Sorry for the late post. I'm working on the arc of the ending gesture, and am wondering if this is heading in the right direction of what we discussed in class. I'd like to have him start to reach up to take a sip, but I worry about adding too many more frames. Also wondering if the hold needs to be a little longer before his hand drifts down...trying to work with the frames I have.
Note - I have not worked on anything but the SL arm in this shot.
So I've been working on the notes from class. One of the major ones being breaking up the body on the "DJ" part (easing in and out). I feel like I've been fussing with it and dont know if I'm doing more harm than good. So an eye on that would be super helpful, as I'm getting frustrated.
I've also added in the dialogue and started on a quick pass at the brows.
Hi Victor, I made the timing changes to shot 5 (sped up the 2 looks and the hand on the shoulder) and wanted to see if it's close. I think it's reading better but I'm not sure if it's there yet. Thanks and have a great weekend.
Here's where I'm at with splining. I want to make sure it's translating well from block. That it feels the same, and has the same punch. Aside from the terrible constraint popping on the forward arm, how's it looking?
Hi Victor, I was able to unlock some channels and scale up the finger and palm size on the bodyguard and Lieutenant. Here's a link with a before and after, will def. need some re-posing but I'm wondering if it's getting in the ballpark or if it's too subtle?
I didn't have much luck with the lattice but if anyone has a good solution/workflow I'm open to any and all suggestions. Thanks so much and have a great weekend everybody...
In the feedback surveys I heard mention that some of you would like to have copies of the notes from my lectures, so I've made some rough exports of the text from my Keynote files so far. I've removed most of the images and examples, so it's mostly bullet-points, but hopefully it helps. You can download them here. Let me know if the link doesn't work!
I've been working on the notes from class, mainly the end gesture where he says, "Legally, I'm disowning you." We had discussed that the move was just a gesture and not necessarily a point at his son offscreen, and that he should lead with his head.
I can't tell if it's looking better than what I had at this point, because I've been staring at it for so long. I did put it into spline so I could get into offsetting of the arm/hand more easily, so it's definitely looking a little even and floaty at the moment.
I'd appreciate your thoughts to see if I'm still going in the right direction.
Oh, and FYI, I haven't done anything about the notes on his mouth just yet.
This round is of making the changes per class on Wed. and adding more breakdowns/information. I have yet to find a paper rig that I like, and the one I'm trying to make is in the works. I would def like to add the note of rolling up the paper. Also, the eye lids are getting out of sync with what I'm doing, so I will be making a pass at that, but anything glaring will help. Other than that, any general or nit-picky notes will be great as I move into spline.
My idea is that the two women have just died and are at the pearly gates, recounting how they've spent their lives. The woman in back says a little too much information, they argue, etc. I think it could be fun to add the stress of constantly being watched by St. Peter behind the podium and trying to be on their best behavior.
(Still not sure how I'd like to compose the shot. If you have any suggestions, that would be great)
Just in case, my backup idea is using the awesome Christopher Plummer dialogue:
Per class crit on Wednesday, I have been attempting to find a paper rig that does what I want it to do. Before I try my hand at rigging one, I was wondering if any of you have a or know of a paper rig that rolls up. Any thoughts or suggestions on the matter would be greatly appreciated!
By now you should have received a survey from AnimC asking about how you're liking the class so far. If you haven't already, please fill these out and return them as soon as you can. I find the feedback very useful for improving and adjusting the class, and the feedback is given to me anonymously, so you can be completely honest. Thanks, and have a great weekend!