Monday, April 25, 2011

Class 2 Week 4

Alright this week was the last and the first. My last week to work on the heel click assignment and the start of the next pick list assignment. So below will be my final heel click assignment posted up. My mentor didn't care for the environment on the heel click so I left that out, but will probably throw it back in there for my progress reel. Also for my next assignment I will be doing a character getting his foot (really) stuck in gum!

So for the gum thing, I want to have a guy that is walking along the side walk and get stuck in the stickiest gum ever! So much that he he pulls his leg clean off! I've got both my planning sketches and a pencil test for the animation. I had other things come up this week, so I didn't have enough time to make my own video reference but will still record some things for my own use when I go into blocking.

Here's the final heel click:

Here's my planning for the stepped in gum assignment:

Here's the pencil test:

Also I found some old 3D artwork from the past. 

You can find that here:

Here's just for you Despicable Me fans! :)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Class 2 Week 3

Ok this week we had to take our blocked version of our assignment and take it further into to "blocking plus." There are however quite a few differences between my shot now and what it was last week. It's still a heel click, but I've added the environment, change the foot he leads off of out of the landing, and completely changed the ending settle. Also I've reworked all of the arcs so it looks cleaner and prettier.
Hope you like it.

Here's my re-block:

Next week I have to polish this assignment and also plan my next one... which just a teaser... will be a guy without arms stepping in gum. :)


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Class 2 Week 2

So this week I had to take my plan and start to animate it. This week has been pretty simple and I'm feeling good about my blocking.

I was basically going for something like this. Ballie is so excited that he cant contain his energy and jumps and clicks his heels.

Here's my blocking for the heel click assignment:


Monday, April 4, 2011

Class 2 Week 1

Ok so its a new term! :) YAH! To kick it off right, my question was answered on the weekly Video news for the whole school! So everyone got to see my picture and here what Bobby Beck, the founder of the school, had to say about my question. Very cool stuff!

But anyways, for our assignment this week we had to pick an animation from a list to do for the next 4 weeks. So this week was to "plan" out the entire assignment by shooting video reference and drawing thumbnails. The next few weeks will be "blocking" out my assignment, re-The one that I chose to do was the "heel click" animation. My original choice was to do a riverdance but decided against that...

Here is my video reference for the shot that I'm doing.

And here are my thumbnails.