Thursday, November 15, 2012

CTNx 2012

What's up fishes!

I'm currently at CTNx 2012 in Burbank and am shmoozing with my fellow AMers. I know it's been a while since my last post, but I thought I'd let you all know that day -1 is awesome! I'm excited about all the panels and workshops ahead in the weekend and hope to learn lots! I'll be updating with lots of pictures, but for now, here's my progress reel from AM so far. Please understand that it's not fully polished or up to par with all the other amazing animators in the world!

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Class 1 - Week 3

Helloooo again! So Week 3 already and our lecture was on Planning and Blocking hosted by Bobby "Boom" Beck (the last and final school cofounder who worked at Pixar). We did a bouncing ball with the weight of a basketball and did an excitement pose! I had a lot of fun doing this assignment, especially trying to make the excitement pose a little more unique.

Excitement

Bouncing ball with some planning

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Class 1 - Week 1 & 2

Alriiiighty then. Week 1 was pretty quiet because we had to make sure that uploads and installations were done and we did introductions. BUUUUT we did have our first lecture just to introduce animation hosted by Shawn Kelly (one of the school's cofounders and an animator at ILM). It was awesome to see him and other animators' passion in animation...it's UBER inspiring.

Our Week 2 lecture was on Animation Principles hosted by Carlos Baena (another cofounders and an animator at Pixar). Here are the main principles that ALL animators should know:
1. Squash & Stretch
2. Anticipation
3. Staging
4. Follow Through/Overlapping Action
5. Ease-In & Ease-Out
6. Arcs
7. Secondary Actions
8. Timing
9. Exaggeration
10. Posing
11. Appeal

For Week 2's assignment I drew some sketches and posed it out in Maya with the Rig that AM provided. And heeeere's what I came up with! Enjoy!

So this post has been a long time coming, but I thought I'd show you a couple things you missed if you didn't show up at CTNx 2011! Get ready for a lot of !!!!!!!!!

The incredible Villipu!

Some extremely talented models. We were able to sit around and sketch them all day!

We got to listen to some class Disney songs written and PLAYED by Richard Sherman! I would upload the video, but the file's too big :( But at least you won't hear me singing along in the background. HA! He told us the stories about the making of some of his songs liiiike
Jungle Book: Trust in Me, Elephant March, That's What Friends Are For, My Own Home, I Wann Be Like You
Winnie The Pooh: Little Black Rain Cloud, Rumbly in My Tumbly, The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers, Deep in the Hundred Acre Woods (theme song)
Mary Poppins: Jolly Holiday, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Feed the Birds
 

Andreas Deja had a section and demo. He drew a Tigger for me! :D



The great Eric Goldberg had a mini animation tutorial on animating and character design 

The always so caring John Nevarez teaching us a thing or 2 about drawings. If you ever see this guy draw, he makes it look effortless...


And last but not least...chillin with the AM crew!



It was an awesome time and I hope all of you can make it for CTNx 2012!!!!

CTNx 2011

So this post has been a long time coming, but I thought I'd show you a couple things you missed if you didn't show up at CTNx 2011! Get ready for a lot of !!!!!!!!!

The incredible Villipu!

Some extremely talented models. We were able to sit around and sketch them all day!

We got to listen to some class Disney songs written and PLAYED by Richard Sherman! I would upload the video, but the file's too big :( But at least you won't hear me singing along in the background. HA! He told us the stories about the making of some of his songs liiiike
Jungle Book: Trust in Me, Elephant March, That's What Friends Are For, My Own Home, I Wann Be Like You
Winnie The Pooh: Little Black Rain Cloud, Rumbly in My Tumbly, The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers, Deep in the Hundred Acre Woods (theme song)
Mary Poppins: Jolly Holiday, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Feed the Birds
 

Andreas Deja had a section and demo. He drew a Tigger for me! :D



The great Eric Goldberg had a mini animation tutorial on animating and character design 

The always so caring John Nevarez teaching us a thing or 2 about drawings. If you ever see this guy draw, he makes it look effortless...

And last but not least...chillin with the AM crew!



It was an awesome time and I hope all of you can make it for CTNx 2012!!!!

Week 7 to 11 - Maya Springboard

I know it's been a while, but I thought I'd update my work. This post will be the last few assignments I did for Maya Springboard:

Week 7
We were supposed to move a sphere in a circle. This is to just get used to keying and the controls...I don't know why it uploaded in this weird reddish color...

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Week 8
Practicing imports and messing with the graph editor. Then we did some blocking for a robot claw exercise

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Week 9
Using Constraints

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Week 10
Practicing some basic animation on a one leg rig

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In Conclusion
This class has been excellent. I recommend this to anyone who is going into Class 1! It'll get you ready for the journey ahead of you while also meeting some amazing people :)
Hope you all enjoy it...even though they aren't the best animations...but hey, I'm just learning!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Week 5 & 6 - Maya Springboard

So it's been a long 2 weeks and I'm smurfed out :)

Our project was to create a model, parent the limbs, create a set, texture/shade, light, and render out the scene. WHEW! My classmates are super creative and talented that I really needed to step up my game. It's still in progress, but I would love some feedback nonetheless :)

Here's my little smurf and his home. Our assignment was to create a character and a set, shade them, light the scene, add some cameras, and mess around with the render settings. Here's what I came up with:

Here's Mr. Smurf inviting you to his new home

The first floor

The second floor...he's still in the process of moving in...


Well I hop you enjoyed it! I know I did :)