Tuesday, July 06, 2010

3D Practice

This is a scene I made, to practice some 3D/Maya Animation.
It was mostly done by using key frames and not much tweaking of splines in the Graph Editor. Maybe I can find a good tutorial somewhere about giving more punch to the animation by tweaking the splines. I signed up for lynda.com for their Maya Essential Training tutorial, Highly recommended! Thanks for letting me know about this, Mitch!
The character rig is from 11secondclub.com

comments and critiques are welcome

The voice is Julian Barrat's, and the clip is taken from "The Mighty Boosh" 2x05 "The Legend of Old Gregg"

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Sophistication in pop culture references?

Usually I'm not a fan of pop-culture references. my main objection to them is that the humor isn't original, or related to the show, it is usually not relevant, and unfunny without prior knowledge of the culture item that is being quoted or referred. If the reference is non relevant to the show, there is usually no sophistication in bringing it up.

I think this bit from "The IT Crowd" is an exception. Even though it requires prior knowledge to be understood, It's sophisticated and relevant because it reflects on the characters, and therefore specific to the show

Moss is a super-nerd, therefore it would make sense that he would confuse "Fredo" from "The Godfather" with "Frodo" from "Lord of the Rings". Moreover, he doesn't SAY "Frodo", we do the math in our own heads, based on the character's reply which engages the viewers.

What do you think?

Saturday, July 03, 2010

The Doctor and Amy

According to Stephen Hawking, Time travel to the past is impossible due to paradoxes, effects can never happen before causes. However, Steven Moffat wasn't frightened to make this paradox his bread and butter for writing Series 5.

I'm excited for the next series, this one was good, and definitely got better as it went along!

This post is dedicated to Whovians world wide... especially Nicole!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Sherriff Dulcie of Doll City

I usually don't just post single sketches, but what the haystack.