My demo reel took a semester to complete. As I create more animated shorts I will reconfigure the demo reel, putting my best work forward. The work shown in this demo reel features Jail Break, Seasons and a Walk Cycle using the Andy Rig. Creating a demo reel is a long process that requires an artist to look at their own work critically. You want the reel to catch the attention of whoever is watching. Your work should speak for itself and show the 12 principles of animation.
Jail Break is a project that I started when I was first learning how to use Maya. The project was very basic. I decided for my demo to elevate this project and in a sense almost redo the entire project. I started storyboarding and thought of a new way to bring this project to life. Some of the work I kept like the models, rig and environment. I did however, have to redo the animation and change the how the keys walked. The way they walked didn’t look natural. In the end I am very happy with the result. Below is a video of Jail Break and a playblast of the rig for the keys.
Below is a video of my finished walk cycle. This was honestly one of the hardest animation projects I have encountered. Walk cycle are difficult. I am really glad to have created one. It helps you to understand the 12 principles animation. I used the Andy Rig version 1.4.6.