Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Bair's First Steps


Now that i understand how basic rigs work, i have begun playing around with animating Bair to perform a walkcycle. I added the image plane as i plan to eventually incorporate live action into my test.  

My First Character Model and Rig.

I have been getting quite irritated with using the rig given to me by my university to animate a walkcycle with because i didnt understand the first thing about IK handles, curves, clusters, splines an i had never even touched the set driven key menus.

so i have therefore speant the day modeling and rigging my first character, using a muddle of tutorials and a lot of guess work. I am sooo happy with the result! not in a show-off kind of way, but in a way that i now feel fully comfytable in messing about with rigs, and having this basic understanding has made the world of difference. so here are pictures of my character "Bair" from doodle to 3Doodle.











Bair....I love this little guy!

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Fat Man Model

Yesterday was mostly speant modeling this fat character body to further help me understand modeling in maya.
most of all i am now undertanding the problems with triangles and pentagons within the mesh.


Friday, 19 February 2010

The Westlund Tutorial

Actually done a couple of days ago now, but I was too lazy to upload it, same as my stuff from london on wednesday. that will be on at some point too. This is not my model, it and the tutorial can be found by following the link below:
 Erik Westlund animation portfolio


Thursday, 18 February 2010

A Day of Modeling

I had a tech training session today, and i went through the tutorial given on how to make
a human model in Maya.


When I got home, i wanted to do the exercise again, this time without instruction. I started by drawing out 2 profiles of a female figure, then scanned and modeled around them. i only used one poly as i found merging three or more together was a bit fidlely, although saying that i didnt try moulding the fingers or toes this time.



Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Drawing Southbank

By instruction of my animation tutor, i am shortly going off to southbank to do some observational drawing. I will post some of my work when i return.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

2D Walkcycles

These are the walkcycles that I submitted for assesment at uni.

First attempt at modeling

USB Stick 002

Since we've started using Maya again at uni, i decided to have a play around with some of the basic modeling tools. I watched a few tutorials telling me to make tea cups and then had the idea of modeling something real on my desk. This model is to scale and is based on the USB stick we got from the uni when we started. When i was finished i also had a quick attempt of making a texture on Photoshop which mimicked that of the metal on the stick.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

British Hairdressing Awards

Flames Concept low

Through doing the project for the British Motor Transport Awards (see previous post) I was asked to produce branding concepts for this years British Hairdressing Awards. Apparently there are two rival companies that we are competing against for this brief. The presentation was earlyer today. Fingers crossed!

Below are my initial ideas for this brief. 

initial idea 2

initial idea 3

red carpet path

symbols concept

hair lines concept

British Motor Transport Awards


Over Christmas my last graphic design tutor put me in touch with a client who needed an illustration for a magazine cover. It was an over-night project, so i drank a lot of coffee and got it finished before breakfast. It was received well by the client and has gone to print.

Animation and Sound

This was my submission for the first projects at uni. I used Maya to do all the modeling and animation, then added the sound using After Effects. I was happy with the project and It was recieved well by my tutors.