Tuesday, February 26, 2008

3 Key frame Expressions

EDITED: 9/2/2008
*No .mov of this anymore, but it's not needed anyway

Okay so we needed to do these 3 key frame expressions for the next assignment. I'm not sure if these expressions and poses are correct or not, but I don't have too many options right now. Since I won't be able to get home and upload anything tomorrow (or today if you look at the time) until 7:00pm and the homework, I believe, is due 5:00pm, I needed to finish this today. >.>;; At least I had time today to do some sketching of expressions and such in my book, so I had something to work from. The expression is pouty/angry -> happy. It's kind of like me, lawl. ;P

Anyways, I wasn't sure also if what we posted was suppposed to just be 3 images, or have the images animated together (although it's only 3 frames right now, so yeah... probably not). I just did both, so meh.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

walkcycle fixed up a little with additions! :o

Okay, so after turning it in and getting feedback from Linda, I tried to rework my animation. I did my best to make the shoulders and hips move like actual... shoulders and hips. ;P And I tried to fix the balance issue on one of the frames. I don't think I liked doing this over the 2nd time around as much, but still had fun with it. I think I want to rework it from the beginning though at some point. I'm sure I'll get my chance later on. :3


*note* See if you can loop it. The UH server doesn't have that much room, so uploading the movie with the cycle already in there 2 or 3 times is too much.

I'm going to need to figure out how to link images here on blogspot too. I mean... I can link images everywhere else since it's so simple, but when I do it here, instead of just having the link, it would add in before it something like www.blogspot.com/takineko, and of course that wouldn't work. Bah. This place is weird. >.>;;

Oh and yay! Turned in on time! XD No messed up sense of date for me this week! /cheer

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Time schedule = messed up! Also: walk cycle take 1

So yeah, the holiday messed me up big time. For some reason, I thought that I had until tomorrow at 5:00 to post my animation. x.x;; So now it's late. Well, at least I did it and have something to post! >.>;;


I also now have to go email my robot homework, so off I go to do that.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Bouncing Ball with tail! :o

EDIT: Okay, so apparentally when I try to link an image or text on blogger, it first puts my blogger url before the actual link offsite... meaning I can't seem to link the image or text. So much for trying to be pretty. ><;; Here's the link:


Okay. So this animation I believe took about as long as the ball bounce did. I had to just copy my original ball bounce (with some changes so that the ball was not egg shaped), and then add a tail. I'm not entirely sure if the tail is flowing correctly though. I used the information I got from class, some vids I saw online (unfortunately only flash), and my own thoughts of how a tail would follow a ball. Combined it becomes "CAPTAIN LANET"!! Or maybe just a tail on a ball bouncing. O.o;;

Also, working on doing the hair toss/head turn animation. Having loads of trouble on some parts of the head turn. I just can't find any good references for a short bob haircut style head turn. :\ Some parts look okay I guess, but the rest are just poo. :( Will try to finish it before the next class though.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Cat tails and Frustrating programs DX

EDIT: 9/2/2008
I got rid of the link to the looped one to make more space.

omg... I had the worst time trying to complete this. I don't really understand how to use premiere, so I had to modify it on my own. I don't think I did it right even then. 24 fps and 4 frames or something right? I couldn't find the option to make it 4 frames. Looks slow so idk if that's correct or not. Also had trouble with compressing and getting rid of the black border... lots of problems. I then tried to just make it 24fps in quicktime, but yeah, all kinds of trouble. I think I need to do something between the loops because I think the reason it doesn't look fluid might be due to a lack of some sort of pause between the video, because the images should link fine. I think it's a timing issue which I don't know how to fix. Will need help on this one by a lot...

EDIT: Made it 24fps with 2 frames:


*Edit note* I removed the first two vids to make room on the server for more vids.