Archive for December, 2011

3DVA Assignment

Well for the assignment we were told to create 2 different animation. The first one is the normal walk cycle and the second is to either make a emotive walk cycle or make the animation step onto a box and make it jump down. The first one was easy because i had done the walk cycle tryout so there was no problems with it. However the second one really made me think because both options are very interesting to do and either one has to be a 10 second long video. So decided to do an emotive walk cycle and the make the animation step and jump off from a box. It was quite a challenge but i manage to complete it and i think i am satisfied with what i have done. Overall, this 3DVA module taught me many new things about 3D animation. So here are my end product. I apologise again if the videos were pixalated because i rendered it out using playblast. But all the files are in the CD if you want to see it much clearer.

Walk cycle tryouts

The walk cycle tryouts was my favourite by far because i can play around with the controls and learn how to make a basic walk cycle. It was actually really fun to do it but i had to redo it many times because i was not satisfied with what i have done to it. After much redoing, i finally get the walk cycle i feel much comfortable with. I got the hang of it by walking around and analyze my own movements to incorporate it to my walk cycle. So this is my walk cycle tryout. I apologise if the video is rather pixelated because i used playblast.

Rigging exercise

The rigging exercise to me was the most hardest and tedious thing to do. I really had a difficult time doing it and i always ended up with set backs that. For this exercise, i wont say that it was not great, but it was rather good to challenge us to create our own rigg and let us trty to create one to understand how one works. It was an interesting exercise but not my favourite exercise.

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Big Dog Exercise

The big dog exercise was really fun to do because it is more like a freestyle exercise. You can do what ever you want to make as though the dog is being pushed. I was able to understand the use of different body parts to achieve that specific key poses for the animation. At first it was not that easy and i need to watch the sample video many times just to get the hang of it. This exercise helps me to familiarise myself with the weight shift of the rigg. Overall, this exercise is something worth doing. This is my final product of big dog.

Weight Shift Exercise

The weight shift exercise is one of my favourite exercises for this module. I was able to make use of my posing skills and make it into a short animation. After familiarizing myself with the riggs during the posing exercise, this exercise was rather exciting. Firstly its because i was looking forward to see how well was i doing for this exercise actually and obviously my first try was not that great. I manage to get the hang of the weight shift from one leg to the other but modifying it is just too complicated for me. So this was my first try on the weight shifting exercise.

I then try to do the exercise 2 times since it was rather interesting and fun. For the second try, i decided to follow the example clip that was put up on OLIVE. It went rather well. I manage to grasp the look and the motion of the animation and i guess i was satisfied with what i made. So this is the second weight shift try out.

After doing the second animation, i decided to spice it up a little bit, so i added in some additional actions to the animation for the fun of it. It was the best among the other 2 animations i did. I was proud of what i did and this exercise really made 3D much more fun and interesting.