Saturday, 30 April 2011

Prince of Egypt dialouge WIP

this is the full animation of the prince of egypt dialogue, the play blast is running slow so the animation lags slightly, i can see quite a few problems in this piece but its definitely getting there.... :)

Friday, 29 April 2011

Horse Cycle (1st submittal)

This is the run cycle for my first submittal for my show reel. i will most probably smooth out some of the animation for my final.
I have looked at this cycle so much that i cant see all the problems with it. Hopefully i receive good feed back from this cycle.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Animated aliens

This is the finished animation scene for the VFX project. Now it needs to be textured and rendered out then combined with the footage taken.
I have tried to create some interaction between the aliens so they look more like an intellectual race.

The top video is my first attempt at animating the scene, as you can see the alien is blocking out the other, so I needed to create a way that the aliens could all be shown.

The second video is my final attempt.
Im looking forward to the final result.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

horse gallop

i have been working on a horse gallop for a while now, this is the out come.
i still am working on this. After a looking at it on vimeo i think i should be a little faster. but im pretty happy with the results so far!
the final video will be lit up and look quite professional... i hope :P

Monday, 25 April 2011

Vfx Film

So for one of my collaboration projects i am working on a Vfx Film two guys on my course are directing. The film is similar to the halo reach advert. The film is basically a mini war scene between cadets ( who have been filmed) and aliens ( which i will be animating).

Here are a few animated scenes which i have animated so far, some are still WIP.

I am not the only person animating on this film there are around 5 other animators. im looking forward to the final outcome.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Let your imagination grow.

i haven't uploaded any of my artwork for a while, things have been very busy.
im in the last 2 months of my education so i have focus primarily on my animation.
For one of my modules i have to create a final image, and this will be it.
i plan to paint it digitally, having her in normal colours but everything else around her extremely bright!

Friday, 8 April 2011

Horse walk cycle Wip

This is my first attempt at a animating a horse, i have mainly focused on trying to get the timing in the legs more than anything. Still needs a good ol smooth out.

For my showreel i hope to have a Horse walk cycle and a horse gallop cycle.
A horse is meant to be a hard horse to animate and i wanted to include some real challenges in my showreel so hopefully Production companies see that i can animate well.

Untitled from Michael Das on Vimeo.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Stay Tuned

Through my blog, there is obviously a lot more Illustration than Animation, at the moment i have been focusing on my Animation in the last few months because my course has very little that encourages Concept art and illustration for animation. I hope to soon put on my animal walk cycles.

In this blog i am going to start using a lot more of my hand drawn work, this is actually what my strongest talent is, but for some reason i haven't been using it on my blog.

Stay tuned.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Animal animation problems

Ok, so the plan for my show-reel was too have 20 seconds of great lioness animation, including a lion hunt and chase where the true elasticity of lions are shown, as well as several chained lioness attacks where the lioness is held back by a chain.
Unfortunately after trying to use the rigged model there were some problems with the mesh that meant that the model is unusable.
This was not due to a poor rig it was due to the model itself not being created to an industry level, the model was made by someone outside of university.

Due to this i have had to change around my show-reel, instead i have created two different horse cycles, and one rapture walk cycle.