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Showreel Complete

I finally got my animation showreel done!

I included the animations that I did with my friend Jordan which were mainly Stop-motion ones.

I’m actually really happy with it. I originally intended to make it using Windows Live Movie Maker, but I need to use iMovie because it was making me angry.

I then made the entire soundtrack in GarageBand.

I really just put a repetitive sound in first and then hit random keys repeatedly- it sounds pretty good to me. I actually think it’s better than all my other attempts for the crystal world project.

I got the cartoon falling sound from (Link:

Showreel link:

Carl Legman evaluation

How cool is this? I’m glad we ditched us doing this as our group animation, I don’t think any of us could have touched this.


Do not diss the camera zoom. That had me nearly wetting myself with laughter (gets slapped for blowing own trumpet again)

I actually really liked how this ended up. His movements are calm and inquisitive at the beginning and then sharp and frantic when he spots Wormy. Though there are a few issues with the antenna and his knee I think overall it gets the job done of exploring basic mechanics in a one-legged character.

The blood splatter, background and camera swoop were just funny little extras I played around with, though I think the zoom really adds to the humour and the effect I was going for in the last second. The slight glance upwards of the character was mean to be a visual representation of “oh crap what have I done I just killed a man” and I think the camera accentuates that feeling.

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Adding Light To Lamp In MAYA



These are just a few tutorials that I found on lighting… The first one being a bit more complicated than was actually needed:

Screenshot 2014-11-28 14.40.10

This one was part of a three section tutorial, the second section being the most helpful as it explained how to add lighting to a light bulb source:

Screenshot 2014-11-28 19.34.42

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