Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Devil and Angel Cont'd

I've been busy getting my head down to do some animation work worthy of tests! The only problem that i found was that, although i could easily do line tests to see if the animation flowed, i wasn't able to sync the animations with the audio clip until i got home, which by then i'd have to remember what i'd have to improve on and do it the next day...

Test 2- Angel dropping her head
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The title literally speaks for itself, it was just a quick test to see whether i had the angel's head dropping convincingly... which i think it is! whooohooo! Although, i'm not sure why the background is pink- i apologise for that.

Test 3- Angel's first dialogue
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This was the hardest, and although it doesn't look it, it WAS the hardest part in the animation so far to do, and at first, it looks alright, but once i managed to sync the dialogue with it, it looked like the angel was speaking too slowly, so i need to sort that out, possibly take out a few frames... Also, her gesture at the end, when she raises to hug the pencil, her arms seems to be quite choppy and the motion isn't smooth enough, a few inbetweens should hopefully smooth that out... And, is it me? Or does it look like she's gradually leaning forward/slanting at the end?

Test 4- Improving the previous flaws and a bit more...
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This was literally just a test to iron out the previous problems before i forgot them. I added a few more inbetweens to the arm bend which hopefully makes it look slightly more realistic, and i started animating the devil's second dialogue, and making sure the stronger point he'll be doing is also working... which i think it is :)

Test 5- Close-up Angel
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The first of the close-ups is the angel when she starts to get annoyed and pushes her body forward in frustration, and as she does so, her hair flings forward. I'm aware that this test isn't very polished but it WAS only 4 frames just to make sure i was getting the movement right... and it's a good thing i checked because i wasn't!! haha... the hair was defying physics and going the wrong direction which gave it a slightly wooden look and it didn't flow at all. Time to fix it...

Test 6- Close-up Angel Take 2
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I managed to fix it, lip sync n all! and i've gotta admit, i'm pretty damn proud of this :).. was just a simple case of applying my timing and spacing knowledge from a previous project.

Test 7- Close-up Devil
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Lol! i wasn't sure with the body being so still, that it was going to be very effective but i think it's quite good, the fact that he looks so serious but all he's doing is holding/looking at his burger, works somehow... Or maybe most of his expressive is easily read off his face, or the lip sync is passable.. Either way, i'm happy with this.

So far, so good, but i've still got 4 seconds to go... Who knows?!! It might not all be so peachy :(

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