Thursday, May 28, 2015

Gorillaz Small Update

Hey avid Gorillaz fans! I thought I would share a small update with you all that I have been wanting to announce for a little while. Many of you already know that I have been up till this point creating my Rhinestone Eyes video using a multitude of software packages, but for the primary 2D animation, using Flash. Well having purchased a license for Toon Boom Harmony in order to do some freelance work, I fell in love with the software and quickly realized that part of the reason why the quality of the animation was taking me so long to achieve was that Flash really isn't animation software. Toon Boom Harmony however, is. So hence forth I am switching over to creating the remainder of the video using Toon Boom Harmony, and I just know that this is going to bring an extra layer of polish, and hopefully shave off some working time, from the remainder of the video, allowing me to bring you the finest quality product, faster. Thats it! I will be sharing some new scenes as soon as I can that have been done in the software and hopefully you will all agree, it was a wise move!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Rick and Morty Couch Gag on The Simpsons

Hey avid readers! It's been a busy few months, and I have a few minor updates on Gorillaz, and what else I have been up to.

Since 2008 I have wanted to take the Animation Mentor - the intensive, focused, character animation school, and this year I was able to join the Animation Guild, and with the aid of the wonderful educational grants available, was finally able to enroll in the school. My wife an I both in fact. We are deep into the first semester and I will be posting updates of my progress as I complete each stage of the program.

The next exciting thing was that I was lucky enough to be able to contribute some work to a couch gag on The Simpsons, a lifelong goal and now one less item on my bucket list! Check out the clip below!

Finally, on Rhinstone Eyes, I have been doing a lot of intense maya work lately, both with the video and with Animation Mentor (since their whole program is taught using Maya). I have been doing a lot of time intensive renders lately that have slowed my progress on the video, and I have to share my computer among all my different projects so it is a slow process. In addition to that my workload is making it harder to spend time working on the video, but I assure you good readers, it is still coming out, and I am still working on it as fast and as much as possible. New updates will be added as soon as they are available.