Monday, February 8, 2010

All 6 Seconds as one Movie!

As promised, here are all 3 dailies in 1 film. A grand total of 6 seconds! Enjoy.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Spider End

So this is the last part of this animation. I may do more next week, depending on my schedule, but either way I will try to splice this together over the weekend. Enjoy!

Spider Nest Take 2

Here is the spider taking the egg (did you get that last time? What with all my lighting and aperture changes and whatnot). The legs again get a little jittery, but I think they sorta work here. So far I'm pretty happy with what's coming out. I can't wait to see this thing all spliced together!

Spider Walk from the Beginning

I started over today. Using the auto-toggle button, and the spider walk cycle research ( I was on the right path, just not quite getting it). It still slides a little (missed a couple of movements with the back legs), but I think it is a vast improvement from yesterday. At the rate I'm going I may have my full scene shot today! I'll post as soon as each 50 frame segment is complete.

Oh, and I fiddled a little with the camera settings through Dragon (nice feature), added some white dry brush and a soft spotlight as well. This way you should be able to tell what the spider is grabbing. Do you know what it is?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Spider Nest

So I switched from shooting on two's over to ones with this one. I thought I had the walk down better, but I think I was wrong. I found the Auto-Toggle button on Dragon and I think my animation improved. Can you tell when I found it?

Dragon Trial is only 50 frames

Why am I telling you this? Because I now have to limit how I shoot, shoot multiple takes and then try to string them together afterward to get proper continuity.
Here is my first 50 frames:

I really didn't know how I was going to make the spider walk. And well I am not 100% happy with said walk, especially not the beginning, but it's movement and animation and I'm finally starting to get things done. I may start over to get proper movement down, and I may have to switch some of the lighting since some details are missing. Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Really quick Animatic/Beat Board

So I've been working on a quick practice animation and ended up designing this spider and background. I wanted to start full animation today, but realized that I really had no clue as to what I was gonna make it do. So here is a quick beat board type thing to help me figure out movement, layout and "story". Hope you like it. You'll get full dailies tomorrow.


Monday, February 1, 2010

Hip shakin' 2

I just noticed how bad that photo was for the original post, dark and not really showing all the colors nor lines. Here is is the way it'd look in my sketchbook. I have a couple more stuff to show a little later this week, so keep your eye out for it!