Tuesday, 31 May 2011
I am hoping this is nearly the end of this scene now... i have improved some of the arm movement, added the hand overlaps/grabs, expressions, eye movements, weight of the marmot landing on the arm, head movements, and obv the camera... im sure there are some other bits too
I am going to concentrate on the other scenes too any changes to this can be made afterwards
Monday, 30 May 2011
Sunday, 29 May 2011
Is this movement for the head better? Also added blink. Can make shapes less dramatic if you want, I've been having some trouble with the blend shapes as some were not added and some clash with each other, but I can look into this more if people are having trouble aswell.
Saturday, 28 May 2011
Hey guys, I have completely changed the freefall to make it simpler and closer to the animatic. I need to work out the beginning fall a but more make the legs move a bit more and the marmot not turn so fast but I am far more pleased with it and hope you are too... let me know what you think so I can refine it on Monday and smooth out the graph editor more :)
Thursday, 26 May 2011
I am getting there with this scene now, the main problem is the chicken floating around but this was because I moved the Marmot's hand which it is parented to, so this should be resolved today.
My focus today will be on the freefalling scene then tomorrow back to the final ones of the Marmot dancing. This means by next week they should all be ready for final polishing. I am going to upload all of my scenes so far onto Adrive now so you can see them and also maybe render the run over the hills sequence to test it etc.
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Using the same flame on a still in Sam's scene:
Reminder of the cartoon flame I made in Maya (which can be textured however you want) :
Let me know which you prefer and I will keep testing them this week until they are perfect :)
Although from the camera shot and scale of the scene it probably will not make much distance. I have done it in the cartoony fast run like in the Animatic as there is no way he could cover this much distance in the timeframe. Again we will probably get away with the feet being in different positions for example when landing and taking off again as he is so small compared to the environment and there are no close ups of the feet.
Let me know if this is ok tomorrow :)
Thursday, 19 May 2011
Monday, 16 May 2011
Saturday, 14 May 2011
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Leaning completely down:
The last one probably matches the animatic the most, but which shall I start from?
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Monday, 9 May 2011
I downloaded Rob's Mongol run cycle and added in my Marmot skip and here is the result.
I may quicken the skip slightly as the Mongolian runs faster than him, but I think the skip suits his cheeky personality and the dancing at the end better than my previous run cycles.
Now I have about finished this we can add to the running scenes and I can also do the stealing the chicken as he runs away from the Mongolian.
Thursday, 5 May 2011
Schedule Till End of Term
EVERYONE NEEDS TO ADD TO THEIR BLOGS AND GET FOLDERS READY
MONDAY 2nd MAY – SUNDAY 8th MAY
DAVID – Textures, MONGOL, MARMOT,
SAM – Chicken carcass on spit modelled
HAYLEY – Dancing Marmot sequence
TARA – Pointing Marmot
DEAN – Climbing out of holes shot
ROB – RUN Cycle - MONGOL
MONDAY 9th MAY – SUNDAY 15th MAY
(Decision needed for end shots….)
DAVID – Textures For Mountains, Sliding in and out of log shot.
SAM – Mongol cooking/Preparing food/ Rendering
HAYLEY – Free Fall Fight sequence
TARA –Rig Chicken carcass, Sliding down hill Shot
DEAN – Climbing out of holes shot - Finalise
ROB – Run Cycle - MARMOT
MONDAY 16th MAY – SUNDAY 22nd MAY
DAVID - Sliding in and out of log shot.
SAM – Marmot turning on spit, Mongol Pleased. / Rendering
HAYLEY – food gets snatched from marmot, Mongol happy, Mongol Looks round at bird. Food gets snatched.
TARA – Sliding down hill shot
DEAN – Marmot sneaks up behind man shot
ROB – Mongol looks round and comes face to face with Marmot shot
MONDAY 23rd MAY – SUNDAY 29th MAY
DAVID– Bird flying in
SAM – Lighting/ Rendering/ Compositing
HAYLEY – Chase, Trip on rock and go flying/ Clean up animation/ Applying run cycles to shot sequences
TARA – Applying run cycles to shot sequences
DEAN – Man sneaking up behind man shot finalise
ROB – Clean up on any of your animation that’s needed.
MONDAY 30th MAY – SUNDAY 5th JUNE
DAVID – Rendering/ Compositing
SAM – Lighting/ Rendering/Compositing
HAYLEY - Clean up animation / Applying run cycles to shot sequences
TARA - Applying run cycles to shot sequences
DEAN – Title sequences
MONDAY 6th JUNE – SUNDAY 12th JUNE
DAVID– Rendering/ Compositing
SAM– Rendering/ Compositing
HAYLEY- Clean up animation/ Applying run cycles to shot sequences
TARA - Rendering/ Compositing
DEAN – Title Sequences
SOUND DESIGN – CREATING SOUND
MONDAY 13th JUNE – FRIDAY 17th JUNE
SOUND COMPOSITED IN
JUNE 17th – HAND IN
There are a few minor problems with the seems, But we can sort that out quite easily.
I made sure that the detail stayed minimum, and worked over the textures, Tara had created for some of the textures.
But I feel we could benefit in making the eyes really nice, and beautiful lol.. here is a nice reference image, I think the simplicity with the detailed eyes could work well.
However concentrate on the animation I will be looking into this.
PS I will make the clothes of the man less red.
Sunday, 1 May 2011
I will hopefully have it up to scratch tomorrow.
This was the freefall I started but looking at it now it is too spinny so I am going to start it afresh tomorrow. I am going to focus on these two scenes this week as they are my hardest and I want to get them looking good. I also started a Marmot run today which I will try and finish tomorrow.