I had my personal tutorial today and Steve gave me some advice on how to make my animation better:
*Act things out before animating.
*Try moving things though arcs in 3 dimensions
*Don’t use placing and tracing slavishly.
Working with the new design of Jetpack Tiffany’s face iv done some expressions for the model sheet.
I’v decided to move from the Maya classes to the Flash classes. I was thinking about my future (and watching Dexter’s Lab) I don’t really see myself working in 3D so it makes sense to focus on the 2D software. I still want to learn Maya but in my own time I think. In the end we are still learning the principles in the hand drawn classes and that’s what really matters, not the software, so I’m going to stop torturing myself with the decision between the two.
The physical acting classes was so much fun yet again. I loved getting into the character of John Wayne (chosen at random on the spot haha) and then morphing that character into an animal with the traits. I found that with walking like John Wayne the centre point was in the chest and my shoulders would twist quite extremely to the opposite knee with each stride. Walking like this I felt like a stag, with a proud chest and strong shoulders, thus I found the beast within and unleashed it for the animal workshop XD
Over the christmas holidays I will work on:
*The basic motion assignment, my frog needs squash and stretch as it bounces.
*The effort and weight assignment, work on the start action where the lizard flexes his muscles, just now its too quick to be noticed.
*The character design assignment, continue working on the model sheets and start the mood change walk.
I’v also got a 2 week work experience starting next monday with Picasso Pictures, I cant wait 😀
Busy busy busy 🙂
I can’t believe that’s first semester over :s Time flies when your having fun 😀