Friday, December 31, 2010

The 3rd Dimension

I remember when saying "The 3rd Dimension" used to be cool and exciting and unknown.  Now it's so commonplace that no one gives a whoop anymore.  I also remember when people used to say "who gives a whoop?".

Until now, everything I've posted on this blog has been 2D art.  Buckle up, cause now I'm showing some 3D art... in 2D!!

This was a final project for a modeling class I took.  I have a tendency to pick out the flaws before anyone else has a chance to, just so it doesn't seem like I'm trying to pass off something good while being totally naive.  But today I don't care.  I'm just going to assume that you know that I know that we all know it's mediocre.

Grandfather Clock done in Maya.

I didn't get a chance to learn the camera animation in Maya yet, so I don't know why it turns so choppy.

Last post of the year.  Hears hoping my posts will be more frequent and of better quality in 2011.
Happy New Year!

Friday, December 10, 2010

another one bites the dust

This is my second failed attempt at winning an animation contest. This one was sponsored by William Shatner and his social networking website My Outer Space.  It's basically facebook for trekkies.  The winner got a whole bunch of good stuff, but I was just aiming for a spot as one of the top ten finalists so I could win the Toon Boom software.

Basically I was just hoping that no one good would enter the contest and I would have a fighting chance.  But most of the entries are pretty solid and mine is something less than that.

So here it is...

And if you feel so inclined, here is the youtube link.

You may notice that the mouth doesn't match up with the voice as it progresses.  I don't know why that happened.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Dare you enter?

Don't try to make sense of this.  ...On second thought, do try to make sense of this, and tell me what you think.