On monday we got 1.5 days to do construction animation. We're starting with a skeleton yawning with some musclegroups attached, later we take a new piece of paper on top cover the whole thing with flesh. So the overall look of the finished fleshed out human character would look quite strange. But hey, atleast it was constructed from the inside out ^^
I guess it just has to be taken for granted not to end up with any fancy nice looking animation or apealing characterdesign doing this assignment. We weren't alowed to do cartoony overexaggurated yawn either.
It would be great if I just got 1 more day to add in all the inbetweens to smooth out all the motion and easing stuff in and out.
On Monday, we had 2 hours to come up with a psynopsis for our story for the theme "circus", draw storyboard,charactersheet and modelsheet. (it had to follow the Anticipation - action - reaction rule, and we had make a character with two feet) On Tuesday we did all the thumbnail drawings and animated the storytelling poses. And the following 3 days left we had to finish the actual animation. It was really hectic week but I had a really fun time as well^^
Here's a standard walk animation with the Pink Panther model. Didn't have much time to finetune the arcs and spacing here. It was my turn this week to take care of a test student who is going to be here for a week. She had never animated before so most of the time I spended learning the other test student.
So it has been a bit over a week since I've started the animation workshop in Viborg. The first week was mostly about construction but we also did a front walkcyle (24 frames, shot on 1's) the drawings have allready been captured out on the linetesert, but since we havent gotten our username and pasword for the pc's at the computerlab yet I have to post pictures of it from now.