Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Reflections: Week One

Ok so the first week or so since we started the project has gone and I already feel deep into the animation process.
I am happy as I have managed to create quite a good lipsync using Max for the Pirates team, and also fulfilled the scene where he is shot at for the Whack'd one. I wanted to apply for both teams as they both have exciting projects and I hope this way at least one of them will pick me.

I am a little annoyed as I have been quite sick the last few days and this has stopped me showing my full potential and I am still working on walk cycles for Max. I want to create a normal kind of posing walk and also try and run and maybe have him run into something.

Even if I do not get chosen (which I pray I do), these will at least show some different skills for me and I feel I could at least add my lip sync to my showreel already. I do think the Whack'd scene needs some more work, but I do like when he is breathing when he realises he is being shot at as it has quite smooth animation and seems to flow quite well.


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The Whack'd scene playblast

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My PickPocket lipsync

Reflections for the last week:

Positives:

  • Started character animation using Lip sync and emotion
  • Feel I have more to add to my showreel already :)
  • Managed to get the Max rig to move around quite a lot, especially walking away whilst crouched
  • Managed to get some smooth transitions when he is breathing, and it looks good with his facial expressions

Negatives:

  • I haven't done as much as I wanted to get done (stupid illness)
  • I'm not quite sure whether to start researching for a 30s project yet as I do not know if I am wanted
  • I haven't completed a lip sync I started using the Usual Suspects and Moom, however I am going to give myself the term to make it look really good as I want him to show a lot of emotion in the scene
  • Walk cycles are still in progress

Aims for the end of the week:

  1. Start researching what to put into a showreel and make sure I hit those markers this term
  2. Walk cycles!
  3. Hopefully find out if I am working with a BA film and start work on that, if not join a 30s group and start researching for ideas

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