Sunday, December 18, 2005

Happy Holidays everybody!!!

Feliz Navidad y año nuevo 2006!!

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Session 11: In-Depth look at Hips (Animation)

So after 7 hours of tweaking, tweaking and more tweaking, here is what I came up with. You can scroll down to compare it to the previous walk cycle I had, basically I've added arcs, smoothed out the motion and heels are not frozen.

I don't recall personality walk cycles being that hard, its almost like the ones I did before are not helping me at all, or they weren't good enough.

Session 11: In-Depth look at Hips

This week I was fortunate enough to get comments from Cameron Miyasaki on my walk cycle. His comments were so close to those of Bret Parker (my current mentor) you can tell they both work for the same studio (PIXAR) and have the same sharp eye :)
Here is my planning base on the comments they gave me, ahh... And also Hans Heymans from Rainmaker gave me feedback on how to work the hips on the front view, thanks to all of you!

Friday, December 09, 2005

Session 11: emotion pose: balance (pushing it)

Push it!! Push it more!! Here are the suggestions from Terry Kalinich (co-worker) and Ashtatic (Animation Mentor classmate), thanks to the both of you guys! :)

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Session 11: emotion pose: balance (railroad)

I got this idea from surfing the internet, then sketched it out and posed Stu. Both poses for this week came up faster than the previous ones, feels good!

Session 11: emotion pose: balance (pole)

This is a cartoon approach to the emotion. I'm enjoying very much these posing assignments. The toughest part of this pose was to work on how to overlap his hands and feet. I've played with the sizes of the hands and toes cubes to make it work. I was also thinking that I can still push it more.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Session 10: Personality Walk (2nd & 3rd pass)

AM's server was down last week, giving us an extra week for the same assignment. Nevertheless I kept pushing as if nothing happened with the server issues.

This walk cycle assignment is fun, but it has had its dark moments!! So many tweaks its unbelievable! I'll submit it this way to AM and wait for Bret Parker's comments, of course... If you have any please let me know!!

Friday, November 25, 2005

Session 10: Personality Walk (1st pass)

Here are the first two steps, I want to get these two right with the attitude and timing before proceeding. It's really hard but I'm enjoying it!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Session 10: Personality Walk (planning)

I'll go for a happy walk, kicking out just before the contact pose (stride).
I have two poses down for the weight and two poses up for the kick and happy-light feeling. Hopefully this one turns out nicely!

Session 10: emotion pose: exhausted (pillow)

Here is a cartoon pose! I grabbed this reference from the "Animating the Looney Tunes way" book. The idea is he is sticking to the ground, no strength at all.

Session 10: emotion pose: exhausted (standing)

This is my first sketch for this emotion, mainly thinking about somebody that's doing sports, any sport. No props added, I hope it communicates with out them.