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Thursday, 28 November 2013

Minor Project: Character Modelling Update

Update on how the modelling is going, Still working on the shorts at the moment but next to start modelling the head and then the arms. 

Monday, 25 November 2013

Minor Project: Beginning of Modelling

Its been a while since my last post but now with dissertation draft behind me I have begun modelling Tyler's character. Quiet excited to see him come alive, still along way to go though from this point. So far initial model of shirt and legs, notice a few problems especially his legs, at the moment from the side view he is quiet wide in terms of his shape and to model the collar also. 

More Updates soon :)

Friday, 15 November 2013

Minor Project: Turnaround Improvements

Character turnarounds with a few tweaks,and the uniform turnaround which is just the clothes change slightly.  still need to work on the side view, still something wrong with it. Need to fix this problem before I can move on to modelling my character. 

Next working on expression sheet, this would help with modelling the character. 

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Minor Project: Orthographic turnarounds

With Tyler's design resolved next step is orthographic turnarounds,which also gave me the chance to think about the hands of my character but also put the final touches to the design

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Minor Project: Character Design Uniform

Now I have a final character design for Tyler,  he also needs a design for his uniform. Which he is in at the beginning of the animation when he is in class, then he changes into his west ham kit when he is dream world.. Most primary school uniform are pretty basic and it is only the colour that changes with different uniforms.  For me its between number 4 and 6. Number 4 more because the colours kind of reminds me a little of the west ham also. 

Minor Project: First piece of Concept Art

When thinking about how I was going to make my animation, I decided that it will be a mix of 3D and 2D. Tyler's character would be 3D  and coloured and the classroom and props in the animation would be 2D and black and white line art. A suggestion was to look at  Paddington bear as an influence, and the idea of having the set and props are made out of cardboard. 

So I gave it a quick go and made a concept influence by the style. I think that this style would work because it adds to a child's imagination. 

Friday, 1 November 2013

Minor Project: Character Design

Here is Tyler's design altogether, still got a few minor refinements and tweaks to do to it  and to clean up the design in terms of the line art. But apart form that I think he is there and hopefully has a cute factor about him. 

Next to think about a turn around for tyler. 

Minor Project: Character Development

Now I have the shape and structure of my character, I have been looking at possible clothing for my Tyler. Most of the animation he is in a West ham kit and at the beginning in his school uniform. But first I looked at design his football kit, I used colour to help tell them apart. I kind of like number 5 but also like the lines and shapes of number 2. 

Also thought about the head of my character, using the previous design and developing them further. I kind of like number one but I think it not simply enough. But I am still drawn back to the original design the bottom row  with little tweaks to it. 

Next think about the facial features of my character and putting it all together.