Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Dr Frankenstein

Oookay, it's been a while since my last personal project! I started doing a couple of little test anims but slowly lost interest in all that, mainly because I have started a job doing in game animations... So I'm a little bit tired of doing that sort of stuff. I miss cinematics >_< ... I think I like character animations too much!

So yea...  I've got hold of a good audio clip to animate to and with it being Halloween it gave me some ideas as to what to animate for it! Shame I only thought of it now and not earlier in time to animate for Halloween because it would have been perfect to put online at that time :( Oh well.. I'm still going to do it!

The audio clip is quite crazy/over the top which is always fun to animate to :D

Here are the face deforms for the characters so far! Going to set up a quick block of the set and I'll be ready to animate :)

Dr Frankenstein

Monday, 8 April 2013

Old Flash Art

Found an old CD with a few of my old flash animations and art! These are all 10 years old now!!! It's amazing to think it's been that long since I starting messing around with flash and then leading myself in to the field of animation :D aaah nostalgia! These are fan drawings I did of my favourite show at the time Dragonball Z! The other is of a stick man version of Street Fighter II The animated movie. These were not animated they were just fan art I did at the time :)

Final Version

Final version of my personal anim test. Not going to add more I feel I've done as much as I wanted to and can now move on to something new. :)

Gone Mad!? - 08 Final from Aran Saunders on Vimeo.

Spline Time!

A bit late posting this, but here are 2 vids of my anim in spline. There are more versions but they all had very subtle tweaks so I just posted these 2 as they had the most change between them.

Gone Mad!? - 06 Spline from Aran Saunders on Vimeo.

Gone Mad!? - 07 Spline from Aran Saunders on Vimeo.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Personal Anim WIP

Just posting a quick animation i'm working on in my spare time! I wanted to try a more cartoony approach :)

So as I was posing the character I left the hands in IK mode. At first I was going to change that but I got quite into it and decided to leave it in IK to see how different it would be in spline mode etc. As long as the hands don't freeze up suddenly it should look ok :)
Gone_Mad!? - 01 Initial Poses from Aran Saunders on Vimeo.

Gone_Mad!? - 02 Initial Poses from Aran Saunders on Vimeo.

The reason for adding in the arms circling was that I thought it might make it look a bit more crazy! I wanted him to feel real worked up.

Gone_Mad!? - 03 Blocking from Aran Saunders on Vimeo.

Gone_Mad!? - 04 Blocking from Aran Saunders on Vimeo.

However here I've lessened the arm motions as I found out it was too distracting. I think the dialogue gives you enough to understand his frustration. I think this works better now.
Gone_Mad!? - 05 Blocking from Aran Saunders on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Flash Art

Was up late, feeling a bit artistic! Decided to have a go at creating some environmental art in flash! Went for a wintry aurora borealis sort of setting :) (All created in Flash CS4)

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Quick Face Animation practice

I decided to have a play around with the Malcolm rigs face controllers just to get the animation juices flowing again. I wanted to try in-cooperate a more squashy feeling into the animation.

Here is the 1st pass. Not much going on here.

Here is the 2nd pass, really tried to get a squashy feeling in the eyes and head. 
I may add some more, maybe another head turn. As well as polish up on what I have, such as the jaw slowly drifting upward at the end. All in good practice though :)

(apologies for the size of the vids)