Hey guys! How’s it going?
So as I think I had mentioned before, I am trying to do a bit more animation in my personal time. Now, I am sure I am not the only person who finds it difficult to spend an hour or so practising your art after a full day of work. Well why not do it before a full day of work?
Well that’s what I have been trying to do.
Luckily for me, my wife needs to leave for work an hour after I do. And, fortunate or not, I wake up when she does, giving me regular time to do some animation practice!
I call it my Early Morning Cartooning sessions.
As a way of forcing myself to do this work, and not default into sleeping in, I have decided to start filming myself as I work, and posting these videos online.
You can find the Early Morning Cartooning playlist here – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyNqmOj9Q_854nH4FMev9JcQlgC9zpmmC
So I have only done two EMCartooning runs as of yet, and I have just started my third, but in addition, I have added another short animation test to this blog.
The ‘test flight’ animation is me throwing a couple of days testing a rig I had built in 3ds Max. The model may be basic, but I tried throw as much complex stuff into the rig as I could think! Stuff like IK/FX switching, stretchy bones and adjustment controls for curvy limbs. Elbow and Knee pins, with space switchers and orientation controls.
It was a really interesting puzzle to wrap my head around, but more than that, it was a really fun rig to animate with.
So below are a few new short animations I have been playing around with. I hope you enjoy!
2 thoughts on “Early Morning Cartooning and Other Animation Tests”
These tests are awesome!! Hope you come back to it and do more in the future!! All the best with the writing though.
Thank you KunAnim!