Just a little Christmas greeting I whipped up for you. Made in Flash.
Friday, September 18, 2009
The main character of GAL was originally one piece, as you can see with earlier posts. When I got to the weight mapping stage, however, I ran into some problems. Pictured below is a black hole sucking up all the geometry.
The team decided we should just use a rigid body character to minimize the pain caused by weight mapping. So, I cut up the geometry of the character and sewed in some end caps. There's still some soft body rigging, but as you can see below, the major limbs are separate pieces.
Notice the odd bones attached where the femur connects to the hip? Those are there to help deform the character's cloth garment.
Below is the same image as above, but with the bones hidden. The curves are all the controls I made for animating. I prefer forward kinematics for the arms and inverse kinematics for the legs.
That's probably the last you'll see of GAL for awhile. Our team members, including myself, are all attending school right now. I actually plan on remodeling the main character so that I can get better flow and paint the weight maps properly. I've watched a few tutorials and I think I can minimize weight mapping pains for the future. This was the first character I ever seriously had to weight map.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
This is a photo I took of the pumpkins I carved at CCS freshman year for Halloween. Unfortunately, this is the only picture I could get because my batteries died right after this picture. We weren't allowed to use candles to illuminate the insides of the jackolanterns so I took my light box and covered it with a yellow bag from the school store and the result was what you see. Heehee.
This a sweet pic taken of me by Dave freshman year. Our styles in composition are complete opposites. I like to use more classical, full figure, or portrait compositions. He likes use more contemporary, zoomed in, cropped compositions. But who cares?! This pic is awesome!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I made this video in Fall 2008 in 2D Digital Animation under Scott Northrup. I experimented a lot with the various tools that After Effects has to offer in this one. Over all, I think it turned out pretty well. There are still some spots that I wish I could go back and polish up, but I'd rather just leave it as is. Keep moving forward! Enjoy!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
This was the final project I did in Intermediate 3D. My partner was Erin Greener. I'm hoping to get all my stuff from all my classes up soon, even the foundation stuff from last year. I just had to get this one up right away though because I was so excited to finish it! All I can say is: 3D is hard, but I love it!