Oct 28, 2010

Week 4

Yeah, I'm a little late, but here it is: Week 4!

The assignment this week was simpler: Animate two bouncing balls, one heavy, one light. That's it! No poses this week... So, my idea was something like a heavy vs. light fight. Here's the planning:

Not much room to play tho... as the balls can't have any type of force of it's own. It's just natural mechanics. Without further delay, here is the final animation:

Oct 19, 2010

Week 3!

Yeah, week 3 is over... Now some updates!
This week's assignment was to do a simple bouncing ball and a pose that communicates EXCITEMENT.

First things first, I revised last week's pose with my mentor's notes:

Some minor adjustments but they make a big difference!

Then, I started sketching some new ideas for "excitement":

It was hard to decide which one was communicating excitement better, so I experimented with two of them:

But I ended up deciding to go with the simpler and clearer one. So I worked a little more on it.

This is my final image for the assignment:

Now for the bouncing ball:

I experimented a bit but ended up going simple again. It's very important to be simpler and clear, you can learn much more like that. Here's a video with the progression:

So that's it! It was an awesome week and I'm already working in the assignments for the next one! See you soon!

Oct 10, 2010

Week 2

So, week 2 is almost over, time to post some assignment stuff here, right? OK! So our assignment this week was to go to a public place with a sketchbook and draw some simple sketches of poses we see. Then we choose the one we like most and pose our 3D character STU. I first chose a pose of guy seated and it came out ok, but I decided to play a little more and did another pose. You can see the progress in the video below:

So that's it! First assignment done! Let's see what else is coming... See ya!