Some animation test that I completed, using the T-Rex model Amy modelled and rigged.
Tail up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vJHWAnUKrk&index=8&list=PLzeQQXfcnrBwLgZ0pg6gcAzQaWzHu_Vk9
There is a slightly strange deformation at the bottom of the T-Rex’s spine when the tail is raised passed a certain point. This can easily be corrected by altering the amount of rotation on the tail.
Tail swish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFLpUjdiH-c&list=PLzeQQXfcnrBwLgZ0pg6gcAzQaWzHu_Vk9&index=9
There is a nice side to side movement of the tail, I can’t see any problems with it, so pretty pleased.
This is the T-Rex opening and closing his mouth from a few angles, there is no unnatural deformation, however there is a hard line where his mouth stems from.
I quite like this head movement, having the T-Rex appear somewhat timid as he looks around.
We were wondering the best way to pan into the scene with dinosaurs, as the Titles have to appear on the way in.
I tried to have the camera pan across the landscape but it seemed to move too quickly, so I had it pan down, and I didn’t like it.
Now we have the camera panning down, but instead of translating on the y-axis it, rotates on the x-axis.
Scene 01 Test 01 (pan across): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYj6cmxDM4o&list=PLzeQQXfcnrBwLgZ0pg6gcAzQaWzHu_Vk9&index=18
Scene 01 Test 02 (pan across): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UnsFLDB1oc&index=19&list=PLzeQQXfcnrBwLgZ0pg6gcAzQaWzHu_Vk9
Scene 01 Test 03 (pan down): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUdpdLVqqas&list=PLzeQQXfcnrBwLgZ0pg6gcAzQaWzHu_Vk9&index=22
Scene 01 Test 04 (pan down): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4lG6CkG2uE&list=PLzeQQXfcnrBwLgZ0pg6gcAzQaWzHu_Vk9&index=20
Scene 01 Test 05 (rotating pan down) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siyyNtLxwh8&list=PLzeQQXfcnrBwLgZ0pg6gcAzQaWzHu_Vk9&index=23
Testing the flag deforming along the sine wave. I detaches from the flag pole.
Testing the movement of the flag, when it appears form behind the bush. I think it needs to be less smooth.
Trying to make the lifting of the flag less smooth, and more imperfect, as it is supposedly lifted by the T-Rex.
This is me trying to have the flagpole rotate from side to side as if it is being swung. Matthew pointed out that the rectangular shape of the flag looked too perfect, so I changed it to a triangle and slightly off white. The movement of the flagpole from side to side seems a little to slow though.
I increased the speed of rotation of the flagpole from side to side, I think it may be a little too fast now. Also, the flag is still detaching from the flagpole.
Happy medium. I think the flag still detaches at some points, but that is easily rectified.
I think that the flag is a little small for the scene so I will scale it up.
So this is scene 7 with the characters in the correct position, although I will need to scale the bushes up in order to conceal the T-Rex’s head more, also, our group thinks that it is rather comical having it unable to properly conceal itself due to its size.