Sunday, 11 September 2011
Luxo Lamp Jr
This week we were given a more complex character than a simple sphere. Luxo Lamp Jr seems to be the the equivalent of the flour sack exercise in 2D animation, where you have a simplified character that can do basic pantomime and give you a chance to experiment with the tools given.
The first exercise required a simple hop cycle featuring the lamp, but the second one involved it reacting to something and having a 'take'.
And below is the original Luxo Lamp Jr short, the one that inspired every CG animator since to practice with a similar model.