The Doodler Update: Week 27
Well its week 27 and Polydoodle has a great line up of work this week which concluded with a little discussion with our lecturer Alan. Our highlight video this week is focused on Stitch’s blocking passes (see the video above). Stitch, Sammy & Chrissie divided up the shots between them (as our animation is 7 minutes long) each are responsible for their sections which we constantly upload to the polydoodle blog.
Sammy and Chrissie have been combining theirs without Stitch’s as he had a few minor issues to work out with his animation. Rest assured now that our entire shot is blocked we can begin moving on to the next stage which is ironing out the rough animation to clean and stylised motion. Chrissie has also been making more animated 2D assets and setting them up within Maya, it is a true marvel to see how it works.
Above you can see some image highlights from our blog for this week (week 27). If you wish to see the posts themselves please visit the Polydoodle Pictures studio blog.
Our week 27 tutorial discussions were about… you guessed it. Our first blocking pass for “& Son”. We sat down with Alan who gave us feedback on our respective efforts and to illustrate some simple trouble shooting steps going forward. Alan also asked us to consider giving each character quirks to set them apart which led us to discussions about playful things Benjamin could be doing to his counterpart.
Last but not least came well quite a few interesting videos: (Top left) Stitch created a time lapse video of the creation of his blocking shots for “& Son”. (Top right) Sammy created an updated version of her & Chrissie’s combined blocking effort. (Bottom left and Right) Stitch recorded their respective feedback when Polydoodle got together to discuss the blocking shots at a greater length in Uni.