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Nearing the end of skinning J-F. It’s unfortunately taken quite a bit longer than we anticipated as dealing with very wide arms and legs was more challenging that I originally thought. The image shows how I work when I skin. … Continue reading

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re-block shot 26

Since we changed some props I had to re-animate Yesim in shot 26. This was originally Hannes shot, and Jean-Francois’ leg animation is still his, but he is busy rigging and prepping Jean Francois for skinning, so I re-animated it … Continue reading

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Block in progress

Just a quick update with the blocked in shots. Due to some changes in editing and props, there’ll be some slight changes. Those will be taken care of during the polishing stage. Tomorrow I’ll start skinning Jean-Francois. I estimate this … Continue reading

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Blocking in shot 10

As Björn said, here Monsieur Jean-Francois has a close encounter with the ledge, which Yesim lithely jumps.

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Blocking in shot 11

Shot 11 is right after the initial chase, and yesim jumps up on the cluster of statues in preparation of grabbing the necklace which hangs around the neck of one of them. http://vimeo.com/19561643

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Blocking in shot 20

Yesim climbs the tree, as it suddenly starts to fall down in a strange way. We don’t have any face blends yet, so her expressions are still to be made. Imagine her being surprised and alerted.

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Blocking in shot 19

Been working on the shot where Yesim runs toward and jumps up the tree. I’m still tweaking this.

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Animation and organisation progress

Filestructure and naming conventions are now set up for the team, and the first shot where Jean Francois reaches for the ledge has been blocked in. quicktime: 010_climb_hand_blockin.mp4 youtube:

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Making the previsualization

I’m Tomas, like Hannes said I’ll be with him and Björn on the animators team. I thought I’d give a quick description of our process to getting the previz/animatic done. First we discussed how the characters had to move in … Continue reading

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