Saturday, November 22, 2008

Facial Final Rig and Animation

This is the final rig for my facial class. The fantastic model was made by Sunny Kwon. This is just a playblast showing the control scheme and some canned expressions.

And this is the final animation to test out the rig. The animation isn't great because I really only had two days to work on it. If you can guess what movie the audio is from I'll be your best friend.

Friday, November 14, 2008


This is a project I worked on last year that I completely forgot about. Watching it now, I like it even more than back then. The object was to explore various stereotypes. The ending I don't think worked very well, and we never did tweak the audio or some of the animation. Oh well, it was a fun thing for the three of us to do.

It was inspired by Bruno Bozzetto. Here's one of the pieces that directly influenced us.

And sorry about the distortion and stretching on the video. I'm not sure what happened during uploading.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Coach McGuirk

This is my first animation from my facial rigging class. I didn't make this model, I just rigged it. This method was done entirely with blendshapes for the facial. There's some funky stuff with the elbow towards the end, but since it's a facial class, I took some shortcuts with the rest of the rig. Oh well. And yes, apparently that's supposed to be Teddy Roosevelt.

Also, H. Jon Benjamin is one of the greatest voice actors of all time. I wish I could use him for every dialog animation.