Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Head Over Heels: Upper Body Movement In Gameplay

Someone at work sent this link to me today.

He talks about how with games, a lot of focus is spent on making the feet correct and what-not and the head is the last thing that an animator thinks about because they have to make sure so many other things are working. But the people who play the games are going to be focusing on the head, so its important to make sure that it properly balanced with the center of gravity. He shows some good and bad examples from different games. If you're an animator in the games industry, definitely give it a read. Good things to think about.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

"WoW: Mists of Pandaria" Cinematic Trailer

So I was just shown this trailer for the "World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria" cinematic trailer. I don't actually play WoW, but I have to admit that Blizzard makes some pretty sweet trailers. So check it out! I also have to admit that watching this makes me think of "Kung Fu Panda". I'm sure they've been getting a lot of that. But now I feel the need to go watch that movie. :)


Monday, September 10, 2012

"Rock in the Road" Released!

Rock in the Road from SVAD Animation on Vimeo.

Hey guys!! Look!! Its here!! It's finally been finished and released for all to see!!

If you don't know what this is, it is a short film that I worked on while I was in college. Its taken 5 years to get it done. Started as a 3 min short and turned 12 min long!! Passed through a lot of hands from start to finish, but some great artists worked on this. So please watch and share!!


Sunday, September 9, 2012

New Site Up and Running

So I'm kinda excited. I have my first real website up and running!! It's my new and improved portfolio site:

I no longer have a website that is part of my school website. It's all my own. I kinda feel like a professional now. Not a student. Been working for a year, and now I have a real website. I feel awesome. So, check it out! But, just as warning, I am in the process of updating a lot of stuff on there. Even my new pic (above) still has some work that needs to be done. But, stage 1 is complete. I have my own domain.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Good Old "Rock in the Road"

Soooooo..... back in school, I worked on this awesome short called "Rock in the Road". They finished it up last year. It hasn't been released yet, but they've uploaded some new screencaps from it. Including once of my shots! Looks pretty awesome if you ask me! I actually haven't seen the finished project so I will be excited when it gets released.