Monday, December 9, 2013

Adam Ampa Besigye_Gear Change_Fired Chef

Hi Guys,

Hope your doing fine. Am going into my polish pass. I addressed Neth's notes in class and made some adjustments. Feedback or critique is helpful. Thank you.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Adam Ampa Besigye_Emotional changes

Hi guys,

Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. This is my idea for this assignment. My back story is a chef is found to be guilty by the manager and is told his fired. These are my basic key moments and going  into breakdowns. Feedback is appreciated.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Cornelio work-in-progress for weight

Here's my work-in-progress for weight. Had trouble with controlling the direction of the spear.. might need to use another constraint on the other hand to better control it??
This is phase two of blocking of my lift assignment. With some adjustments. -Kevin Theesfeld

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Adam Ampa Besigye_Weight.

Hi guys,

This is my 1st pass of my blocking of the weight assignment. My background story is its the King's birthday and his savant brought him cake. I mainly have key poses timed out still in stepped. In my second pass i'll be putting in breakdowns to define my movements. Feedback is welcome. Thank you.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Julian's Jump Update

Here's my assignment addressing neth's notes and other small tweaks. I've also added bendbos.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Adam Ampa Besigye Jump_v004

Hi guys,

Hope your doing fine. Addressed Neth's notes from class, added facial animation and adjustment of poses. In my polish phase currently. Feedback or critique is appreciated. Thank you.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Adam Ampa Besigye_Jump_v003

Hi Guys,

Hope your all fine. In my polish phase for the jump. Critique and feedback is highly appreciated. Thank you.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Julian's Jump Progress

Can't make it to class today; I don't have transportation to the city because of the BART union strike. So, here's the progress on my jump for this week. I added some animation in the face and hands and re-blocked the second half of the animation.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Adam Ampa Besigye_Standing up.

Hi guys,

Hope your doing fine. This is my polish phase for my standing up animation that I forgot to bring into class last week. Any feedback, comments, suggestions are welcome. Thank you


Monday, October 14, 2013

Adam Ampa Besigye_Jump_WIP_v002

Hi fellow animators,

Hoping your having fun animation and taking caae of your selves. Am now in my polishing phase. I've finest the root and the feet to get those working convincingly with weight and still moving up the torso, arms and fingers.

My background story is a pair of explores looking to conquer land. On reaching this site, both horses and the other explorer refuse to jump across the stream. Only the main character does.

Feedback, comments, suggestions are warmly welcome. Thank your time.


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Adam Ampa Besigye_Jump_v1

Hi guys,

Hope your fine. Am still in blocking almost moving into polish. Made adjustments from class and this is were I am so far. Comments, critique is more than welcome. Thank you.


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Adam Ampa Besigye_Standing Up_W.I.P_v02

Hi fellow animators,

Hope your doing fine and having fun animating. This is my version 2 still in progress in my polishing phase. Feedback and critique is more than welcome.

Thank you and all the best. Thanks for your precious time.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Adam Ampa Besigye_Standing Up_W.I.P_v01

Hi guys,

Hope your all doing fine. This is my blocking progress on my standing up shot in stepped. Am transitioning to spline as I start to polish. Feedback, critique, compliments are highly appreciated. Thanks for your time.

Have fun animating and love it above all.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Adam Ampa Besigye_5 Emotions

Hi fellow animators,

Hope your all doing fine. These are my 5 emotional poses for the emotion assignment. Feedback, compliments and critique is highly appreciated.

Thank you.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

INSTRUCTOR POST - Welcome New Students!

Welcome to the AAU Fall Semester of 2013

This is a persistent online site I use to allow students in my class to solicit and offer feedback on their animation. There are a few important notes;

1. Conduct yourself here as you would in the class. Play nice with others and be supportive and constructive with your comments. Limit the posting to information relevant to the class.

2. I use participation here as part of your class participation mark. Participation accounts will be counted towards your grade! If you're shy this is a great way to be involved in the classroom discussion. You get points for posting your work or for giving feedback on other people’s animation. Bonus question: ask me how to get 100% on your participation grade.

3. Title each post with your name, for example: “Neth Nom: Blocking Pass 1”. Your blogger ID may not be something I recognize.  You don't want to miss out on participation marks when you post here.

4. This blog is as helpful as you make it. Be active with comments, post your work regularly and take advantage of this venue. Monitor this site at least once a week. I will use this as a forum to make general announcements and answer common questions, so you don't want to miss out. Any post from me will have "INSTRUCTOR POST - ..." in the title: make sure you read them carefully.

Even If you're new to blogging you'll find this a pretty painless and straightforward process. If you have something from class you'd like to show, use the following steps:
·         Playblast your work (16:9 ratio, 640x360, convert to .mov, with H264 compression)
·         Post the movie file on any video streaming site (YouTube, Vimeo)
·          Copy the “embed HTML” from the streaming site
·         In blogger click "new post" on the upper right corner of the screen and click on the "edit HTML" tab on the top right of the new post and paste the code in the window.
5. Blogger works best with Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome. If you have technical issues: try switching your browser. Make sure you login with the Google ID that you were invited with or you won’t be able to post or comment.

Every time someone adds a new post or comments on an existing one, I get a direct email. I try to look in here regularly and offer critique and guidance as well. This blog will be available to you as space allows, which means you will be able to continue posting here after the end of term. (You may even see former students offering feedback here.)
Welcome to the blog and have a great time.

*Your first assignment:  Post your name in the comments of this welcome message with a sentence or two about what you hope to learn in this class.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Welcome to 3d Workflow of Animation.

What is 3d Workflow of Animation?

This course is a continuation of 3D fundamentals of animation. This course will focus on good workflow, working clean, being efficient, posing, making shots visually appealing, and good scene hygiene. Students will spend more time on planning their shots so that their ideas are clear to the audience and the viewer.

This is a new class written by Neth Nom and David Latour. It's being offered this term for the first time (provided enough folks sign up.)

Check out the Outline to see the entire syllabus.

Who should take 3d WOA?

This is a follow up to the class: 3d Fundamentals of Animation. A great class for folks that have been struggling with Character 2/3 or for anyone that wants to improve their animation workflow.

Will I have supernatural powers after I complete this class?

Yes, you will. Please use them for good and not for evil.

How do I sign up?

Talk to your student adviser, and tell them you want to take the class. The two of you will then smile with anticipation, thinking about how much you're about to learn. A rising sense of euphoria will carry you forward, boldly, into the future.

What do I need to bring to class?

Pencil and paper, a portable hard-drive/thumb drive, and a child-like sense of wonder. (If you do not have a child-like sense of wonder, you may borrow one from the instructor.)