Monday, 18 February 2019

Timeline - Personal Help

With Alan's advice I have roughly sketched out a timeline of my animation, marking the key points of change in the music. I have highlighted on the emotion, pitch and speed of the music. This has really helped me understand that the actions and movement in my animation need to flow with the music and to not feel separated.

I understand that my animation needs more continuity, as it feels very mechanical right now. I want to bring back the joy and emotion! I am hoping to achieve this by making each shot connect and relate to each other. Showing more of a journey, rather than just snapshots of a story.

My timeline for my animation:
(Sorry about the image quality but its mainly for my personal use)

Personal Timeline








Redesigning the King's Bedroom

Redesigning the Room
After speaking with Alan I have had another go at redesigning the bedroom. I have stripped it back to coloured lines and I think this is much closer to the 'UPA' style. Also in the first couple of shots I intend to make the lines gradually disappear so that he can enter the 'new world' filled with shapes and colour.

Friday, 15 February 2019

Adding blend shapes to all the mid hand joints

I had forgotten to add blend shapes to the mid hand joints to each view of my character. Not all characters need this, but the mountain king has uniquely, shaped hands to fit with the 'UPA' Style. The blend shapes have helped clean up some of the geometry. 

Mid Hand Joints - Pose Space Deformers

Mid Hand Joints - Pose Space Deformers

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Blend Shapes - Back View

Ankle joint

Ankle joint

Ankle joint

Elbow joint

Elbow joint

Football joint

Football joint

Wrist joint

Wrist joint

Blend Shapes - Front View

I have created blend shapes for the wrists, elbows and ankles. The wrists are pretty extreme but I wouldn't bend them that much anyway. I am debating whether the football joints need them too.

Elbow joints

Ankle joints

Ankle joints

Wrist joints

Wrist joints