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 :)
Here's a sticky post of my reel - look in the previous posts for the full posting: Rigging Reel
Thursday, May 26, 2011
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.