Wednesday, 30 June 2010

11sc Bouncing Ball

This was created for an 11 second club mini challenge. I'm weeks late but I didn't discover the challenge until yesterday but thought it'd be great practise either way.

This was the first time for me properly using the graph editor whilst animating and it works great! You have much more control over everything. Especially if you're animating single simple objects like this.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Graph Editor play

After reading a tutorial by Victor Navone (Pixar) about the graph editor I thought I'd have a play around with it. I'd never animated with the graph editor open or checked my keys/splines whilst animating so this was really new. Despite doing this in less than a minute and it not looking good at all I learnt a lot from it and in future I can see having the graph editor somewhere in my setup whilst animating will help me greatly.

Thanks Mr. Navone!

Edit: It probably would have made more sense to mention that I pretty much animated this from the graph editor. I know you can't do that most of the time but the graph editor has always been some weird dark mysterious part of animation. It's a terrifying feature of any software!

A fluther of jellyfish

This is something I drew last week. I'm quite happy with it even though it was done really quickly and was me messing about with Photoshop brush settings.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Revised Showreel

After talking to a few friends in the undustry I've managed to cut my showreel down quite a bit based on their advice.

Behold my current showreel:

Friday, 18 June 2010

Animation studio meeting

Yesterday I went for a meeting with an animation studio about 20/30 miles from where I live. Everything went well but they're more of a 2D company and from what I could tell they hire freelancers whenever they get any 3D work.

I think it went well though. I also had the chance to have a look around their studio and it's really nice. Nothing huge but it's packed full of lovely macs with huge monitors and a wacom cintiq!

I'm just about to order some DVD cases so that I can start sending my showreel out to other companies soon.

Let's hope I get my grades from university so I can put them on my CV!

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Bouncing Ball 2D & 3D

Here's the 3D version of the previous bouncing ball video that I uploaded a while back. The 2D version is included for comparison. I probably have three or four other bouncing ball videos online but it's one of those things that you can't do enough of to make sure you get right. Plus, bouncing balls are lots of fun so who's complaining?

Up next is a skipping rope animation and probably some pose exercise.