Complete Short – Adv. Layout Finished

28 06 2013

Advanced Layout Finished

Here is my advanced layout finished. I’ve done all the drawings and all the editing. As you can see the drawings have flat colors and are a bit sketchy. Also some 3D scenarios need to improve.

Tomorrow I’m leaving to Glyndwr, so now I’m transferring all the files needed to work there. I’m doing all the 3D part of my short with Cinema 4D, and I don’t know what is going to happen because in Glyndwr there is no C4d. I have to do some work with C4d in order to finish my project, and my laptop is not powerful enough to handle this work flawlessly, so I don’t know what’s going to happen.

Transfer a great project such this when is in the final part of the development is really a huge mess. A big project It’s enough hard to do when all is ok, so with messes like this all the things gets quite harder.

Now I’m not really enthusiastic about all this because it’s going to represent lots of headaches in order to complete the project as I expected.

Here is a list of what I’ve got to do now in this last month in Wales:

  • Finish the 3D part of some scenarios.
  • Clean all the drawings and paint them with volume, integrating them into each scene.
  • Do the audio of the short.

The Animator’s Survival Kit

28 06 2013

Really helpful Book

I’ve bought this book on Christmas and It has helped me a lot for doing all the drawings of my project: specially with the walking animations and the information about the Horses and other animals. Horse poses are extremely difficult to do without reference (if you haven’t done it before) so it has been a great help.

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It’s a really nice book and I’m sure I will continue using it lots of times in the future.

Advanced Layout nearly finished

6 06 2013

Working Really Hard

These weeks I’m being really busy working on my final project. It’s a non-stop working. As the animation in my project is based on 2d layer movements over 3D environments, my layout is becoming nearly in what will be the final animation.

I mean, when doing the layout, I realized that every scene was approaching to it’s final result. Except for the modelings (some things are definitive, but some things need to improve) and the characters (now they are sketches) every shot, animation and camera movements is almost definitive. That’s why I called “advanced layout”.

All the external modelings (referring to the kingdom) are done, and nearly definitive. I’ve also made some trimmings on the last part of the short, as the teachers in Glyndwr said to me last year. There’s no time to produce the whole original storyboard/animatic. Fortunately the plot isn’t being affected by this trim.

So, in summary, my advanced layout will only need an overall improvement over modelings and drawings, to become the final result. Also I expect to correct a few shots and movements when reviewing this advanced layout finished.

I expect to finish this advanced layout in a few days, but maybe it will take a bit longer.

Knight on Horse (