I’ve received permission from Bryan Ferry to animate to his musical version of Shakespeare’s 18th Sonnet. Here is a completed bit where I’ve worked out some of the processes and look for the thing. So far I’m happy with how it’s coming along.
I think I’ll lump the next few assignments from this semester together. The first one was supposed to be a caricature. Can you tell who it is?
If you guessed Nicholas Cage, you’d be right.
The next two assignments were to do a Hero or a Villain, but with the added element of animating parts of them. If you know Ryan Woodward’s work, especially Bottom of the Ninth then you’d expect him as a teacher to add animated elements.
The first one that I did was a Batman-type dark super hero that is like a gargoyle type girl. Animation added in Flash.
For the next one I’ll admit that I was a little pressed for time and I didn’t put as much into it as I could–and probably should–have. But it was fun anyway. Should have added some bounce to the eyes and also maybe some bubbles or something.
I just finished up my 3D visual effects class at BYU so I thought I’d post my projects from the class.
The first one is something that I’ve posted before as a previous version here. I’ve made some adjustments to it for the final, so I thought I’d post it again.
The second project is the final for the term. The assignment was to produce an effect in Houdini and composite it with a photo or video. I chose to add lightning to a photo and found that it was a challenge because there aren’t as many stock lightning simulations in Houdini as there are for fire, water or smoke. Through some investigation and help from my instructor I was able to come up with something that created nice lightning bolts. After that it was a matter of compositing it in a realistic manner. I’m super familiar with Photoshop, and while that’s not the ideal industry tool to use for such things, I found the animation features to work well for what I was trying to accomplish. Here it is:
Well, I must have Quint, from Jaws on the brain. This time it’s in the form of something I used to do on the playground equipment when I was a kid. Except for me the equipment was usually the Millennium Falcon. Enjoy!
He’s saying, “Hooper ya idiot! Starboard! Ain’t ya watching’ it?”
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Instructional designer with eLearning, graphics, and animation expertise. Specifically interested in the use of animation and games for learning.