Animation Mentor released a bunch of new rigs to Alumni today. All of these are available on www.animationrigs.com as part of their Anim-Mates Collection. I'm not very fond of the current collection myself. I just don't find them all that appealing, especially when compared to the rigs over at I-Animate and the free Malcom rig from Anim-School. Luckily Bishop is still pretty appealing and versatile, and if nothing else, animation mentor promises to release a new rig every term (3 months) so i expect more appealing rigs are on the way! In any case, it's always fun to play with new rigs, and since these dudes all use the same basic rig set up, i figured i outta figure em out. So... back to the pose a day!
I had one of those days at work where i just felt like i wasn't getting the appeal in my poses i was looking for. There's probably a lot of factors at play, like the guy i sit next too whose fricking awesome or the weird bird's eye camera angle i got stuck with, but regardless i just wasn't getting that appeal i wanted today. So i thought for today's pose-a-day (and maybe the next few) i'd turn to the masters of appeal for inspiration. Disney.
Using the website: http://animationarchive.net/Model%20Sheets/
I started looking at old model sheets from 2d films. I looked for a nice pose to transpose onto the malcom rig. As with the photos i normally use i just took the disney character as a started and thought about how malcom would do the same pose. Here's the result:
Animator, artist, musician and all around pretty awesome guy.