Friday, 17 June 2011
Thursday, 16 June 2011
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Overall I think that this project has gone very well, I have managed to get involved in every aspect of the making of the film from concept right through to animation. I'm pleased with some of my concept work, although my style is very simplistic I like the marmot designs I came up with and was glad to start modelling the character. I ended up rigging the marmot a couple of times, and found it a huge learning curve when things went wrong or the rig broke.
I wasn't suppose to be doing uv mapping,but created maps for each of the characters when David was struggling with trying to texture the characters, mine although not perfect seemed to help matters and we went with using mine.
When animating, I got into it using my rigs, and many were having problems with hayley's rig, so I decided that over the weekend would re-do the Mongolian rig, which when it was finished seemed to work better as it has elbows and knee joints. This did mean that rob then had to re-do his run cycle as he preferred to use mine.
Monday, 13 June 2011
Sunday, 12 June 2011
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Below is the block out i started with, i used the animation from the sliding shot before and changed the marmots position along the ground....
1. Camera Zoom in eagle view, Mongolian walking to fire.
This has been renderd, but Davids deciding to change the camera back to the test we had before going through the trees. This shot may not be ready for hand in but it should be ready for the degree show.
2. Marmot sniffing the smell
This shot has been fully animated by myself, it has been rendered also, sam has put some rocks in it and added the lights ect.
3. Marmot poke head up behind rock. Mongol is cooking by fire.
After Dean did the block out, I took his animation and tidied it up a bit. It has been finessed, but not rendered. Sam and I have had a debate as to wether the shot fits within the film after my sniffing shot.....
4. Marmot sneaks up behind man
The animation to this shot has been done by Dean, the Mongol sitting by the fire part to it we were waiting on, but it was complete yesterday by Rob who added the mongol rubbing his hands together....
5. Mongol looks around, Mongol and Marmot come face to face
This shot has been changed slightly, we are now having a love sequence with the mongol and the chicken......
6. Marmot steals the Chicken and runs away
This is still being complete.....
7. Reaction Shot of Mongolian upset and Angry about food being taken.
Still being complete....
8. Marmot runs away over hills in distance add more trees
This has been finished with the marmot run cycle. Its being rendered.
9. Mongol runs towards camera add more trees
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10. Mongol runs over hills after marmot.
This shot follows on from the last
11. Mongol chase marmot up a hill. Marmot Jumps on rock and goes to start sliding down the hill. Mongol Trips on rock and fly’s forward (in Slow motion)
Rob has finished the animation for this and it has been rendered out
12. Sliding down hill.
I have completed the animation and its been rendered out.
13. Camera shake towards log – Hands Shaking
I Have also completed the animation for this sequence and its ready to be rendered out....
14. Marmot and Mongol Sliding through log.
David has completed the animation and it has been renderd out, sam is not playing with adding an angel light ray in when they slide through the log...
15. Both slide out of log, Marmot get grabbed in mid air
David has finished the animation and its been rendered out.
16. Free-Fall Fighting
The animation has been completed for this shot and is ready to be rendered out....
17. Climb out of ditches both Mongol and marmot.
Dean has done the animation for this. The cameras have been changed slightly.
18. Marmot and Mongol run cycle over the hills
Using the run cycle from Rob this scene has been finished.
19. Mongol runs up hill, side view no legs showing
Rob has finished the sequence and has been rendered out
20. Marmot Jumps over Rocks
Daljeet was doing this shot, but we don't know if we will be using the shot in the film, it was an added extra by sam which isnt really needed within the film.
21. Mongol reaches top of hill slowly – out of breath, Marmot dancing
22. Mongol takes chicken from the marmot, Reaction shot from Marmot.
23. Zoom out- Eagle Wing shot and Fly over
24. Marmot points out the eagle behind him, jumping up and down and flapping his arms to try make him protect the food.
Animation completed by myself, its ready to be rendered.
25. Mongol looks around at bird – Reaction shot as food gets swiped from his hand.
Animation completed by myself ready to be rendered.
26. Bird snatches chicken close up.
Ive Completed animation by myself ready to be rendered.
27. Bird fly’s off with chicken
Ive Animated and completed, needs to be rendered.
28. Reaction shot of both of them, Mongol gets his great idea
David has completed the animation and its now ready to be rendered.
29. Marmot swinging from Spit
Sam has completed the animation and its now rendered.....
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Monday, 6 June 2011
daljeet gave us a sample of the animation today, it's looking good, but I was discussing with David where it might fit in the film. Some of the camera angles will need to change and perhaps add the mongolian in somewhere
We met up again to discuss the project,Sam came in dispute the renders and tried to get the film playblasted to see what else he needed. Hayley could not make it as she went home to Manchester for the weekend, but James managed to come and show us his work, I saw the block out last week and he has taken on board all the poses within the anamatic so the timing is perfect.we sT with him the whole day and went through where he could improve it. He had a lot of key frames that went needed and he added the chicken in. He finished it with us that day so that shot was completed if hayley's was not yet finished,
DAljeet came back to us and he had a problem with his marmots tail, I think he was using the rig before I fixed him. So I re imported the newest one and copied the key frames across so that the animation was the same and he didn't need to re-do any of the animation apart from the tail which was now easier to use.
Thursday, 2 June 2011
bob has been animating the slow motion over the rock and I asking about camera angles to Sam, I think though we could change them depending on the block out.
SAMs rendering again from home and I'm in college hayley has come in to join me and hopefully we an get some of her animation sorted so we can start rendering out some of those vital scenes.
Wednesday, 1 June 2011
had a e and e meeting today, was ment to be meeting with group but others got withheld doing there e and e projects,
David and I have both met at ten at college today. James has shown us his block out and we have given him some feedback as to how he can improve it. I believe he is going to change a few of his poses.
Dean has also sat with us, and he's been working on the shot when the marmot and mongol get up dazed from the crash at the bottom of the hill. His progress has got a lot better than at the start of the film, I think we have found something he likes doing! :-)