Archive for July, 2009

Animation resources

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Learning to animate is a ridiculusly hard and time consuming thing to do (quite painful at times too, trust me), yet as with almost everything else, if you love doing it you’ll keep on going. But no matter what, if you’re going to school to learn animation or if you are doing it on your own, a solid list of good resources and tutorials is always nice to have laying around if you get stuck, or if you are ever unsure of how to do something. And for that reason I have compiled a list of the web sites I tend to visit often. Most of these sites are pretty well know, but a little reminder has never hurt anyone.

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New tattoo

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Tattoos have always fascinated me, and about a year ago I got my first one. Nothing big, but since it was my first I didn’t want to go all the way. Lately I’ve been thinking about getting a new one, since I had some extra monkey and I really haven’t bought my self anything in about six months. Because let’s face it, Animation Mentor is expensive. But I felt like spending some money, so I got myself an appointment at Lucky 7 in Oslo last Saturday.

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I'm rubber, you are glue

Friday, July 24th, 2009

All though Animation Mentor and work takes up most of my time these days, I try to do other stuff every now and again. And a little while ago The Secret of Monkey Island was released in an updated version on Steam, and as I am a huge fan of the MI series I had to buy it!

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Week 2 blocking

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Week 2 is over and I have just recived my eCritique from Nick. My blocking didn’t turn out as good as I wanted it too, but Nick had some awesome notes on how to improve it, which I will start doing shortly, so this post will be short and sweet.

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Early morning progress report

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

It is around 5:30 am at the time I started writing this, and I’m really not THAT tired, but please try to look away from any typos that may occur during this post. Not quite sure if I should bother going to sleep or not though (knowing myself, I probably wont). Anyways, I think I finally have an idea I’m gonna go with for my first shot in class 3. I actually managed to come up with quite a few in the end, so I’ll have to write them down somewhere to use later in this class, just in case. It has been a damn pain to find something that would be fun to do, not nessecarily because I haven’t had any ideas at all, but a lot of what I have come up with would have been too damn hard to shoot any good reference for. It probably would have been possible in most of the cases, but I figured I should go for something not too elaborate for the first shot, and instead go for something “easier” and focus more on the animation.

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