Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Fellow animator

I had my first ever encounter with an animator today, outside of college and any arranged meeting by the college and... it was weird.

Normally people ask me, "What do you do?" "What did you study?" and when i say animator i get the same response (general surprise and slight interest) so it was a jarring moment when the person i was talking to turned round and said "Really? Me too!".

From then on i kind of forgot how to talk, i was stunned because that ain't the way the convo usually goes.

I could've slapped myself because I should have conducted myself with more professionalism (asking more questions etc) and i also didn't listen to my gut by taking business cards with me today (your gut knows things), i wasn't going anywhere where i thought i really needed them but it's true, you never know who you might bump in to.

Ah well, you live and you learn. From now on i will carry business cards at all times.

Show reel 2011

Friday, 8 July 2011

I'm trying to make friends with Cinema 4D

Me and Cinema 4D, well we ain't exactly best buds.

I had a lot of issues with the software when i was using it on my course and recently i found that the knowledge i had aquired on some of the basic stuff had all but disappeared. So i'm starting from scratch and we're going to bond and work together like we should have done from the start.

Here's just a test/faff just to see what i can still do. Extruding splines and then the rest is just camera, lights and effects... I'm trying to emulate some sort of Abstergo loading screen (Needs work)

I'm also trying to get to grips with ToonBoom. The program is not especially difficult to use it's just trying to get your head around the shortcuts and layouts. But i'll get it!

Expect plenty of W.I.P's over the next few months.