What can I say? I ‘ve been busy. =) After Class one I was able to take a break from both AM and Work, in the form of a two week vacation. Doing AM without having to go through a day of work was great for one week. After 4 weeks I’ve finally decided to post and we’ve actually finished the first assignment. The 180 degree turn. I’m not that pleased with it. But I did come upon two ” AH-HAH!” moments for myself concerning animation.
1. A campus mentor by the name of Leigh Rens was suggesting I put more figure eights in the hips for the turn during the weight shift. And the sorta ” DUH!” moment i had was like oh yeah! Strive for some appealing motion, stop going by the vid ref verbatim. Which usually leads to more boring motion . I mean who wants to see real life on a cartoony character like Ballie? So yea.. I’m sitting there thinking.. why didn’t i think of that at the time.
2. Also i had a serious lack of overshoot and follow through. Stuff I’m usually really a big fan of and its usually what i can’t wait to do. But somehow my brain was just not turned for animation last week for me to catch.
But overall. Its a win in my eyes, as I’ve bumped into and registered these moments for the future. And I have AM to thank for it. In addition to its great lectures and mentors, the discoveries one makes on these assignments are invaluable.
Here is a QT of the 180 Turn. Im gonna do a rehash of the motion for a revision by the end of the week.