Thursday, August 14, 2008

The other Tailor

After much deliberation I have decided to simplify. Here's my new Tailor piece. I do hope to finish the other, but I decided to focus on the basics for this assignment.

Hope you like it!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

WIP Springing the Trap

Okay, so it looks like this week I'll have to do two animations. I really want to do this animation of Tailor outsmarting a mousetrap, but I don't think my mentor will go for it; too much going on, he wants me to focus on the basics. So I'll be doing another simpler one, but I wanted to post what I have thus far on "Springing the Trap."

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Friday, August 8, 2008

iPendulum

One of our assignments is to do a pendulum animation. For mine I decided to get a little advertisement for Mr. Jobs out of the way as well.

Moral of the story: Kill Two Birds with One Stone. It may be mean, but you'll be the life of the party! video

Monday, August 4, 2008

Stupidly Famous...

A'right so I'm not one to brag or boast, but... I am now stupidly famous! Here's the scoop:

So we've been finishing up on Golden Axe: Beast Rider (Beast Wars and Beast Master were taken... ho hum) and so we've been putting a bit of work into helping out Sega Marketing. The art dept. came to me and asked me to whip up some character and creature poses for them, and just render them out w/ lamberts (I'll post the original renders soon). After I finished, about a month and a half went by and I didn't hear a word.

Then today, one of my fellow animators came and says to me, "Dood," he says, "I just opened up Play Magazine and spotted your ad." So I dropped my mouse and ran to Borders. Lo and behold, there in the very back page of the August 2008 Play Magazine was a two page spread of the poses I'd created! Woot woot!

Oh, and I've recently created another set of poses which should be showing up in a three page centerfold in some magazine somewhere some time soon.

Sorry for the lousy picture, our work scanner is junk so I took these w/ our home camera!

Friday, August 1, 2008

I'll post the finished ball bounce (and a whole other one) when I get a chance, but here's what I've got so far for my obstacle course:

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Hope you like it! Crits always welcome!

Travis