Saturday, September 19, 2009

CGT 341: Lab 02 "Ball 'n Box"

Here is our latest lab assignment for our animation class. I got a little deeper into Mental Ray and got reacquainted with After Effects since the end of CGT 241. Although, after looking around I probably should have used Premiere for the post-work.

Lemme know what you think!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

CGT 341: Lab 01

Our first lab assignment in our animation class this semester is to create the illusion of rubber, lead, and helium.

The goal of this project was to utilize Squash & Stretch, Weight, and Timing effectively to show three different objects within 5 seconds.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Character Design Project

Below are my sketches and character turnaround for the final project in our Creative Design class: "Aggie." This character is basically an older toy (ragdoll) that tends to take the role as the "mother of the toybox." I plan on developing this character even further during the summer.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

"Rocky and Trusdale"

Well. I've stalled long enough. Below is my first animated short that was produced in CGT 241 at IUPUI. We were given one semester to create an animated short from concept to creation.

The feel of the story is something that you would expect from something like Tom and Jerry. My story is about two dinosaurs: Rocky the T. Rex and Trusdale the Parasaurolophus, and how Rocky has his eyes set on Trusdale being lunch. However, Trusdale uses his cleverness to get out of the situation.

Without further ado..."Rocky and Trusdale" Higher quality can be seen here


Monday, May 4, 2009

Almost There!

Well, I have almost completed my animated short. Working on the sound as I type this. Below are some more teaser images to enjoy until the deadline this Thursday. Mark your calenders! :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A Little Teaser...of sorts

I'm in the process of animating my B-hind off right now for my introduction to animation class. However, as seeing I haven't shown much of my project since the animatic stage, here is a revolve of my T. Rex: "Rocky" with model/wireframe/textured views. It is the same one that was shown at the SIGGRAPH IUPUI Student Exhibition last Friday (which by the way was an AWESOME event).

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Kinetic Typography: "Beauty and the Beast" (1993)

Here is the latest project from my advanced design class. We were to select a piece of audio and animate text to it. I chose an excerpt from "Beauty and the Beast." This dialogue sequence is where Beast becomes angry about Belle not coming to dinner. Anywho, here it is:

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

AFS Central Indiana Chapter Brochure and Logo Design

Our most recent design project was for the American Foundry Society-Central Indiana Chapter. They are hosting the 2009 Midwest Regional Conference in mid-October. We were to develop a logo and brochure for the client, and here is what I came up with. (Brochure front, back, flyer, and logo)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Riggin' Stuff

I thought I'd post what I've done for the rigging tutorial that is available to us in our animation class. (I highly recommend that anyone beginning in 3D should at least try to do this tutorial).

Basically you are given the "Pluggo" Model and rig him with a couple of wire parameters (knee swiveling and ankle rolling). I decided to take an extra step and play with morpers a little- to get some eye blinkage in there.

Here is a basic jump animation I did with the rig. Far from perfect, but that what practice is for-to get better.

Just to show some improvement comparison:
I did the Blender Animation Tutorial (the more in-depth one minus the lip syncing) over the previous summer, and I must say that it paid off HUGE with my current animation class. The class material is coming much easier and quicker to me than I thought. My advice: Anyone who is going to be in 241 next semester: Play around in Blender or any other software over the summer. It will pay off.
(BTW...Blender is FREE in case you didn't know -->

Anyhoo...Here be the video mateys:

Long Overdue Update

I figured it would probably be best to post on my blog after neglecting it for so long. There are quite a few projects I am working on right now. I'll update them over the next couple days.

For today's post: "Rocky and Trusdale"

Right now ( 3:16am) I'm finishing my textures and lighting, and preparing for rigging. I'm finding rigging not as tough as I had initially thought, it's rather therapeutic actually.

Below is my 360 view of my main models:

This is a couple weeks late, but comments & critiques are always welcome. (And yes I do know that the smaller dinosaur doesn't look too friendly)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Project Updates

I finally got caught up this week after having the flu. So, here is a long overdue update.

I'm currently in an introductory animation class at IUPUI, and we are required to create an animated short at a minimum of 20 seconds. Here are some pre production images:

As you can see, I'm a big dinosaur fan. Naturally I decided to have my story involve dinosaurs. The premise of this story is going to be like Tom and Jerry-just with dinos and a chess board.
Our animatics were delivered earlier today as well, and is our last pre production step. It's all up to finishing the animation now. But here is the animatic. Nothing too special, just setting up where everything will be and what everything will do.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Better Image of Album Artwork

Here is a larger image for easier viewing.

Album Artwork: Continued

Here is a layout view of the most current version of the album artwork I've been working on. The background has been reworked and text has been added.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Update on Album Artwork

Here is the the roughed in layout digitally for the front and back cover. Track information is going to be used along the 11 pink/purple ellipses.
I plan on reusing the finalized image in the inlay and cd cover. Still a lot of work to do to finish this up before Thursday.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Album Artwork Sketches

Well, I'm feeling better to the point where I can actually sit and work on my computer now, so here is an overdue update on the latest project I'm working on. In my advanced illustration class, we are developing album artwork for the IUPUI Department of Music (titled "Collage"). It is a strict 1-week deadline to create everything, and below are my sketches for the album.
Inside Pages: We are to put brief descriptions of the tracks and the remaining information for the album in these 2 pages.

Cover (Back-Front):

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Illustration Friday: Climbing

Alrighty, here is my painted version of the sketch posted earlier for Illustration Friday's: Climbing. I decided to try different brushing techniques and how I blended the colors. I rather like the way I usually paint instead, but anyways...

There is definately more that could be done with this piece. I'll probably get back to this later and add some detail on the buildings and touch up the lizard's skin. Lemme know what you think.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Illustration Friday: Finalized Image

And here is my finished illustration of my take on "Pale"- The fish is terrified at the sight of the shark, and becomes pale-faced with fear...while still managing to look cute at the same time.

Despite having computer problems for the past couple of days, I believe this came out rather well. Comments and critiques are welcome.

Illustration Friday: Sketch

Here is my sketch for Illustration Friday: "Pale."

Thinking of the word pale, I thought of pale-light colors. Most of the roughs I came up with had a theme of shock/fear involved in them one way or another. Think of "Are ya alright? You looked like you just saw a ghost!"
My plan is to paint this in Photoshop, using a pastel color palette primarily. Pastel colors to me come off as "pale," and also using those colors helps stage an uneasy mood of peacefulness, but terrified/fearful at the same time (basically enhancing the little fishy's thought process/emotions).