RMIT AIM- Storytelling Exercise 2 – Sound

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The following are the sounds heard in the scene which I have chosen for Exercise 2: Bird sounds all around. Insects buzzing. Wind gently blowing through tall trees. Creaking of a bicycle chain. The rhythmic breathing of the bicycle rider. A truck heard in the distance, silence, then truck sound heard again. Truck sound now… Read more »

RMIT AIM – Day 11

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The Digital Image – Visual Style Today we were given our first class by Mathew Riley ( http://matthewriley.net/aim/ ). He began by showing us some of the work that he had done and moving on to the works outstanding past RMIT students such as Jonathan Nix ( http://www.studionix.com/ ). We looked at Jonathan’s “Hello” which… Read more »

The Sneak – little animation test

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Here is a little test animation of The Sneak character that I did while testing out my new setup with the Samtiq (there are some problems but I might be able to find some work arounds, hopefully). (Roll the cursor on the image to see the animation, roll out to stop)

RMIT AIM – Day 11

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Animation In character design it is good to emphasise the face because you can show so much emotions through the face. Animation is concerned with creating an illusion, synthesizing movement in space. To do this it often helps to break things into smaller pieces, for example we put the background on one level, the figures… Read more »

RMIT AIM – Day 10

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Editing The Preproduction, Production and Postproduction stages of a project were discussed and where editing fit int the whole process. Flow diagrams of the the way hand-drawn linear animation, flash animation and stop-motion animation progressed were drawn. Non-linear editing, refers to editing which is done on a computer where we can jump to any point… Read more »

RMIT AIM – Day 9

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In animation the relationship between the animator and the character is one of master/slave, where the character can be made to do anything by the animator and this god like power is what attracts many megalomaniacs to the field. When the animator know his/her character well the charcter starts to have a life of it’s… Read more »

Samtiq II – The glass surface

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After a lot of discussions with the glass shop about how 2mm glass is too thin and very easily broken, I ordered a circular piece of 3mm glass to be used for the working surface of the Samtiq. The glass has 3 holes drilled in it and bolts into the wood underneath it and then… Read more »