Production Update: Cycle

Above is the walk Cycle that I have completed for this week.

It is unlike my previous walk cycle, where my dog is actually walking. This walk cycle will be used later towards the end of my piece, laying down next to a bench.

Unlike the first as well I plan on speeding up this frame rate, because at this time the music will be so intense because it will be the end of the piece. I want this to match the height of the music also giving that more intense feeling to the viewer.

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Gannet Chart Checkin/Presentation

Through some issues over the past few days with my computer I have not been able to resume working on my senior project. However, I am not behind. Currently I am supposed to be working on animating the walk cycle for my dog. I have not been able to do so because of issues with m computer and when I went and turned it in I cannot work in 302 because that program is not installed on the computers and will not let me download it. So I have been focusing my attention on other tasks that I could do seeing as I could not work on what i had planned.

I have gotten the first shot of the city done, which took me a while to get the certain effect and realism that I wanted in the clouds. As well as that even though I cannot upload it because I don’t have the program on the computer to render it, I do have some of the walk cycle done. Just not all of it.

Up to date I have done

-all pre production and layout, which includes background, car, silhouettes, sketches

-Some of the dogs walk cycle, even though I cannot upload it to show you

-Opening shot of City —>      https://vimeo.com/206411143

In shot 1 you will notice that some of the clouds suddenly cut off. I did this purposely. I left space in the end of the video because I want to use a transition, so I need extra video to work with. I plan on fading it into the next shot. Along with that, I plan on using a statistic in every transitional shot in one way or another to get my message across about animal abuse.

I cannot upload all siouettes but here are some.


Vehicle Silhouettes. Note, I have not combined these with the backgrounds yet. I will be changing the colors them to make them look like different vehicles. But thats simple to change them once I start to fully animate the background.


You will see my background images in previous posts as well as my dog of what his walk cycle will look like. It also accounts for sketching him in the final stages. I do have more sketches on paper but have not scanned them in.

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Background assets checkin

I have met my goal of completing my background assets through the first four weeks. I have also completed the silhouettes of my people. Seeing also are the silhouettes I created for the trees, bench, and lights.

Seeing this you can also see the color scheme. The colors are dark and droopy, giving the viewer a depressing feeling when they look at it. My dog will be all white, which will draw the viewers eye to it, but also noticing the design of the background as well.

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Poster for Showcase

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Presentation

 

Inspirations:

-Mc. Echer Cat

-James Prosek

– Real dogs for sketching and drawing walk

-Pictures of city for ideas for foreground and background

 

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Presentation

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Concepts

Research:

I looked up a few artists that I thought were interesting and had a fun and unique drawing style. One was James Prosek, who had an interesting drawing style, using the outlines to represent a form. These are always beautiful and dynamic despite only using the outlines. Another artist I found that was interesting was M. C. Escher.

Story:

For the story I really want to do something where it talks about the cruelty to animals. Animals are always suffering for what people do to them, even if they did not do anything to deserve it. I want the storyline or overall message to go through a puppy, going through the city, to urban urban areas, to the forest, only continuing to get more and more lost as he continues. The puppy tries to find his way home.

Color Palette/ Style:

It is going to remain black and white, and the design is going to be somewhat based off of M. C. Escher’s designs.

gantt-chart

 

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