Thursday, 27 April 2017

UPDATE: Added the ''Memory line'' to stairs sequence!

The Infamous red line has seemed to have slipped away from my work, so I asked Alan the best possible way that I can re-introduce it and Voila. Little curves work and I have a working and moving/growing line that appears in the scene with ease. Now to apply this to the rest and we are one step closer to a final animation! It's all coming together!

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

@Phil UPDATE: Visitor Scene Added POV

I added some more footage to make the POV of the girl walking by the rail more like a rotoscoped video rather than a frame by frame drawing.

This second one is with the effects in place that were discussed in the previous video.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Update: Art of inclusions

I decided to make a few snaps of the newer additions to my art off and incorporate them into the document. Maya is evidently proving to be stubborn with me again, I hope to smooth out the kinks soon. But it is nice to be able to something as simple as taking a few screen shots.

Book Front Views:



Full Toon and Control

Wire Frame

Book Top Views:



Full Toon and Control

Wire Frame

Sauce Pan Front Views:

Full Toon
Wire Frame

 Sauce Pan Top Views:

Full toon


Wire Frame

Book Covering and Interior:

Hawk eyes

Girrafe Line
Giraffe colour

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

@Phil @Alan - UPDATE: Fixed black background and added effects!

I have managed to fix the black background in the book section of this scene and it looks much better!

I have also had a go at adding two effects, firstly a mask that creates a paper-like effect on the whole scene itself and a vignetting effect, I think at the moment it's too much and I might have to attempt to remove some of it with the sliders. Opinion?

Sunday, 16 April 2017

@Alan @Phil UPDATE: Visitor Sequence Test 1

Happy Easter first of all!

Secondly, I wanted to start my final movie by getting at least one scene near perfect, so I put together one scene that is the first test sequence for the Visitor section of the voice over. I'm not well versed in after effects so honestly, this wasn't a bad first try.

The composition worked really well, so what I @'ed you both for was some editing advice, in the ways of what should really go where and how they should fit together.

For example, the book; should it just ''pop'' up like that, like suddenly for dramatic effect or is there a effect that I can apply to the object to make that transition into view more easier - side note: I tried to match the book to the rotoscoped background and make it so that it appears when the door opens and the camera moved into place, make the book scale as the camera moved close but it didn't seem right as it was all ''jiggly'' when I was trying to key the positions, so I only keyed it from the point the VO says about the book and the camera is close enough to the corner.

I might need to shift the Opacity sliders a little more to make the transitioning of the giraffe/hawk combination appear better but that's honestly my favourite part - side note: Is there a way to make the giraffe follow the opening of the book so it ''sticks'' to it? I mean I know skewing the images work but I'm not sure if I can achieve that within after effects or it's something I have to achieve in Maya. Second side note - I have no clue why that the background changes from white to black as the composition's background is set to default white, is it an Alpha channel issue? Maybe I need to import it with that on/off?

Thanks and I'll be in to spend those vouchers whenever easter break is over :D

Video - Visitor Scene Test 1:

UPDATE: Panning across a shelf scene

Just a scene at the begging of my animation with the photo frames and the word baby that symbolise a growing family.