Monday, 27 February 2012
Sunday, 26 February 2012
These ribbons will be produced out of the box in time with the percussion beats and flow into the air.
The idea came from a failed attempt at animating paper and produced a ribbon feel instead, I realised that I could use this in another animation.
These are the initial renders and set up for the ribbons.
Closing date is the 2nd April 2012 for enteries, Finalists' work will appear on a giant screen at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, accompanied by the CBSO on Friday 20 April 2012
The song I have chosen to do an animation to is Indian War Dance as it has a very nice beat throughout and fits in nicely with the idea I had before listening to it.
In this module I will be self negotiating external projects to work on, trying to work with in collaboration on projects and working to external deadlines and workflows.
I have chosen to help out Stars and Heroes with some concept of a project they are working on, I will be documenting the communication between me and Heg Doughty for the Red project, entering an animation into Birmingham’s silent movie challenge. and helping out fellow student Chris Horne with some modelling for his final project.
I will be unable to show the work on here for Stars and Heroes being a secret business project and will write this up separately, however the communication of Red and CBSO's workflow I will be posting here.
Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Sunday, 19 February 2012
It has been brought to my attention that her hands look massive which I have now corrected.
The shape achieved with N-Cloth and then tweaked vertices to have paper cloak and some rough colour texture applied to get a feel for the look.
Sunday, 12 February 2012
Afterwards this type of animation has given me an idea of the Silent Movies Animation Challenge which I am now going to enter.
I met up with fellow student Tom Wildson on Friday to discuss this style of animation and he has agreed to assist on the project by modelling the ditch and experimenting with the work I have shown him.
I plan to start modelling the characters next week and I have asked Tammy if she would like to do some turn around drawings of the wolf so that I can use these images on planes in Maya.
Sunday, 5 February 2012
The end of the story I am still working on, little red runs away from the wolf and I would like to have some trees and shadows moving in time with the music as she runs. The end of the song little red will run out of the book and it will close and trap the wolf inside. (This needs reworking into the animatic when I have nailed it down)
Friday, 3 February 2012
I was emailed by Tammy Daniels a link to her work http://tammyanimation.blogspot.com/ . She had mentioned to me after my pitch that she was interested and thought she could bring something to the project.
I asked Tammy if she could do some initial sketches of Red and use Heg Doughty as reference. Today we met up and she showed me some different designs for the Red character. I particularly liked one that she had textured and drawn to look like it is out of paper. I have asked Tammy if she would like to draw me more of this style and have a go at drawing the wolf for next week.
The following image has been sent to her for some reference on Heg and the length of Reds cape.