Friday, 30 October 2009
I think I've found the style that I want to use for my experimental project. I've seen this advert on TV a few times and thought that its a pretty interesting technique. I think this may end up with me using a whole rain forest to animate only a minute. I have also decided to use the 'Mally' music for this project as it's most suiting to my style and the technique.
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
I've finally gotten around to playing around with HDRI pictures and 'Image based lighting'. this part of the task I have found really quite interesting and a lot more fun than modelling my face or my eye. I'd like to try making my own HDRI map at some point which I can imagine will be quite difficult.
The results at the moment are 'pretty' and ideal for a desktop background. I can see how this is useful for films with added in CGI characters.
Monday, 19 October 2009
It was quite strange being given this task again this year and brought back all the memories of struggling with the walk cycles in year one... At least this time I had that experience and I think I remembered most of the things Andy suggested last year. I decided to do it in 2D because I feel a lot more comfortable using it compared to 3D on Maya.
I think this walk has a nice strong bounce and the movement through the back emphasizes this. There is a slight jump in the arms which can be hard to follow in the middle of the cycle. Overall its not as good as it could be, but for easing back into flash its not too bad in my opinion.
Sunday, 11 October 2009
As you can see I'm not symetrical but I think it could be a lot worse. It proves when you model the human body you can't just copy and paste one side and keep them exactly the same.