Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Animation Practice

Another ragdoll test, this time trying with a staircase

Animation Practice

For my final animation I have decided to put together three 10 second pieces including; a fall down the stairs, being thrown from an explosion and the voluntary cliff jump. I'll include a slow motion wrap around shot for each to fully show the movement, scene elements will be fairly basic but enough to give an impression of the scene.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Project Research

I've found a good article on photorealistic and outdoor lighting here:


Gives a good general overview

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Animation Practice

Here I rotoscoped a fall from a rope swing, when the body lands it gives a good example of squash and stretch as the body lands and the legs kick upwards. I used after effects to save the video out in an image sequence and kept the framerate low (8fps), I then used this sequence to trace the fall and saved each trace out in sequence so it was recognised as a batch file by after effects.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Animation Practice

Here I rotoscoped a long jumper, this gives a good example of squash and stretch on the take off and landing, i have included a slow motion example to fully show the movement in the air.

Whilst this is a very long winded method of producing animation, but it does require you to draw every frame and therefore every position the body moves to during the jump and gives you an understanding of the movement involved.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Animation Practice

A stairs fall here, this shows how the body skips over the steps at speed.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Monday, 4 October 2010

Motion Graphics

openiing credits from "The Pacific", some really nice sketch type motion graphics here

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Animation Practice

A video of a man being thrown by a small explosion here, very dangerous!