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Archive for April, 2010

Class 3 – Advanced body mechanics – Week 4 – Polishing & planning

Sun ,25/04/2010

After some very long hours working on this shot this weekend, including an all nighter on Friday, I have finally finished polishing this shot

Here is the result of all the hard work

I am now looking forward to the next shot, which will be the world record setting high jump of Javier Sotomayor (see the video ref below)

The lumberjack polished shot:

Theme 2 video reference:

Planning thumbnails for the high jump shot:

High jump thumbnails page 1

High jump thumbnails page 1

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High jump thumbnails page 2

High jump thumbnails page 2

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Class 3 – Advanced body mechanics – Week 3 – Splining Pass

Sun ,18/04/2010

I’ve finally moved out of blocking and done my first refining pass
There’s still quite a few issues with this shot but I’ll wait until I get my mentor’s crit before making any further changes

Class 3 – Advanced body mechanics – Week 2 – Reblock

Fri ,16/04/2010

I had to reblock the ending, so it’s a bit rough there
But I’d like to check that the new idea is working before doing any more work on this
So please leave me some crit and let me know if I’m heading in the right direction
Thanks

Class 3 – Advanced body mechanics – Week 2 – Blocking

Sun ,11/04/2010

Here is the final version of blocking that I am submitting today
I now have to wait for my mentor’s crit before doing any more work on this

Class 3 – Advanced body mechanics – Week 2 – Blocking

Thu ,08/04/2010

I’ve started blocking out my theme 1 shot, and have started with a rough cycle
This is purely to work out if the poses and timing are working

Welcome to my blog

Thu ,08/04/2010

Welcome to my blog!

I am a character animator recently graduated from Animation Mentor
I use this blog mainly to share progress on my latest personal animation projects

Feel free to leave a comment, all suggestions are always welcome
Nico

Class 3 – Advanced body mechanics – Week 1 – Planning

Sun ,04/04/2010

For this new class, we have to do 3 body mechanics shots
We can either choose a theme for the 3 shots, or a different theme for each shot
I chose to do a different theme as I hope to explore more possibilities that way

My first theme is using tools
I think this will be good to get a good understanding of how to show force in the arms

Here is my video reference for this shot

I have also done an animatic based on the thumbnails
The main problem with this is that I based the thumbnails on the video ref I shot, but since I wasn’t using a heavy axe at the time, the weight is wrong
I have had to redo the planning using the youtube reference rather