Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Here we go...

Before the 3D begins, I thought It'd be cool to post what I had so far. Which is the whole film blocked out in key poses, and little bits of animation here and there just to get a feel for how the end product would look. Animating in flash was so much harder than storyboarding in flash, for me. In fact, I'd say that flash is the perfect tool setting up leica reels. But animating straight into flash will still take some time getting used to . The instant playback button was really nice though.
So since I'm now required to animate at least 1/3 of the film in 3D (see two posts down) , the second act will be replaced. From the point where he pops out of the grave, to when he starts to head towards town. Which ironically enough, has the weakest blocking I feel. His poses are stiff and his model is all over the place, amongst other issues!

A buddy of mine at work came to my rescue and is graciously lending his time to modify the classic AM Rig to make it look like Remington. I know it wont look like him exactly, but it'll have to do. Besides, he's a bad- ass and he'll make it look cool anyway. Thanks dude!

So watch out! In about 11 weeks, this could possibly be something decent. Or THE most confusing, disjointed film you've ever seen! Either way, I'll be crying!

Heres the little bugger in 3D!


22 comments:

Andre Barnwell said...

YES BOBBY P!This is looking TIGHT! Thats what I should've done and I actually plan on doing for my project. To tighten the hell outta the story. Thanks for the inspiration. Very dope reel. Im looking forward to seeing this one finished.

Dan said...

Nice Bobby....looking good. Good luck with finishing and keep in touch.

Tirzah said...

No tears Bobby! The short is looking great as it is. I'm sure you'll be able to make it look badass in it's 3D form too! ^_^

Jac Hamman said...

Dude... I can't wait to see this one done. Saw the first animatic When I was in class 6 and loving the latest version. I thought you were going to do it in 2D though? Anyway, I think that doing it in 3D will do even more justice to your animation abilities. Good luck with it.

maya said...

Are you kidding me, Bobby?? It's wonderful and completely coherent! 3D or 2D it will be fantastic- I love it more each time I see it! Keep on truckin, killer!

RAWLS said...

Looks superb my friend! I love it. Now on to the 3d. I know you can make it look good either way!

Patrick Tuorto said...

Looks great Bobby! Really nice film!

Bobby Pontillas said...

Thank you very much everyone! I always appreciate that you take the time to leave some encouraging notes.

pla¢itte said...

Fantastic !!!
5 stars!!! :D

Kristian said...

So So nice bobby. The sequence of him coming out of the ground looks great/ Love the hands

Olivier Ladeuix said...

so you haven't started blocking at all?? oh man, you d better block the entire short as quickly as possible and ideally not work in thirds I would say but turn in the entire short every week or at least 2 thirds. 11 weeks is really really short I think

Olivier Ladeuix said...

oh I just read your other post... Dam I can't believe your mentor didn't tell you in class5. We had been told a while ago that there wouldn't be any 2d anymore and I thought everybody was aware of it... Anyway, well make the most of it Bobby! If I had knows earlier I would have also tried to help you but with 11 weeks remaining you 'd better get cranking on the blocking and stuff. Are you gonna use Bishop then. Make his legs shorter in the first place, with some customisation you might be able to make him look a bit more like Remington. I have seen some great Bishop mods in the past

Tapan Gandhi said...

too good.. 2d or 3d, i know it'll be awesome.

plus, those monkeys have to be my new favourite thing u've done

DrawDoll said...

Awesome Designs... I really like those monkeys :) thanks for stopping by the Blog.

Tim Moen said...

super cool stuff, man. the monkeys below are my favorite!

Joe said...

good luck with the film, love the monkeys too

Heather said...

I was so surprised to hear about all of this- I thought EVERYONE in the school knew about what you & Toby were up to when you were doing your layout. Well let me just say that you seem to be taking it pretty well and I'm glad you're doing what has to be done to get your certificate.

In the end though I hope you choose to finish the short in 2D at some point- it's definitely festival worthy even in the stage it's in.

Paul's Paper Escapades said...

this project looks insane!! Its cool to see the production photos too

Youtube IFC Mondo Media Project said...

Very sweet story you've got there!
The 3D model looks promising. All the best dude!! Make sure you post the final cut in your blog!! :)

Hammy said...

That looks pretty close to your drawing!! I'm pretty sure this is going to turn out amazing!! :)

Tom said...

Thank ya, Bobby! Wish I still had access to the student side at AM, so I could see how all the films are coming along. So excited to see this when it's done.

Tel Coelho said...

I liked your job
great colors!!!!!
Amazing blog!