Sunday, August 31, 2008

Animation workout ~ heavy jump ~ WIP

A work in progress. Allegedly every animator should know how to animate a shudder and know where to apply it. In this workout, the shudder is meant to imply weight.

Heavy Jump ~ timing/spacing ~ WIP from Frank G on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Animating in 3D using a 2D Flash animation as a guide

I'm learning a lot (the hard way) about animating in 3D compared to animating in 2D.

Don't let the computer be the animator! It's a tough struggle and teaching me about persistence.

Here is the 2D Flash animation I'm working with and a 3D 'blocking pass' that I'm just starting to break down. Keeping the arcs and spacing in the body turns are a real challenge.

My Son has a Gift - 2D from Frank G on Vimeo.

My Son has a Gift - 3D blocking pass from Frank G on Vimeo.