Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Smoke and Fire

The fire assignment has been cut to 4 seconds instead of 6, which is nice since I'll have to do less smoke. At the same time I'm a little irritated because i did 6 seconds of fire. But oh well, just more practice with fire i guess! Tomorrow the fire and smoke is due, so I'm currently finishing up my smoke and then I'll be heading to Monty to capture it. The worse part for the smoke is the timing, you wouldn't think it would be that hard and time consuming.......and then you start animating it. That's when you realize "What did I get myself into?" but in the end, it's actually pretty fun. So for now I'm off to draw slow loving smoke over and over and over and over and over........

Sunday, January 30, 2011


I finished my 3 levels of fire last night, and came back to Monty to capture them today. I think it looks really good, and it was a lot of fun to animate. Now, I have to do 150 frames of smoke! That will be more challenging than the fire. I'll actually have to key it out and pay attention to where the smoke flows and swirls. Well, here it is and let me know what you think!

Friday, January 28, 2011

First Fire Test

Here's the first test for my fire. It's only 2 seconds and just the first level of fire. For the assignment we have to have at least 3 levels of fire. But, I'm finishing one level before moving on to the next one. I drew in the logs as well. We have a background we're working with, same as with the ball. But I didn't feel like I needed to capture it for my test. Again, any input is encouraged!! Please let me know what you think, I'm rather nervous about how it's going to look in the end.

Ball Animation Redo

Well, this is the redo for my bouncing ball with tones and shadows. I took out every other drawing and recaptured it, that got the speed of the ball right and got rid of the sticky, plunger effect the ball had when it landed. Also, at the end I redid the shadows so they were coming from the correct light source. I had them shift too far over at the end of the animation. So here's the revised version! Oh and it pushed my grade up a little by doing this! ^_^

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

First 2-D Effects Assignment

Well, this is my first 2-D effects assignment. Troy gave us the background and we had to animate a ball bouncing through. Not only the ball but we also had to animate tones and shadows on the ball coming from a specific light source, the window, and at a specific time of day, 3 PM. So here it is, and I'll probably be posting the redo up here as well, so you can compare them too.

Friday, March 5, 2010


Well, for some silly reason it won't let me upload the first 4 pages of my comic.... So as soon as I get this figured out you will be able to read the beginning so you can read the set up and understand the joke. Thus making you laugh and telling all your friends about this rib-tickling post that they just HAVE to read.

Mini Comic

So I had to do a mini comic for my final in Intro to Sequential. I took two old comics I had already done before. The ideas the character has in the comic are actual thoughts that went through my head during class while my Professor was droning. Although, I didn't yell my thoughts out to the class, as hilarious as that would have been. So I hope you enjoy them. Unfortunately I have to post them one at a time so it's going to be a long list of pictures... I just won't make them as big as I usually do. Oh and ignore the Anatomy at the bottom, it was originally going to be a 3 part series, each gag having it's own title corresponding to the joke. So the actual title is Biology 101.