In Owned, one thing that bugged me about Jeff's rig was that the volume preservation was getting in the way of squash and stretch. Squash and stretch are two things - its not "squash when stretched." As an animator, I need a setting tht lets me change how much "volume preservation" affects what is being stretched. The two images I am adding are of Rambo, but for the needs of the animation style, it needs to be applied to all characters - maybe 1 for full preservation, 0 for none, maybe -1 to do the opposite and inflate the part.
Smears, Multiples, and Other Animation Gimmicks
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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Friday, April 4, 2014
Messed around with some color and shapes for the gag set.
With the environments I think it would be cool to try and translate the graphic quality from UPA cartoons into 3d. I think Eyvind Earle is a good example of finding form while maintaining that graphic quality, but in a more sophisticated way. The CG coyote cartoons is a cool way of stylizing environments and using color really well. Also, Denise Blakely Fuller's blog, and she has some really great stylization in her black and white environments for a short animation she worked on.