Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Just a little more progress.

Here's a few more examples of process.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Backgrounds in progess.

Well here are my sketches for nearly all(three missing) backgrounds I need to make. Still not sure if I want to do the painted backgrounds or do a fabric background. I might just do a little of both.

Little bit on process

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.

Render Test

Well here's my render test for now. I've worked all weekend on it whether it shows or not. I have a few more items to add to it but that will have to wait until on Wednesday.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Testing out the baby pteranodons.

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

Finished animatic! It's only missing one thing...the opening.

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.