Sunday, 9 December 2012

Overlays : People listening to the Cailleach

 Crowd with flat colours only.
 And with some light and shadow, this is pretty rough so it is most likely to be altered, but a rough idea of what we're going for! This overlay is to be used in both scene 4 and scene 38.

And the overlay for a few of the scenes (er, which escape me right now...), the background hasn't been completed for this one quite yet so I've held off doing any sort of lighting and shadow layer for the moment!

Saturday, 8 December 2012


Some animation for the indoor scenes.

So, these were all done rather quickly, as they are very short and simple scenes (with some only being 5 frames looping frames long!). We thought they looked okay, we were going for a line boiling look, and with one or 2 errors in the beginning (making it boil too much) we were pretty happy with these guys!

That is until we tested out colouring on them...

The colours move too much with the lines, and we didn't notice before how much his volume seemed to change (much more apparent with the colours in place). We did a few more tests, but it seemed to just re-enforce that this wasn't going to work. Erin took some time to try and re-draw the frames much cleaner, and then rough them up after to see how that would work out.

Looking a bit better!..?!

However we've overall decided, after this mess we didn't anticipate (and which has now stopped us from having some scenes and lovely and completed for Christmas!!), that once we come back next semester, we're simply going to animate with clean lines to make things easier for ourselves.

It's a bummer we don't have anything clean and coloured for now, but next semester we'll be all set to start animating from the get go!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Scene 04 (Old Lady and Murdo line test)

Old Lady and Murdo line-test with dialogue:

The Old lady jumps in this, one of the frames had moved. Hard to see lip sync with line tests, will double check with scanned files.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Scene 04 (old lady line test)

An Old Lady Line test, with lip sync to dialogue.

The line test is a little blurry, unsure if the test is too quick throughout the middle.

Friday, 30 November 2012

Indoor scene continued

A test with an example of the finished environment, coloured characters with fire animation which was done by Kirsteen.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Interior fireplace tests

Having never animated a fire before, this was a bit of an experiment, but hopefully it looks convicing enough and will fit within our style of boiling lines

Updated the light, moving around opacity layers, its much redder now, added a blue shadow to the characters themselves to test how they look