Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Dobers first 3D test..

Hey guys,


theres been a couple missed posts lately but we have been really busy with life and work. I'm finishing a Big project at my day job {Jak And Daxter -The Lost Frontier} Our crew did over 40 minuets of Animation for this project.....as well as Ingame work.

Plus we've had alot of Visitors-company here and there for a few weeks.....so...

Trust that shel and a couple of interns have been working away in the garage to put these Ships to their Screen Acting BEST....Painting-- is looking Excellent and the ships are Complete characters all by themselves.

POWERFULL new post from Shel on that next week.

So.......In Animation News

...........I have assembled some early 2D- animatics of the story and its Looking very very good......its really exciting!! In Showing our composer this weekend he related that he is officially {AS EXCITED} as he was in hearing about GLD.....which is somthing he thought might be impossible to match.

Great News for us!!!

in the Adventures of 3d shooting. We had some early tech difficulties....with our slider ....that postponed the first tests....FRUSTRATING! ....but.......

After figuring out what was causing the issues and working out a new process of shooting R and L eyes -{Organizing frames - organizing flow of animation} and learning a new AWESOME Piece of Software - DRAGON ......

I was off to the races...

Heres what tests ....I was able to sneek out ......

A Dober Walk -





A Dober Lift - rufff!!





A Dober Shoot 3D test -





Ill post the actual viewable 3d test later.

so.....the tests came out OK....but I learned TONS in the doing....which is priceless.

I learned Dragon is a TRULY Awesome Program. I highly reccomend it!!
So many things to make our job easier ....

I learned a whole new workflow which I will carry with me throught this entire project.

I now have a confidence that we can make this film in 3D....

I just have about a million more questions ta answer before shooting and then Ill be ready to start the film...ha!.....

So heres a little bonus animation - I always go into a new animation with a map of poses I PLAN TO HIT.....ha! so Here is my map and I also scanned the poses in just to see what the would look like in sequence....Pretty neat!




Hope you like the tests...more ta come.
In GLD News-

We just Won a few more Festivals this last month......

Our First European festival which means a lot to us... ANIMATOR 2009 (Poland)

- Best Animation, PHILADELPHIA INDIE FILM FEST

-Best Animation, Audience Choice Award at the MAUI FILM FESTIVAL

we feel so honored to to included in these festivals....let alone winning them....

jriggity

16 comments:

Jared said...

Awesome stuff man! I loved Dober Lift test.

Shelley Noble said...

Jesus.

Mad skillz, Justin.

rich johnson said...

you da man. these tests are soo good. the shooting slime and the pose animatic are my fave. I am learning so much by watching these.

Congrats on the new wins too!

John Pierro said...

The great ones make it look easy.

tonychauzer said...

Thanks for posting these tests - great study material :)

Dober is lookin' mighty cool!

Ryan McCulloch said...

WAY COOL.....mind being blown........

Pram said...

I concur, homedoodle. The tests look as good as any finished shots Hollywood can churn out. You've got it, man. Prolly didn't need to go to college it's in your blood.

Alonso said...

Oh Good, I was starting to wonder what happened to you guys. Great looking animations. How'd your workflow change?

jriggity said...

{Jared} - Thanks man -short and sweet

{Herself} -animation is SOOOOO fun!!

{Rich} thanks man....I like the shoot slime test too. Gona try somthing subtle next.

{John} super nice...

{tony chauzer}no problemo man...Im glad to share the tests.

{Ryan} gota watch out for those laser blasts....

{Pram} thanks .

{Alonso} the rhythm is the main thing and - How I keep track of all the puppet usuals and then the Left and right camera moves on top of it all.

Gregory Sesma said...

Those animation tests are the coolest. I especially like Dob shoot2... I like how the yellow thing explodes.

ratrp said...

this is so real. the animation is perfect. i love ho the yellow blob explodes and the reaction on dober's face when he sees it move.

HwangNguyen said...

Awesome tests dude!

Hapi said...

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mefull said...

Damm fine animation!!

I love the reaction shot after he shots and smells the yellow ball.

How did you pull that off with that puppet face design??

You are blowin me away!

Banewulfe said...

This is amazing!! I love the fluidity! Dober shoot test cracks me up! I love his design and it's fun to watch his beautiful movements.

people in gorillasuits said...

I bookamrked a lot of articles from you to shot people, what a good 2d test shot looks like, as an example for me, as an inspiration. awsome as always, impressive, great... do I repeat myslef sometimes...