Thursday, 18 June 2009
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Saturday, 13 June 2009
Neil was finding doing the run cycle and the drool shot quite time consuming. Considering they are now half done, I decided to lighten his load and take a couple of his niggly little shots away from him. The first shot I tool was just a close up of Durg. This is supposed to reveal how idiotic he is, so I decided to have him glaring off into the distance with his eyes blinking at different times. There's not much more to say about this shot...does Durg looks dumb, YES!
The second shot is going to be a panning shot closing in on Durg illustrating how blot is now flying through the air towards him. With this in mind, I thought a normal person would look scared if they saw someone flying at them, so i did the opposite and made Durg smile idiotically...priceless. These Durg shots are pretty simple, but have been the most enjoyable pieces of animation in this project so far.
I've tried soooo hard to make this shot look good but I just can't. I've fiddled with the animation and the graph editor and it just looks terrible. I'm really just hoping that I can edit this into the movie so it looks OK.
This next shot was a tough one. This is after the crash when blot realises that the knifes are coming towards him. For some reasons the arms kept freaking out and all I wanted to do was to get them to shrug down. Oh well it looks decent enough in the end.
Not a whole lot of difference with this shot, I just fiddled with the graph editor to make the timing a little better. I like this shot and I think it works. Obviously there is more I could do but I do not have the time.
This next shot is simply to show blot slipping. It is really quick and really not that impressive. There's not really more I can say about this one!
This is the shot where Blot finds the knives that he misplaced. Here we see him rumaging through some junk untill he comes across the knives. This is the shot where we reveal to the audience that the audience is not real, but actually a 2d cartoon on a screen. I will import our 2d animations onto the screen in after effects. I thought that the TV could go on the fritz and blot could punch it as a joke.
For some reason the laptop, does not like the scene where blot throws the knives so I'll have to fiddle with that one at college. Instead here is an unimpressive animation of some knifes flying through the air. This will be used in the scene where blot runs past them. It doesn't seem like much now but it will look better with a background and some motion blurring in after effects!