Sunday, November 27, 2011

Production Report (Week 14)

Ok, we all finished our animation and what an experience. It was very hectic by week 12-14 almost everyone was rushing, anyways I going to write a summery of the last few weeks.

By week 13 I had almost finish my character animation, around 95% of the sound was done, and my backgrounds was done, I spend most of class time showing my teachers what I had, and they would give me a lot of advice on how to improve it, by this stage I was ready to give up and just wanted to hand in my work, it seems that I was too impatient to redraw and re animate some parts of my characters, but in the end I have decided to listen to my teacher and improve my animation, it well worth the suffering in the end, I still had a lot more to improve but what I had was the best I could do with the time we had left, and I have achieve my goal I had for week 13.

By week 14 I felt confident that I could hand in my animation by the end of the week, I had all my character animation done, all the sound done, and all the backgrounds done, all I need to do was show my teachers what I done, and composite it all together. By the time I showed my teachers, my confidents went down to unconfident, as they showed me all the errors I done, but fortunately they were minor errors, and could easily be fixed within an hour or so. By the time I fixed the errors, it was time to export, and that was when I started to have my first major errors, from memory errors, to image buffer errors, to sounds, and many more, most of the time it was memory errors, I tried asking my teacher at time, she tried her best, and only solved some of the problems, I even looked up forums, but they didn’t help, eventually the other animation teachers came to help, they even stayed back to help us, soon after the problems were fix, and I finally started to export and finish it off, and burn it to a dvd and hand it end, the best feeling ever.

Overall I’ve learned a lot from this semester, at the start I thought 2d animation was going to be easy but I was wrong, animation requires a lot of skill and patients, I didn’t have any, but I did learn some skills and patient by the end, also I am very bad at sound design, not having the right sound can make or break an animation, but I did have fun in the end and I learned a lot, doesn’t matter if my animation was bad, I’m only a 2nd year student and still have time to improve it after I finish school.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Rap Video

A rap video about animating the tv show called Phineas and Ferb.!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Production Report (Week 12)

Only 2 weeks left and I’m stressing out, why am I stressing out? It’s because I have some issues with making my animation, and is slowing my production down. So far I am having issues with animating my characters, it seems to take me a long time to figure out on how to animate actions and timing my animation, and luckily Jack is able to show me were my animation has gone wrong and guide me to the right direction. Another issue I am having is that I have lost motivation to do my best, and I’m not patient enough to animate in 2d. The process of doing a animation test, then doing a sketch over it, and tracing that sketch takes a lot of time to do it, and because that process takes so long I decided to rush it so I can finish my animation within the due date

With all the issue, I’m bit behind, so far I have traced and colored 85% of my facial animation and probably around 45% of body animation so overall animation is 55-75% done. My background are 98% done, my sound is around 85% done. Once I finish my animation, I will then add special effects on after effects and composite my sound and background with my animation. Hopefully I can get this done. So far I hope to finish my character animation and sound by the end of week 13 and do all my sfx and compositing in week 14.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Making of Black soulstone

Found a very in depth "making of video" for a trailer of a game called diablo 3 :

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Demon Hulk Coloured

Finally finish my demon hulk character, all the coloring was done in Photoshop CS5.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Making of Paths of Hate

Found a really interesting making of video article. I have never seen an 3d animation made like this before.


Production Report Week 10

OK its week 10 so far, and the only problems i have is that I've seem to be really slow at animating in 2d, due to the fact that it takes me forever to learn to do animation keys and do animation tests. I also having problems with sound design, i've seem to have fallen into the trap of only putting sound of what i only see on the screen instead of putting background and ambient sounds. I am also stressing about if i can completely finish my animation,since i only have 4 more weeks left, but i am hopeful because so far i have almost finished my sound design and all my backgrounds are done, all i need done is my character animation which is around 45% done.

Edit: changed 70% to 45%