Friday, November 14, 2008

An actual update for a change...sort of

I've made some progress with some of the CG characters from Malice. Mostly a very minor background character I nicknamed Cthulhu Jr. He'll only be on screen a few seconds here and there in 2, maybe 3 scenes - all depends on how they're edited, which they're not at the moment.

This is just a roughly done composite, there's still a bit of work on the texture and just how he'll be added into the shots. But otherwise, he's come a long way from some of the previous versions.

Cthulhu Jr. is ready for his closeup.

The remaining characters to do are The Titan, which is already modeled - baring any issues with texturing him he should be nearly done. The Demon - from the opening sequence, the one I've had the most trouble setting on a design of - is finally designed and ready to be modeled. And he's going to be an ugly little bugger, even if he only looks half as good as the designs.

I'll also be doing CG stuntmen for some actors, I've been working on the one for Malice, it's coming along. I need another pass at the clothing textures and redoing the head is a strong possibility. It's not too bad at the moment, considering she'll never be any larger then 1/4th of the screen, it won't be used in any really bright scenes and will usually be moving pretty fast to notice any possible imperfections that might show up.

I hate having to quality it like that, but at the moment that's how it stands. Unless I end up with a near perfect final version, I'm at least happy with what I have to work with at the moment.

There's still some work to do, but it's coming along.

I'll even be doing CG versions of the Demon Army characters. Well, one really - they all look alike.

Lastly there's Mal'Vash. He's all designed, as I think I mentioned before and he'll be last on the list to work on. I want to make sure I know as much about what I'm doing as possible before trying to work on him.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

So far...

I realized today it'd been awhile since I bothered updating this, not a distressingly long time, but long enough.

I finally finished working on an animated short film for Dan Caseley. I believe I've mentioned it before, it's called Mr. Toesley and the Love Powered Space Machine. It has been in the works for about 2 years and just this very afternoon I finished working on the last shot - there's still a small chunk to be rendered, but my work is over in any case - time to move on.

After the experience of working on this project, I've been rethinking the idea of doing a Monkey Rodeo animated movie. I'd have to keep it pretty contained and limited if I actually decide to go through with it, otherwise it'd some time after the others are finished before it'd be completed.

I should have more time to work on Malice over the few weeks. I'm hopnig to get the CG characters for the movie done by early December - we'll see how that works out.