Walk Cycle – Hips, Legs and Feet

The demo reel I am working on this semester also involves the creation of a walk cycle.  Below I have listed the tutorial I have been using from Lynda.com.  I decided to use the Andy rig for my walk cycle.  The rig is extensive, but as I am working I do wish there were additional controls.  For instance, the heels of the feet do not have a control.  This would have been really helpful in adding anticipation to the beginning of the foot moving and after the passing pose.  I have also included a playblast in this post to show my progress so far.  As of now I have animated the hips, legs and feet.

 

https://www.lynda.com/CINEMA-4D-tutorials/Reviewing-walk-basics/142069/175083-4.html?autoplay=true

Seasons Progress

At the end of last semester I had worked on a project I titled Seasons.  I encountered some technical difficulties before the project was due to present.  As a result my Ncloth for the Fall season didn’t have falling leaves.  One of the things I wanted to fix this semester for my demo reel was a tree with falling leaves for the Fall scene.  Below is a clip of the new Ncloth I created.

Demo Reel Thesis

An animation demo reel displays a compilation of skills learned.  In order for studios, future employers and collaborators understand an individuals skill level by observing a reel of footage showcasing their best works.  In my practice I have created several works using Maya exploring aspects of 3D modeling, rigging, animation, and particle effects.  These works are informed by the twelve principles of animation, which this intends to demonstrate.

Overture Response

In the article Overture many aspects of the computer and new media technology is discussed beginning at its conception.  The computer began as a way for scientists to calculate data.  Later it was made available as a way to connect to others and exchange information.  The creation of the hyperlink was crucial to the personal computer as well as the creation of the internet.  The article also discusses how artists have made a significant impact on the development of technology.  This is done in the creative ways they utilize the material.  Another main point was that of virtual reality and the way it has expanded from its beginning phases.