Saturday, December 4, 2010

0.25% Of Total Content Released

After an entire day's work on this thing (Don't you just love the noise gradient Flipbook puts onto everything? I do)  I am glad that, in the foreseeable future, I shall not have to animate anything even remotely spherical again. I also never want to eat pie again (EH? EH?)

This is a pencil test of the rough (to emphasize this, I've not bothered to render the video in any quality beyond the Flipbook minimum. 480p to see lines) animation for the Ball and Tail assignment. I had some actions planned beforehand (who says I didn't do a dope sheet? I do dope sheets ALL the time. BUSHELS of them, whole TREES of them, FORESTS of them, a dense canopy of dope sheets that blot out the day's light!). However, as I decided to add new things, most of those plans were invalidated. I'll need to fix the arc of motion for all bounces, since they are obviously ALL too fast. It is rough, but I have another week to work on it. I only post it now because I feel obligated to post something every week as a matter of course, and since I don't have anything else to post this week...

I was going to animate a real animal tail, but I ended up making it look more like a leaf. Seeing as how it's on a curved hill, the temptation was too much to resist. Hence the little bit you see at the end.

I really did run out of paper. Need to get more tomorrow.  Also broke a peg bar. [REDACTED].