Wednesday, 8 December 2010
another set of character design
the futur is steampunk, a technology that comprises moslty of steam, geras, pistons and coal mechanics. Its also a good science fiction setting for the world of arta
Tuesday, 30 November 2010
11 second animation plus evaluation
Evaluation of the 11 second project.
In 2D animation using for the first time the software of "toon boom animate pro". It is similar to Flash and not at all similar. There are different concepts to using the software for 2d animation. One: its more advanced, two: more buttons and three:try it out for yourself ^^
I began drawing all the initial sketches (previous blog entires) in october. I really began looking into the character design when there was the october entry which was a bout some form of predator. My character began froma creepy skiny guy to a short cyclops. Main interest in this; CARTOONS
I love the new cartoons of cartoon network, Flapjack, Chowder and Adventure Time. They have something particularly interasting, the extreme close up appearances of characters. The bizarre moments whithin the cartoons. The animation really and that is what i want to do for my future.
For the first week of the November i worked on the Dope Sheet to better understand the sounds and accurate areas of where the sound would be in the frame(s) for when i would be doing the lip sync.
Next was learning how to use animate pro, by watching the basics on vedio tutorials. One has the press the Alt button wnd then another button to use the hotkeys for the software.
Unfortunately I put too much of my time in the post production character design when I should have been making an animatic. Instead I concentrated all my time on just drawing frame by frame of the actual anuimation.
This animation or project is fun, if I had not have to have another project given to me at the same time which slightly complicated my timetable BUT nontheless I am a work orientated person. The fun part is listening to the sound, which has a lot of anger from the 1st character and worry from the 2nd character. Exaggerated sketches were the thumbnails so I knew where from my dope sheet where to draw the main actions and then the "in-betweeners". I admit I got a bit of the timing at the beggining wrong (thank you Derek).
I added a close up exaggeration in the middle because thats my touch and I like seeign those comical yet frightening scenes in the show. Why do they never put those in live actions? American cartoons of the furture, you think they are destined for children but they have a dark, funny side to it that we adults....or teenagers find amusing (or is it just me and my twin bro).
Sunday, 28 November 2010
I had started planning and cutting, painting and drawing in October so that I would have time as well to work on my 11 second project. My main idea was making a animated charcater ot of cardboard and make it walk around the rooms of my flat and the studio. The idea of cardboard material was inspired by an animator who made a similar animation with various different cut ot characters.
( i apolagize if the link is not correct, my laptop is sick and needs to be properly fixed one day)
I really like his idea but wanted to do something of my own design. Doing the stop motion in cardboard was fun, it reminds me of when I made sculptures out of cardboard back in my old school for my exhibition of 2008.
I did however misjudge the number of frames captured. I took to many pictures and could not get all of the recorded clips onto the main vedio. But with what I have produced I think it works because of the crawling and walk of the bug and main character walking into a box.
I will put up the other clips to show what else i have done during he weekends of work.
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Experimental Pixilation 2010
Here is the final for the pixilation project.
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
example pictures from the experimental animation
Some of the images above do appear in the experimental pixilation animation, 3 do not. All the media is cardboard with additional of water colour paint.
Monday, 15 November 2010
monday 15 2010, 12:34
Friday, 5 November 2010
Observational Drawing 2010
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
experimental animation: secondary tests
Using the caterpillar drawings a prevous animation, I am sing it as a three cardboard paper like way, to show three different art styles. This test is basic and a practicing for the real thing. There will be some small changes. Also making a mess in one area of the studio.
here is an idea Derek hayes gave me. Originally there may be some stuff or characters or items animating out of boxes. I was drawing the outline frames on cardboard for when a character eneters a box and Derek said what would happen if he were to come out the other side. So as it was halloween too i thought up of this. Its basic as well, just a test but it looks pretty good, wodering how i am going to make the puppet stand...I 'll improvise and figure out something to make it stand
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Sketchwork and pixel cardboard test
Here i have drawn the thumbnails for the wave arm dance move, will be used in a experimental animation
Here is a test of cardboard for the experimental animation
A few faces and colours of the cyclops character done on flash
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
During that day I was working on this, I was also looking at the tutorials in Animate Pro. I still have to look through all of them and they are very helpful to me in my next upcoming animation assigment of the 11 second club.
Tuesday, 19 October 2010
walking cycle, drawn and flash animation
Did two walks, one on hand drawn paper frame by frame, the other on flash. the first one is a normal walk, drawing the in betweeners is kinda tedious but i have to expect that.
the other in flash is a tv character, liking the simpler way of drawing, he has a "pimp" like walk. He also has a very static, square like walk which is on purpose as he is some kind of robot
Thursday, 14 October 2010
Sunday, 10 October 2010
random character designs and preperation for 11 second animation
character animation - lifting heavy object
I did the animation(s) in flash. i firstly drew out the images, scanned them in and just drew teh outlines of my charatcer which makes it easier for me to animate and ensure the drawing does not get too small at one point. I think i am starting to get a better feeling of using flash, I just scan in my original drawings and use them for flash. I just draw the begining, midle and end while on flash aids me for the "inbetweeners". Its quite a lot of fun.