Well its been over a year since I posted much, life took over a bit and the move to America and starting a new job took its toll. But I have been animating! I have been working on some stylized animations, trying to push weight, timing and poses: Firstly I want to point out that I took Ref/Inspiration from many areas like movies/anime, but these 2 shots really stand out for me:
In these 2 examples the use of poses, timing and staging is awesome, aswell as the use of objects to create some amazing shapes in maya.
So with that in mind I started with a sword test:
Hiroshi Sword Test from Warren Goff on Vimeo.
Rig: Hiroshi. bambu-blog.blogspot.com/2011/08/dragon-weaver-update.html
One of the areas I was exploring is smear frames, in this I only smeared the sword but I would like to go back and add smear poses to the character :)