Sunday, December 2, 2007

Animation Test: Jump

Hey everyone! this is just an animation test I did with the new rig for Tiri. I haven't painted the weights yet (This was done using a "split-up" version of the model). I'm just trying to get used to the controls of the new rig and see if I can improve it. I hope you guys like it!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Tiri Walk Cycle and More Dino Stuff

Here is a walk cycle test I did with Tiri. The texture for the eye is not the final one (you can see it in the previous post). I'll re-do the rig entirely, for practice and to improve it (to make it more suitable for acting)

Please be patient if the video takes a while to load!
Here is a still frame of the animation if you just want to see how the model looks in a different pose.

This is a quick painting with the models (please excuse the lack of texture on the egg :P) just to get an idea of the colour palette I want to use for the film.

Finally, these are just some random semi-quick sketches of dinosaur limbs I drew during class :P

Update on film!

Here are some of the things I've been working on lately. First of all, I finished modeling and texturing all the characters and props for my film. The characters are:

Tiri- A baby Tyrannosaurus Rex
Chihuahua- A baby Brachiosaurus
Buzz (a.k.a. Marie Claire :P)- A dragonfly

There are two versions of the egg, one "broken", for the shot when Chihuahua comes out of the egg, and a solid one, for the rest of the shots (it's easier to animate).

I sculpted the textures for the characters and the props on clay (well, the egg on kraft paper). What I did was basically print the UVs from Maya, and then trace them onto transparent cel paper, and then built a sort of "tracing desk" so that I could sculpt the textures on clay and put the UVs on top every now and then to make sure they matched. Before going into the final textures, I did a test on a smaller piece of clay. Here are some pictures of the process:

For Chihuahua, the process was exactly the same:

Ok, this was a long post! hahaha, or at least it feels like it, I'm still trying to get used to using Blogger!!! :P. Bye for now.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Dinosaur Film!

4th Year has begun, and I'll be working on my final film this year. It's going to be about dinosaurs, of course. This is my main character, "Tiri", a baby T-Rex, modeled and textured in Maya. Well, the textures were done with real clay and acrylic paint but I'll put up pictures of that later. Bye for now!

Monday, April 2, 2007

Hey! Welcome to the Prehistoric Swamp

Hi everyone, my name is Juan and I'll be posting up some of my drawings and work here. I hope you enjoy them! :). What I'm really into is dinosaurs, contemporary animals and dragons. Here are a few drawings and stuff I've done lately.