Monday, October 6, 2014

More Fighting Tests

To differentiate from the previous tests I chose to have the character use a staff:    
Hiroshi Staff Test from Warren Goff on Vimeo.
Rig: Hiroshi.

With Each of these tests I tried to give the character a goal, in these examples I imagined the character defending their home from an intruder by showing their skills, or like in the punch test, I imagined it was a training test.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Fighting Tests Continued...

Continuing my tests I wanted to try some fighting moves without a weapon:    
Hiroshi Punch Test from Warren Goff on Vimeo.
Rig: Hiroshi.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Fighting Tests

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.

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 :)

Keith Lango


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His videos on moving holds and timing were extremely helpful to me