Monday, April 26, 2010

Week 5 : Time Running Too Quick I Guess :P

I really don't believe how time is passing by so quickly. Frankly Speaking when i started with AM i thought oh God i Still have to wait for a year and a half to be working some where as a professional. That doesn't by any mean that i am not enjoying AM. As i have already said AM is the far best School i have ever heard of and i have ever been to :D By the time running too quicky, Now i mean is i feel like "Darn There's only few more months left for be to be at AM :( " That kinda make me sad Actually. I wish that i never get out of AM even after my graduation. This place is like heaven for me, Perhaps for every student, even mentor or staff's who are or have been part of AM. And trust me when i say that, If you really want to experience it, I say go for it. Definitely that will take few thing that you might have to work out, Particularly Funds  :D But Whatever you invest is Worth more than the investment you make throughout your life :D That's what i feel and have experienced, so far being at AM.

Well It's already week 5 of the second term, Things are getting tough but interesting and exciting as well day by day. By Tough i mean to say is - The type of assignment is definitely an increase in the level at which we are gonna make our brain work. And excited because I am finally gonna Animate Stewie :D Long awaited Character, Almost by every student :D

Previous week we had been given a few, exercise in a pick list and every one had a choice to select one out of them and shoot a reference or definitely use internet resources to get some reference and then plan out the shot on paper. I really admit that planning is a very essential and key stage every animator must go through if he/she wants to get the final animation as he/she imagines in his/her mind.

Well, from the pick list i have opted to go for Parkour. Hell yeah!!! I really wanted to animate this crazy sport, Infact I would be really grateful if i can learn it and perform it myself :D I love these kinds of activity "Freaking Crazy- You Know". But until then i have a very artistic medium to do what i want to "ANIMATE " :D

Here is the Planning for my shot, That according to me gives a clear idea what i have in my mind.

I am not uploading the reference i have collected as its free floating on youtube :P and i have used quiet a few different clips and planned out my shot.

Well that's pretty much for this post and I should probably get back to Maya and start blocking out the shot,

So till the next Week, Have fun Animating OR Learning :)

God Bless!!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Final Submission for Week 4 :)

It seems like i haven't posted something for a few days, but actually there wasn't much to post :P as i have been working with the same assignment as you can see in the older post than this, That was a blocking stage and I had to work on the same thing in these 2-3 week and bring it to a final polished version, so here it is :)

For this week, We have got a new pick list to select any one exercise from. It's been divided from easy to hard level but i think there isn't any easy level of exercise :P everything get difficult at times, Still i have opted to go for a harder level exercised Just to challenge myself and see how do i get through that. BTW i have opted to animate a Parkour sequence always wanted to do that, as personally i might never be able to run and jump like crazy, Though i really love it and want to do it :D

So the planning will be up soon for the parkour shot.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

New Term Has already Begun :)

Have been a bit busy lately so couldn't get time to update something here. But anyways back again to work :P
Well It's already second week of the second term and having fun at school :D Not taking much of time in rambling things, i get straight to the point :P i mean post my updates so far. Before posting my stuff's, i just wanted to say, that this term My mentor is Dana Boadway, And i must say she is awesome and brilliant. Here is her Demoreel if anyone wants to have a look.

Ok so now for my stuffs :)
For the 1st week we had to select an exercise amongst the list that we were given and then shoot or get some references for the exercise and make a thumnail planning for the shot. So I decided to go with "Kick a ball" Exercise. I collected some references for a bicycle kick from Youtube and then planned my exercise accordingly. Here is the planning i did for the shot.

So that, Was for the 1st week assignment. :)

Now for the 2nd week, I had to jump right in to Maya and block in the shot according to our planning, Not compulsorily as I planned in the thumbnail drawings, I definitely am free right now to work and make it look as much better i could. Blocking is really a very crucial stage, And i feel that good blocking leads to a good polished animation. I have heard this a lot of times "More time you spend on your planning and blocking, The better and easy your work gets later" Well not i am experiencing this to be True. Very well then i ma almost done with my Blocking for the shot, and  i think i can upload whatever i have got so far, So here it is.