Earlier this week we got our third mandatory assignment. It is only a week long assignment were we will film our reference, draw out the key/extreme/breakdown poses and animate. The goal was to learn more about animation and planning. What are the terms block, rough and clean in animation? Knowledge like that were needed in this project. What we need in our animation is two emotions and we are to show these two in minimum 7sec and maximum 10sec. I had to chose the 10sec lenght with 250 frames (25fps).
I chose to animate someone receiving a phone call from someone they haven't heard from in a while. Our main is happy as of this point. The caller tells our main person some bad news and our main gets angry and gets up from his chair and throws the phone to a wall. The phone lands on the floor and our main gets down to smashing the phone by stomping his right foot.
Here you see a classmate of mine doing the acting for me. I didn't wanted to do it myself as I wanted someone else's reaction. I told him what he 's supposed to do and he did it pretty well.
Here you see all of my thumbnail drawings. The drawings are not great and understanding as I drew quite fast, but I focused on the when things happened and noted the frame number. I then just used my video reference and went back and forth from max to quicktime. I posed the character just like in the video. And as you can see I put an X over frame 266. This was because I didn't needed that pose. And another thing you may see is that I have over 250 frames in my drawings. 258 is over the limit so I had to shorten all the frames between frame 0 and 43 to make it exactly 250 frames (10sec).
In the first picture you see the character LowMax. We could either chose character studio or LowMax. I am not that keen about character studio so I chose the funny looking character. I tried to make it look like the reference, but it was hard to see the diffrences when I go back and forth max to quicktime. It's close enough.
This one is close to the end. This one like some other poses was hard because I couldn't see his face. So I had to guess. Maybe I should add hair to the character?