Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Render Tests Stills

A few render tests. Enjoy!


So after showing Mike, he too thought I as progressing. All of my friends after showing before and after thought I'd progressed, particularly Jessica. Which I am very pleased as it's Jess' film I need to be able to animate well enough to get a great film out.

Here are version 2 of the previous, with the suggested re-touches from Mike and Jess. I can see it's moving a lot more fluid, perhaps I can lay with timing now.

Here's the walk

The same walk with goggles (almost spelt google ha ha!!)

Here is the run

I'm re-working scene 6 again, but I'm having problems now making the cycle move forward, as he is at an angle it's difficult to get him moving just straight and at an angle...it's cos' I can't just stick in a consistent number to keep him straight. any help and tips?? I can show you on thursday when we next meet up as a group. Also possibly ask Dan if he might know a way to tackle it.

Monday, 28 April 2008

Piccadilly Animation and Render Test

Here is a test of the Piccadilly Scene I did. Any comments/suggestions?

Saturday, 26 April 2008

Owl Take Off and Landing Test

Here is a test I did today of Little Owl taking off and landing. I have not animated for a couple of years so it was intresting to see how it turned out. Thanks Aminata for great feedback.

I did change him standing up a tiny bit slower at the very end, but I did not render the new change out since it takes time.

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Piccadilly Scene Background

I've built, textured and put some basic lighting in to the Piccadilly scene. I like it...

Wednesday, 16 April 2008


Here's the landing with some camera work, and from the side...for the actual scene though, I'll make it a bit more drastic when flying and the landing a teeny weeny bit slower me thinks...

bad landing and good landing

The first test I wasn't very happy with, so I went back to my flight cycle in hopes that it would be easier to figure out from what I will be landing from... it worked!

Success.....but yet to be OK'd

Bad test

Sunday, 13 April 2008

Scedule Term 3

The updated shedule for the whole group for term 3, any questions or if you want to change anything email me. Questionmarks for things not finally decided yet.

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

scene 6 - minor camera change

I changed the camera angle slightly in this scene, so it's a lot more focused on the postcard.... attention drives to the target. Christina agrees this is a better angle. It also now feels a lot more intimate between the owls interaction and the postcard.

Bus + other

Some layout landscape scenes, a simple postbox and the bus! all textured and modelled by me, Jessica.

Scene 6

I've been tweaking this scene last night after the meeting and it's going really well I think. It's a lot more smoother and I've taken the jumps out, especially at the very beginning of part one where he walks to the postcard stand....

This is an additional part we all agreed on that he should look a the postcard and slightly rub his thumbs on the postcard to sort of indicate that he's home sick and misses his house... i quite like this.

and this is the last part of the scene where he walks away sad with the postcard in his hand....

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Walking Along...

And here is is walking along at the pace I think suits...

Happy Walk 2

And here it is from another angle :)

Happy Walk

Here's a little walk cycle I'm playing with for little owl, this is a happy step, like maybe when he's sightseeing or in a good mood. I haven't put any weight on his feet yet but I'll give it a shot tomorrow. :)

I don't think it's that bad for 20mins work haha

Sunday, 6 April 2008


Textures by me, models by Christina and Ben Woodhead (Altered by me)