Sunday, December 4, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Final composite project. Each CG lighting student had to pair up with a photography student, come up with a concept, go on a photoshoot and then composite a CG object into the photo. If anything, I learned a lot about studio-lighting itself from this project, more than I did about lighting in Maya.
Monday, October 10, 2011
This is for my lighting class. We had to do an exercise by pairing up with a photo student in our school and going on a photoshoot. We then had to bring the photo into Maya and place a simple CG object into the scene, lighting it to match the photograph.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
I finally got into a lighting class and I love it!!
Here's our first assignment- we were told to light a still life using primitive shapes, a white lambert shader, spot & ambient lights, and direct illumination with Maya Software. I decided to find a painting use it to influence how my still life looked. Here it is!
And then I decided to do another render with some white blinn and phong shaders just to add some specular highlights.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
So summer plans- got into the Technical Undergraduate Program internship at Pixar! So will be in California for the summer and working on thesis prep during my free time.. As well as enjoying Cali of course.
And here's a quick test I did using TV Paint- I'm trying to familiarize myself with it. A lot of beautiful films were made using this program so I wanted to explore.. I used the watercolor brushes for these. (You can't really see the textures of the brushes I used thanks to the horrible upload quality..)
Friday, May 13, 2011
I updated my Life Drawings page with some figure drawings from this quarter:
Some of them were done with the opposite of the dominant hand and turned out better than the others!
It's the end of the quarter and I'm busy with tiny little things I need to finish up before leaving RIT. Will update later!!
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
WIP so far for my monologue. I started blocking out the lips. I haven't messed with the teeth and tongue yet. Just the jaws and the lip corner ins and outs. This is only my second time lip-synching in 3D and I know it's not perfect yet. So any feedback would be appreciated. I guess it doesn't help that Blogger unsynched the sound for me though =/
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Next animation assigment: monologue with the Morpheus rig!! Woo! I got used to the controls pretty quickly actually. So for the assignment, I decided to do an intro of how pronounce Shreyasi. If I can get a nice animation out of it, I'll put it with my intro slate in my reel and that way people will know how to say my name!! And there'll be a little bit of my personality in there too. So here's the first pass at blocking: (She doesn't look like me, no)
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
So I've been working on the very talented Gayane Bagdasaryan's thesis and it's an honor working for such an awesome animator. I'm animating a supporting spider character for her, and she's kindly given me the permission to share it on my blog.
I'm doing this in ToonBoom Animate Pro 2, which I've never used before, so it's a learning experience for me. However, I'm only just using the software for the basic frame-by-frame drawn animation, so it's pretty much like Flash.
This is one of my favorite shots that I've animated:
They're all quick shots, but really fun to work with.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
First pass at blocking for our Jekyll and Hyde animation showing a shift of thought. The timing needs a lot of work. The total time has to be less than 10 seconds so everything is rushed now. So any feedback would be welcome!
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
[2012 UPDATE: If you wish to see this version of my animation reel, the password is "reel2010". Please note that this is NOT the current version of my animation demo reel. Please see the Videos page of this blog for my most recent reels. Thank you!]
I've finally put together an animation reel now that my student film, Dissonance, is done. This is my first edit, including shots from both Dissonance and Bhava Raga Tala, that my teachers liked the best.
Although, both my teachers have suggested that I should just send in my complete films for internships instead of chopping them off into a reel. Either way, comments are welcome!
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Two weeks until Dissonance is officially due. I have three small shots left to animate, and then all I need to do is fix the flickering from Final Gathering and get the final soundtrack from my sound designer.
I uploaded a more recent version of my Technical Direction Demoreel to Vimeo. You could also just look two posts down to take a look at it. Feedback is welcome! I'm not too proud of the Mr. Bean caricature, but without that, I don't have any deformable models to show, since the robot character is not really a "traditional" character model.
Also, just to update on other school stuff, here's my rough animation on 4's for a class:
The lip synch is not in there yet.