Monday, March 29, 2010

Konichiwa interwebbers. Keyframe Samurai here to give you another little taste of Cowboys & Dinosaurs*. :) I just finished the pachycephalosaurus rig, so I decided to have fun and do just a quick little pose. I didn't want to do a full walk cycle because I wanted to continue rigging the rest of the dinos before spending too much time playing. Hopefully Zer07 will give me enough play time to have some fun with all my new dinosaur toys and a few of my soon to come humanoid play things before we moved on to the next step. We still have a ton of work to do. Finish rigging, normal maps, set modeling and texturing......all before animation. Ugh. Lots of work. But twice as much fun. Especially when it's all finished.

Here is the complete Dinosaur lineup. I modeled the Utahraptor, Pachycephalosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Styrakosaurus, & the Triceratops. Zer07 modeled the Apatosaurus.

Next up for rigging is the Parasaur. Look for him soon. As soon as Zer07 finishes Josiah, I'll pose and post some Hero shots of Josiah and Gwanji. Keep an eye out. Jaa mata ne. ^_^

Monday, March 22, 2010

Cowboys and Dinosaurs concept art

Shiro Ninja sanjou! Along with directing our 2D short, "The Last Cookie," I've also assumed the role of concept/storyboard artist for our CG short. This time, I thought I'd share some more of what's to come for our cowboy story. Here are some character designs I drew. The curvaceous lady is a bartender who flirts with our sad cowboy, and the old man is a semi-useless town sheriff:

This is some concept art of the bartender's tavern. We're going for a rustic Dino-world aesthetic!

That's all I can share for now. Saraba!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Completed walk cycle

Keyframe Samurai here once again with the completed walk cycle for the raptor. Dialed back the tail and found out that I will indeed have FK control over the tail instead of the dynamics system controlling it right now. Next up is the pachycephelosaurus, so keep an eye out for him.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Valley of the Gwanji

Moshi Moshi interwebs!! Keyframe Samurai here, reporting for duty. Here's my first addition of our WIP CG short film. I modeled, and I'll be rigging all our dinosaurs for the short. Here are some early rigging tests I'm currently working on for one of our other main characters. Until next time. Jaa, mata ne (see you later).