Oh yah. Guess I'm doing this again too! I started getting up in just working on my new shot and neglecting my gesture sketching and Pose A Days. It's easy to get caught up in a shot, but i have to remember that this stuff (gesture sketches and pose a day) is equally important to my growth as an animator.
It's been about a week since i've put up my poses! Oops!
This week i played with a horse rig and did some horse poses.
Haven't been slacking! I had to learn 3ds Max this week and i still haven't figured out how to render a frame (or playblast for that matter) so i gave in and just screen capped it. This rig is called Max. He looks like a cocky cheeseball to me. Like Shooter Mcgavin from Happy Gillmore. So i acted out a few poses. I've actually turned these poses into a quick shot i'm working on now to get familiar with 3ds Max.
Hey Hey there! Trying out another new rig today. This one is called 'Malcom' and he's brand new from the dudes over at animschool. This rig is pretty crazy! It's very appealing to say the least, it's a full on feature quality rig, and did i mention it's free?!?! I gotta say, coming from Animation Mentor, (where are rigs are no slouch either) the controls on this rig are pretty overwhelming! Hundreds. I mean the GUI (which i usually don't use, i like to just select curves) looks like a friggin jet dashboard. It's gonna take a lot of playing around on this guy to get the hang of things. Here's my first pose with this crazy ol' character. I changed the expression as the pose kinda looked like he was beckoning to dog or cat to me..
you can download Malcom FOR FREE here:http://www.animschool.com/DownloadOffer.aspx
Sexy Otto. Experimenting with doing poses from fit models and transposing them to the fat rig (as opposed to finding fat reference.) Basically an exercise in "how would a fat person do this pose?" In other words, not necessarily copying the pose as much as thinking about how THIS person would do it.
Fat guy doing the Travolta.. Awwww ya. This is Otto, one of the now defunct AM rigs we get once we finish the program. Thought it'd be fun to animate a fat guy, so i'm playing with him a bit.
Trying to impose another gorilla pose on Tiny. It's a bit tricky actually.. The rig is kind of a biped/quadruped hybrid, with the back legs set up like a quad, but the arms set up like a biped. Also he's so muscular it's tricky to get a reverse C in the spine. Gotta keep playing with this rig for awhile i think. In any case, here's today's pose.
This rig is gonna take a few to get used to. He's all muscle, and pretty short in the torso, so it's a bit of a challenge to get good reverse C in the spine.. I'll Keep at it!
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