Saturday, August 19, 2017

Stopmotion update

  I've actually done quite a lot on the stop motion front since last I posted. As you can see from the photo above, the armature is coming along quite nicely. I hope I'm not making it overly complicated.

The storyboard has been finished on my end and Max is reviewing and making some notes as we speak. I've updated the design of the Spirit of the Forest who now has a proper name! His full name is Dasos Fos That's greek for 'Forest Light'. His wife/mate/partner/whatever (who you won't meet in this animation) is named Silva Tenebris. That's Latin for 'Forest Darkness'.

I admit, things are slowing down now that I'm taking up so many projects at once. If I can just keep it up, I'll get the PBY and Bubo III finished and lighten up my load. I just have to remind myself that the ONLY deadline I have is with Bubo. 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

ZBrush Project: Giraffe Head.

  I know I was trying to take a break from Zbrush but some stuff came up at work, so I need to fill out my portfolio with one more piece. Luckily I only need another organic thing and those are dirt simple and fast to do! I've been itching to sculpt a giraffe skull and print it out at work! This will be a quick weekend project. Here's the top of the skull without teeth. This only took 4.5 hours! Click on it to see a larger picture. Tomorrow, I'll do the lower jaw and the teeth. Then I'll render it with the teeth a slightly different color. And, hey! I got the boolean subtraction to work!!!! I STILL need to teach myself how to paint this in Zbrush and then render it PAINTED!!! That would change EVERYTHING!!!!!!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Timing Test

  Second exercise from The Animator's Survival kit. This one makes a point about timing. Both magnets leave at the exact same frame and end at the exact same frame, but behave completely differently. I adjusted the white balance on this, but not the color balance. Looks like part of an indie music video from Portland.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Well..... it's a start.

   In an attempt to be thorough with stop motion, I'm also going through Richard William's "The Animators Survival Kit". I'm going to do EVERY exercise in it! I figure if I develop a good natural sense of animation, my stop motion will be better for it.  What you see above is the very first exercise. Don't worry, it gets more interesting as it goes (the book, not THIS animation).