Friday, February 24, 2012

Clay model

Yesterday I made this clay model of the main character to find out what he would look like in 3d.




Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Update on graduation film

Almost a year ago I started to generate ideas for my graduation film together with Ben Vinkenburg and Jessy Suharyanto. After a while, Jessy decided to make her own film, so past 6 months Ben and I worked on our film.
Last couple of weeks we've been into the preproduction full time. We came to the conclusion that we didn't have enough time to finish our film in time, so we asked our friend and classmate Thijs Viegers to join our project. Five days later, Jessy rejoined our project, so now we have a team of 4, which gives us the opportunity to make the film much better!

Within 4 weeks, the production will start. Ben will do the backgrounds, 3d animation/modeling etc and the compositing. Thijs will do the animatic, effect animation and character animation. Jessy and I will do character designs and animation.

Here's the first complete modelsheet and below an animation test.




Sunday, February 12, 2012

More character design research

After some calculations 2 days ago we found out that we only have 20 minutes average for each frame of film (3 minute film, 12 fps), from rough animation to fully cleaned. That's nearly impossible with the standards we want for our film, so a simpler style was needed and we're currently looking for an extra team-member. This wil give us at least 30 minutes for each frame, which can make all the difference. But, we're not sure if we can find anyone...

Anyway, this simpler style will probably be the final style for our graduation film:




Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Character Designs for graduation film

Next couple of weeks I will be working on the character designs for my graduation short with Ben Vinkenburg. Here are 2 designs I spent more time on. The first one will probably be the one we choose. Of course much less detailed.




The character: It should be a Italian grandpa who used to dance the tango. Now he sits in a wheelchair and is a bit more grumpy.