Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
So a little bit about process. Scrolling down I posted a video of a short hand drawn sequence of animation. Well I took that and turned it into stop motion. I used tracing paper to trace over the different frames and then redraw those images on canvas paper. Canvas paper makes some really nice puppets. It's strong enough to hold any sort of hinging technique you'd want to use. Then I cut out each piece and animated it under the camera. Pretty simple stuff. I think I like this technique so much because when I paint each image on the canvas paper the textures(however subtle) move really well. It can be awkward at times though when some textures are moving and other are not but its still an over all nice movement.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
So the video on the top is a really rough hand drawn sequence that I plan to make into puppets and smooth out. I find it easy to make all the necessary parts for the puppets and get an understanding of how they will move if I rough out a sequence first. The video on the bottom is a test puppet I made last night and as you can tell he's pretty rough and stiff. I think when I go the make my final puppets for the pteranodons I will make their wings out of felt and wire to give it a more three dimensional feel. (And I have no clue why that video is red...).
Monday, September 21, 2009
Well it's finished enough. I should have the opening done no later then Friday...since I have to present it.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Well I've been trying to figure out how I want to render out my backgrounds....more my atheistic. I've just been messing around in photoshop. Not to happy with the results. I want to add in textures (Thinking about Kung Fu Panda and Secret of Kells.) Either way, it's a start.