Monday, December 20, 2010

2D Vanilla Walk

Here is another 2D animation with Flipbook. This time is a vanilla walk cycle. This took me about 3 hours to complete.

Hope you enjoy!

Here is a higher quality version:


Monday, December 13, 2010

Zombie Walk

This is a simple little walk I did for fun! :)

Here's a higher quality one here:


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Weight Lift

A fun little animation to show weight! Honestly one of the funnest animations to date. :)



Better quality here:


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

2D Bouncing Ball Tutorial

I had to make a tutorial of something for class. I chose to do a tutorial on how to animate a bouncing ball in 2D using Digicel's Flipbook found here:

Hope you enjoy!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Overlap 2D Update

Here is a little better render without the background now. Also I gave the animation a little purpose with a ball bounce.

A higher quality version here:


Monday, December 6, 2010

Overlap 2D

Here is a simple overlap exercise in 2D that I made with Digicel's Flipbook. I highly recommend the program! So much that I have yet to buy it. lol I'm planning to buy it later on but there is a watermark on my animation because I am still using the free version.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Light and Heavy Ball 2D

Ok so I wanted another go at this whole 2D ball animation. The planning got a little crazy this time since I had 2 balls to deal with and collisions. But here is the planning of this:

Also for this one I was playing around with the timing and not just the spacing. The last animation was done on mostly 2's except for the contacts with the ground which I changed to 1's later on. This one was done a bit the same with the "light" ball on 3's and the heavy ball on 2's with both of their contacts on 2's and 1's.

Here it is so far!

Here's a higher quality one as well


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

First 2D Animation

I was inspired by Richard Williams's "The Animator's Survival Kit" to make this ball bounce.  I first took my idea and drew it out.  My key poses are in black, my pass poses in red, my breakdown poses in blue, and my final breakdown poses in green.  My first drawing I did is not shown here but was just a basic ball bounce.  After I got the hang of it, I wanted to make my own twist and put in multiple contacts with both a table and a tree.  Here is my drawing for this:

And here is the final product animated in Flash. :)

*Updated, again*

Also here: 



Happy Thanksgiving! 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Vimeo's Stereoscopic 3D Channel!

I just got an email the other day that my animation, "Ned's New Camera," just got added to the Stereoscopic 3D Channel on Vimeo! :)

You can check it out here!


Friday, November 12, 2010

Ned's New Camera in 3D!

Ned's New Camera from Chase Shields on Vimeo.


This is as close to final as I can get with this short animation. It's about a guy named Ned who got a new 3D camera. I hope you enjoy!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Finished Recording!

Here's the set up I had while recording the audio for my little animation that I have been working on. You will see it uploaded within the next couple days! :)


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pumpkin Carving

So me and my wonderful girlfriend carved pumpkins together and I carved a picture of the two of us into mine!

Also here is a pic of the two of our pumpkins together. She decided to make spongebob and also paint him as well. :)



Happy Halloween!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Ned's New Camera *Update*

Ned's New Camera WIP from Chase Shields on Vimeo.

Here is a short playblast form one of the scenes of my project I'm working on, "Ned's New Camera" (in 3D!)

The basic idea behind this short is that Ned just got a brand new 3D camera and decides to try it out but find trouble along the way. Here in this shot, he's "testing" out the waters of 3D and it doesn't go so well.


Thursday, October 21, 2010

My Next Little Project

Here is a render from my little short film that I am working on for a project with IUPUI.  I basically wanted to make a 3D animation but then render it with Stereoscopic 3D so you can wear 3D glasses and watch the video. The final product will be able to do so, and I will also render the "plain" version as well for those without glasses.

It's entitled, "Ned's New Camera."

Basically the simple problems of a blob named Ted who just got a new 3D! camera. :)


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Lift Planning

Here is a quick storyboard plan for a simple animation to show weight.


Friday, October 15, 2010

New Ride!

The day is a great day when you can go get a brand spankin new Macbook Pro! :)

It is the 15in. Macbook Pro with the new intel i7 processor and also 8GB of RAM! I love it so far and it works soo much better than my old macbook that I was trying to work off of.

This is exciting for any mac user! ;)


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The New Facetime

Ok lets see Apple do this...

I got my 3D picture taken the other day from the wonderful guys in the IT building at IUPUI. Thanks Chauncy Frend and Jeff Rogers!

Sorry there is no texture on it yet.

Logo Fun

So I was dabbling with an old logo of mine and came up with this one.
Tell me what you think :)

and inverted...


Animaton Mentor!

I am glad to announce that I have been accepted to attend For those of you who don't know. Animation Mentor is an online school for the advanced studies of character animation. I will be starting classes on January 3, 2011!!! I will be keeping updates on here of my work and progress throughout my schooling! So stay tuned! :)

Demo Reel!

Hey there! :)

I've got my demo reel up for my work so far!

Hope you like it.


All my work

Here is a compilation of all my work up to this point. It's pretty rough and I just threw everything together. For more of the production value of things, check out my demo reel.