Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Minor Project - Character Head Modelling

I still need to create the final eyes for the character and do one last clean up of the head and hair to smooth it out and make sure everything is in the right place. But besides that I am very happy with how the character has translated to 3d. I feel as if the character has appeal to him and fits the role of Junior. I feel the style of the character will work very well for my animation. After the clean up and creating the eyes I will then go on to create the body, then move to next step of the process.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Minor Project - Character Modelling Progress

So for with the progress of modelling of my character I have managed to model the main shape of the characters head. I have made some slight changes to the character while modelling, such as initially I was planning on having 2d eyes and mouth. But I found it is easier for me to model eyes and create an eye rig, then it would be to draw all the different sets of eyes. I am still planning on keeping the character with a 2d mouth as creating a full facial rig can be very time consuming. Currently the character is bald as I am trying to work out the best way to create the characters hair. I am planning on using a similar method to how we made the skull cap with the Jet Pack Jones model, but I am going to do some research to find the most time efficient way to model this part of the character. 

Friday, 1 December 2017

@Alan- Minor Project - Character Corrected Front and Side Views

 After looking at the image Alan commented on my last post it became apparent what was looking off with my side view of the character. I have now updated this and feel as if my character is looking a lot better and ready to be taken into maya to be modelled in 3d.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Minor Project - Character Reworked

After my feedback from the crit it became apparent that my character was in need of an update, that will allow me to easily take him into Maya and model and later animate him.

Minor Project - Voice Actor Development

I have been in discussion with a few voice actors and I have received some files back from them. 

The first one which I received back was my least favourite one, as I feel as if the actors voice doesn't fit the role. But by using this person its shown me what type of voice I don't want in the animation. Narrowing down my voice actors to choose from to make it easier.

Narration Test 1 from Ian Garling on Vimeo.

The second and third recording are coming from the same person, but at different speeds with slightly different pronunciations. 

Narration Test 2 from Ian Garling on Vimeo.

Narration Test 3 from Ian Garling on Vimeo.

I feel as if the narration in test number 2 would be the best suited for the animation. I like the pace in which the actor read the poem, as well as his upbeat sound. 

As always any feedback will be greatly appreciated. 

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Minor Project - Voice Actor Research

I have been listening to many different voice actors and the type of work they have completed in the past. I have narrowed down the long list I have listened to, to a few voice actors who I feel will work well as the reader of my poem and the narrator or the animation.

I would greatly appreciate feedback to help put me in the right direction of which voice actor or actors in which I should contact in regards to reading my poem. Unfortunately I am unable to post the video of their  recordings so will have to have a link to their voice actor profile.

1 - Voice Actor 1

2 - Voice Actor 2

3 - Voice Actor 3

4 - Voice Actor 4

5 - Voice Actor 5