Saturday, December 25, 2010

Test Animation

I'm not good at animation, so please bare with the elephant's movements haha..


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Brother Animatic

First animatic of Brother:


Monday, December 13, 2010

Walking on Sunshine

Just thought I'd post an image from the render. I've already had to restart it at least 4 times. The reflections on the textures keep having awkward square highlights in a few of the frames. It's definitely a reflection gloss problem. I've already experienced this in my turntable render about a month ago. The env_blur node helps, but in this animation I keep having to boost the samples/the blur of the node. Well, here's a pic of the walk cycle that's happening right now.


Sunday, December 12, 2010


I am currently rendering an 8 or 9 second animation of my elephant. It's a really shitty animation, but I worked more on the texturing/lighting/rendering. The animation is probably going to take about 24 hours, ugh. Anyway, I should have an animatic of Brother done in the next few days.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sound Design = Stress and Jitters

I just finished my sound design final after working on it on and off for HOURS. The assignment was to make sound for a 1 minute trailer, no music.. It left me feeling very stressed, anxious, and jittery. And now I know, I don't really like sound design. And, I'm not even completely done because I have to mix and EQ things and what not. The teacher for my sound design class is awesome by the way, one of the best teachers I've ever had. BUT WHY DOES SOUND HAVE TO BE SO TEDIOUS!? I usually work in complete silence and I'm usually working 90% of the time all day everyday, so of course sound design would stress me out. It's constant editing of explosions, gunshots, footsteps, "pops", smacks, punches, etc. Well, it's 5 AM, and I'm not tired. Drawing is really soothing sometimes, so that's what I've been doing for the past 30 minutes. Finals are almost over, and I can't wait to start working on Brother again.


Friday, December 10, 2010


I'm currently working on a number of projects, so I slowed down working my own thesis film. One of those projects a senior thesis film (as in film major, not computer art) where I have to model and texture and I guess light a space ship. It's a WIP but here's the current render:

As far as my thesis, Brother, I will hopefully be working on animation soon to test out the elephant rig. That should be done sometime in the next few weeks. I also received some concept designs from a friend of mine, Zach, which I should have some models of soon. The characters he drew are awesome, so I can't wait to get started on the models once I have time of course.