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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!