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Archive for December, 2009

Class 1 – Basic Foundations – Progress Reel

Wed ,16/12/2009

This is it ! The end of class 1 and the start of the more exciting stuff ! Next quarter, we’ll be working on the basics of body mechanics and I’m looking forward to three 4-week animation projects.

For the last week of this class, we had to compile a progress reel with all the work from this class. Here it is:

Class 1 – Basic Foundations – Week 11 – Sunday

Mon ,14/12/2009

This is the final version of my character walk, after taking into account my mentor’s critique. I will be posting a progress reel soon with a compilation of all the work from this quarter.

This week we had to sketch the character balancing and pose Stu. Below are the poses I submitted as well as the sketches.

Week 11 Balance

Week 11 Balance

Week 11 Balance - Sketches

Week 11 Balance - Sketches

Class 1 – Basic Foundations – Week 10 – Sunday

Mon ,07/12/2009

This is the final blocking pass I submitted for this week’s assignment. Now I’m waiting for the critique before I can start refining the animation.

Also, this week we had to sketch the character being Exhausted and pose Stu. You will find below the pose I submitted, as well as three other poses I considered using. I have also included the sketches for this assignment.

Week 10 Exhausted

Week 10 Exhausted

Week 10 Exhausted - Other poses

Week 10 Exhausted - Other poses

Week 10 Exhausted - Sketches

Week 10 Exhausted - Sketches

Class 1 – Basic Foundations – Week 10 – Tuesday

Wed ,02/12/2009

This week we have to animate a character walk, meaning we can give the character a personality through it’s movement. This is going to be a fun assignment.

I started off this assignment by filming some reference of people walking to get some ideas and also watching some animation reference online.

I then filmed myself acting out a few different types of walk, and chose the one with most potential. Then I refined this walk by acting it out numerous times and pushing certain aspects of it.

Below is the final reference I’ve come up with, which I will use for this assignment:

I have already done a blocking pass on Tuesday night but have not uploaded it yet.