Monday, April 23, 2012


As we enter midterms week, I've got about 8 shots inked, 5 colored, and Jina has about 6 layouts complete. Three of the scenes are finished completely. Charlie is working on the sound, and I'm going to try and meet with him sometime this week. Rachel's working on a scene for the credits of the film.

It seems we're making good time. Recently I was informed that the deadline for submissions is week 8 now, and not week 10, which is a little alarming, but it shouldn't be a problem.

Right now, I'm posting some screenshots from two of the completed scenes, so you can all get a feel for what the final look will be.

From Shot 1:

From Shot 2 / 4:

Kudos to Jina Noh for the amazing backgrounds!

Hope to have some more up soon!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Rock Candy Layouts!

Thanks to the help of the talented Jina Noh, here are some samples from the layouts that will be used in the finished film:

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring quarter update!

Hello everyone!

Right now, we're on the final stretch. I've entered clean-up and inking, and most shots are looking pretty good! My 3D Toby model was pretty much done. It was a fun exercise, but I've been working on the film since I've been back. It still needs rigging, so i might try my hand at that later on, and then maybe try to animate it.

I've been re-tooling shot 1, and inking it, so soon I might be able to post the finished bit.

Thanks for reading! Later!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Uhh... it's coming along.

I scheduled to be done with modeling by now, and I should be getting on rigging, but ehhhh vacation. In any case, I finally downloaded 2012, and I've been getting used to it's grayness.

Here's how the full model is looking right now. It still needs some work... mostly on the lower half and the head. Hopefully I'll get to actually finish it all up this week so I can get to rigging it already.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Working on a 3D thing? Yeah...

To keep productive over the winter break, I decided to try my hand at 3D modeling again. I already had a 3D model of Toby in the works, so the plan is to finish that, rig it, and then try to animate it.

Only time will tell if everything I'm doing is completely irrevocably absolutely wrong! Oh well.

Here's how it's looking so far:

Pretty neat, huh?

I wanted to give you guys a better picture, with the full body, but turns out my Maya 2010 license expired today! Woohoo! I guess its a good excuse as any to finally download 2012. Haha...ha...

Expect better updates soon.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

End of the quarter--- status, Orlando?

Well, guys, it's been some work.

As of the end of Fall quarter, I have every shot animated, which is right about where I wanted to be.
The animation itself is there, but there are a couple of shots (13 comes readily to mind) where I would definitely want to revisit and polish before I deem it ready for clean up.

Coupled with that, some shots would definitely benefit from some in-betweens and breakdowns, so that's pretty much what i'll be focusing on next quarter. Also, I hope to get layouts finalized (thanks to Jina) and music finalized (thanks to Charlie). I also want to see if I can get intro-scene animation done as well (thanks to Jina and Rachel). If all goes well, I might even be able to start on clean up.

As for winter break, I'm kinda hoping to focus on some side-projects, such as finishing a Toby Maya model I've been tinkering on for ages now and maybe getting more some practice on Maya and Flash animating. Portfolio pieces, maybe?

Anyway, I wouldn't want to leave you guys without a final .mov file to look at, so here's how shot 17 looks now:

I'll keep you guys updated on anything Rock Candy related going on over break!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Friday, November 11, 2011


Actually I am.
But only because I promised.

Shot 13 is definitely my least favorite of any of these. I animated it without running reference, and I sped through it in the three hours last class.

In any case, it's definitely not the final version. I'll re-animate most of it next quarter. Right now, I wanted to finally finish the last shot that was missing from my film. I can show my professor that yes, I do have every shot animated and ready to be cleaned up, technically.

The rest of this final weekend will be animating more on shots 17, 4, and a few other short ones if I have the time. Right now, my priorities are 17 and 4 just because they're the longest and more complicated ones left (with the exception of 12 and 13).

Til next time, guys!