Animation Plans


So some of you may know but most may not if you don’t follow me on DeviantART and read my journals but I’ve been hitting it pretty hard with animation. Despite trying hard, the wallet and my PC and laptop can not handle 3D animation. Yes Blender is free, it’s what I use even though I want to be using Max but my RAM and GPU can’t handle it. So recently I opted for 2D frame by frame animation merged with 3D and 2.5D in areas where I can get away with it. But I am back at square one having taken such a long break from it. But I’m not doing to bad. Below is one of my first full colour blinking tests. I am aware of the various errors though. This was more to see if I had enough skill to use cel shade. I’m still on the fence with having shading in my animation. I haven’t fully discovered myself yet with animation.

The second video was my first ever attempt at rain. I know it’s not great but now that I know more about after effects I think if I made the store a 2.5D or 3D scene I could make much better rain. I’m trying to learn how to animate rain with droplets on the ground but I’m having trouble doing it on my own since I’m still very beginner. I have learned an awful lot though. So I’m still pretty happy, just frustrated.

You can check out all of my animations here http://draconianrain.deviantart.com/gallery/44699976 and in my scraps folder you may find a few very early test animations.

So far my main plans are:

  • Learn Adobe After Effects
  • Learn how to animate better in flash
  • Learn other frame by frame animation techniques

Anime Face Modelling in Blender


A shortened video of me modelling the base for my 3D anime character. I’ve since then modeled much more details. I’ll be posting some progress shots in my next blog post.

New Speed Painting


Finally I found a way to get decent screen recordings of my painting process. Half the reason before when I said I was going to post one was because of two issues that prevented it. After an hour of recording the codec destroyed the whole video or all the important parts or converting the video file would damage it completely. I switched from CamStudio to Debut Screen Capture by NCH Software. Today I will be uploading another video.

This video is speed up from a few hours. It’s not the whole drawing but enough for some to see my work flow with how I draw and paint faces and hair. Some of you may notice how indecisive I get when it comes to colours but I get somewhere eventually.

My next video that I will post tomorrow is one where I am painting in ArtRage Studio Pro 3.