First of all, Happy Birthday to my Sister! Pretty sure she doesn’t read my blog, so I also sent her a Snapchat. 😉
I’ve just been clowning around with this concept for the 11 Second Club Challenge for August and having a mostly good time with it. Over the previous two months, my energy has been lacking. I’ve been doing some minor remodeling of characters and a bit of sculpting, but otherwise, creatively-speaking, I’ve been laying low and refueling. For this:
Continue reading 11 Second Club – August 2015 WIP
I know I should be working on my animation project and not playing around with Blender’s Sculpting tools, but this is just so much fun!!
Continue reading Blender Sculpts
I had to share this new release from the Blender Foundation and Project Gooseberry. I love what they’ve created here.
“On a desolate island, suicidal sheep Franck meets his fate in a quirky salesman, who offers him the gift of a lifetime. Little does he know that he can only handle so much lifetime…
“Cosmos Laundromat” started in 2014 as an experimental feature film, in which an adventurous and absurdist love story is being told by multiple teams – each working in their own unique style. The opening of the film, the 10 minutes pilot “First Cycle”, has been made in the Netherlands by the studio of Blender Institute in Amsterdam.
“The film itself and all of the artwork files were made with free/open source software and are available under a permissive license. Free to share, free to remix and free to learn from.”
My goal, as not previously written, but often stated out loud, has been to finish the 11SecondClub Challenge in the top 11. My last animation landed in 15th place and it didn’t occur to me, at that time, the significance of that placement.
Continue reading Diss the Frog – 11SC Results
2d OR NOT 2d
I had committed to this frog and princess concept early on, but wasn’t sure if I’d animate in 3d or 2d. I didn’t have a rigged 3d frog model, nor had I ever hand-drawn one. So really, the odds were stacked against me and I spent, as is my habit, the first 7 days of the month in pre-production, plus an extra 6 days of procrastination (also habit) just trying to figure it all out.
Continue reading Diss the Frog – Production
My concept for the May 2015 11Second Club is going to be my most challenging yet. The audio clip is a fairly restrained dialogue between man and woman – him saying he’s right, her dutifully casting doubt. I like the audio quite a bit and within 24 hours of hearing it, had a decent concept in mind.
Continue reading Freestyle in Blender
Never-you-mind that my October 2014 11-Second Club entry scored poorly in the competition and that I consider it, overall, the black (and white, get it?) sheep in the family. There is still something really great that I’m able to take away from it all.
Continue reading Topologizing
Well, there you go. I have mixed feelings about it all, finishing 15th out of 206 entries with an animation that was incomplete (missing the squirrel gimmick) and a concept that leaves one scratching one’s head.