Films with big landscape CGI footage use a technique, which projects an flat 2D image onto a plane and layer in order the back ground to the foreground. We apply this technique in our background project for 2D and 3D.
The image I created was made in a way where i could play around within both 2D and 3D projection. For 2D I had to use Toomboom to separate each layer, distancing away from the camera, which would create this effect, then I animated onto a new layer in Toomboom to animate the flags. Once I was happy with this, I started to play around with the camera to give me the best result I could have.
For the 3D, it was the same process to separate the layers by using planes with high amount of subdivisions but for the layers to work I had to go into the hypershades to connect a projector node with transparency. This process was for me. However, the rendered shots was completely out of place, where the settings and setup was done the right way. To overcome this problem, I opened up a new scene in Maya and import the scene and weirdly it worked!
Here the shots I did.
I want to have a Monty Python theme to my ident with a nice jazz music feel to it. To do this I went into photoshop and cut the logo into different pieces, where I wanted them to animate. To create the falmouth logo and put the letters in place, I used different gesture poses of the hand. For the animation, I want to use toonboom than flash, as toomboom is a more competely package for animating and easy to frame the camera.
Overall I felt I could work on it more to add sound effects and tidy up some of the animation and hands but I was pleased with the result of how it worked together.
From our last animatic we change the style and the feel to be more dark. This is the latest animatic with some tweaks of the scenes and a sound effect.
The new semester is here and to kick off we’ve been looking at adding weight in our animation. From the amazing book by Richard William’s called ‘The Animator’s Survival Kit’ (A must have book!), shows us how the character builds up anticipation before lifting up the heavy object. To get a bit more understanding, here’s a clip from Richard William’s DVD.
It’s nearly the end of the semester, where has the time gone?
So here’s all of my animation put together into a showreel.