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.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Tarzan Animation

Here's the animation test I did... I spent about an hour on this, so it's not super polished... I'll probably take another polish pass on it.

Below it is a quick take I did... don't know why, but takes are always just fun to do :)

Tarzan Study: Dialogue Test from Judd Simantov on Vimeo.

Tarzan Take from Judd Simantov on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tarzan Study

So, like most people I watched Tangled and was super impressed with how they were able to capture the classic disney feeling in a 3d movie. I decided to take one of my favourite characters (Tarzan) and do a study on translating the character into 3d and then I used the expression sheet from Tangled as reference to do some quick tests. This rig is only about 65% completed, so things are not perfect, but its a pretty good starting point. I felt like I went a little soft, but I'm quite happy with the overall results.

*This is based on Disney Tarzan's design, so I am in no way taking credit for that aspect of the work. Also, I know the hair is different, but the study was about the character design and facial expressions, so I didn't want to spend time worrying about getting dreadlocks to look good.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Nic and Pusho Caricature

I haven't updated in a while, so here is a caricature I did for my brother in law and his girlfriend. I had a lot of fun doing these... it's cool doing them for someone you actually know :)