Sunday, 1 December 2013

Before christmas catch up!

Hey, I've only got a couple more things to post today all of which are VFX stuff so yeahh, lets get started!

Firstly I have finished turning my penguins belly blue, I call him ICE PENGUIN!!

Ice Penguin yeahh!

And here are the nodes for ice penguin:

Ice penguin nodes

Also in one of our lectures we were compositing a scene from maya and some fire together linking reflections, shadows, refractions, I also added some sound effects myself, here's how it turned out:

Fire composite

And here's the nodes:
Fire nodes

We also got another project which I have nearly finished but not done yet so no sneak peaks for you. Basically we had to film something in real life then composite some 3D text into the scene by tracking the terrain which where I filmed my mine made it well a knob but we got it to work in the end. Anyway while I was filming it I thought I might as well do something while I have the camera, sorry about the shaky camera I had to get a friend to film it as I was in one of the costumes and we had to use a P2 camera which a little heavy and the ground was uneven, so yeah here's the video:

The Amazing Spider-Man Clone Saga Trailer

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Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Year 2 second blog!

Hey guys, hows it going? good? that's cool.... Anyway we finished the funny in 15 project and I am quite proud of what we got done. Here is the final film:

Also I was given a task to do VFX where we had to rotoscope a penguins belly to a different colour in Nuke, I haven't completed it yet but I will have it done by the next blog defiantly.

Also I have started a little animation project called Story Time with BANE, which I have made a coming soon trailer for, here it is:

Anyway that's all I have to upload for now, so I will talk to you later byee!!

p.s. I forgot to print screen the nodes

Sunday, 20 October 2013

First Blog of my Second year!!

Huzzah! I'm back, well I've been back for a few weeks now to be honest and this is the first blog I am posting so yeah....... well so far we have been given one project and I've done one thing in lesson alongside a tutor, and I've also done some life drawing, have a look:

Firstly the project we were given and how we've got on so far. To start with we were put in groups of three that were randomly picked out of a hat and we had to come up with a 15 second short idea, these are the three we came up with: 

1. Corridor
Two guys walking towards each other down a corridor and the stop and stumble over each other deciding which way to go, they then take a couple of steps and break into the dirty dancing dance move, the music cuts out half way through and the guy stops, drops the person on the floor and walks on.

2. Elevator
Starts with a pretty tarty girl standing in the elevator, then a scruffy guy walks in beside her, there's an awkward pause and silence with weird looks at each other, the guy scratching his bum maybe. then sudinly the lights flicker and go off. when the lights come back on they are wearing each others cloths and the guy walks out with a gay prance.

3. Toilets
Two guys in the toilets, basically a shit off between the two or just load noises coming from one. a guy walks in and has a wee in the urinal and gets knocked out by the smell, noises stop and it all calms down the when he comes out of the toilet it turn out to be a woman.

We ended up going with number one because we thought it was the best suited for what we had to do and here is the first animatic for it:

Drawn by Rhys Harvey and put together by me

We showed this to the class and tutors and they had a few good ideas and inputs into the idea, so we went back made a few changes and came up with this:

Drawn and put together by me

Then once Rhys had done the backgrounds and we showed the class again we put together a final animatic with a few neatened up timings and added backgrounds:

Backgrounds by Rhys Harvey and drawn and put together by me

The second thing I have done was in Nuke where we had to composite a character animation, 3 images (foreground, background and the sky), the characters shadow and we animated a shadow in the software to. Here is the final shot:

Little girl firing a big ass gun

I haven't got a picture of the nodes at the moment but next lesson I will grab one so you can see all the connections.

Finally here are the life drawings I've done:

Life Drawing (1 min poses)

Life Drawing, we were not allowed to take our pencil/chalk/graphite off the page or look at what we were drawing (10 min pose)

Life Drawing (30 min pose)

Life Drawing, we had to draw him 90 degrees from where we were standing (30 min pose)

Life Drawing (30 min pose)

Life Drawing (1 min poses)

p.s. The work I posted for the group project makes it look like I've done everything, I only posted what parts I have done unless I said otherwise and the other people on the team have been doing characters and other pieces of work.

Friday, 31 May 2013

End of Year Update

Wow, its the end of the year.... I've been at university for a year.... really doesn't seem that long.

But hey ho, lets get into the final update of the academic year!

The first thing I'm going to post is the 2D version of that image I turned into 3D, but with a character and a different camera move:

2D version of the painting

I love that short little camera move it looks so cool haha. Next on the list of the uploadings is another 3D thing we had to do, which was to find something in the real world take pictures of it, then model, texture and paint it to make it look like the real thing, here's mine:

3D Wall thing

That up there took aaaggeeessss to do, but was well worth it! Now a break from the moving stuff and onto my final 3 backgrounds for the background project:

Pirate cave with treasure.

Ship deck, also known as the poop deck haha.

A cove with a town and a cliff, yeahh all the white is where the water/ship would be animated so for backgrounds you have to leave those parts white.

And back to the videos, first up is my Ident I made for the university using pixilation:

Falmouth University Ident

Now for the Motion studies show real (with some life drawing splashed in to break up the animations):

Motion studies show real

Aaaannnndddd, finally but most certainly not least, probably most really, we didn't get all the animation done which made me a little disappointed but that was probably due to us being one man down and choosing to do frame by frame animation, which takes a loooonnnngggg time to do. But any ways enough blabbering on, here is how far we got with out Sea Tales project:

Sea Tales Animation

Thanks for reading everyone, I know I don't post very often and seeing as summer is here and I have no work it may not change soon but when uni starts up again I will try to do what I did at the beginning which was posting every/every other week. (also all the unfinished backgrounds from the last post are in here so check em out :D)

Best Regards

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Hey look a new post!...... Where?...... \/ There look! \/

Ive done more work yayyyyyy! so here's what ive been up to (sorry havent posted alot ive been doing work and I keep forgetting to do it >.<)

But to start (I know its uploaded onto here late yada yada but it was uploaded on youtube at the right time lol :P) MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU!!!

Is a Lightsaber Battle done in flash lol (not after effect WTF! XD)
p.s. we know you can see the sticks lol note to self never use sticks again haha

NOW!! to the work shizzle. One project we had was to do 3 different walk cycles from a list of options I chose to do:

A happy walk

A guy whose late for work

And a Macho male walk whose up his own posterior 

Also I have done some animated sky tests for a end of year final project

I call this one Night Sky

And this one Stormy Sky (creative I know right)

Also I still cant manage to upload that bloody lip sync we did in flash >.< I will get there eventually...... maby.....

Now on to the 3D stuff (hurrraayyy). I haven't done many things I can upload in the 3D section unfortunately, but what we have been doing is learning how to sculpt and paint, here is the stuff I have done (that's ready to be uploaded :P)

A 3D version of that painting I did earlier huzahhhh!

And a Strange head lol to me it looks like it could be a villan from DBZ (Dragon Ball Z if you dont know what it stands for)

OOooohhhhh yeeeaahhhhh...... Here's the finished experimental project me and James (my course mate) did together :D (along with all the tests we did, some were don't individually but others were don't together because it would kind impossible to do by yourself >.<) 

Experimental Final Show Reel

Now for the FINAL FILM SECTION!!!........

Lets start with my design for the monster cat and my RNLI boat transformation from modern to oldy woldy style.

Now for alllllllllll the backgrounds i have done so far..... are you ready?.....

are you steaddy?........


Background 1 (establishing shot of bathroom)

 Background 2 (Shot of the Cat turning into the monster)

Background 3 (Where the bath tub is morphing into the ocean)

Background 4 (Into the kids imagination now)

 Background 5 (I didn't need to do a background for this because its looking down at the boat and water and that's all getting modeled in 3D)

Background 6 (another just sky for me there cause the ocean will be modeled in 3D)

Background 7 (My favorite one so far, its of inside the ship if you didn't guess :P)

Background 8 (not done yet haha)

Background 9 (there are a few frames for this in the animatic so you will have to wait for an updated one to see it all come together lol)

Background 10 ( not much to this one cause its pretty close up in the bath so yeahhh took literally 2 minutes to do XD)

 Background 11 (the kids doing a BEAST! of a fart in that tub)

Background 12 (ohh no here come the fart banshees >.<)

Background 13 (OH NO! there attacking the ship and they smell sooo bad XD)

Background 14 (not done)

Just in case the images above make no sense look at my older posts to find the animatic and see how they relate :). 

Right guys that's all the work ive completed since my last post, (I do have ALOT! more in the works, there just not ready yet :)) thanks for reading :D

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Big Blog Update!

I was told I put too much detail into my posts so here's what ive been up to the last term:


Pick up Something Heavy

Dramatic Emotion Shift

Sea Test

(Could'nt upload the SWF file sorry)
Lip Sync

Digital Work:

A Animation Background which we are going to animate
a camera movement (Zoom/Pan), and animate a character
or 2 on top.

Experimental Animation:

Table Race (Pixelation)

Travellers (Pixelation)

Pencil Work:

Life Drawing (30 min pose)

Life Drawing (same 30 min pose hand practice)

Life Drawing (10 min pose)

Life Drawing (1 min poses A)

Life Drawing (1 min poses B)

Animation Backgrounds (Emperors new groove)

Animation Backgrounds (The Lion King)

Animation Backgrounds (The Lion King)

Animation Backgrounds (Road Runner)

Animation Backgrounds (Road Runner)

Perspective (paper file/holder with chair in background)

Perspective (Street)

Perspective (Bookcase)

Perspective (concrete tube)

Perspective (Trees on hills)

Animation Backgrounds
(my version of Tron by Joseph Holt)

Animation Backgrounds
(my version of Ricky Gervais show by Joseph Holt)

FMP Year 1:

First Story Board (frame 1)

First Story Board (frame 2)

 First Story Board (frame 3)

First Story Board (frame 4)

First Story Board (frame 5)

First Story Board (frame 6)

 First Story Board (frame 7)

First Story Board (frame 8)

First Story Board (frame 9)

First Story Board (frame 10)

First Story Board (frame 11)

First Animatic

I have also been learning how to model in maya, and doing alot of theory lessons. I will try to upload my work more often, and I hope you like what ive done so far!