2010 Reel

Here's a sticky post of my reel - look in the previous posts for the full posting: Rigging Reel

Judd Simantov 2010 Reel from Judd Simantov on Vimeo.

Animation Work

Animation Reel - Judd Simantov from Judd Simantov on Vimeo.

Personal XNA game project

Isis Personal Game Project from Judd Simantov on Vimeo.

Monday, April 27, 2009

free stretchy IK plugin

Hey! So here is a python plugin that just simplifies creating a stretchy IK arm/leg setup.

You can download it HERE

This video is a basic demo of how it works... I know the text is ridiculously small and it was stupid that I even recorded it... sorry :) I've attached an image so you can see the attributes that I'm talking about. There is also a readme.txt file in the zip.

Also, on a side note, I've named things elbow and upper_arm, but you can just rename that to upper_leg and knee for a leg setup.

It's not super tight in terms of being packaged as an easy to use tool, so hit me up if you have any problems.

On one more side note... my voice really cant be that nasally... that has to be compression!!! :)


Face Rig Video


Here's a sneak peak at the facial rig... I havent had much time to take it further, but I think its heading in the right direction. As some of my colleagues (Rich in particular!) have pointed out there are some volume issues that I still need to sort out.


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

new style test


I was playing around with a new style where I do a drawing and keep the note pad as the background... seems to create quite a cool feel.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

some bad guy designs

Here are some more designs... I just started out with some heads to get a feel for the character. We are picking which one of these we like the most, so if you want, comment on which one(s) you like.


Saturday, April 18, 2009

new character design

Here's the latest design I just finished up for one of the projects I'm working on... I'm having fun with these big muscle-head type of dudes.... I might or might not do a sculpt of this guy, just depends on how much time I get.


Friday, April 17, 2009

some storyboards

Here are some boards I did for a little story idea... you'll notice the security guard from the design below. They're not in any sort of narrative order, its just some of the boards that I liked randomly stuck together.

Friday, April 3, 2009

security guard

Here's a little security guard design I was playing around with...I've been pretty busy at work lately, so I havent had time to work on as much personal stuff, but I should have some new stuff coming soon.