Sunday, 22 June 2014

Walk Cycle with Crystal Maiden

Hello everyone!  I haven't posted in a while!
Currently I am working on a new demo reel for game animation.  I started on a walk cycle with Crystal Maiden.  It's still in stepped as I'm still working on it.  Hope you like!

The rig I'm using and more Dota 2 rigs can be found here:
http://www.polycount.com/forum/showthread.php?t=125736

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Friday, 30 May 2014

Audio Assignment with Soundtrack Pro

This is an audio assignment I did a few years ago.  The clip I chose was the fight scene from Kill Bill with O-Ren Ishii and The Bride.  All sound effects were found online through sites such as Sound Bible or provided by my tutor and the voice over was done by myself, just warning you it's not the greatest haha.  Enjoy!

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Programs used:
Soundtrack Pro

Monday, 26 May 2014

Nanobot pills to increase memory!

A short clip I made that was part of a longer advertisement I my classmates and myself made.  The idea for the advertisement was that we were living in a futuristic world and we were promoting a company that made a range of products/pharmaceuticals.  My clip was for a pill that contained nanobots that could increase memory for humans.  The images were made in Illustrator and then everything was put together in After Effects.  Some effects were applied during this stage such as transparency and an alpha to create a holographic look.
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Post Apocalyptic City and Posters with Photoshop

During my Digital Video and Animation course we learnt more about using Photoshop and how to manipulate images using Photoshop's tools, effects and layers.
Our first assignment was to create a post apocalyptic city.  I gathered different images from a image search on the internet and put them together, overlapping some images over others and then using effects such as saturation and tools such as burn to achieve the final look.
The next assignment was to turn this image into a movie poster, I added a posterize effect and added text and blood splats for my poster.
The third image is another movie poster based on a short story we each wrote.  My story was about a girl who travels into the future to kill her evil future self.   The style I went for was a grind house look, the blood and shadow were images I made in Illustrator.  The background was a photo of crumpled paper I took and then saturated through Photoshop.  The border was made using the the rectangular marquee tool around the edge of the poster, painting it black and then using a splatter brush tool to create the splatters.

My post apocalyptic city!
A poster I made using the previous image.

Grind house style poster based on a short story I wrote.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Another Still Life Scene!

Here is another still life project using Renderman with Maya.  This was one of my first still life practice scenes.  All the models were provided by my tutor or downloaded for free so for this assignment it was playing around with textures and lighting.


Character Modeling WIP

Second post of the day!  I have been practicing my character modeling lately and I would like to share a work in progress.  Here's a screenshot of a model I am making so far, it's just a body at the moment.  I'll update again when I have made more of her.

A work in progress!

TriHearts Vs. DubBot Highlights

During my animation course in 2012 I created a short 30 second animation for my final project.  I have put together the best parts in this short video for you to watch.  The full version can be found on my Vimeo if you are interested in watching it.  I have improved a lot with my animation a lot since then!  I still had fun creating this piece though. :)

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