Friday, 23 October 2009

maya mayhem

i swear to god i really hate maya!!! it makes me very stressed and angry even though i am a very mellow person most of the time. my poor friend dan had to deal with me nearly pulling my hair out and stopped me from hitting the computer screen! he helped me out a lot with this little 3d animation, thank you dan! (i have promised to buy him a tub of ben and jerrys... he is now happy)

Mr cubie 2D animation

i found this one pretty difficult to animate, i think i was trying to hard to make it 'perfect' and was thinking about it too much. but i got there in the end!! :)

Thursday, 22 October 2009

I hate maya. It is very very very very very very nasty. And i dont understand it at all :'(

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Bouncing ball animation

This week we have had another go at 2D animation, this time we had to make a short clip of a ball bouncing up and down. We had to make sure we captured the 'bouncing' motion of the ball accurately so that the object actually looked like it was making impact with the 'floor'... i got pretty stressed doing this one, the ball keeps changing shape throughout the clip.. ah well i tried my best!!

Friday, 9 October 2009

Wahaaay we have started animating! We were given the task to produce a 2D 12 frame animation, by drawing out a simple circle and make it morph into a different object, then loop the video so it repeats in a flowing motion. I decided to make my circle morph into a sleepy half moon, so I drew out all the frames and then added detail and shading afterwards. I, pretty pleased with the results, although some parts look quite jumpy, but it was really excited to see my drawings come to life

Busy Week!

Phew this week has been pretty busy! I panicked a bit because we had a Maya introduction the other day and it looks so complicated! I guess it will take alot of practise but hopefully I will get to grips with it in the near future!!
On monday we all went to a screening of a few bafta winning animations and they were amaaazing!! There was one stop-motion film called Madame Tutli Putli which scared the living daylights out of me but it was incredibly animated and the character designs and layouts were really unusual.

We had our first history and theory of animation lecture on tuesday, it was really interesting to see all of the thoughts and ideas behind different animators' work and it was inspiring to see how far animation has evolved. We watched a few short animated films, ranging from the classic Disney 'Skeleton Dance' from 1929 and the early Felix the Cat films to a more recent and thought provoking short film by a student where she expressed her emotions about her childhood abuse. So we have been given alot of ideas and theories to think about over the next week! toodle oo for now x

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

first week in falmouth

Well now, this week has been a mad whirlwind of events, meeting and greeting new people and generally getting settled in falmouth. I love all the people in my block and everyone on the Digital Animation course is amazing, and I cant wait to get stuck into the work!
I must admit I am quite scared of starting the course, because I haven't really had much experience in Animation. I originally applied for Illustration here in Falmouth University, but I was instead offered a place on the Digital Animation course, and I am so glad I said yes because the course looks absolutely fantastic!! I have always been fascinated by the processes and techniques used by Animators, but I admit I don't partically get along well with computors.. could be tricky, but once I get to grips with all of the technology then hopefully I will be able to create some interesting work.. fingers crossed!