Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Those are still WIP.
It's been a while since I've made this post, here's what I've got so far. Obviously I'm working slower than ever before because of my job. But it's been a lot of fun to think about all of obstacles that I'm having on those characters. I've plotted out some of rough sketches for about 15 seconds sequence for them. then I pre-rigged duck character and made him a move, just to see how he could be moving. Then, some issues on his legs has popped up. Because of design issue, he got such a short leg and it's been aligned in the center of the body, which is not right from anatomical standpoint. Maybe it looks okay on the picture, but those placement of the legs can give the audience some weirdness when he's on the move. So I have to either change his design or animate him like snappy way so that audience won't notice. I'm still thinking about this issue.
Katie, the girl character. I think she got some cuteness but it's not quite there yet. So I've gotta work on that, too.
Rigging part is not that hard for me since that's exactly what I'm doing everyday at work. I've got a lot of techniques like matrix calculations since I'm out of school. so my speed for working on rigging had been improved. But still, making something able to work for telling a story is not easy. It's not easy. I tend to complain on bad management of bad director. they say go to left at first, and all of sudden they start saying go to right. but yea, it's not easy.
P.S. I hope I could have more time to doodle around. I've bought some nice artbooks recently and getting inspired everyday.