Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Plodding on...

Argggghhh!! I've worked pretty much to the core today- i even have the drawing bump to prove it!

Anyway, from where i left off, I was literally doing the last leg of the entire animation.... So the original plan was that when the angel says "Yeah... Sort of...", she'd be scratching her head in a guilty manner. Next, the rest of the animation would be a close-up of the devil replying, and during the speech of the angel, he'd be looking left to right quickly as if thinking quickly of a plan... (still with me?!)

I'm sure once you see the tests you'll get what i mean...

Test 8- Attempting the end
Okay, so what i found from this, is that the angel's head scratch is pretty fab (unless her lip syncing is off)... But the devil is less so, his eyeballs literally look like theyve dropped in their sockets and are rolling around at the bottom. So numero 1, too fast, and err... that's it. You can't even tell what he's trying to do- it's that awful! I looked back to the dope sheet to see if i could slow it down and fit it into the timing, but alas, it wasn't going to make it easy.

If i was to slow it down to a normal pace, there literally would only be enough time for a look to the left and then to the right (which would make it look like he's trying to search for something, or just seen something run past -_-')... Basically, to rectify this, I had to think of an entirely different way he could convey his emotion that wouldnt involve Mr. Rolly-Eyeballs making another appearance...

SOOOO!! I went along with a simple slow lowering of the eye vision, as if thinking and a stare as in he's taking in what she's saying and listening.. hopefully this next test shows that.

Test 9- Polishing the ending
I have to say, i'm happy with the decision i made, and even with the audio, the lip syncing is pretty much spot on!... So after that previous hurdle, I was definately thankful for this little morale boost :) whooohoo!!

Plans for tomorrow:
  • Film the entire animation.
  • Find out any lip syncing glitches by adding/removing/editing frames and noting them down on the dope sheet.
  • Film the animation again.
  • If it's fine, ink up all the frames (incl. backgrounds)
  • Film the final animation.
  • Edit the animation so the backgrounds are in place.
  • Note any changes that had to be made in my sketchbook.
(My boyfriend wanted a quick mention for some reason... So "Hello there, Rhys!!" :) x

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