Monday, November 10, 2008

process : animation compositing (video)

Part of compiling my new demo reel has involved construction of a series of short process-oriented vignettes that will later fill out the new video.

The first video is a culmination of the series of posts I've made over the last couple of weeks.

It details the end-to-end process from video capture through animation and the final composited sequence.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

animation : what's old is new again, 2 short student projects

Two student projects.

First, the inevitable luxo lamp animation.

and

second
, 3 bouncing balls, emphasizing the difference in physical properties between each.

process : animation compositing (video)

Unfortunately, I can't embed the video directly, but here's a link to the final animation.

process : animation compositing





The process will be clear if you click on the embedded image.

The workflow, in a nutshell, illustrates the compositing process followed in After Effects; a series of background plates and animated overlays (from bottom to top of image) were adjusted individually and then combined to produce the final render.

All of the images were initially rendered in Maya.
The animation was produced as a rotoscoping/match-moving project that began with video capture of myself moving as the character.