Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Arm-y Attack

Day 10 & 11

This exercise is to capture the arm in action. The intent is to capture a fluid-like motion of the entire arm doing some activity. We had recently watched the classic French film Delicatessen, so I was inspired to do cleaver chop and throw...

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Do the Wave

Day 8 (cont'd)

One last wave. This one is like a flag waving in the breeze. You'll have to imagine the rest of the flag...

Do the Wave

Day 8

Wave action, part deus. I don't care for this one much. It looked better in the planning. Perhaps it would be better with more arcing in the S-curves...

Monday, February 12, 2007

Do the Wave

Day 7 SLIGHT UPDATE: to the quicktime movie

We started looking at wave action today. This is the behavior of a flexible material such as a flag blowing in the wind, loose clothing, long hair, etc. Based upon the example in the book, I did a quick pencil test using a hand snapping a horse whip. The animation can be described as an action travelling down the length of the material, perhaps "telegraphing" would be a good word. In this case, the action of the arm moves from the whip handle, travelling down the length of the whip strand until it snaps. I found a sound effect online and added it to the animation.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

A Walk With A Personality

Days 5 and 6

After completing our first walk cycle, we now have been assigned a walk with a certain characteristic. My animation needs to convey a "shy walk". Once again I did basically an 8-frame step. However, trying to get the timid emotion, I duplicated frames to slow things down a bit. For most frames, I did 4 shots each. For the inbetween standing still shots, I have 10 shots each of head down and head up. I chose not to move the arms attempting to portray a closed behavior.

I don't know if it portrays shyness or depression! Here are the results: