Tag Archives: Tests

Abstract Animation Tests

Test 1: https://youtu.be/ILUs-D9BkuY

Following the 3D Artmore tutorial, I created this animation with pipes and played about with moving the camera around them to see what it looked like.

Test 2: https://youtu.be/MzuRwr_BRV4

I used the farming tutorial, and then messed about with the cubes, I was quite pleased with the different outcomes you could have.

Test 3: https://youtu.be/nbxsJXF6nK4

This is a combination of the previous tutorials. I was interested in seeing how we could introduce different shapes into the animation without their introductions being jarring.

Test 4: https://youtu.be/Ntov5maMEnA

I added colour in just to show off the different objects more clearly and distinguish between them.

Test 5: https://youtu.be/lPNyIC3HBqE

I noticed that I had forgotten to conceal the stationary torus- or hoop- so I fixed that. I had hid and locked the attributes  of the spinning hoops that weren’t related to their rotations, making them unscalable, so I created a third hoop that would scale once keyed off the spinning one’s visibility.

It was a bit of a cheat to give the illusion that the two hoops were shrinking into the sphere without having to redo the entire animation.

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Animation Tests

Some animation test that I completed, using the T-Rex model Amy modelled and rigged.

  Tail

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.

  Mouth

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.

Front: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx0zfUp9QhQ&index=6&list=PLzeQQXfcnrBwLgZ0pg6gcAzQaWzHu_Vk9

Side: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pqpkd1LYFN8&index=5&list=PLzeQQXfcnrBwLgZ0pg6gcAzQaWzHu_Vk9

Perspective: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bSvnnoc5MY&list=PLzeQQXfcnrBwLgZ0pg6gcAzQaWzHu_Vk9&index=7

  Head

I quite like this head movement, having the T-Rex appear somewhat timid as he looks around.

Front: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myVd2cJ7VsU&list=PLzeQQXfcnrBwLgZ0pg6gcAzQaWzHu_Vk9&index=3

Perpective: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85-UPJzh-M4&list=PLzeQQXfcnrBwLgZ0pg6gcAzQaWzHu_Vk9&index=4

  Camera

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

  Flag 

1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9sq9bqBluU&index=12&list=PLzeQQXfcnrBwLgZ0pg6gcAzQaWzHu_Vk9

Testing the flag deforming along the sine wave. I detaches from the flag pole.

2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wty6Xd4LQ7M&list=PLzeQQXfcnrBwLgZ0pg6gcAzQaWzHu_Vk9&index=14

Testing the movement of the flag, when it appears form behind the bush. I think it needs to be less smooth.

3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFaZivskOIA&list=PLzeQQXfcnrBwLgZ0pg6gcAzQaWzHu_Vk9&index=13

Trying to make the lifting of the flag less smooth, and more imperfect, as it is supposedly lifted by the T-Rex.

4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro04ByvJ15w&index=15&list=PLzeQQXfcnrBwLgZ0pg6gcAzQaWzHu_Vk9

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.

5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2jQvJDjn04&list=PLzeQQXfcnrBwLgZ0pg6gcAzQaWzHu_Vk9&index=16

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.

6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbu8rkEE9Ls&index=17&list=PLzeQQXfcnrBwLgZ0pg6gcAzQaWzHu_Vk9

Happy medium. I think the flag still detaches at some points, but that is easily rectified.

Scene 07

01: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOri4_xUuBE&index=21&list=PLzeQQXfcnrBwLgZ0pg6gcAzQaWzHu_Vk9

I think that the flag is a little small for the scene so I will scale it up.

02: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHfsnO3m-P8&list=PLzeQQXfcnrBwLgZ0pg6gcAzQaWzHu_Vk9&index=24

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.

Animation tests

Amy designed and rigged this T-Rex model, so I did some tests on it, just to see how it could move.

Head Test 01: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myVd2cJ7VsU

Head Test 02: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85-UPJzh-M4

Mouth Test 01: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pqpkd1LYFN8

Mouth Test 02: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx0zfUp9QhQ

Mouth Test 03: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bSvnnoc5MY

Tail Test 01: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vJHWAnUKrk

Tail Test 02: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFLpUjdiH-c