Wednesday, 25 November 2009

11 secound club project week 4

This is my final piece, Im rather happy about it. Lip syncing wasn't that bad, didn't take very long but i did enjoy it. I think i'm slowly understanding maya a bit more now.


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I think that the mouth movement before the words cocoon of horror could of been a bit slower, but i did find it slightly difficult trying to get the mouth to match up with the words correctly in between the frames that moved the character.
I also had difficulty getting to move the mouth just when he starts saying " im living" As i opened the mouth, key framed it there but then it was open during crying and before the character started speaking. So what i did was but a pause in just before he started speaking and this worked. And when i first finished this the mouth opened to wide so i went back and made it a bit smaller. 

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Kathys project final week!!!

These are my final drawrings. I decided do a few quick sketches as i have done a few long ones.
Here i drew a few pictures from vets and animals, patient and nurse and two children playing. They're nothing great but they show interaction between people and people and animals.
These are a couple more of quick sketches showing interaction

Experimental project

Here i have planned out what im going to do in my animation after creating a dope sheet.

I'm going to have the pattern growing out depending on speed of music and music notes. The extra arms are going to grow out with the music with the flowers and leaves at the end of them. The red in the picture will be coming out with the main bold colour.

Kathys project week 6

This week i decided to use water paints, pastels and colour pencils. I enjoyed painting my pictures even though they did take awhile.
  I really like the way this image turned out. I decided to draw and paint parrots cause of there bright colors and they're very pretty birds. This image took me awhile to do as i had to wait for each layer of color to dry before i went onto the next bit. I did enjoy it though. I think i could of worked on the eyes. I did struggle with the beak colour as i couldnt get it right but i got there eventually.


 This is another one i rather like again it took me while same reason as the other one. I prefer the eyes on this one compared o the other one. I like the bright colors and the patterns on the face.

 I decided to draw a pair of tigers and use water paints instead of pencil or pastels. Im quite happy with the way it has turned out, think i could of worked on the tiger on the right a bit more. They eye looks rather funny and head a bit small.


 This is just another couple of human emotions drawn with a normal pencil and colored in using color pencil.

11 secound club project week 3

This is my final piece done without lip syncing.


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I'm quite happy with this and i tried to make it look more life like then robotic. I think the things i can improve are:

When the character suddenly leans forward could do with more emphasis. And when his arms go out the arms shouldnt move round to much but sit still. I couldnt find which frames which caused the problem. I think if i had more time i would improve these points.

I have also changed the characters movements a little because the character is sitting down it doesnt give much room for movement and my previous idea had little in it. So as i was creating my final peice i thought i change the movement when he said the words " cocoon of horror" I think this gives it a bit more and doesnt look so plain.

Monday, 16 November 2009

kathys project week 5

This week i decided to draw pictures from series i watched, things like supernatual, bones and ghost whisperer and some pictures from every day.
Im quite happy how this picture turned out, i'm not usually good at drawing people but i think this picture is a slight improvement from the past pictures i have tried to draw, although it doesn't look like the actual person and a few things are out of proportion, i think i'm getting there and i'm going to try keep practicing. I picked this picture as i like the expression, is very exaggerated and shows the emotion well.

 I decided to draw four small different drawings using different mediums. I have used brio pen, colored pencil marker and normal pencil. I draw people better in bigger, clearer pictures then something small so this something i may have to work on in the future. I don't like the colored pencil and marker as its out of proportion and i could of been more careful in drawing in the marker pen.
Here i decided to draw a larger picture in brio. I quite like using brio, gives a nice look to it. Im quite happy with the look of the dog, eyes could be bigger and could of worked on detail more. With the kid the eyes look to small and legs are out proportion. 
Im rather happy with this picture, i think i need to work on smaller facial features.

11 secound club week 2

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I'm rather pleased with how this turned out, i didn't struggle as much as i use to and i'm starting to get to grips with the animating, movement and pauses.
I think in my final pieces i need to put more emphasis on the arms going up and the anticipation before he slumps back down, i also need to make sure it goes with the sound, and maybe work on another computer to upload sound etc. Think parts of the animation need to be snappier but over all im rather happy with it.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

11 second club project, week one

This is something i could uploa
d before and should of been uploaded on week one but mac was playing up.



So the idea i came up with, is the character sat down, in a middle of a cocoon with his head down, there's going to be exaggerated arm movements, character going to be sat down through it.
Heres the video of basic movements, its very rough but it gives me a idea for timing. I got lee to do my acting cause mines terrible an i'm not the most confident of people.


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This is my basic storyboard. I will put the camera angle somewhere diffrent from the pictures, more to a angle to you can see movements better etc.

Main poses:


Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Emotion Change project

This is my final peice.

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I think the animation drags out a bit, when the character gets back up he gets up to slowly, and reaction and inspecting the object doesnt have enough anticipation and bending out the back and a big enough reaction.

I think the depressed walk before bending down went well, got the speed about right and got the emotion through, it just half way it starts going down hill and i start to loose it.

If i was to do this again i would shorten the animation down, have more anticipation and bigger reaction and line of action.

Kathys project week 4

This week i decided focusing and cats, big and small as i do love drawring big cats. I love there eyes, they are such beatiful animals and i do enjoy drawring them.

On this page i have drawn a serval, a domestic kitten and a leopard. I rather like the way this picture has turned out, i think i have improved a little on the detail of the fur. I think i still need to work on shading and direction of eyes and face, sometimes i draw out a picture and when i get to the angle of head and eyes i always seem to have them different to where they ment to be but i'm getting there.

Im rather happy with this picture, with the cheetah picture i thought instead of having everything in pencil, id colour the eyes in to give it a bit more and to stand out. I think i could of worked on the tiger a bit more, worked on proportion and detail

Final Ideas

Here i decided to use a big of colour in the small bits of detail which went quite well. I have drawn the same image twice, once with the burned paper and another without.

This is my final idea, i like the design and it doesnt look to much, I may draw another one but using a marker. To create this i used a tea bag, biro and a red colour pencil.

This image is the same as the previous one but with burnt bits in this, i dont like this design cause you miss some of the detail and it looks to much.
I created the burn markers using a match and setting alight corners of the page and burning a bit from underneath the paper.


To create this, i may draw this frame by frame, photos or video. Im going to experiment and pick the one i like the best and works well.

Research

Here are the first ideas i got from the ink/marker pen experiment. Thought id have a go at what i thought before reseaching and then look more into patterns.
My first curly idea came from a picture i drew last year and thought i could replicate that and use it in my animation, other ideas came from a animation i found on youtube.

This is a drawring i done last year and gave me my first inspiration for my first ideas, Ill proberly change the pattern so it flows together, so in the animation bits can come of each other and i will also keep it to one colour.

I created this image using a tea bag in warm water and rubbing it over a page of my sketch book to it had that old look to it, once it dried i then used a marker and using my first image as a base image i drew diffrent patterns and lines coming out of each other, ill proberly have the base coming out slowly in the animation with the curls coming out each branch as it come out an then had the extra detail dotting the edges and seprate parts coming out after.

For this idea i used the animation i found on youtube for this. I dnt like this idea as it looks to plain and doent have much to it.
If i was to animate this, i could have the tree growing out and the flowers growing out of the tops as the branches end.
I created this again using a tea bag and marker


Here i used the same inspirationg as my first idea but using a blue pencil and a white background, Im not to keen on this as it looks rather plain but i do like the pattern.



This is the research i have done after my 1st basic ideas, i looking into japanese art as i have always loved japanese culture etc. I have also looked into other patterns and designs as well.

I really like the flower design and how they all come togther and everything fits. I may use a basic black tree and then use a fain colour for extra detail, like the image here.


I like the idea of having a dark basic background and the using a one block color for the detail.


I decided to look at Japanese art in trees to give me a better idea of a basic black outline of a tree and i rather like the Japanese style.


Here i have looked a flower pattern, i really like the shape it makes and the way the leaves come out of the stem


here i looked a tree design, using lines and curls so i get a better idea.

This is the animation i found that gave me some of my insperation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz-Tf3-G3JM&feature=related

Ideas for experimental animation

I listening to music and done some research on the internet for experimental animation. Ideas i have up with, are:

For the music Mally-A: Using ink or black marker a tree or some sort of pattern coming out of the side of the page and growing out, making more patterns and expanding with the music

OR

Drawring dancing scenes and putting it together, maybe some movie

For Ruta_dalta:

Blotches of paint and taking diffrent shots of the painting and putting it together.