Wednesday, November 11, 2009

First Rendered Scene!

This is just a render test, I still have some animation to tweek, but it'll give everyone an idea of what the finished film will look like and I have to say I'm pretty darn pleased!

Friday, October 16, 2009

HUGE Update!!

Well all the time I've spent pushing the darn rock up the hill has now Paid off as I find myself Sprinting after it on the downhill side!!

I got my rig in an ready to animate (Thank you Cheryl!!)
And the awesome Jeremy Vickery Gave me some Wonderful Lighting tips!
And then I Threw a texture on our boy model and Voila!

We're ready to roll!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

ooOOOoooo Aaaaaahhhh

Here's the Textured version of my tricycle! :D

Zombie Character

Here's some of the blendshapes I worked on for my character
(Blenshapes are basically the expressions the character will use in the film and can be turned on and off)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Here's a preview of things I've modeled for the thesis so far! Some are colored, some not. Basically these are some of the 'additions' that the boys are going to be loading up their bikes!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I finally have my animatic for the film finished and I'm pretty happy with it!

~An Animatic is like a rough draft. Being such, it's very limited animation, the colors/textures are not correct, and the model isn't quite finished.

~The boys heads will not be different colors, the 'blond' one will actually have different hair and a different outfit.

~Obviously since the Character/rig is not finished there are no real facial expressions, that will change.

~Hopefully even though it's rough, the idea of the story will show through.


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

We have Rig!

Everyone say hi! We officially have a rig for my little guy! It's still not completely skinned and the face still needs to be finished (though Jason is working on it) but other than that. . . WE HAVE MOVEMENT! :)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Tricycle Progress

So I'm working on Modeling the tricycle and figured I'd put a WIP image up for whomever wants to see it ;) It'll probably go through a bunch more changes and of course it's unfinished, but it's coming together pretty well so far :)

Monday, May 25, 2009

More small updates

I figured I'd upload a nicer version of my Thesis setting, with houses on both sides and everything!

I'm currently working on finding a rigger, and I have to say I'm very stressed out because of the horrible length of time the character has taken to get modeled. Don't get me wrong I really love how it turned out and appreciate all the help I got from Tim and am still getting from Jason but geez! It's been what, 6-9 months? o.o so I have some major time to catch up on.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Another Small Update

First and foremost I believe I have found a working title for my film: Life Cycle. Seeing as it's about tricycles I thought it was clever ;)

Secondly after many jittery months on my part I'm looking at the soon finish of my model! My Friend and Professor Jason Maurer (Co Director and Co Writer of the recent movie Delgo as well as one of the heads of Fathom Studios) Will be tweeking and finishing my model (Mostly adding eyes) so it will finally be ready for rigging!

On my side of the work, I'm going to be (finally) putting together an animatic for the film, as well as modeling the tricycle with it's many additions.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Model Update

We have a new version of the model and I must say, TIM IS AWESOME! I'm SO excited how he's turning out and he's looking exactly as I envisioned him :D (man I love those little shoes!)

Monday, January 26, 2009


Well the start of one at least ;)

Tim came through and has gotten a great start on my boy model! Yay Tim!

I am Loving how close to the original design he's able to stay and aren't those shoes and the sleeves/pants adorable? Oh I'm so very excited about it! :)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


I have found myself a rigger! I should have my model soon and then I'll cement plans with my rigger. Thank goodness. . . Wasn't much looking forward to doing it myself ;)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Small Update

So school will be starting back up, and I'll be working to finish my scene and hopefully get some lighting in as well. I should have a model near the middle of January (Thanks to the awesome Tim Dawson) and then I'll have to spend most of my time looking for help with the rigging and weight painting and then get the tricycle up and modeled. . . then it's on to the animating!