Wednesday, October 29, 2008

You remember that opening scene?

Well now it's completed. Title still needs to be added technically, but it's just a title. I'll call it done. This marks the completion of one of the most complicated scenes. Other then the explosion, the rest should be smooth sailing.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Going smoothly

I haven't gotten a particularly large sum of progress on my short, but one of the most complicated scenes is near completion. Some dynamic swimming/flying action for the opening scene. All that's left is clean-up and clouds. Luckily I was already working at 24 fps when Professor Deleao mentioned it. 12 and 15 fps made everything look a bit too sluggish.

Monday, October 20, 2008


So far I have completed a very key element to the short. The dirigible. The only thing it needed was a working propeller (and even that wasn't necessary since most blimps do not have those) so now it does. Gaze upon it in it's magnificence.

The scene when the whale gets all excited about seeing it for the first time is also almost completed.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Care for a sample?

So for my story basically all of the shots are of the sky. I had not intended to be so exceedingly simple, since I quite enjoy backgrounds, but hey they're simple. Just so that I could spice it up a bit these will not be done straight in Flash. I will be photoshopping it up and using a great deal of textures. I feel like I'm cheating when I use textures and brushes, but lots of great artists do it.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Tutorials completed

Now that tutorials 1 through 5 are out of the way it's time to get down to business. I've completed the animation on one of the scenes of Dirigibles Don't fall in love My big problem is going to be clean-up. I hate clean up. I have yet to do the backgrounds, but since they are all of the sky it's going to be very easy. The one thing I may have to go back and do is a comparison chart between the whale and the dirigible.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


The story has been tweaked based on some highly effective recommendations from my peers. There will be no sappy seagull scene, instead to enhance the funny the whale is going to come on strong and sleezy.

Friday, October 10, 2008


Lip syncing can be a fun assignment. I had recently seen the movie airplane with my step brother over the summer, and tried looking for the "excuse me stewardess, I speak jive", but for whatever reason it was not out there. Since I already created the lip sync symbols without knowing what I was going to do I chose the more provocative quote. I ran into a few bumps making this. Sound files should be streams, not events, and when making a symbol be sure that everything has the same position. Swapping made this an easy assignment. Definitely a good trick to know.

Monday, October 6, 2008


Some of what I could find for my film: (embedding was disabled)

walk cycle

We all get revved up about walk cycles, right?
Well I completed the walk cycle of my skeleton guy. I tried to give him the slight look of military, but I think I over worked it. When the walk cycle happens in place it didn't appear to be that bad, but when going across the screen it looks stiff. Rather then tweaking this more then it has to I'm going to spend my time wisely and move on to the final tutorial.