RMIT AIM – Day 8

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Going all the way back to 1914 we looked at the amazing work of Winsor McKay, it is unbelievable what he managed to do so long ago. Gertie looks very solid and it boggles the mind how McKay wouldd have animated these sequence without any cells, redrawing every frame! A major asset of animation is… Read more »

RMIT AIM – Day 7

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Out came the computer and the scanner for a demonstration of how we go about scanning art work and what creates a good drawing for the digital inking process. Tips: 72 dpi is the average required for video work The smaller the area to be scanned the higher the dpi required to fill the frame… Read more »

RMIT AIM – Day 6

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Tuesday’s are storytelling days and today we were discussing the integral part that sound plays in any production. We looked at the interactive quiz game “You know Jack” with 2 students volunteers going up against each other in this fast paced, amusing game. With very limited animation the piece relies heavily on audio to succeed…. Read more »

RMIT AIM – Day 5

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We spent part of the day today reviewing the animations that we had been working on for the last week. It was great to see other people’s work and to analyse what went right and what went wrong. Here are some tips from David in regards to their cutout animations and morph exercise: Introduce the… Read more »

Samtiq II – the stand & first test

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My animation course has started and there is little time to do anything so I had to be very quick with building the stand for the Samtiq, and I didn’t take that many photos, here are some shots: I took it for a test ride and it is useable, it is not the brightest monitor… Read more »

RMIT AIM – Day 4

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Mainly working on our assignments with a class on animation tips from David. Here are some of the points covered: Use thumbnail sketches to explore the possibilities of the design 3D animation quickly goes stray when you try to animate stright ahead Staging the action. Layouts are the scenic space where the action will occur…. Read more »

RMIT AIM – Day 3

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Today was mainly a workshop day working on our Morph project and shooting the group cutout project. Was introduced to the ever handy VideoRT line-test program running on an Amiga 2000! Would you believe it after all these years. The lecture was about pose to pose animation with the following course notes: http://www.rmit.edu.au/aim/a_notes/anim_pose.html

RMIT AIM – Day 2

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First day of the Story Telling classes with Robin Blake. The Story is probably the most important thing in any production because no matter how much is spent on the special effects and the look of the film if the story is not right then it will not be a memorable experience for the audience… Read more »

RMIT AIM – Master of Creative Media

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Today was the first day of my course and what a whirlwind of a day it was too. After doing the sitting around the circle and introduce yourself sort of thing and getting introduced to more lectures we got some advice about how important it was to learn by doing and using the group as… Read more »

Samtiq II – Building the enclosure

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Here are some of the thumbnails and doodles I did while trying to figure out what would be the best way to build an eclosure for my home-made Cintiq. I decided to use MDF to build the enclosure because it is easy to work with and will give pretty accurate rebates when a router is… Read more »