Sunday, May 29, 2016

Hey everyone!

Here is my progress for last week, please take a look and let me know what do you think



Sunday, May 22, 2016

Blocking Plus-ish

Hey all! I hope you had a great weekend!

So this week was making the notes work, and then I was adding some visual changes like both of their skins to make them look different and I added a blend shape to the window seat pad (so it didnt look so stiff). I also have some VERY rough examples of possible cam moves.  See what you think.

Thanks in advance! -Ellen

Cam move 1's%20Adv%20Animation%20Class/

Cam move 2's%20Adv%20Animation%20Class/

Shot Re-block

Hi everyone,

I re-blocked the latter half of my shot based on the notes in class.  Well, this is still more like layout plus.  :P

That being said, I need to work on her walk backwards, and on getting clearer attitudes and posing/gestures, but I wanted to show this before I went further.

Victor, since this is way over the frame limit already, do you think this shot still works if I don't show the girl's reaction to the dog "approving" at the end?   I actually hadn't intended to show it, but I'm wondering if it needs it.  I do plan on doing a subtle change in her demeanor as the dog is wagging his tail.

Oh, and for the walk right now - I want to overlap the gestures she's doing (stationary, at the moment) with her walking backwards.  That's next!

Hope you like it!


Friday, May 20, 2016

Plane ride storyboard

Hi everyone, 

Here's a quick and dirty update on what I was thinking for my shot. Please let me know what you think. I'll just be setting the scene,but I just want to make sure I'm going the right path before I'm too deep in the blocking. 

Scenario 1

Scenario 2

Thanks! Hope this was clear!

Monday, May 16, 2016


Hey Victor,

Here is the link to the updated version of the head turn:


Saturday, May 14, 2016

Hi guys and gals,

I was doing a little surfing about parenting and constraints...and this may come in handy...

I can email the plugin to any one interested...send me a note:

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016


Hey Victor,

I want to apologize for not being able to make it to class today, thought i would get better but i have struggling with the flu now for 5 days and not feeling better.

Thank you for your time.

"Acting for Animation" notes

Here are the notes from last week's lecture.  Enjoy!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Fred Expression

Hi Victor and Classmates,

So I chose 3 expressions, but I want to make sure I'm going the right direction and that I make the changes before I get in too deep. 

Here's what I have so far. Thanks so much!

Expression 9

Expression 23

Expression 16

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Fred Poses

Hi Victor,

I'm working on the Fred poses, and would like to see if I'm heading in the right direction.  I have not started transitioning yet, so this is just a video of the 3 still poses I chose: #31, #23, and #8.

I also still need to shape the eyes better.  I'd also like your advice on the geo clashing, especially in the outer SL eyebrow on my last pose (it's creating a weird crease).  I'm trying to get those extremes but the rig only likes to go so far, it seems.

Thank you!!


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Fred drawings for assignment #2

Here are the images you can use for image planes in Maya.  And here's a compilation of the available expressions (minus #10, for some reason):

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Specificity lecture notes

Here are the notes I promised from Wednesday's lecture.  I realize they're of limited use on their own, without the movie examples, but they may help if you missed writing down any of the bullet points.  See you all tomorrow!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Giuliana - Ideas for Blocking

Hi Victor, guys and girls

I was thinking about what you said in class about me doing something more broad with full body acting, and I got back to some old shots that were never finished but that I still like because of the idea behind them.

Here are the links for them.

1. Window Guy

2. Roman Guy

* I would like to change the ending of this for him going with the ball accidentally.

I came up with ideas too.

1.  10 - 11 Year Old Shaolin Warrior inside of a temple looking for a treasure.
* Shaolin Monkey Warriors are monks warriors that imitate the behaviour of a monkey to use for fights. Here is a video of a warrior using a stick for his purposes.

2. I like the old guy rig from animschool, I think it would be cool to put him in a scenario where he is fishing and gets into a fight with the fish pulling the rod

For my pirate Idea
I want it to be a full body shot staged similar like this and Iw ould love the iguana rig to be on his shoulder as his pet.

Here are the the dialogues that i found for that.

What do you think? Class?

Thank you and sorry for the long post.