Friday, March 26, 2010

3D Bouncing Ball

Finished 3D Bouncing Ball animation.

Moonwalk 3D Final

Here is the final animation for my 3D assessment. Moonwalk ahoy!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Saturday Morning Cartoons

So today I was floating around the interweb and stumbled across the old cartoon The Weekenders.

So this got me thinking about all the old cartoons I used to wake up early to watch on a Saturday morning when I was little.So then I found PB&J Otter.

And Pepper Ann.

Just to name a few =)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Gaga in Wonderland

Another quick post:


An interesting find - It's a live action shot by shot short from A Goofy Movie.
Here's some more details:
''A Goofy Movie begins with Max Goof on his way to the last day of school, and if all goes right his life will change. Turning cartoon into real life, this animated to live-action short adaptation was created for under $100 over the course of six months with a borrowed camera, over 90 supportive friends and family, and Final Cut Studio.''

Last week we did some colour scripts in class. Here are the colour scripts from UP by Lou Ramano.

For more colour script images here is his blog:

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Reverse Garbage Exploration

Today our group went to Reverse Garbage to take some landscape shots for our stop-mo piece. I've almost finished making the character (an elephant) the legs are just pinned on till we figure out how to fully animate his legs. 

We then went back to class and tried manipulating some of the photos, going for a more cartoony, hand-drawn, different look. So here's some of the experiments from today's class. 

Friday, March 12, 2010

Animation Rendered Images

Here are some rendered jpgs from my Bouncing Ball animation =)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Narrative Ideas + More

Things I have made:
Narrative Ideas -
I really like the bird colours =)

An Army Of Owls!


On the weekend I went to the Bris Style Indie Markets, the pics at the bottom are from there, and the ones at the top are toys I found for sale at Myer. Cute!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Acting reference for Will

A week in photos~

Let's have a look at the week that has been =)

Monday - Saw this awesome Avatar pic at Tafe.
Tuesday - We had a meeting with Reverse Garbage and worked on our storyboards back at Tafe.

Wednesday - I started making these two little beauties. They have since been fully made, and given away. 
Thursday - Saw these life size statues at Indooroopilly cinema - to advertise for Toy Story 3! How exciting!!!

Friday - Acting class at Tafe. This time we did dodge-ball and bowling. Oh, how I love these classes. 

Friday, March 5, 2010


So here is the linetest for my 3D moonwalk I am doing. Don't know where the little squares came from. Any ideas how to get rid of them?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

A Squid And A Story

Here we go! One Squid ( For someone special =P ) :

And a story!
Well, if you remember I made Frank a cat and today he surprised me by giving me this!

It's a box filled with 100 postcards of concept art from Toy Story 1 & 2.
How awesome is that?! So here are a few postcards from the set =)
Thanks Frank!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Blogging on a Tuesday night =)

I stumbled across this program last night called Motion Picture and found it super interesting (for all the animators out there!)
Ok so basically Motion Picture is a simple animation program. You take a photo of a person and the program creates a 3D model of it and that model can then be animated.

This animation can be used on the web, animations, and games.  You can also change the model in the animation, with different, hairstyles, backgrounds, outfits, eye colour etc.

It looks like a nifty program, but does have some limitations.