Sunday, February 21, 2010

"Driver's Test" - Shot 1 Blocking Plus

Here's an update for my dialogue scene for AM. Shot 1 is now in the blocking plus / splining pass, and I've revised the blocking for shots 2, 3, and 4. It's coming along! Enjoy.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I'm Beginning to See a Car Trend Going On...

...And by trend, I mean another animation shot involving a car as some sort of MacGuffin / prop. Well actually, I think it was either my girlfriend or one of my roommates that pointed it out (whichever one of you did, sorry for forgetting!).

This shot is an initial rough pass of my newest assignment for Animation Mentor: a two-character dialogue, roughly 288 - 360 frames in length. Mine features a young teen on his first driving test...oh the memories. Anyway, before I start reminiscing, press play and enjoy!

(P.S. - This is just a rough blocking pass. On shot #4, I think I'll have the Old Guy holding his fist up from the start).

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Bad Drivers Have Arrived!!!

Here it is: the final shot for my AM monologue assignment! At last I polished up several areas -- popping in the left arm, jitters on the head, uneven arcs in the baton, etc.

There are still some areas that could use work. The left arm does a quick bob at one point (around "wrong side"). I should probably step through the animation and watch the cigarette's arc, as well as clean up some areas on the face. Also, I'm not too wild about the background, but it's waaaaay better than what I was using from before (a so-so modified version of a cool photo taken by my sister; it looked OK, yet readability = KEY and unfortunately the animation clashed with the image).