Monday, June 1, 2009

Some Updates (Text Animation, Textured zTrex, and Buki)

Let me sneak in a little update here and see if anyone notices. xP
First, my first text animation in After Effects:

As you can see, it's literally a "text" animation. =P It plays the second time with motion blur applied to the frantic zoomed-in shots of "text". I've been exposed to After Effects for the first time this year, but it is such an awesome software. It's amazing what you can do with it. There is another piece I really want to post here that I worked on in After Effects, but that is for another time. Next up, it's zTrex, finally textured...?

The zTrex you see here is actually an updated model of the one I posted over a year ago. As for the texture, apparently, some people are angry with me that he is purple. What? you've never seen a purple dinosaur before..? =P Err, not that zTrex is a dinosaur...

And, finally, introducing Buki! First, the 2D turnaround:

And the 3D turnaround:

Who's Buki, you ask? Well, he's the character of a short animation I'm co-directing with Howard Cheng. Among other things, I designed, modeled, and textured the character. I think it came out fairly okay, haha. I would say we are over 60% done with the animation. Meanwhile, you can follow its progress on the Prickly Pachyderm Productions blog, or the "Bukido" ("Buki" was already taken. xP) blog... whichever is more frequently updated. That's it for now. Thanks for sticking around! What I meant to be a little update turned out a bit longer than I expected. Eh, well, expect more frequent updates from now on. =P


Carrie Liao said...

hehe it was so cute to see Buki in action. I look forward to the finished film! :)

willy said...

Wow the text is so cool. I like the one without motion blur.