31 May 2010

Maya Update

Here are the Maya tutorials all done and dusted. Some, like the Heart, I had a problem on so instead of trying to experiement, I followed the vids exactly on those occasions.

3D Image

(I wish I had kept Richs 3d Glasses)
B Shapes

Blending Faces:

Deformed Bob:

Non Linier Deformers:
Operation Order:

Render Layers:

Wire Deformers:

Arm Painting:

Hand Skinning:

Hand Bind:

Bug Deform:


29 May 2010

Phil - Just a Reminder

Just to say again that the Making of that is uploaded onto the blog is the final one and the one you should look at. please disregard the other that I handed in on Disc and Paper (They still have physical paper these days?).

Oh and have a good Summer.

28 May 2010

Final Animation

The Making of The Life of a Slime Mold

Heres the making of pages for your reading pleasure.

16 May 2010

Unit Recap + Slime Mold Model

Just to go over some new developments.

In regards to my story, I'm now going to include a 'goal' or as I call it, the 'Rocky' moment. This will involve my little guy reaching the top of the fruiting body. It has a moment of celebration, until it waves to the audience before diving into mass.

In regards to the sound effects, I'm so glad we had that mid unit crit so I could here that noise how others would here it. Yes, it was a grating, annoying sound that hindered the piece. But that will be rectified with a much softer 'slime' sound so it's not like a thud.

This is the slime Mold model I have created for the animation. I have used a moving liquid look to emphasise the gooey, jellyiness of the little cell. The red ball is the nuclei that will be animated according to what he is doing. Now to create a 'walk' cycle for it then I can do the Forest and Microbiological enviroments.

9 May 2010

Life of a Slime Mold Presentation Pitch

The Pitch that I'll be presenting and talking through.

I don't think the animatic and pre viz vids are working on this but there on the blog

Life of a Slime Mold Pre-viz

My Pre-viz simulations so far:

Life of a Slime Mold Animatic

My Animatic:

Life of A Slime Mold Concept Art

And the Concept art:

The Enviroment where the Slime Mold is found

The rising of the Slime Mold fruiting body

The Slime Mold and its enviroment

Life of a Slime Mold Storyboard

My Storyboard for the animation.

Narrative of a Slime Mold (and Logo)

Here is my Narrative structure for my animation:

Larger Version:

And here is my Logo (logo on work version and final logo)

As I have mentioned on a previous post, I wanted to include the Elm tree in the logo, so I decided to make that the main focus. I experimented quite a bit to get the font and colours right.