Sunday, December 4, 2011


Old piece of animation I dug up from last year's school files.

I have a problem with making things too pose-to-pose.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Lighting Class Updates

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.


Thesis character turnaround:

Snippets of work from my Summer internship at Pixar Animation Studios:

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

Primitive Still Life

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

I'm baack!

Couldn't have asked for a better summer! Back to school this weekend and hopefully back to posting more on here and on my thesis blog.

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

new figure drawings!

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

dialogue_school of rock

First spline pass for our last animation assignment - dialogue. I also blocked out the jaw movement and mouth corners (ins and outs) for the lip synching.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

monologue progress

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

Dissonance Rochester Premiere

Dissonance officially premieres to the people of Rochester this April 30 at the SoFA Emerging Filmmakers Series, a segment of the 360|365 Film Festival.

Humble, but it's a start!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

you can just call me yoshi!

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)

Update 04/08/2011: Body Spline, first pass-

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Latest playblast of my Jekyll-Hyde (shift of thought) animation assignment.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

on-the-side creepy-crawlies

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

it kicked!

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

heavy things

Final render for Weight project. Not the best- there are some elbow snaps and the torso floats around a bit.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Blocking for my first 3D character animation assignment- expressing weight

Monday, February 21, 2011

animation reel, finally!

[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

the winter swan song

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.

Saturday, January 15, 2011