Friday, 20 May 2011

Flash Week Results

Here are the resulting exercises that weren't just shapes moving about on screen.

I have always had a soft spot for Flash, but have never managed to animate it professionally.  Now I finally had the chance to properly animate with Libraries, though I still have a long way to go.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Escape Animation

Well, here it is, after quite a few months working on this the project has finally come to a close.  If you wish to see some context to this scene, I suggest you take a look at this previous post, which includes the entire storyboard from where this is just five seconds from.

I animated in TV Paint once I got a hold of the layout for the background, while my partner composited the background in Maya and made sure to make the appearance 2D despite being made in 3D space.  I think she succeeded well.  Check out her achievements on her blog.

Once the animation was done I took each frame and placed it in Photshop, where I rendered each image.  It was tough work, but once I got more and more done, each successive frame was easier to make since I could reuse layers and assets.

Frankly I'm quite pleased with this assignment.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Dance Assignment

Well, here's two weeks of hard work.  I used the character from my Escape Project to animate, a decision I both regret and am glad I did.  I regret it because even though it is my own character that I designed, I still don't know fully how he works, thus having a lot of trouble making him move.

However, because of that I have now had two weeks practice with him, thus making me well prepared for next week's assignment, which involves animating the Escape Project.