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

Saturday, July 23, 2011

An update.

Hey everyone,

Haven't been posting here, because sadly I haven't been doing any personal projects as of late.  Yet I have several I want to start, and I'm getting into the mood of actually doing something productive while looking for work.

 I know I want to start doing 11-Second club entries again, and plan to start back up next month.

 I also want to make some headway on "Home is Where the Haunt Is".  Been in talks with someone for storyboarding but I may have to do some of that myself if it makes things go faster.

I'm also going to start modeling/rigging/animating a head the "Stop Staring" way.  I already have the head built, I just need to check and make sure I can use it since I originally made it for a different gig.

Since theres nothing really to show from any of these at the moment, I'm going to show you all my rigging reel I recently put together!

Be posting more soon,