Wednesday, May 25, 2011


So I only have like 2 weeks left to work on my senior project work, and everything is actually working out more or less. I only have 3 more things to do and I'll have everything done for evaluation.

I'm making the puppet for my 4 legged walk today in class, as well as finishing my skip today. I'm making a mongoose.

Here's the sketches:

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Lip Sync 1 test

So I've been working on a lip sync between my Robot and Fred Shirt. This is what it looks like thus far. ( I have made some improvments since this one, which I'll upload later. )

Sync Test 1 (I'll find you) from Regine Francois on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Complete Puppet

I started working on the puppet for this character today:

I finished the puppet in flash today. (I'm getting a little faster at it!)

Here it is:

I like how it turned out. Its so cute!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Fred Shirt

So I designed a character that could be a companion for my robot character. With the whole space theme in mind I went with a cheap parody of a star trek stereotype; the red shirt.

I named him Fred Shirt:


Ok, so I got my midterm evaluation a few days ago. It wasn't so great, my teacher was looking for completed work, I only have works in progress. But what I had, he liked, with the exception of my fat guy walk. And I have to say I agree with him. After thinking it over I came to the following conclusions.

1. I'm discontinuing my work on the fat guy walk.

2. I'm doing the rest of my work as cut animations, I'm faster and better at it than traditional 2d. I love traditional, but I work at a snails pace at it. That I think I still need practice. Its senior project time, I have to put my best foot forward.

3. I'm working a little more with my robot character and her counterpart. I didn't start off making a narrative, but it kinda turned into one.

4. I'm going to use my fat character as a cut animation; I spent all that time working on the animation, I might as well get some use out of it.

Anyway, I'll continue to update my blog with what I've been working on. Until then, feedback is always welcome.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Almost finished run cycle for robo-woman

Bionic Run from Regine Francois on Vimeo.

Here's what I have so far. I've added a fun sound effect. I'm working on making her head and torso move side to side as she runs right now.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Robot Girl run cycle wip

Here's what it looks like so far:

Robo Girl Run Cycle test from Regine Francois on Vimeo.

Right now I only have her keys and breakdowns, so it isn't as smooth as I would like. I'm sorry she's so small as well, when finished her puppet, it was way too big for the stage, so I shrunk it for my test.

Feedback would be great!