Thursday, June 28, 2012

I pet goat II

this is so bizarre I know I'll come looking for it later. Don't watch it if you are offended by religious imagery, or old breasts, or incoherence.

I, pet goat II from Heliofant on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Kevin Jackson CGtrick

ran across a walk thru by Kevin Jackson. Interesting he's using the top character control as his main mover, so that if the character does a flip or runs he doesn't have to move all IK handles and hips.

Makes me think of the CG-Fu tricks I learned from Michael Makarewicz at AnimationCollaborative. Essentially it's taking full advantage of the way the computer works. (one of Mike's tricks was on the Kevin bird from UP copying the translation of the branch to the feet, as a way to nail the feet to the branch without using constraints.)(unfortunately I feel like I've tried to work with the computer but it doesn't want to work with me (ie character sets.))  Anyway, seems like it's useful to know some CG-fu to be able to block fast.

*found on Kenny Roy

Monday, June 18, 2012

Monster Month Cesar Dacol

Cesar Dacol doing a monster real world sculpt a day, for a month. (youtube channel) (sorry bout the messed up formating, blogger changed their uploader and I haven't bothered to fight it out yet)

Jamaal Bradley Progression Shot

awesome progression reel from Jamaal Bradley
Progression of an Animated Shot: Gothel & Rapunzel Disney's Tangled from Jamaal Bradley on Vimeo.

he's blocking down to 2's or 4's at the longest, ignoring mouths til spline pass. But everything else is in the blocking. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

For a Nugget More

silicone maybe? why is compositing so prevelent, why not just make a BG that works? *found onanimation