So I’m basically finished with my animation and this is the stage I’m happy with before rendering! There’s a few things that feel a little bit floaty but 3 characters was a huge mistake and I cant look at it anymore without feeling deep regret and self loathing 🙂
Gradually getting there with the blocking now, been getting it pretty close to the exact movement to make my life a bit easier when I inbetween because I hate it :))
Still got a few parts of the protagonist and little robot to do but the villain is basically fully blocked!
Heres the first blocking of my animation, been trying to get the poses right and focused a lot on the narrative and timing for this one, its not perfect but its readable 🙂
So my third character is finally finished thanks to Jack!
Here he is, Now I can finish blocking!
My initial plan was to have another human character but after how long I spent on my first one and the fact I had two more to do, I decided to make the antagonist a robot to cut down on modelling time. It would’ve worked out if the rig didn’t break but there ewe go :)))
My original villain design 🙂
So when Debra was going round the other day she was a bit confused to the actual setting of the story (and why my characters mask fits like that on his face) so heres a bit of context into the kind of setting I was going for.
I was looking at other games and films that were set in either a western, other worldly or apocalyptic environment.
Here are a few references I got ideas from 🙂
The Good The Bad and The Ugly (1968) – classic and used a lot of references for my camera shots, especially when I go into close ups on the eyes.
Borderlands 2 (2012) – really liked this one and the idea of it being on another planet.
This is the art style I went for (Disney Infinity) which is why his fingers are so blocky and what not 🙂
Star Wars Rebels was another inspiration and I really liked the setting and flat colours!
I’m basically ready to start animating now, annoyed its taken so long to get to this point but with 3 characters and a whole environment on top of everything else I’ve been doing I’m pretty pleased with where I’m at 🙂