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Harmony WIP

Work In Progress / 20 November 2018

Working on a new acting animation piece. titled Harmony. Wanted to do a simple acting piece of 2 characters sitting down.


The main idea is the character Malcom, he is trying to explain to the counselor about his actions and defending himself for it as if he was accused earlier.

Arc the Dragon WIP 01

Work In Progress / 01 November 2018

Today I started working on Arc the Dragon rig doing a jump in Maya. It's quite a fun exercise to animate creatures especially fantastical ones. Since they do not exist so will have to draw inspiration from some real life animals.

Here are some clips of my progress currently just blocking things in for this short animation piece.

Arc the Dragon Flight Test

Dragon Jump timing test.

Currently having some trouble applying the body movement of a cat onto a larger dragon. Mostly it's timing issues as a cat is smaller and more nimble than a large big hulking Dragon.

The reference I will be using for the animation is a cat and an eagle.

Rig I am using Arc the Dragon:

Ray Scare - Animation updates

Work In Progress / 29 October 2018

Latest animation I am creating in Maya, it’s a guy taking photos and sees a button and gets an unexpected surprise.

I really enjoyed doing this piece it was fun to act out the reference and try my hand at facial expressions.

Lessons learned

Anticipation needed.

I find some parts lack the anticipation of the character maybe I need to add more moving holds between each action.

Where are the eyes looking?

Make sure every frame counts every frame needs to tell it’s own story about the character intentions. The Eyes are the window to the soul as they say.

Remember the 12 Animation Principles

I feel that there is a need to re-look at the 12 principles of animation some I am missing for this piece.

For every animation piece although different you will have to touch these 12 principles in some way where it occurs, on the hands or the face, is up to you.


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