Monday, October 18, 2010

The cycle weeks

Last last 2 weeks was spend on cycles - walkcycles and runcycles.
We had some great lectures and demonstrations from both of our teachers: Magnus Møller and Erik Scmidt which was a huge help.

Maybe cycles aren't the most fun in the world, but it was certainly very challenging and after working with them for two weeks I feel like I've learned a lot on both how to do it, and how NOT to do it :)

So here is the result. First up is the standard walk. This is by far the toughest one to do I think.

standard walk from Christoffer Andersen on Vimeo.

Then the character walk based on the standard:

Character walk from Christoffer Andersen on Vimeo.

and finally the run cycle:

runcycle from Christoffer Andersen on Vimeo.


Monday, October 4, 2010

The bow

The first "long" assignment this year, where we had a full week to make a bow, how ever we wanted to.
This was a super fun week for me, where I was able to relax and have a good time, while still being productive.
I think I'm slowly finding a workflow that suits me well, which of course makes it all a lot more fun and less stressful and frustrating.

I decided to render it out, so that all my animations aren't just playblasts.
The fact that there are contact shadows and stuff, reveals things that aren't visible in the playblast.

I hope you enjoy my super serious knight, bowing in front of his mighty king! :)

The Bow from Christoffer Andersen on Vimeo.