This is not quite final but I really wanted to see a render of Roofus walking. He is not smooth and his texture is still not final but the walk is starting to look correct.
I thought I would share this little test I recorded of the rig I have set up on Roofus. the rooster from my thesis film, “Cooped Up.” It’s all working as it should except for two things I can see. The tail is deforming the neck when it moves and I have a feeling my weight-painting brush accidentally touched that spot while working with the tail controls. I also see that the wings are moving with the torso too much. Both are easy fixes but that will have to wait until the morning. And then, on to the face!
Here is the first round of my animatic for this year. As you and I can both see, it’s not perfect just yet. However, at least I can see what needs to be done timing-wise. Now off to layout and exposure sheets!
How embarrassing! It seems I fell off the radar for a bit.
Adam, nine months is not a bit. It’s a lifetime in the world of blogging. You sir have some ‘splaining to do for what’s left of your readers.
Yes, I know. Dear readers, please accept my humblest apologies for not posting in, wait, nine months?!
Yeah, jerk. What do you have to say for yourself? A baby was born in the time you were gone.
Wow, well, I…I was bu—kidnapped! I was in a hostage situation and I didn’t have access to a computer for eight (of the almost nine) months. Yes, so, not my fault.
Adam, kidnapping is a very serious matter. And, I’m pretty sure a hostage situation lasting eight months would have made national headline news. Oh, also, kidnap and hostage are two different things.
Yes, I know. That’s why I was away for so long. There was a kidnapping and then a totally different group of bad guys held me hostage. Both groups were Luddites, they wouldn’t even let me touch an mp3 player.
And, what about the fact that there’s not one article reporting your disappearance?
Hard hitting investigative journalism just isn’t what it used to be, my friend. In fact, you are getting the first exclusive interview with the victim. If you play your cards right, I may throw in the movie rights.
Just take it like a man and fess up. How do you sleep at night?
Fine. I wasn’t kidnapped or held hostage.
Thank you. Finally, the truth.
I was abducted.
GAH! Just post something!
Fine, here are some early character sketches for my film this year!