea of it being first person but for now just imagine it.  Let me know what you guys think!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Final Boulder Toss

So here is pretty much the final piece for this little ninja character I have been working on.  I had a real difficult time with trying to keep his hands looking like he were gripping the boulder.  They just kept slipping so i had to try a few new techniques to get it to work.  I think this would have been one of those times that having an FK rig would have been better so next time I try something like this I need to make sure to do both rigs and save myself some heartache.  Anyways I may do a little bit more tweaking on it but for the most part im done.  Next up on my list is either Dino anim or learn to use Motion Builder.  Can't wait!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Boulder Toss First Pass

Hey so here is the start of this new animation that I started on Friday.  I decided to get back to working on the ninja but i felt like this one would be a better portfolio piece than the one I had originally started on.  Still not sure if the ending is playing the way I had envisioned it and I feel like its missing something.  Let me know what you guys think bc Id like to have some nice comedic timing on my reel.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Final Demon Animation

Hey guys here is the final clip for the demon animation with wings and all.  It was my first go at animating wings and was a bit tricky, but i'm happy with the way it turned out.  If anyone has any extra thoughts on it feel free to share.  Hope you like it.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Demon Anim

Hey so once again im off to a rocky start with this blogging thing but luckily im getting back on track now that im all set and ready to move.  So I told myself before the move that I would try to get as many characters rigged and shot ready so that as soon as I made it out there I could start animating.  Which naturally meant that as soon as i finished rigging this demon, I had to start animating him.  So im taking a break from the ninja for just as few days to focus on this guy.  I like it so far, but the next big challenge i need to tackle are  the wings.   Ive only been working on this for a few days here and there so let me know what you guys think.  Hoping to have the wings done and the piece finished by the end of this week.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

First Ninja Shot Previz

I just started this shot last night so its still very rough but let me know what you think so far.  I feel like something is off about the camera movement right now but i cant put my finger on it.  An suggestions would be great.  I'm going to try to update this Blog once or twice a week for a while just to get used to it so we will see how it goes.

Ninja Shorts

Okay well I've tried this blogging thing a few times with little success but due to my up and coming move I've decided to give it another shot.  Plus I feel like this might help to push me into doing more animations on my own time.  So I have a few project ideas lined up over the course of the next few months the first of which is a few short animations with a little ninja character I picked up courtesy of Kevin Manning.  I'm hoping to do a few good shots with some nice weight involved and some great comedic timing.  After that I'd eventually like to turn it into a short film but i guess ill just have to wait and see.