Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A First for Everything

Hey world I'm animating in Maya! This is my very FIRST attempt at animating excluding sketches on the corner of books and post-it stack. Traditional and digital painting are the areas where I have some experience so this is new ground.

I had under 100 frames to "move a ball", so I chose to make some ink act in a peculiar fashion.

Of course I can see room for improvement, but that's the fun part. I can and will improve tons over the next few months, so watch for exciting milestones.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

First steps on new soil

My first comment needs to be, Animation Mentor is great. They've put together a concise and specific method to bring students from 0-capable in an incredibly brief timeframe, giving them the framework for further development.

Here is my first attempt at modeling and lighting. Yes, I know it's still VERY rough, but this really is my first modeling/lighting experiment. There are immediately things I want to correct, detail, and re-texture. But the focus of Animation Mentor is to prepare student to be character animators, not riggers, modelers, or the like.

I start animating Tuesday if I can't get a preclass experiment in before then.

BTW I'll be attending CTN-expo in Burbank in two weeks. I'll be up to my neck in uber-talent and experience. It will be a humbling week for sure.


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