I’ve been trying to do some procedural animations with Xpresso in C4D. I recently learned about the Memory Node & how it can repeat animations & offset them overtime. This is the exploration I came up with. (Inspired by 2D processing animation driven by code, something I’m looking to get into soon)
Got to assist with some stop motion for the first time, definitely a time consuming process but the end result is rewarding to see it all come to life (felt good to work on my feet for a change).
C4D Quick Tip: 04 - In your timeline window its possible to lock your keyframes in the curve editor so that you don’t change its position in time (Left or Right) or value in space (up or down) with”Lock Time/Value” Key found in your edit drop down. Its a good way to lock your keyframe in one direction while adjusting its value in the other.
Frame of Motion.
I haven’t posted much lately because I’m focusing on completing this personal project.
One thing I really enjoy is talking to students, always good to give back. I put together a presentation for the Full Sail students to inspire & motivate them the way many speakers did for me while I was a student there. Thanks Mac for the Photo!
Alot of the TFD/Particle R&D I was doing earlier was for this Nike Magista commercial that was just released & created at Royale. Check out more over at the site.
Theres something about the long plane ride home that allow me to get the most creative work done. I love the fact that I don’t have to power down my pen & pad at take off & that it never runs out of batteries.
So I’ve been off the grid for the past two weeks, the reason being is I recently go married. I don’t usually post things about my personal life here, because I want to keep my post as useful as possible for those who follow my blog. But I think this is a good change of pace to show that life outside of work matters too, I got to spend a week in Mexico with no phone & very little internet service. It was great to unplug for once & completely enjoy the things around me with out any outside distractions.
I’m a beta tester for Krakatoa for C4D now, doing some early R&D. Integrates well with TP, TFD, & X-Particles.
Took me a while to figure out but finally got the look & motion I was going for. You see this similar result alot with some of the Softimage & houdini renders, I wanted to try & recreate it in cinema, introducing the matrix object into the thinking particle equation was the key here.
I’ve been really inspired by alot of the cel animation on vimeo & some of the animated GIFs here on Tumblr. I decided to start a new series of cel animated letters of the alphabet (similar to animography) to get in on some of the action. Only 25 more to go, going to try & increase the degree of difficulty with each letter.
Cel animation exercise I’m working on, part of a new series I’ll be doing. I’ll post the results & more info soon.