Thursday, September 18, 2008

motion test

videoshort test just to get a feel of the puppets range of motion, background is just a temporary image, not in animatic... will experiment with the movements and timing.

another Puppet

Puppet creation procedure


Have been able to create puppets in after effects and will be coloring them in and scanning soon so that I can bring into aftereffects and animate, here are some of the model sheets I created.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I had to create the 3/4 view so that each profile does not break the 180 degree rule. Just need to color and manipulate in position in after effects. This Stela of the Rain God Cha'ak will not be moving in my film but be transported in space magically from scene to scene and have a glowing effect in the eyes and around its profile.

Puppet tools
















I found out that my puppets have to be created in layers in photoshop since my first test on puppet tool had my character distort in odd ways... Am going to build my character in this exploded view then import in layer onto After effects... Then create a hierarchy so that each limb corresponds with the next in sequence to natural anatomy.

Thursday, September 4, 2008