Monday, July 25, 2011


Posting once again,

I decided against using the face I previously had for my "Stop Staring" face.  Instead, I want to include more character than that face allowed since it was meant to be generic.  So I'm going to be creating the "Pre-Animator".  He isn't any kind of zombie, but he is a mad scientist, the maddest to be exact.  For now he is just going to be a floating head, once I learn some new techniques I may do a body, but not quite yet.  I'm going to focus on making as robust of a face as I can with as many features and personality as I can fit in it.

I'm hoping that once I finish this head I will be able to do some animation exercises with it so it can be used to animation practice as well as rigging practice.

It will go down in a few phases:
Phase One = Concept/Visual Development
Phase Two = Modeling Character and Blendshapes
Phase Three = Setting up Doo-Dads, Joints, and Blendshapes
Phase Four = Interfacing
Phase Five = Animating and Stuff!!!

Here's the beginning of the first phase!

Phase One:  Rough Concept

Leave some feedback here on this blog to help me make this guy awesome n' stuff.  I'll be sure to post whenever I make progress on this, which I "hope" will be fairly often.

~ Jacob Funk, The PreAnimator

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