Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Weekly Running Challenge

I've decided to make myself a challenge, I may not go through with the whole thing but having some solid deadlines should get me to work that bit harder.

The challenge is to do a different run cycle every week using the Cryptic AR's different characters, that being a normal person, a knight and a soldier.

I can go back to the run cycles afterwards and polish them some more afterwards to make them better and make them more like portfolio pieces than something I did for a few days but for now I only have a week per run :)

So the first week is now over and the normal run is done, well for the week anyway. Here it is.

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Next up, the knight run...

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Cryptic Run

Well I'm back in Cardiff to clean up my room and grab all of my stuff from uni this weekend, and then the joy of trying to get all that stuff back on a 2 and a half hour train journey.

But in terms of work...I decided to give the tiger animation a break for a few days as its gotten to the point where I need some feedback and by waiting a few days I can see it from a different view and possibly spot the mistakes and things that need editing. Its nice to have the luxury of leaving it for a while which is something you don't get when working to a timeline.

So the past couple of days I've been playing with the Cryptic Animation Rig which Cryptic Studios have released (http://www.crypticar.com) and I'm really enjoying using a rig that is used professionally and has so many customization options to look and work exactly how I want it to.

So to practice using this I've been working on a run cycle using the AR and I can already tell its an intuitive way of working and I have already got something that looks decent even after only a couple of days of work.

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Sunday, 19 June 2011

Just An Update

So its been pretty busy recently and hopefully it will get busier as I'm sending my CV off tomorrow and try to get a summer job, so updates might come a little less frequently unless I keep updating about how little work I'm doing :)

But ill try to keep my animation work up as well as possible over summer to keep the practice up and post what I've got here.

As for now just a quick update of the tiger animation as its looking somewhat more finished after the past few days, still a way to go though :)

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Friday, 17 June 2011

New Tiger Project

So its the summer holidays and I have some ideas of animations to do on my time off, most of which will probably end up half finished :)

First up is a project involving the tiger rig I used for a project in my first year of uni and I'm attempting to get it jumping down from different platforms realistically.

This is only the first test render and obviously not finished, but feel free to give me feedback :)


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Sunday, 5 June 2011

Glammie Awards Aftermath

And there goes the first year of uni, man did that go by quickly. Its been an awesome year and a great start to my animating. The Glammie Awards just finished and the sting I worked on seemed to go down well.

The animations was a group effort where Matthew Watson, Joe Hornsby and myself animated and Sean Jones created the art assets. Were all year 1 students at the University of Glamorgan and this was the final collaborative piece of the year.

This is the final product...enjoy...




Thursday, 2 June 2011

Glammie Awards

I've not updated this blog in a while, and for good reason...

I've been hard at work getting the final render for the Glammie Award sting ready for tomorrows event, and its finally done :)
After the award ceremony is over ill upload the final video here so everyone can see it