Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Maya Model Renders - Lego Man, Mario Block

Lego Man

Side View

Front view

3/4 View

Mario Block

Mario Block

Monday, 13 May 2013

Honours Project Video/Poster

My final 4th year project.  Im rather happy with it all, would have loved to have more time to touch it up but still feel its a pretty awesome wee piece of animation.

I also produced a poster on photoshop to advertise my animation.

Special Effects - Warp zone (Process)

1st off i start with storyboards getting the initial idea down.  I'm not one to use scrips, i take lots of notes but i just work better with pictures.

After the story boards i go out and film.  When filming the initial idea change a bit, mainly because characters needed to be more fleshed out and some changes had to be done to suit the location.

This was my 1st ever time using after effects and im rather proud of what i ended up with.  I have grown to love after effects and look into using it a lot more in the future.

Test film - I do this to give me an idea on how everything looks and flows.  This also allows me to have friends see if anything needs to be changed.

I then get to work on making the final.  I released i had to re-dub the voices but after watching it with some music i released the film worked a lot better without the speech.  I also touched up and added a few more effects.

I left it on a cliff hanger as i really liked this concept and felt i could carry on the story and make my own mini series out of it.

My Animation Process (Honours - Game Scene)

I just want to show you how much effort i actually put into an animation. And who knows maybe you just might learn something from it all.

1st of the line test.  This helps me picture whats going to happen and lets me test out wether the animations work or not.  Also alot easier to make changes at this stage as its so basic.

I then move on to a fleshed out version.  Basically the final version without the details.  This allows me to see how the final version will look and allows me to make any changes before the final version, were it will be much harder to change as there is a-lot more detail in it.

I then add some basic colours to show me how it looks coloured.  This allows me to see what changes need to be made to the outlines.

And finally the final version.  Cleaned up lines and the final colours.  I wish i had more time to spend on the lines and the colours here as im still not completely satisfied but you can now see why i was low on time.

                            this process for each scene of my honours project as i feel this is the best way to get the highest quality work.