Fighting the urge to be unproductive, I locked myself in the house for the past few days to get some work done on a new character TD demo. Been under the weather anyhow and didn’t feel like doing much else, not even surf *gasp!*. Here it is in all it’s beautiful animator friendly simplicity. I plan on extending this demo with character animation tools. I can’t wait to get away from creating demos and rendering video and go back to actually programming and rigging stuff! I have so much more advanced rigging techniques to show and some that haven’t gotten to a finished stage on my characters yet so stay tuned.
Keep in mind the is made by some STUDENTS in France!! It is un-be-liev-able! The rigging and animation are exquisite, magnificent–astounding!! I love the acting, vivid envornment, and the smart combination of 2D and 3D animation elements. The design is all very well done. I honestly haven’t been excited for an animation like this in years.
Check out the artist’s websites, especially E Sousa Vincent’s rigging reel.
This is truly inspirational stuff. I need to go where they went for school. I am working on a similar reel myself and I need to research how to make some of the faces as deformable as the ones for their animations.
I can’t wait to see what’s next! Looks like another short called Meet Buck.
Their awesome website and blog:
This is an old colleague of mine. I am very privileged to call him that because he worked on the original Tron movie as an animator. We worked on The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons together and he’s such a nice guy. I hope that my work someday will stand up, or at least crouch next to his. Anyway, he just came out with another show reel recently and I thought i’d share.
He also animates with his family using his home as a studio which is brilliant. The family that animates together, stays together, I always say. Search for his other stuff including his short on Vimeo.