Seriously now…

I think I’ve been working on this animation for what seems like a LONG time now. But the more I learn about character rigging, the more work I want to put into building out fully-function rigs, so that the next time, for example, I want to do a gig with Darth Vader in it, the character model is already there, …

Get in Line

Pretty self explanatory really. I didn’t spend a lot of time on detailed animation here. I would have liked to do more with Ben’s expressions, but I just wanted to get this done quick.

Tanked

Rogue One kicked butt. Not only was it a great action movie with great characters, it also showed what those awful prequels could have looked. I always thought Vader and his assistant would have some sort of playfully antagonistic relationship. I mean, the guy has no arms and legs, and this other guy has to take care of him all …

Getting Hammered

This was a lot of fun to make. I loved the idea of playing off the question, “What was everyone else doing in that cantina bar on that fateful day? Syncing it to the actual soundtrack made it seem even more real. The world didn’t just revolve around Ben and Luke! Sometimes you just gotta get hammered with your friend. …

Shocking

I made this before The Last Jedi came out, but just got around to posting here on the blog. It’s similar to Trouble in Paradise. This was before we knew what Porgs would be like. BTW as a Star Wars fan I absolutely loved TLJ (aside from the Flying Princess). I understand everyone’s criticisms about it, but to me it …

Trouble in Paradise

I don’t really know what Porgs are yet… we’ll have to wait for The Last Jedi to come out. I don’t even know if they can fly. But when the early art came out on them, everyone got worried they would be the modern version of Ewoks. I’m not sure that’s a bad thing… I thought the Ewoks were kinda …

Introducing Kevin

So this was a lot of fun for several reasons. First, I was able to do a lot more in Moho Animation Studio. I’m still learning how to do walk cycles better… the scene where he is running on the cliff looks ok, but the scene where he runs into the hut needs work. But still, learning… Second, I love …

Bantha Tracks

I’m excited to be animating this big guy for the next video!

Number Two

We have a long-haired cat, and every now and then, there’s issues with the fur. Like, when she does her private business. It got me thinking… surely Chewbacca had this problem? I also want to thank the fine folks over at 2DAnimation 101… I picked up a few tricks on character rigging and replacement animation from their courses. Excellent stuff. …