Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cartoon Jump

Having learnt from my Bouncing Ball Posts I have looped this a few times before uploading ;-)


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It took me a few weekends to get it this far but I would still like to work on the arms more, there's to much twinning going on!

Crysis 2!

It was announced a while ago but I want to add a cool link to the Crysis 2 nanosuit.

This is the offical website: http://www.crynetsystems.com/


Working on this project is amazing and I cant wait to play it already!
I cant say anymore but i can say that its gonna be a kick ass game!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Bouncing Balls

Ok so like I said I am going to start at the beginning...the bouncing ball!

This is my first attempt at this as I seemed to have skipped this stage when I started learning about animation a few years ago, anyway I made a few:


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I still consider them WIP as I would like to change a few things but I learnt alot about mass when making these. I want to make a ball rig for future anims so I can rotate and scale the ball over time using separate controllers which should make it a little easier to work with.

Games!

Working in the games industry is great, and since I love playing games aswell then I'm very happy indeed!

A while ago we all got given an awesome plaque and a copy of Crysis Maximum Edition from Crytek:
Then we got given a gift from our publishers EA! (so I chose Brutal Legend)

Plus I've also just bought Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 and Batman Arkham Asylum and will be ordering Assassins Creed 2 soon. The last game I bought was Bioshock about 4 months ago so this is a big week for me! Im really looking forward to doing some serious gaming and checking out the competition!

Reading list


I haven't posted anything on this blog for nearly 6 months! Oops!

Im still going ahead with my animation plan and will post up my work asap but in the mean time I want to let you know what ive been up to.

I recently bought loads of books after reading Carlos Baena's animation resources page: http://www.carlosbaena.com/resource/resource_books.html


I ended up getting these plus a few more:
"Timing for Animation" - Harold Whitaker & John Halas
"Peoplewatching" - Desmond Morris
"Cartoon animation" - Preston Blair
"Impro: Improvisation and the Theater" - Keith Johnstone
"A Practical handbook For the Actor" - Bruder et al
"Body Language: How to read other's thoughts by their gestures" - Allan Pease
"The Visual Story (Second Edition): Creating the Visual Structure of Film, TV and Digital Media" - Bruce Block

So that's what I have been doing and will be doing until xmas! (along with the weekly checking of tons of bookmarked animation pages and working etc...)