Thursday, November 13, 2008

Animation Updates

Two quads and a bi... sounds like the beginnings to a horrible joke...

Monday, November 10, 2008

Marriage, Hockey, and Animation

This past weekend was really full, and uber-fun! Krista and I had a marriage course Friday and Saturday, and then she took me to the NHL Legends game at the ACC on Sunday, honouring both my upcoming 27th birthday, and the 100th anniversary of the Montreal Canadiens (Go Habs!). It was awesome, we got to see Paul Coffee, Mark Messier, Larry Robinson, Lanny McDonald, Vinny Damphousse, Kirk Muller, Sammy Joe Small (of the Women's Canadian Hockey Team), Glenn Anderson, Igor Larionov, Brian Savage, Brian Bellows, Cliff Ronning, Tiger Willams, Wendel Clark, Darryl Sittler, plus a bunch of other great hockey players who's names I can't remember.

And yet I somehow managed to find time to do a bit more work on the quadruped run. Here are the results, comments and crits welcome!

Friday, November 07, 2008

More W.I.P. 3D Animation!

And for the hat-trick!

Another variation of a run cycle, this one more determined. No loop again, but I'll fix it... I promise!

3D animation: Relaxed Run

I got home yesterday afternoon, had good a nap, then got up and had a real craving to animate something. For whatever reason I remembered seeing this guy earlier in the day just running back and forth across a field in jeans and a hoodie for no apparent reason. I thought he was playing frisbee or something, but no he just kept running. Weird. Anyways, he was the inspiration for this run cycle, so thank you Eternally-Running-Happy-Confused-Guy, wherever you are.

Let me know what you think!

(edit: these don't loop, which is a pain in the neck, so I'll creat a looping animation and repost later - hope you enjoy these for now)

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Some pictures I'm working on in photoshop for a class project. The goal is to skew the notion of scale, so I've chopped my bro and niece into a harbour to make them look huge, and in the second one there's a Fraggle sized tugboat in the swim area. The third and fourth pics follow the same idea, with some toy tanks scaled and desaturated to fit in with some pics from WWI and WWII. I have some touch ups to do, and a couple not posted yet, but will get the finals up soon.