Friday, 27 May 2016

New Designers: Environment Adjustments

As suggested, I have made the environment softer, less harsh and made sure it is not overexposed. Below are stills of the experimentation to the exposures.
Initial Environment
Adjusted ambient occlusion for the environment and assigned a different one to the windows and sign

Further Adjustments

Final Result

It is slightly darker than these uploaded ones.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

New Designers: Environment Reestablished

I have given the environment a rethink and I will have Abigail in two different housing estate. One is slightly posher than the other.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Environment Rethink

From the feedback and the suggestions that was given to me, I have assigned ambient occlusion to instead of making my environment coloured as I want Abigail to be the primary focus.

I made the environment to be more British. What do you think?

Friday, 29 April 2016

Major Project: Animated Turnaround

Here's an animated turnaround of my character. With the extra time we have, I have gone and attempted to animate the hat, to give a flapping effect on it by following the cape tutorial.

Major Project: Sound Effects

For my major project, there were specific sounds that I needed and I wasn't able to find those that I like. The skate scooter is an example of it. Also, the footsteps that I previously found was not in sync with my animation. Hence, I have collaborated with Martin Langenbach (, an establish Foley Artist based in Germany to make the sound effects I need. Here's the recording of the sounds.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Major Project: Animation with Sound (Draft 1)

This is my animation with basic sounds. With this draft, I have a rough idea which scene of animation has to be tweaked as more finesse is needed.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Major Project: Title Design with Animation

As I begin to enter the final stages of my animation, I have had a think through of how I want the title to appear in animation and as per previous advice, I have made my title font to be handwritten. The sound to it is not final but this is the basis of it.

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Major Project: Garden Scene (Edited)

For this garden scene, I have decided to do a minor tweak to it. I have added a foreground element to it. I am thinking of her picking up the ant, and spit it out as the next sentence goes 'And learn to spit'.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Major Project: Warning Previz Edit 05

Here's the update previz with changes made to her sitting down. The animations within this are yet to be polished but this is the basis of it. I have also taken into consideration when it comes to composting the shots to be adding depth of field so that it will not look too CGI.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Major Project: Sitting Down Scene Update

I decided to exaggerate the ending a little by having her huffing and puffing while she sits.

Major Project: Brandy Scene Fur Texture

In this scene, I had a plane to create the scarf and I was initially going to leave it as that, animating the scarf as nCloth. However, it did not actually that my character's personality of "anything goes",

Instead, I've created her the fur and it is looking how I've imagined it to be and quite happy with the results.

I am not able to playblast the scene with this effect hence, I am currently doing a render of it.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Major Project: Sitting Down Scene

Here's an update to the scene from your feedback. I was thinking of having the scene's lighting to start off being cloudy and changes to being sunny day and we see sitting and appreciating it. Also, was the ant scene not working due to soundscape more than visual? Because if it's a soundscape issue, I've not actually resolved the sound effects just as yet.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Major Project: Warning Previz Edit 04

This is the new previz for my animation with changes made from a previous feedback on how to improve it.

Major Project: Gobble Up Samples Scene Edited

In a previous edit of this scene, the composition were odd so I decided to change the overall look.

"And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells"

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Major Project: Various Scene Updates

Here is one of the three scenes I've been working on which is the garden scene. I've spent time trying to figure out how to get the grasses move subtly and managed to do so by making it to ncloth. I like how it turned out to be.

The other scene I was trying to figure out was the opening scene. Initially I had a previz but it was not making much sense as it is a reflection shot so I've rendered it and this is the outcome.

The other scene is her eating sausages and here's the outcome of it.

Friday, 1 April 2016

Major Project: Title Designs

As I look into designing the title for my project, I was asked to rethink as the initial design I had was going towards the whimsical road. 
Initial Design
Below are two designs. They are unfinished but I am going towards the mischievous, playful look. I think design 1 works better. 
Redesign 01

Redesign 02

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Major Project: Ending Scene Render Test

I decided to do a render test for the ending scene and though it looked fine in playblast, I was not able to accurately tell if the shadows were working properly.

From this render, I found the problems and currently doing another render after adjustments made to the door and correcting the spotlight's cone angle.

Major Project: Swear Scene Rethink

After talking to Rosalyn and Anthony about this scene in my previz. I am going to have a make over for the scene. Here's a rough idea of the changes.

"And not swear in the street
 And set a good example for the children"

I will build the interior of the cars too. Also, I think I am going to exaggerate her actions by having her hit the bonnet of the car.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Major Project: Warning Previz Edit 03

This is another edit to the previz with new shots added into it and it has also been edited with sound effects. 

This line of the poem is still in need of adjustments because of its weird composition.

"And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells"

Monday, 28 March 2016

Friday, 25 March 2016

YPGTTO: Speed Paint Challenge #10 (The Harp District)

I decided to take up on the speed paint challenge and tried a new method of art style that I am used to.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Major Project: Terrible Shirt Scene Animation

The other scene that I had to rethink about was

 "You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat"

Initially, I had her walking down the street and she went in a phonebooth. I was not able to justify why she entered the phone booth so I gave this sentence a rethink. So instead of her walking down the street, I have her crossing the street and I will exaggerate her actions when she crosses it. Since one of her attitude is that she cannot be bothered, I will have her slumberly crossing it.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Monday, 21 March 2016

Major Project: Spit Animation

This is the spit scene. The hand movements has some tweaking to be done and her spitting action will be exaggerated slightly.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Major Project: Youth Scene Animation

For this scene, and with suggestion from Sukhi, I changed her to riding a scooter instead of the shopping cart to show more youthfulness and playfulness.

Monday, 14 March 2016

Major Project: Youth Scene Set Up

This is the street scene textured and lighted. The scene that's currently being worked on is based on the line:

"And make up for the sobriety of my youth"

Friday, 11 March 2016

Major Project: Rent/ Swear Scene Animation

Here's a rough animation when the poem goes as follow:

"And pay our rent and not swear in the street And set a good example for the children."

A cleaner animation is currently being worked on.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Major Project: Girl in Environment (Swear Scene)

In this scene, I've gone in to texture the environment of the scene where the poem goes as follow:

"And pay our rent and not swear in the street And set a good example for the children."

The grasses look too CG and flat
Fences were too chunky
Fences were smoothed
Basic Textures
Environment Textured