Sunday, February 28, 2010

Every Cowboy sings a sad sad song....

I've been working on rigging our cowboy character and made a bit of progress today.

To those of you asking..."We already saw facial poses, how is this progress?" I'll tell you. In my previous post I was merely testing out how well the face would pose. For that test I was not using a rig to make the character "ooo" and "bleh!". Some of you at this point might ask..."What is this rig we keep hearing about?". A "rig"is what makes an action figure posable.The figure's "rig" allows the arms to bend at the elbows, shoulders and wrist . A marionette's rig is the strings attached to it. Basically without a rig the character can't move. So What you see below has a rig inside of it making our cowboy very, very sad.



The Last Cookie (W.I.P.)

Shiro Ninja, sanjou!! Greetings! I am Shiro Ninja, here to share some 2D fun with you. Back in Ninja film school, I made a short film called, "The Last Cookie." At the time I had no formal animation training, and it was always my desire to redo it someday and make it awesome! Now with a few years of animation under my obi, I'm in the process of remaking this short film. Here's what we have so far...

That's all for now. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Ninja smoke bomb!!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Human Rigging Automation Complete!

I have officially finished the human rig script. Complete with facial setup.

What this means for anyone who doesn't understand animation lingo is, now I'm one step away from being able to make a character actually move.

We have an ambitious seven different human and 6 different dinosaur characters to rig. I will be doing all of the human character rigging. My deadline is fast approaching.

7 characters in 5 weeks...can it be done? Is it unreasonable? Too ambitous?



Questions? Feel free to ask!

Monday, February 15, 2010

First post!

Welcome to STUDIO GATTAI! servicing the web with fine cartoon action from now till infinity....

I'm unitzer07 one of the creative minds behind STUDIO GATTAI, in our first post, we'll see wip shots of our upcoming CG short film..

main character face animation setup(above, below)

some early rigging on a raptor:

another angle:

We would love to get any feedback or questions so if you happen to stumble across this blog feel free to ask anything you want about Computer Graphics, Animation, our process, or anything else that comes to mind...

more progress to come...

until next time