Friday, May 30, 2008

Mel Blanc's 100th

100 years ago today, one of the greatest voice actors of all time, Mel Blanc was born. To celebrate everybody should watch at least one of his cartoons.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Simple Rig

Here's my first basic rig. Basically it features IK/FK spine controls, IK/FK blending on both arms and legs, Foot Roll, Heel and Toe Twist, Side Roll, Stretchy Limbs, Automatic flexing biceps, an extra gimbal helped control on the shoulder, clavicle controls, Various Finger Controls, Combined and independent eye controllers, with pupil dilation, Smooth switch, and face control GUI. It's not much, but I'm learning a ton right now, and over the next few months I'm going to be taking advanced rigging, and facial rigging. Hope to learn a lot more. Also, sorry about the crappy video quality, my first time using a screen capture video.


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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

New Stuff

Okay, I figured I'd put up the final for the box reaction. I'm not terribly happy with it, but it was enough for an A. And I got some really good feedback, so hopefully I can fix it to demo reel quality.


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And here is blocking 1 and the start of blocking 2 for the next assignment- a dialog piece. I chose a really subdued serious clip because I wanted to do something poignant and meaningful. Most people are doing some goofy funny quotes, so I'm pretty happy with my decision. It's tough, though, getting such subtle emotions to read. I'll give you undying respect if you know where this line is from.


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