Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Jump, puppet, jump!

Hello again. I've finished the second tutorial. I am definitely behind.

This is the first one. Pretty happy with it, although it is very wobbly, but it has a spring for a leg, so I think it's okay.

This is the second one. It's a real simple character because I couldn't think of anything else. I'm pretty sure there is something wrong with this jump, but I can't put my finger on it. It might be that it stays in the air too long. If anyone can spot it, please let me know.

Also, I've been thinking about my premise. So I'm thinking it'll be about how candy gets stuck in vending machines, or how soda machines won't ever take the only dollar you have. I'll get some character sketches and maybe some storyboards up asap. This weekend I have a lot of senior project to catch up on, so we'll see when I can get them done.

Monday, January 26, 2009

It's Monday again!

So... nothing new to report. My puppet still isn't jumping the way I want it to. I will keep working and hopefully have it by the end of today or at least by Wednesday. Then I have to start on the rotoscoping. Lots to do before midterm.

Concept: A 00000001000000001000000100001000000000010000000100000000000001 It's about robots. Actually, I'm still not sure. Whatevs, I'll figure it out later.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Ew. People should stop turning other's computers off.

I have no heat in my house. It was 44 degrees in my house when I left this morning. Electrician guy is coming today, so I have to go back home immediately after class. Woo-hoo.

I've been trying to work on my senior project for the past five days, but I have run out of animation paper. Ex Libris and Primary are both completely out of stock. This is so frustrating because I can't really do much of anything until I can get more paper to finish my inbetweening. I hope my teacher understands, because I am kind of stuck at this point. How do they run out of paper???? Ugh.

Also, I've been trying to think about what I can do for this class. Maybe I will dig up an old idea and redo it, because I have a couple of old 2D projects with a good concept and not so good animation. This would be a nice opportunity to fix one up into a finished piece. I've completed the bouncing ball, but I have not yet started on the jumping puppet. Apparently, we have to scan in our own drawing for one animation, which I have also yet to do. I am going to be doing so much work this weekend.

And I'm getting a cold. Awesome.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Bouncing Balls

I just finished my bouncing ball assignment so I'm putting up the AVIs on my awesome blog. Enjoy.

This one was made using the Ease In and Out slider in the properties box on the bottom. I liked using this method better than the other one, it seemed simpler to me.

This one was made using the Custom Easy In and Out graph editor. I thought this was harder, but with the help of my fellow classmates (Gabe Vega) I managed to produce a decent ball bounce.

Monday, January 12, 2009


I've just been searching google, which I could do pretty much all day. Here's what I found:

Eyes- Lisa Henderling - Derek Art
- -Pascal Blanchet

I don't really look at illustration much, but these are what caught my eye. Enjoy.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Animation Inspiration!

Well, I've been thinking a lot about what kind of digital cartoons that I like, and I've discovered that I like a whole bunch of 'em.

My personal favorite show is Family Guy. I think that's a digital cel animation, but I could be wrong. I'll put a clip in anyway.

One cartoon that I know for a fact is digital cel is Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. I enjoyed this show, but more than that, I fell in love with the style. I especially loved the opening title, but I couldn't find a decent clip of it. The only thing I could find was this short episode, so here you go.

Here's another show, Chowder, whose style I think is pretty sweet. I like how the patterns aren't really drawn on there. It's hard to describe, but it's like there's a texture where a solid color would be. I couldn't find any short clip, so here's a full episode. Watch the patterns on the clothes.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Day One

It's the first day of class! It's raining and my hair is completely ruined in this humidity.

I wanted to learn Flash real bad, but I guess SCAD no longer teaches it. Hopefully, no matter what program we learn, I can get a nice complete piece for my reel.