Jul 31, 2007


So, here's the storyreel! I know it's crappy, but since is only for me and I can understand it, it's OK!

New Clip!

Well, animwatch putted out a new challenge and it's about time for me to start posting some WIP! It's called Stylin' and I made some pose sketches and started the storyboard. I'll post a storyreel with the audio as soon as I finish it today! I also like to thank everyone (Luana, Gabi, Capanga, André, etc) for the comments dropped. Thanks!

Jul 26, 2007

Mike Rig

For those who don't know, I love Animation Mentor! I think it is by far the best on-line animation school in the world. Seein' their showreel, I noticed an interesting character whith just a head and a pair of legs and I thought it was great for basic motion studies.

Jul 25, 2007

Almost not terrible!

As I said, I'm still working on the "direction" clips, and I'm almost happy with it, because it's starting to feel like a "not terrible" animation! From the version that's in animclips finals I just changed the lil' blue guy. When I fix the other one, I'm finished! =P

Jul 24, 2007

About me!

In the rush for animclips, I’d forgot to post some things about myself to start the blog.

I'm a 3D artist from Fortaleza, Brazil! I´ve always loved animation since I was kid.
I started to work with computer graphics when I was 11! The very first 3D softwares I used were Autocad R12 and 3D Studio R3 (both for DOS!)
When I went to college, I started using 3dsmax and fell in love with it. I started to work in advertising and my college degree work was about animation. It was a great opportunity to study animation and buy a lot of books about the subject. I studied the history of animation and watched a lot of classic films and started to like animation even more! I decided to focus my CG work in animation, so I can be really good in it.

So, if I want to be a real good animator, that means I still have a LOT to study! I have to improve my drawing skills, study body mechanics, motion, corporal language, understand acting, etc. Besides that I need to learn other CG apps like Maya and XSI... Well, I've been a 3dsmax user for 7 years now! I really like 3dsmax and I think it have its own advantages, but, I need to be able to work with things like Maya if I want to get a Job as a 3D animator! The downside is that after 7 years, I'm feeling like a beginner again! Looking for basic tutorials and reading the help files looking for hotkeys and stuff... just to do things that I already know how to do, but in another package! Well, I started to learn Maya just 3 or 4 days before I entered the animclips contest so, learning a new software was not that hard... =P The "directions" clip was my first animation done in Maya!

Here is a compilation of tests I did while studying animation:

The first is a caricature of myself, then a bouncing ball, a CG Squash & Stretch test with a cylinder, two simple jumps, a pencil and paper walk test and, finally, a kick in the rubber ball! It's a lot of thing for such a short video!

Hope you enjoyed!

Jul 21, 2007

To the Finals!

Well, I uploaded the video to participate on the contest. It's not really finished yet, but it was the best I could do in such a short time! Hope they like it! Thanks!


Well, it sure needs lots of improvements, but it's coming out ok. I'm really woried about the time, but I think I'll continue to work on it a little bit even after the contest...

here's the new version:

Another Pass

Well, I'm already refining the lil' guy on the left! (The one on the right is still blocked...) I should have done other blocking passes but unfortunately, I don't have time... So, I jumped to the next stage and I'm kinda doin everything at the same time (offsets, eases, lipsync, etc...) Yeah, I better remember to start earlier the next time! Good luck for me!

Jul 19, 2007

The animclips challenge!

Well, I'm working on a scene for the animclips challenge http://www.animwatch.com/animclips.php and I just finished the StoryReel. I'm a little behind schedule because the "deadline is Mon, Jul 23, 2007 at 12 NOON (US Eastern Daylight Time, GMT -05:00. )"! Well, I'll try to do something even if is out of the competition, just because I want to pratice some dialogue. I'll post here as soon as I got something blocked out. Here's the sketches: