My stop motion project has moved on slightly from the teaser which I did last year.
after faffing with different camcorder/web cams I finally brought a Canon Rebel but found that it wasn’t compatible with either iStopMotion or Dragon… so I then sold that and brought a Canon 500D with still wasn’t compatible with iStopMotion (which I could borrow from a friend until I could get more money after paying nearly £500 for the Canon) so I ended up buying Dragon stop motion software… which I prefer actually… so this one little chapter cost me over £600 lol… I do obviously hope to continue and improve which should stretch the cost out ;-P
There’s a few other clips on Vimeo that show the walk cycle etc.. plus also a new (very quickly made) puppet and it’s foul mouthed little ‘friend’.
There’s also a facebook fan page which you can join – I tend to update that more often than this blog… but will start to blog more – the dissertation/projects just got in the way!
These images are form a class on D Max… I had some issues with my iMac’s bootcamp so I was unable to use this software at home which I am gutted about… hopefully my Brother will be able to fix the problem so I can try this software again!
The idea for this peice was to have a pan across the landscape and either mist or plumes of smog are coming from the ‘sprouts’ (the weird long things!) and then streams of bugs come popping out.. cascading to the ground and most of them only have one leg… but sometimes (evolution?) a two legged variety pops out.. these ones are capable of traveling distances which means they can create nests in other sprouts.. the more likely two legged bugs are born if they are successful.
I was going to use this scenario for a php text game that we have to do for another assignment but because I couldn’t use the software at home and I’m totally rubbish at PHP (not a surprise.. it’s something new they added to the course!) so this piece never got finished.
These images are were created in class:
Liquid pouring into bowl:
Pool Table – tutorial in class:
I didn’t create the character for this one – it’s just a practice of moving the neck, head, and eyes – followed class tutorial.