Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Body Mechanics 2

Here's the latest from Body Mechanics Plus. It's funny class 2 and class 3 are both called Body Mechanics, but this one was much more in depth about body movement. I really like body and movement and obseving movement. I was lucky to be able to film the reference for both biped characters.

First assignment was super tricky! The teacher wanted more of a cartoon off balance, windmill arm movement, but I didn't do that in my reference much at all. The end shot was created by a combination of teacher help and making it up.

Second assignment was to have a character climb something then jump down. I had a lot of fun filming that reference! I had a lot of fun animating this one, the hardest parts were the IK/FK switch in the arms and getting the run looking right. At first I had him running in a curve away from camera and it just looked like a zig zag even though the arcs from above were correct. This was my favorite of the three assignments.

And finally, a quadruped walk cycle! Slightly faster than a walk, both feet hit the ground at the same time.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Body Mechanics

I have been doing Anim School for a while and just finished Body Mechanics Class 2. Here's the three assignments, lots of fun and learning the past semester.

First up, simple walk to stop with a little attitude in there.

Second was a jump assignment. I was lucky to be able to film the reference on a balance beam myself at my university's gymnastics gym.

Last, and probably the funniest reference I've ever found online, was the "interacting with a heavy object" assignment. After I found the little gem of reference, I couldn't resist.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Examples of Modeling

A few things I've modeled. I wish I could find the file of the violin! The original file is lurking on an old laptop hopefully. I'd love to have a turn around of that one.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Little cute gem I found

While hunting down some old files, I found this cute one! Hedgehogs are the cutest.