Monday, September 6, 2010

EAPS WIP ~ So many abreviations in one title! epiiiiiic

Some EAPS i've been working on for my end of year film. Some are still very dodgey -_-

Friday, August 6, 2010

End of Year Film Animatic

Well this is my newest animatic after I changed my last idea. Basically its about a business woman who is just living a boring everyday life, getting sick of it... when her lift breaks down, leading her to an unknown floor which thrusts her into a surreal world filled with coral, floating whales, and marine-men.

Also, a picture I created recently in relation to this film:

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Blinks & Eye Darts

We've been practicing eye blinks and eye darts in class recently. The first blink is done traditionaly using light boxes and a program called monkey jam. Very basic, vanilla blinks and eye darts.

This dart was made using adobe flash cs3.

I've learnt alot from these classes. Turns out that people pay more attention to eyes than mouths. Sooo as long as you're showing the emotions through the eyes, your lipsyncing doesn't have to be 100% perfect, because the audience probably won't be paying much attention to the mouth anyway.

Also, we usually learn to draw in arcs when animating movements. When it comes to eyes however, we totally break the rules and try to make the pupils only follow straight lines instead of arcs.

My teacher gave us lots of notes from various animators, one being Kyle Balda, who has noted some very good points:
  • Eye darts generally dart around within 10-20% of the eye
  • Eye dart timing should not be even
  • Eye darts are good for communicating subtle thinking emotion
  • Very fast and poppy (no ease-in to stop) is the most effective
  • Character thinking eye darts should not flow in one direction

Friday, May 28, 2010

3D EAP - Laugh

Small EAP assignment and lighting experiment. I didn't make the rig, it's available online. The laugh was also off a free sound fx website. Excuse the kellog's ceral floor. LOL! It's ment to be sand...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Matte Painting with Camera Move

My finished matte painting task.


Woo! Finally finished the image i'm going to use for my 3D matte painting experiment.

Friday, March 26, 2010


So this is the next part of my animato project. Animate a character within the "animation" scene we made earlier. Unfortunately the timing is a bit off on the flinch. But ill be sure to fix it soon!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Acting class

Just some of the strange things we get up to in acting class...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

There's a fly on my animation

Practising camera moves in Maya.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Class letters combined in Maya.

Purple A

Hmmm... having a bit of trouble creating the fluff without my A looking like a triangle. sooo if the fluff doesn't work, this is my 2nd choice :D

Saturday, February 13, 2010

What's the time Mr. Wolf?

Ok, these are just some photo's from my acting class the other day. Teacher made us play what's the time mr. wolf. But we had to all link arms, and he picked a few people who after 3 steps, had to get to their knees and get lower with every step they took. But everyone else had to stay linked! XD
Some people ended up being dragged... eg. Corey ;) haha

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A for abombinable snow man!

I am going to attempt to rig this A in Maya so that i can make it shake off snow or water or something XD

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Jail Potato 3D

Well i made the jail cell for my potato. (By my potato i mean the potato my teacher made XD)
This is the first 3D background I've ever made. it took a while but i enjoyed it. 3D is fun once you know what you're doing!!

Jail Potato

Just had to draw a background for a potato. My group decided on a jail cell. I am now going to attempt to make a 3D version of this in maya.