Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Progress on the armature

Balls on Rods.
A foot - if this doesn't turn out tight enough I may have to redo them, simpler.
Shoulders and Pelvis.
And here's it all laid out as it is so far. It may be a while before it's finished as I need to buy some more brass to make the 'sandwich plates'

I am also making some dipped latex hands for the armature as we speak (write/read)!


Friday, 17 April 2009

B+S Joint!

Hey everyone, just a quick post to tell you what I've been up to today.

Well I had all the stuff I need to make a ball and socket armature, except threaded balls. Today I was looking through my room and unexpectantly found a necklace with lots of gold balls on it. Naturally, I seperated the balls, took two of them and made a ball and socket joint.

I was really pleased with this, it's the first time I've ever done this (except playing around abit with those helping hand things) but it just goes to show, if it took me all day to make one joint, and there are (?) number of joints in the body...

Marnik :)

Sunday, 12 April 2009

New camera setup!

I've worked out a new setup where I can use my Samsung S1050 digital stills camera to animate, with a webcam assist.


For some reason it's not as good quality on Vimeo as the actual file is, but for now, I'm just worried about working with the camera and stuff rather than uploading it to the internet.

For the next time, I need to remember to lock up the tripod so it could't move if it tried! I also need to make sure every detail is perfect, as I'm used to a rubbish camera where you can't see any details.

Oh and I finished the morph animation last week, I'll show you once the competitions over.