Monday, 24 January 2011

Information Update

A few of you have asked about posting storyboards or scripts on the animation jumble.
I would like to inform you that these things are very welcome here. Please do post them!
Animation shouldn't just be about moving something around. I believe story is a crucial element to animation and it should have a places here too.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Super Hands

Finished up the trace on this shot of character animation. It's part of a larger scene, so in the film it will make more sense in context. I have to say hands are really strange things. They are like little characters all in their own right. I've always had trouble, like a lot of artists drawing hands, so I was really excited to approach this particular scene as a challenge.

Hand Trace 02 from rory animates on Vimeo.

Thursday, 13 January 2011


So this is my little buddy cubéle....

He was sort of a quick idea to test a few things in After effects, and after I got done I kinda liked him and started developing it into a mini short, but it never got finished :/

You can see the plan is very simple; The little cube runs along excitedly to some music. At certain points the camera zooms out quickly, colour changes and he's in a new mode of transport. This keeps happening (on the beat) until he's riding a planet, maybe a galaxy.

I imagined it to be fun and colourful, maybe 30 secs or so. But currently there's no story hook or character play... stuck I'm going to open it up here for ideas! Tell me what to do, don't be a square! hehe...

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Welcome to the AIB Animation jumble!

Lets get the ball rolling...

Going back to basics for the opening of the AIB Animation jumble.
note- doesn't always play smoothly on slow computers.