Wednesday, October 29, 2008

That's Not For You To See

Well, I was gonna show a little progress today. It was a lovely video of the finished castles and their doors opening, which really is all I allow the poor things to do.
But the video won't go up on the blog here, and after three failed attempts, followed by exporting the movie again and another three attempts, I've decided that it's not worth it.

For now, just hang on to the knowledge that the castles are in there, and I promise you'll see them later when the blog is being less persnickety.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Quality You Can Taste

Hey. it's been a while, hasn't it? Well, I know you've been waiting, so here's a taste of progress:


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Yeah, it's just some run cycles, but that's a giant part of my animation as a whole. All I need now is a few backgrounds and maybe a rider here or there and presto!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Update

So I've changed my idea! Not by much, the end just has a new punch line. Hopefully one with more punch. All I really need to pull of the new ending is to have the run (gallop?) cycles of the two jousters. Hopefully, I'll have something interesting to show before the day is out.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Some Very Sensual Lip Sync

Lip Sync is so much better when you've got the smooth vocal stylings of Zap Brannigan.
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Rotoscopic

Rotoscoping! I've very little patience for rotoscoping, especially in a situation like this one where the walk cycle being rotoscoped is itself flawed and strangely doubled in places. So as you can see I was pretty unfocused on this one.

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This one however went much better. It's a festively plump horse. I prefer rotoscoping when it's used more for reference than for tracing.

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And now, as proof that real reference was used:


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Walk Cyclical

So I think we all learned a valuable lesson today. We learned that walk cycles are fun, and also that even if it seems like a good idea at the time, holding your breath to avoid wasting oxygen won't help to save to ozone layer or stop global warming. So we should all look for other ways to conserve our resources, ways like not giving your character arms.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Storyboard time!
It's a walk cycle! Woo!

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

It's the Pie Knight. He's a plucky guy who does his best to defend his kingdom. A kingdom that chose a pie as its national symbol.











And this is the Black Knight, named for his dark armor. He hails from the kingdom of the grumpy face. He's only slightly more competent than the Pie Knight when it comes to defending his homeland, but he's much, much more violent.