Monday, August 19, 2013

Heavy Object Blocking

Hey! Working on the final assignment for my Animating Characters Class for The assignment is for a character to interact with a heavy object. Found some footage of soldiers in Afghanistan participating in a Highland strongman competition, which was incredibly all shot on tripod. 

Here is my blocking stage - about a pose every 10 frames. Went back to stepped this time for blocking. I had been doing autotangents for blocking since I was doing cycles. I feel a lot more comfortable in stepped, and I am pretty happy with this pass. I'll post next week with revisions from class and blocking every 2-6 frames. Enjoy!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Running Jump Assignment

The second assignment for my first semester at is a running jump. Again, the main goals here are achieving realism with body mechanics. I did push the jump some, since it is a pretty unrealistic distance to jump over. I feel like I have come a long way, even since the first assignment.

From the crit, my instructor said to decrease the length of the jump, as he seems to be being propelled by a rocket a bit in the air. Also, on the landing, the end needs work. He was saying the final step should happen sooner, and there should be another step after that. Finally, he said to slow down the standing up at the end, and overlap more.