Monday, January 4, 2010

Animating!

Had a great Christmas and few days off of work, and been animating!After transferring images from the camera, I load the whole sequence into TVPaint, create a small file, and play through it to find the sequences and frames I'm using. I thought the whole sequence made for a pretty entertaining play through!

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This does give away some terrible cheats - the rig is made from Helping Hands linked together, which proved too weak so it's wrapped in armature wire, glued to a piece of wood and weighted by a clamp. (Take a pic of the set without it at the end, and it's very easy to edit out). Same cheat for editing a book that gets kicked - animate only the book itself by just holding it in place. Later cut it out and super-impose it on the scene. Sneaky, not at all elegant, but it works.

13 comments:

Shelley Noble said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the clip! Love the animation and the practical lighting especially! I want to see how the kicked book looks!

Darkstrider said...

Damn Emmy!! You're really kicking ass!! I love the 'insect movement'.

people in gorillasuits said...

Happy New year and all the best for the new decade form here first !

The whole set looks so great, emmyymme... and the last frame with your thumb on Henry's head - did I mention that he looks very realistic with the right balance into 'a puppet' - looks... how should I say: very intimate; very... personal. Hard to describe

Beautiful. As always.

rich johnson said...

the best way to do this type of work is what your doing right here. I don't see it as cheating though, it's all magic if it works!

animation looks fluid. nice.

jriggity said...

That was so fun to watch!!

love the behind the curtain stuff like this.

jriggity

Mike Adair said...

That's awesome!
Amazing animation - that is real gravity!

Dan Metalmadcat said...

m_) beautiful!!

I am a big fan of things getting a bit accelerated. lol

LOVED THAT SHOT!

Mike Letendre said...

progress...inspiring.

Eliott said...

Very nice ideas, beautifull pictures, but dark light...but veery nice!

emmyymme said...

Thanks for the support!

Aravind.J said...

Nice progress in your work Emmy! like the way he falls down, animated very nicely! set, animation and composting too!! cool! cheating visually is movie making.. hehe.. it works and looks good!

Edmond said...

Really original and creative. Love the effect of the light - ties in the piece really well.

Emily Tomasik said...

I really love the look of this! Can't wait to see more!