Saturday, September 25, 2010

Test Tweakage

Messing around with that test a little bit. I touched on the timing and the arcs a tad, toned down the legs rotation of the 2nd revolution on the 2nd bar, and started on the end spin. Here's the update:

Friday, September 24, 2010

On-Break Test

A friend from the 11secondclub sent me a link to an Animator's site by the name of KC Roeyer. On it was this neat little gymnastics test he did with a cylinder that had a pivot point in the center. I thought I'd give it a shot! I ended up not planning it's bones out well (I'm not sure how KC had it done) but it was quite a chore to get it spinning in the air correctly. Hopefully there's a shortcut out there to make animating flips easier! In the meantime here is my attempt:

It's cool how after posting it up I want to fix so many things haha. Maybe tomorrow. I tried doing this all the way through without looking back at the original as reference. If interested you can see KC Roeyer's test here:

KC Roeyer's Gymnastics Test

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

What a Friggin' RIIIIDE

This Friday marks the official end of Class 1 at Animation Mentor and it's quite a bittersweet end. These past 3 months have very much flown right by me supporting the phrase, "Time flies when you're having fun". And it's been a whole lot of FUN for sure. I've met some of the most interesting people who come from the most interesting places / backgrounds ... then we all got together and formed a study group haha. I knew I would appreciate the school but after going through this term... I am enjoying the hell out of it. It was a bit more work than I had imagined but I really didn't mind. I also noticed how empty I left this blog for awhile but I didn't think a bouncing ball would be too exciting to post :)

Here's the progress reel for the term (starting with most recent):

A big big thanks to my mentor David Weatherly from Dreamworks for the attentive feedback and gratuitous links. It truly was a pleasure.