Dancing Furby storyboard

Jody’s idea.furbyboardddd

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Just some stuff I’ve been up to.

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Thesis Progress

The most popular criticism among classmates was the use of mixed media for only a small portion of the project, though the sentiment was refuted by some of the faculty in attendance as a matter of taste. I’d still like to address it so that I can implement the idea without causing too much visual disparity.

The most popular criticism among faculty was the tapering of quality towards the end of the animation, an issue which I believe amounts mostly to the amount of time I’ve spent working on it. Hopefully I can squeeze another 50-70 hours of work in before the final deadline next week.

Things to fix:
Ending: Animate it
Sound: Add it
Slam: Redo it

Editing: Too rushed maybe? I dunno, the flow feels off. Nobody mentioned it but it’s bugging me.

Other Stuff to Try:
Inside out shot: fade from blue color to b&w at impact shot.
-Maybe add a couple of frames to simulate camera movement instead of a cut? (after important stuff)
Cathead walk cycle: add shadows. I think part of why it doesn’t seem to “fit,” beyond use of mixed media, is because it’s the first shot with only flat colors.

Shots Forfeited:
Reconstitution after impact (skin reforming on skeleton)
Fleeing from Cathead sequence (multiple shots)
Clickbait Sky
Discovering the Heads on Spikes

I feel like I’ve lost a lot of the concept, which was initially a focus on mankind’s ability to cope with maintaining its existence and independence in digital space.

It’s gonna be another rough weekend.

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  This week in doodles…

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Simple Color Palette Generator!

So I spent a few minutes making this swf tool to help create basic color palettes fast:



In order to use it you have to slide the obnoxiously tiny, almost entirely transparent arrow you’ll find at the bottom of the bar to the right of the circle. Rotate the teardrop until it “points” to the main color you plan to use; all the colorsĀ  inside the drop will be more or less fair game for you to use in the same image.

**You’ll have to print screen or something if you want to save your palette.

Keep in mind that there’s no science whatsoever here, and there will probably still be colors you’ll find inside the teardrop that won’t look so great together. User discretion is advised.

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Some doodles.

Just some stuff I dun drew these past couple weeks.

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The second shot in particular is the one that worried me the most in the entire project, but I’m satisfied with how it turned out. Modified the first shot a bit so I’m reuploading it.



^ Rough timings for the next bit (Pages 3-4 of the storyboard). This one will take a day to finish. The background during the part where the character begins to turn inside-out is going to be animated.


^ A look into the timing for page 5. I’m going to have to figure out a good way to animate semi-transparent dust effects. I’ll probably just use a brush on 50% opacity. Should be fun.

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