17 Feb 2010


It is 03:30 and I have finally completed the 3D walking ball tutorial. For some reason I kept skipping steps or misreading them and had to start over numerous times before getting the hang of this. The end result isn't half bad. Once I had learned to read, the tutorial [By Erik Westlund] was very helpful.


Also here are some drawings from le loife class:

Oh mai the quality is not good at all. My scanner is a bit of a disgrace and I have not been able to get better scans. I will try at some point to hijack a friend's or something.

National Gallery drawings:


Here's a vidya of 'Barry' walking vaguely pimpish:

And a go at Andy sneaking. It went pretty wrong so I did a different walk cycle for submission.

The ref for my final walk actually disabled the ability to embed, so here's a link instead (hey that rhymes~): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqhlQfXUk7w

And here's my final walk:

Please excuse the rubbish bg, haha.

9 Feb 2010

Research and Walks

Finally finished the profile and perspective walk for my submission. I am not happy with either submission but now I have submitted so all is good, haha. For the research I used, much like a lot of other people, Richard Williams's Animator's Survival Kit and another picture I found to help out with the 3/4 view on the perspective walk. OH MAI.

Here are the sources:

Also, I check out this video to help with defining character. It has Kate Moss in it:

Yay for research. I also did my own drawings but have been unable to scan them in thus far, so I'll get to that when I get a chance.

Profile walk:

Perspective walk:

The camera went all funny and the second bit of the walk is clearly subpar, haha. I quite like the first bit, though. Also ran out of time and so didn't add a background. Ah well.

4 Feb 2010

Day One

Arrrr, this would be a blog for my uni animation projects and research... arr!

This is one of my first times using ToonBoom and I am still currently getting to grips with it. There are several errors in this cycle that drive me mad when I watch it, but for now it will do, as I have other things to be getting on with. (Maybe I will go back to it once the errors become too much to bare. Who knows.)