Here is the completed vid to the ox and chameleon animation that I was working on previously. I added an environment to make it feel a little bit more like a scene.
Using the Franklin character rig from Artella.com and some advice from The Animator's Survival Kit, in this exercise I attempted animating weight. There were certain considerations I was taking for this first attempt: anticipation, arc, timing. And then there were some more practical issues I needed to figure out, like creating multiple constraint configurations for the character to interact with a prop.
And the final video, with some temp sound. There are still some things I'd like to improve with this animation, but I'll have to get to it later on.
The students of Cogswell Polytechnical college have released a pair of human character rigs free of charge, that I used in one of my latest animations. After the problems with the August 11secondclub competition animation file, I decided to go back into the website's archive and find a different audio clip to animate. I picked a clip featuring two characters from the Netflix series, Master of None. Once I knew which rigs I was going to use, I looked around CGTrader.com and Turbosquid for a few props and constructed a bare-bones set piece. Then I went about creating poses and selection sets for both characters in Studio Library.
With those tasks completed, I tackled lip syncing, then animating the larger body actions, including working with some constraints to get one of the characters to adjust a video camera in the scene, as well as hold -and then set down- a pen.
And finally, the end result...
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