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.

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