Friday, 27 November 2015

Rig for our characters

The rig is ready to be connected to our models, the goal is that we are animating by the start of next week :)

Projection Mapping Trees

Projection mapping allowed me to create concept art and convert it into a 3D model. I created a painting of a tree, modeled around it like an orthograph, then projected the same image onto the model to create a texture for it. I'm pleased with the results of this tree, and I'd like to model three others to be mapped onto. Alan taught me the process today by helping me with this tree model, and so now I will be applying that to the other three tree designs I had done yesterday.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Backdrop- Tree Matte Paintings

After speaking with Alan today about creating the background for the narrative animation, he suggested that when making the trees in the backdrop, I could make a matte painting in Photoshop and model around it in Maya. After that I could then project the same matte painting onto the model and it would create the texture for it. I'm currently modelling trees in Maya and finding it difficult as the trees are complex shapes, but I think it'll be worth it.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Progress in After Effects: Chirper chat function

Today I went from this

to this:

 It looks much more like a proper chat now, is the line a little too fast maybe? Getting timing right in AE is near impossible because the playback is always delayed or crashes :p

Edit: the line blinks before the typing starts!

Friday, 20 November 2015

Trying effects in After Effects

 This is the Fade in Effect in After Effects which is an option for our Animation.

And this is the typewriter effect, which one is better? Sorry for the slight delay, I've recorded After Effects play back which is always a little slow...

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Chirper improved 2.0

New Chirper adjustments according to Alan's feedback

Chick with her new design, I think she has a thing for parks :)

 What kind of changes to the layout would you like? (better background picture, yes) maybe super mario & pokemon images instead of the gaming icon? And same for the books? I took half forgotten titles because all my books are buried under the bed, I don't think Shadowrunner was ever translated into English?

Monday, 16 November 2015

Prettygirl49- Design and Head Orthographs

I've only done the orthographs for the head on this character as I'm unsure how to do the ones for the body. Throughout the animation, this character doesn't move (apart from her face) and she stays seated in the whole animation. Therefore this character could be modelled already seated with out a fully rigged body.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Bench Orthographs

The orthographs for the bench I will be modelling from.

Prettygirl49 Sketches

Touch up on the girl character to match the style of the main character. I've based these sketches on a robin, by colouring her cheeks and designing her jumper with a red belly. Need feedback.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Girl Orthographs

Narrative OGR

                                                                              The Animatic


Bird orthographs


Final Environment

Script into Scribd document - Presentation

Two more Chirpers

One has Chirper written in white, the other in the dark green I use for all the other text - which one reads better?

Chirper in turqiouse

More colour, hopefully more charm :)
I was trying to give it a colour Twit would identify with.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Final Concept Painting

New Chirper Design

This is my new Chirper design, I've looked at templates other social media sites use and tried to put their influence into my design.

Girl Concept - Hoodie

Figures this was more practical, since it is Autumn in our scene.