Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Smith Micro added me to their channel.

Just found a bunch of my videos were added to the Smith Micro VIMEO channel, I didn't even know they had a channel. So I spent a bit of time watching several videos there. I really need to upgrade to version 10 and do more 2D animation.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Getting back into drawing.

I've been too long in the field of 3D animation and motion graphics and decided it was time to make use of my Bamboo tablet, I knew I bought it for something. After a frustrating search around the room I finally found it hiding in plain sight under a layer of dust. Here are some of the first things I've done with it.



 A couple of days and I suddenly have this new interest. It can take months to turn out anything decent in 3D or motion graphics, because of all the problem solving involved, but with illustration you get speed, it's just you and the pen, I'd forgotten all about that. I discovered a bunch of excellent Photoshop brushes (they deserve their own post), very cheap for a huge variety and I'm having a blast trying them out.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

This Machine Thinks - Goto80

Here's one of my own animations for a change, I just uploaded it. It started as an experiment in making boxes from solids in After Effects and went on from there.


This Machine Thinks_Goto80 from djwaterman on Vimeo.

The music (as attributed) was found at this place, and a handy box roll rigging lesson discovered over at the School of Motion, I don't think this video would've been possible without it.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Everyday Robots. ZSpheres and the power of time re-mapping.

Here's an interesting video that uses the screen-record format in an artsy way, keeping the beats with the use of time re-mapping.



In case it's not obvious (and to some it might not be), this is a head being sculpted in ZBrush and screen recorded, with the footage then being sped up and edited to keep in time with the music. A simple idea.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Another Mike Scott Animation.

I figured that this is about as good as anything else out there with regards motion and sound, plus it sort of continues the South African thing I had going with the Die Antwoord clips.



Goldfish - Soundtracks and Comebacks from Mike Scott on Vimeo.

I mean it's not even new or anything, but good is good and I want to be able to watch it when ever I like so that's the other reason for posting it.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Some Kinetic Typography Fun

I finally got the last director into my "Six Directors" piece. Purely for my own enjoyment and to test out some ideas I present this short movie about movies.



Mostly After Effects, used Lightwave 3D for the Plexus look and some Anime Studio pro for hands and faces in the Lewis segment.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

New short tutorial about Instancing in Lightwave

Just took time out to document how to symmetrically instance geometry in Lightwave as explained to me by Elvis Blazencic.



I've added it to the tutorial page as well.