Animation 3 – Frame Analysis

Just wanted to update the 10 minute frame analysis I did with Overwatch: Dragons animated short here.

Enjoy.

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Animation 3 – The take on facial animation

I know I am very VERY late on this assignment and I apologize for this. I will have it completed either way. I have planned out a very specific reference I will be using.

Seeing how I always admire how people use their hands to describe something they are talking about, I wanted to do a parody on Jerry Seinfeld due to exactly this. Considering he uses his hands in a million different ways while he is talking, I had a go myself and the result was shockingly similar. I also found out Jerry had a skit about old people, and I decided to do a little twist on his skit to make it fit my recent animation about the old man smashing a button with his cane.

My parody on this skit

For this animation I will need to 3D model a simple TV and a Microphone. Considering I am very much out of time, I will rush through it on saturday and have most assets done by monday morning!

 

Animation 3 – OLD MAN

Today we did the reference recordings of us mimicking how we would see the animation play out. My vision for how I wanted my animation to play out was based on how old people walk and interact with things. I was scared of over-complicating things when I explained how I wanted it to play out, because I would need to do the following things: 3D model a walking cane, rig it so I could animate it with parent control, Old man walk cycles.

I took it as a challenge and recorded the references:

All though I was not entirely happy with how I hit the table, I did some additional recordings:

I also wanted the last hit to give the old man a crick in the spine so I did one more recording:

Now that I have all the references done, I will start making the first blocking stage of the animation.

 

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Animation 3 – The gunspin

So for this course we had to animate hand movement and interact with an object.

Being a fan of the video game Metal Gear Solid, I am extremely fascinated by gunspinning. A character called Revolver Ocelot shows off his skills with revolvers by spinning them on his fingers. This is a western trait cowboys usually master. So gathering up my refereces I have a lot of them everything from real life to videogames:

 

There are a lot of tips and tricks on how to spin guns on youtube which I also used for reference

 

 

Now for my real life reference, I just have to point out that I am not good at spinning guns compared to my other references, but I did this to look at the hand movement and not the actual gun spin.

 

 

Now that all of the references are completed, all I need is a gun model.

I started off by drawing a silhouette of a gun in illustrator by using the pen tool. The line of the pen tool is in vector and will be used to create a surface in maya.

GUN.jpg

After exporting it and creating the surface, I did some clean up and ended up with a pretty clear and simple gun.

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And that’s it for now!

Finding inspiration for Animation

For this animation, I need inspiration and references for a bouncing ball.

So I’ve gathered 5 different youtube videos as my references when it both comes to momentum, the stretching, the impact when it hits the ground and realistic movement.

Number 1

Number 2

Number 3 (Made by a student)

Number 4 (Made by a student)

Number 5 (Made by a student)

After gathering all the references, I downloaded the planing sheet from Moodle, and put together a scenario of how I could see the ball go from point A to point B.

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I really want to focus on the momentum in this animation, of the ball just gaining more and more speed by hitting other objects. Despite how I want my animation to be realistic movement, I also want it to have it’s own identity, so with a tint of cartoonish airtime I think it will turn out pretty decent.

Until next time.