Sunday, April 29, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
-original pattern I used as color reference
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I didn't get any major problem from the crits, so I moved on much earlier than usual. I've fixed some timings and small details, and here's finished product. It was my first time to animate a dance move and there were lots of challenges but I'm glad that it turned out pretty good.
I got almost whole week to plan for the next assignment, woohoo!
Here is my recent cossack dance animation in refining process. I was working with stepped mode for whole blocking process, so I had lots of troubles when I turn this in to spline...at least I learned something so that's good.
It's almost done!
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
It is a iPhone/iPad application he released recently. You can imagine from it's name but this is an application that contains tons of cool poses, demos, hand and expression references. Maybe it's not so essential as he keeps saying in demos, but I guess this is a great source of inspiration. What's so different from other ordinary pose catalog-ish books is that there're lots of exaggerated and cartoony poses in it. None of poses are so stiff and boring, and also model's costumes are pretty unique and cool(like pirates, gangster, barbarian etc...). There are male and female versions but they aren't so expensive. I guess it's totally worth it.
link to POSEBOOK --> http://posebookbysilver.com/
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Second term started!!! There were many choices in the new assignment and I decided to do "simple dance move". I usually pick medium level for assignment choices but I felt like I want to make something stands out this time so I'll do the tough one. Even in the case when it doesn't work, I'll chose lower level for the next assignment. Let's see how this works...
I chose cossack dance to animate and here's reference I got. I try to do by myself but it's really really hard...I guess their leg muscles are CRAZY!
This is rough test I did using Degicel Flip book. I haven't tried animating with Cintiq before but it seems working okay. To me, Degicel was a software to just scan and edit, but actually it works totally fine to make animation on it. At least, it remains more hand-drawn taste than Flash or other Vector style software.