Friday, September 26, 2014

Acting Reference #81

Great little clip from Jaws. I love Richard Dreyfuss' reaction to Quint singing. He's obviously annoyed with him, but he's not putting on a generic "annoyed" expression. Instead its hidden in a fake smile. There's some great eye darts and mouth changes that let you know he's not happy with the situation. It may be obvious, when animating, that your character should be happy, or sad, or angry...but are they trying to hide this emotion behind another?

Acting Reference #81 from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

5 Days Left!

5 days left to sign up for my Animating Creatures for Games class. It starts Monday September 15th! Here's some FAQ I've been getting

So what's this all about/how does it work? 
It's a 3 week class going over workflow techniques for animating various creatures. Week 1 is quadrupeds, then spiders and last dinosaurs. Each week you'll have access to various videos of me going over my entire process for animating these various creatures. Each week there is 1 assignment. You'll follow along with the videos, animate the assignment & post it for critiques.

How long are the videos? 
Each week there is around 10 hours of video content. Each video is around 20 to 40 minutes long.

Can I download the videos? 
Sadly no, we want to make it fair for the people who sign up/pay for the class, so we don't want to risk the videos getting out there for free. But, you have access to the videos for an entire year, so you can rewatch them as many times as you want!

Do you discuss other things besides these topics? 
Absolutely, I have secondary videos going over various things including: Exaggeration, Demo Reel Do's & Don't, Lighting & Rendering, and more! 

When/What is the webinar? 
Each week there is a live webinar. I critique work, animate live, answer questions...who knows what will happen! It is Sundays at 11am EST

What if I can't make it to the webinar? 
No worries, it will be recorded! So I only get critiqued during the webinar? Nope! You'll have access to a forum where you can post your progress and ask any questions. I'll critique your progress ASAP after you post it.

Do I need to be an animation master to sign up? 
No. You need a basic understanding of Maya and the fundamentals of animation, but like I said, I go over the entire process step by step so you can follow along.

Ok, this sounds cool...but what's in it for me?
Well, besides awesome animation knowledge, you get access to an exclusive free rig. Week 2 we animate spiders and there is a sweet spider rig that is provided for this course.

Where do I sign up?! 
Click the image/link below! Hope to see you there!


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Anim: Feb 11 Second - Spline 02

So...I may have missed the deadline lol
I have a bad tendency to start animations and not finish them...not this time! I'm gonna finish this.
Here's an update - first pass spline. Gotta go through and start cleaning stuff up/polishing it
Feb 11 Sec Club - Spline 02 from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.