05-27-2008, 10:42 PM
So after watching War of the Worlds, I just thought I would try making my own alien walking machine. I drew up some thumbnails and started to constuct it within Maya. It wasn't full blown with details because I wanted to just practice compositing animated objects with live footage. I only just started using Aftereffects for about a month when I made this, so it was all still new to me. A friend of mine, Chris Luce suggested that I should post it.
The Character Rig was roughly assembled by myself, but I tried to animated it the best I could with the time frame I gave myself. Any feedback is welcome. Thanks!
Darkfield: Animation/Composite Test
Movie:Quicktime 720x405 H.264
Download Zip Movie Here (http://www.matthewakin.com/Animation/VFX_Darkfield_Animattronic.zip)