Thursday, April 26, 2012

Fun New Friend

Thought I would share my fun new friend at work. The studio got us some PAX East leftovers. We all got these giant rubber facehuggers. Even has posable legs. You can image we've had way to much fun with them.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Some Thoughts from this Week

Well, I realized this week that sometimes, and I'm sure this goes for any job, you can have really bad days. Days were it could have all been prevented if you had just done one little thing first. Can't really go into super detail but basically, I ended up doing a ton of unnecessary work. Only to realize it was unnecessary at like 4 pm (I get off work at 6, though, I can stay as late as I need). And to make it worse, I hadn't done any of the work that was actually necessary. And it was due that night (needless to say, it didn't get done, even though I stayed late to work on it).

I had saved the animation that I really needed to for last, cause I new it needed more work. When I start to work on it, I realize that what I was doing for the other animations was unnecessary and wasted all that time. So if I had only opened the last one first, a lot if time would have been saved.

I'm sure this has happened to many people. Still makes me feel like a complete idiot. But, I get over it and carry on. Tomorrow is a new day. And the next day I was able to get the rest of the animations finished up, so it all worked out.

Well, just needed to get that out. Hopefully a little encouraging :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Banner Sketch

Decided to show off the original sketch I did for the banner for my blog. I think it came quite a far way from the sketch to the final product. Fixed the hair. Made the leg longer so now it actually looks right. Its funny how things change. When I did the sketch I thought it was good, but then when I compare it to the final product, the sketch becomes less than perfect. 


Saturday, April 14, 2012

John Lasseter - A Day in a Life - Full Length Documentary

If you have 25 min to spare, I would check this out. A bit about John Lasseter. :)


Friday, April 13, 2012

Goldfish - We Come Together

Fun little music video. I may be late to the game and everyone has seen it. I found it fun to watch none-the-less. So check it out!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Pax East Power Loader

So in order to promote the Aliens: Colonial Marines game over at Pax East (a big gaming convention for those who don't know) they made a life-size Power Loader from the movie, complete with giant xeno. Whats even cooler is that you can actually get in and get your picture taken. Wish I could have seen in in person. So jealous. :)

Here is an article that talks about it in more detail. Super cool.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!


Did this doodle the other day and figured it be perfect for a Happy Easter post. Didn't have time to color or anything. Hopefully I will get a chance to do that later. :)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Aliens: Colonial Marines Gameplay Preview

Here's a bit of Aliens: Colonial Marines gameplay. Bits and pieces anyway. Be excited! I'm sure more is on its way! Unfortunately, there are two guys talking during the video (from Playstation Magazine UK) so you can't hear as many of the sound effects, but at least you can see everything :)

And I would like to point out that I animated the dead guy in space hitting the glass, among other things. That's just one of the things I can point at and say "I did that!"


Oh and to go along with that, here is some more of the same footage, but with some interviews with some of the guys over at GearBox.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Video: KJax Blocking Technique

A really nice technique for blocking out animations. He does some clever things with the controller that moves everything (I've heard it called so many things). He also uses a pose library which makes it really quick. Check it out :)

And if you like that one, check out part 2:

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Entertainment Weekly: "Pixar's 'Brave': Inside look at movie's characters"

Found an article with a little inside into the some of the characters from Pixar's upcoming film Brave. Plus posters of each of the characters. I'm excited! Check it out for yourself: