A quick animation from the film Anchorman, to distract me from the more difficult project which I’m doing anything to avoid, as moving out of stepped is terrifying. This took about 10 hours at very most.

posted : Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

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This hasn’t got much relevance to the acting project. It’s just a pose I was playing around with that I think captures an emotion quite well. Anyway, back to work…

This hasn’t got much relevance to the acting project. It’s just a pose I was playing around with that I think captures an emotion quite well. Anyway, back to work…

posted : Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

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I’ve made a lot of changes since the playblast. I’ve cut out a lot of poses and changed the main pose, which I think fits better now (and is shown above).

I’ve made a lot of changes since the playblast. I’ve cut out a lot of poses and changed the main pose, which I think fits better now (and is shown above).

posted : Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

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A quick playblast of the block-out so far, just over half way done. It’s still a bit rough round the edges but its getting there!

posted : Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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Sketches of some possible poses. A few need tweaking but I think there’s some useable material in there.

posted : Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

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This is one of the poses I’ve started to work with. Lip sync is all done now so it’s just onwards from here.

This is one of the poses I’ve started to work with. Lip sync is all done now so it’s just onwards from here.

posted : Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

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posted : Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

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That’s it! Finished the final render and that means the end of the terms work. I’m still not that happy with the outcome though, because I went about it in the wrong way, and I would have liked to put a lot more torso movement in there. I’ve tried to make the most of it since then, and there are some areas that I am quite happy with, particularly the part where he rubs his head as he begins to get a bit more nervous.

While some people would find making an animatic or storyboard useful for this kind of work, that’s just not the way i prefer to work. I much prefer to save a few images of a few poses to get the basic idea of what I’m planning on, then dive straight it and get working. Though maybe my biggest mistake in this project was not planning enough, and maybe I could have avoided a few problems by doing so, but I won’t be making the same mistakes next time round and I’m getting started on a couple of summer projects straight away!

posted : Thursday, May 20th, 2010

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This is a frame from the scene where the character gets very nervous and starts second guessing himself. I’ve added a directional light in there as well to establish the scene a bit more. With the deadline looming I’m going to tweak a few more things and start the final render!

This is a frame from the scene where the character gets very nervous and starts second guessing himself. I’ve added a directional light in there as well to establish the scene a bit more. With the deadline looming I’m going to tweak a few more things and start the final render!

posted : Thursday, May 20th, 2010

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Still a couple of things left to tweak, but this is more or less what the final will look like. The initial error of not blocking out the full body poses really messed up my ability to animate the torso, but I’ve been trying to make the most of it since then, as there wasn’t enough time left to go back and do it again. I’ve had to cut it down as well, because I was never gonna finish animating the whole dialogue for the deadline. But I’ve learnt from a lot of mistakes while doing this animation, so hopefully I won’t be making the same ones over the summer.

posted : Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

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These are some sketches I did when I was planning out poses. I tried to raise one shoulder to show more weight and add a bit more character to the poses.

posted : Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

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Life drawing submission!

posted : Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

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