Friday, October 26, 2012

Layouts and Exercises

Layout class is still a lot of fun, but it's really challenging because my teacher makes us draw difficult stuff. I didn't realize until now I've been avoiding seated figures in my drawings. And dragons, trees, clouds, cars, ugh so much stuff to study...

Yeaaaah,the 5th-7th drawings with the jester, horse and dragon are based on my teacher's composition. We have to take his roughs to a more finished level. After those are my layout exercises. And the first few are exterior/interior layouts for painting (plus one of the final paintings).

Neeeeed to study more.... less animation more drawing for reals...

Zbrush Model

Some of the few screenshots I took while modeling my first Zbrush character. I still have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to digital sculpting, haha... Jerome says it looks disgusting.

At least it sorta worked out in the end.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

3D Animation - Lift and Toss

 Just some 3D animation I've been working on for the past 2 weeks. Taught myself Zbrush, rigging and animating pose to pose in Maya. I key animated the lift and toss segment, but the dance was some mocap file in Maya, haha. I just added it in as extra since people think it's hilarious. Also had to resort to an autorig script because the initial rig I was working on was too time consuming to finish the assignment on time. At least I learned a lot from this assignment, so future 3D work will be faster to produce and I was focus more on quality rather than learning the software. I got the Spheal model from a guy at school who also helped a lot with my animation.

So yeah, I've been busy since school started which is why I made no blog posts, but I may post some more art and 3D wip later. Me and a buddy from school plan to do more Zbrush modeling, so hopefully I'll improve a lot in that area of production.