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.
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.
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.
This semester I will be focusing on the creation of a demo reel. First I need to gather all of my assets for the project. These assets consist of Seasons, Jail Break, Mondrian and the creation of a Walk Cycle. By the end of the semester I will have completed my demo reel, which will demonstrate my skills in Maya.