Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

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Just a little Christmas greeting I whipped up for you. Made in Flash.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Up North Summer 2009!

I'm going to be posting images from my trip up north with my family. There's a lot I want to show you, so keep checking the blog as I update!

Look at that clear Lake Huron water!






GAL rigging

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

A New Year!

It's been two weeks since the start of my junior year at CCS. I've gotten a better taste of my classes, and things are going to start moving fast! I'm a little scared, but mostly excited for the year to come. I welcome you to my world!

-Shawn

Monday, August 10, 2009

GaL Items first step!


Left to right: walking stick, sharpened stick, femur, large femur, healing salve, gold, banana, bone dagger, stone knife, stone hammer

Gods and Legends Main Char further done


Further along the way with the main character for Gods and Legends.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Gods and Legends Main Char

The first stages of creating the main character that will inevitably be turned into sprites for a game I'm working on. These are just a few screen shots.


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Light Painting!


This is a cool picture I took about two years ago when I first got my camera. It makes a sweet desktop.

Halloween Pumpkins


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.

Ultimate Frisbee


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!

Green Giant


Class: Drawing II
Instructor: Elena Arnautova

Blue Man


Class: Drawing II
Instructor: Elena Arnautova

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Ron Standing


This is a drawing of Ron I did. I was under a time restraint and was also sick at the time.
Class: Drawing II
Instructor: Elena Arnautova

Through the Wall!


This was my first full palette drawing. It was hard.
Class: Drawing II
Instructor: Elena Arnautova

Adam Shadow Clone Jutsu


A quick little thing I whipped up for my brother. If he could, he would.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sarah never sat still...


...Now she's immortalized in a drawing.
Class: Drawing II
Instructor: Elena Arnautova
"Chubby model make better drawing."

The Nose Knows


It's a nose eat nose world out there...So get ta chewin'!
Class: Drawing II
Instructor: Elena Arnautova

Eyes, Lips, Etc.


Class: Drawing II
Instructor: Elena Arnautova

Broken Skelly


No, it's not actually broken, but it was in pieces...Actually, come to think of it, I think Elena did drop it...
Class: Drawing II
Instructor: Elena Arnautova

Friday, July 24, 2009

Perspectivish Design


Hmm, I don't remember the assignment, but I do remember staying up all night to finish it. I think it turned out pretty cool. It looks much better in real life.
Class: Design I
Instructor: Dennis Jones

Thingy?

The assignment was to create a gradated design inspired by a found texture. This happened to be inspired by the cable bunched up in the front of our dorm room.
Class: Design I
Instructor: Dennis Jones

Light Sphere


A design assignment where we were to try to make a shape look like it was glowing from the inside out using 10 different shades.
Class: Design I
Instructor: Dennis Jones

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I've Lost My Marbles!


The assignment was to make marbles from still images. This was the result.
Class: Digital Fundamentals
Instructor: Holly Helterholf

Anime Travis


This a beefy rendition of Travis if he were anime.
Class: Digital Fundamentals
Instructor: Holly Helterholf

A Shawn in the Mail


Hehe. That's me in the mail, and Dave putting some in.
Class: Digital Fundamentals
Instructor: Holly Helterholf

Self Portrait

Class: Design Concepts I
Instructor: Dennis Jones

Janet


My first figure done at CCS.
Class: Drawing I
Instructor: Elena Arnautova

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Skelly Study


Last Drawing I did first semester, freshman year.
Class: Drawing I
Instructor: Elena Arnautova

Torsoish Study


Study de la Torso, done freshman year
Class: Drawing I
Instructor: Elena Arnautova

Skelly Torso


Just a skelly torso study. Done a while back.
Class: Drawing I
Instructor: Elena Arnautova

Friday, July 17, 2009

Head Study

First Semester Freshman year.
Class: Drawing I
Instructor: Elena Arnautova

Skull Study


Another early drawing at CCS.
Class: Drawing I
Instructor: Elena Arnautova

Still Life


This was one of the first drawings I did at CCS. It's done in charcoal. My instructor was Elena Arnautova. The class was Drawing I.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

One Summer's Night

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!
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Just throw a blanket over it.

I made this movie Freshman year in Intro to Digital Cinema taught by Scott Northrup. It was made in under 4 hours... :)

P.s. That's how Eric really is. Hehe.
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Lost

I made this video Freshman year at CCS in Intro to Digital Cinema under Scott Northrup. Enjoy!
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Intermediate 3D Final

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!
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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Murder In The Office


This is the first render of an office I made for Environments and Characters.

Monday, March 2, 2009

A quick study of two different style for Characters and Environments. Enjoy!

How Lightbulbs are Made

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A video I made in After Effects for 2D digital animation. Enjoy!

Here's the Youtube link just in case: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oUL6oVcMbw

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Save the Wolves PSA

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A video I made for 2D digital animation using After Effects. We drew topics from a hat and had to make a PSA on them. Enjoy!

Here's the Youtube link just in case: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQY7lioyVml

Draw, Animate, Rescue Princess!

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This is a video I made for the paper cutout assignment in Experimental Animation. Enjoy!

Here's the Youtube version just in case: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3xfvxt5-fw

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

















This is the "Goodguy" character that I made for Environments and Characters class.

Friday, January 23, 2009

The "Badguy"





This is the "badguy" I designed for environments and characters.
The first picture is a quick sketch done in on paper then scanned in and modded in Photoshop and the second is the final piece done in exclusively in Photoshop.