Wednesday, 28 September 2011

4AM? It must be blogging time!

So today was my first day as a 2nd year at the University of Glamorgan and I was excited to get back into work...

The first mini project we've had to do is model and insect in 24hours as a practice for the modelling of a hand over the next 2 weeks. I have obviously not done much modelling as an animator (other than what I've posted on this blog) and this was the first piece I've had to do professionally.

Its been fun so far but has taken up lots of my time as I get to grips with lots of new tools and features I've never used, hence why I'm only just finishing rendering it at gone 4 in the morning :)

I decided to model a Hercules Beetle as its interesting as well as very identifiable making it easier to create something that will make people realise what it is. Another reason I chose this insect was its made up of large solid objects with gentle curves and a smooth body, this helps when making the model as I cannot go into too much detail with my little experience over such a short period of time.

But here is the final product, when meshsmoothed it's 4090 Polys

Here is the turnaround

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And here is the mesh turnaround

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The renders havnt quite turned out how I wanted but its 4 in the morning and I'm tired, I'll redo them in the time I have tomorrow, as for now, time for bed, need to be up at 9 for a lecture...phew its non stop :)

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Uni Year 2!

Woo hoo! So I made it to the 2nd year, and I'm glad to be back. I get my first Assignment on Tuesday and I'm looking forward to getting back into the working mood.

In preparation fro the start of the 2nd year I've been doing some drawings (which I will post at a later date when they're completed) and also finished what I could of the Kizard animation before uni began.

In the end I decided to scrap the running animation as it was taking too long to make for the time I had and if I focused just on the walking/sneaking I could get that to a decent standard, so here is what the final animation turned out like :)

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As from now on the posts of work will become much more frequent again as the work load increases :D

Sunday, 18 September 2011

My First No Work Post

Hey everyone, sorry for my lack of work being posted up recently, been very busy with lots going on at home and with the move back up to Cardiff to start my 2nd year of uni

Ill be back to posting work up soon and I will post my uni work up here too so there will be plenty to show, as for now I just need to get settled in and make sure everything is sorted

Looking forward to the next year of uni and I'll keep everyone updated with my work as I go along :)