Monday, 30 March 2009

Spaceship concept

Well today's been a bit of a strange day.

It started with me cutting my finger up all nasty like whilst cutting spinach (I know) I took two thirds (ish) of my index finger nail off (left hand) and cut into the skin underneath the nail. Who'd have thought being a vegan was so violent and dangerous?

Anyways, I couldn't do much for a while because I was all "OUCH, HAND IS HURT!" but I needed to design a spaceship for uni so I watched War of The Worlds to get myself in the mood. After watching the film I sat down, doodles for a bit and this came out:


It was quite fun because I actually thought about what I needed on the ship and such so that was fun. I know the perspective is messed up in places but I'm going to model it in Maya so it's all good, just a concept.

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Stuff stuff stuff

Sadly I haven't gotten any further with my animation apart from modelling the set.

I've been busy creating a flash (EVIL) website for another module at uni. It's about muscle simulation and has a load of tutorials and stuff on there.


I've also been creating a title sequence for a couple of friends for a film they've made. Hopefully I'll be able to upload the title sequence somewhere after they've finished the project because I'm kind of proud of it. The titles are all motion tracked and they look cool like that, never done it before but they came out alright and they liked them so that's all that matters.


I haven't seen the actual film but it sounds interesting, here's a synopsis:

"Jing (Haruka Abe) has had dreams about a Man she has never met before for months. In this time Jing has developed feelings toward him and lived out a relationship in her head. However one day she dreams about a car accident where he will be knocked down and she must confront the dreams with the help of her best friend Mei (Elizabeth Tan) in the hope of saving the Mans life, if he is real in the first place."


If you're interested check out andrewjsykes for updates and such!

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

And closer again

Wayhay, even more done today! I know I'm not working very quickly but compared to how I have been today has been great for work!

Here are my rat designs:



All I have to do are to add his front paws, ears and some more detail and it's all ready to rig (WHY DID I HAVE TO CHOOSE A QUADRUPED TO RIG?).

More work awaits!

Getting closer

Well it seems I'm getting closer to actually animating. I've just pretty much finished the model (nothing madly detailed because it doesn't have to be and plus...I don't want to be a modeller).

Here's the sketch and the model so far:



I'm just going to add in a few more details then I'll be moving on to rigging......eurgh! :P

Edit: Also the story's changing a bit and I somehow totally forgot that I had to also design and model a rat...what's wrong with me? NYAAAAAAARGH!

Friday, 20 March 2009

Pied Piper Animatic



This is an animatic for my next 3D animation. It's very rough and I'm probably going to redo/add to it because the story has since changed slightly.

Nothing special, I just put my storyboards into After Effects and gave them the rough timing that they'd be on screen to get an idea of the running time of my animation.

Monday, 9 March 2009

Just a little something

Here's something I've been working on for the past week (on and off):


I have an animation on the way. It'll be a play on the Pied Piper tale and hopefully will turn out alright. Also, a website all about muscle simulation and some kind of CGFX project too. Hopefully I'll get them all done in time!