Thanks! Had fun noodling the poster, (thanks Kurv for posting it!!!)
(BTW, FPrime rocks for being able to noodle and jump between LW and DF - which senses updates to images - to quickly get a good feel for changes.)
And… heh wanted to make mention that the film is now 23 minutes… After the World Premiere in A Coruna (Spain,) compiling suggestions, added about a minute to the film.
LOL not that I needed any arm-twisting or anything. Character Animation is such a high, (when you’re working with good tools,) I wonder if I was just looking for an excuse to not have the animation on “KGW” be over.
Gods it feels good! And yeah, I’ve gotten e-mails from folks asking if it is “normal” to feel that the characters are really alive, and directing your movements of mouse or stylus. In my experience, this is the whole reason for being an Animator. That’s the “Runner’s High” of animation. It’s the Zen-Zone that is the test of how in-tune you are with your work, (whether you’re a writer, a painter, an animator, or a motorcycle mechanic).
So, yeah… there’s a little more to the film now. (And now, I’m itching to dive into the first feature film.)
Also wanted to mention that thanks to the folks at both NewTek and Eyeon that I was able to include demo-versions of Digital Fusion and LightWave on the DVD!
So, even if you don’t already have LW, or DF, you can still load-up the Scenes and Flows and see my thought processes for animation, and for compositing to work from a “3D Sketch” to the final imagery.
(And remember that frame -200 is the set-up Pose for my Riggings… you can use the same, exact Riggings I used on “KGW” to drive your own Characters!)
So knock some socks off! With “KGW” done, you know this kind of thing can be done, even if you have limited resources!
Use good tools that let you focus on working, (not fixing,) and tell the stories that you, yourselves, have always wanted to be told!