Sunday, June 24, 2012

Flour Sack Jump (rough animation)

One of the practices many animators use is animating a flour sack. First off its the basic shape of a two legged creature, you can use it to practice animating weight and putting personality into a character. There are many actions you can make your flour sack do, like walking, pushing a heavy object, acting, jumping and ect.

I decided to do a jump first. That way I can practice timing, squash and stretch, and weight. Here is the rough animation so far:


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I'm going to add in more frames to smooth it out. After finishing the animation I'm going to color the flour sack and possibly add in a little background, perhaps a kitchen.

I can't wait to do more flour sack animations.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Animation Test

Ok, so I did an animation test for "The Network", I had to do a lip sync and design two characters based on some images they gave me. Even though I didn't get the job I'm really proud of how it turned out in the end, so I'm putting it up here. (I don't own any of the images the characters are based on, or the audio file. Its just here to display my hard work)



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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bowling Ball Bounce


I've been getting back to relearning the basics of animation. I've done the bouncing ball exercise a few times so I decided to do it again, but with different weights. This one is a bowling ball. I noticed that the arch changes a lot from say a golf ball. After it makes contact with the ground it bounces high up, the rest of the bounces have really small archs. The archs are also more narrow than I'm used to.

Even though bowling balls are flexible at all I did a version with squash and stretch to see how it would look with the timing.

I'll keep working on different ball weights.

The next project I want to work on is the flour sack exercise. I never got to do it while in school, so I want to do it now.


Bowling Ball Animation from Regine Francois on Vimeo.