Autodesk. (2014). Create Deformers > Lattice. Available: http://download.autodesk.com/global/docs/maya2014/en_us/index.html?url=files/Create_Deformers__Lattice.htm,topicNumber=d30e359024. Last accessed 12th Aug 2015.
Hermes, M. (2014). Maya Tutorial for Beginners – Lattice Deformer.Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jviQSB6quJY. Last accessed 12th Aug 2015.
I still need to add sound to the animation, and I also need to fix the window frame. Currently the texture is sketchy on it.
[Fred walk sketch]
I wanted to have Fred walking, hunched over, and rather flat footed so he is stamping his way.
- Started from the feet up
- Got one foot moving as I wanted then did the opposite for the other foot (make notes on values used because it is very hard to remember and tedious to keep checking)
- Check the leg movement and adjust if needed
- Adjust the degree of hip swivel
- Hunch the back and the shoulders
- Animate the movement of the shoulders
- Make the fingers curl in on themselves to look like the man has arthritis
- Get the arms to swing starting at the top, down to the wrist (adjusted last)
- Tweak any awkward movements
Feet movement (side view) : https://youtu.be/l8RxGMgJrxI
Feet movement (front view) : https://youtu.be/jRSQd5TsLII
Hips (front view) : https://youtu.be/Z8yEo0xFaww
Upper half (side view) : https://youtu.be/NhBh25mLB9U
Full body (side view) : https://youtu.be/oc7i045jies
Feet (side view) : https://youtu.be/hGHOyDzyHRc
Full Body (front view) : https://youtu.be/O42___eQuuU
Full body (perspective) : https://youtu.be/UbtYQ8oeh2Y
Shoulders (front view) : https://youtu.be/jRLFszNULN8
Full body (side view) : https://youtu.be/wWlGmrFxILI
Top half (front view) : https://youtu.be/2g6luugfrGI
Hips (front view) : https://youtu.be/NK2_DrIW3FE
Feet (front view): https://youtu.be/qO2ux2OGsXY
I found these resources (cited below) to be particularly good in working out how to make the character walk not only believably but in a way that conveyed it’s persona.
Draw with Jazza. (2012). How To Animate – Walk Cycle FBF (Frame by Frame). Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzhjNele4_A. Last accessed 9th Aug 2015.
Jasmin, F. (2010). A Walk Cycle Tutorial. Available: http://www.fjasmin.net/walk_cycle_tutorial/index.html. Last accessed 9th Aug 2015.
Williams, R. (2001). Walks. The Animator’s Survival Kit. London: Faber and Faber. p102-173.
This was the final camera test that I did, once I had the final photograph and photo frame added in.
Now I just need to render it.
After adding in the photographs to the set, I found that when I looked through the camera that I was using to film that the first photo was slightly out of frame.
Therefore I had to adjust the camera’s starting height accordingly, and this is the result.
This is the animatic I did for the animation whilst I was staying in Bantry. I kept meaning to upload it.
I’ve since decided to leave the granny out of the animation and to also move the position of the door, as you can see in the previous posts.