This is Oli, an animated short that I directed and worked on with a team in Amanda’s Advanced 3D Animation course.
I greatly enjoyed working on this project and it marks the first time I have lead a team on a project of this scale and importance. I learned a lot through working on this animation. I developed much better leadership and management skills, and was able to pull my group through some really tough times.
Even with having essentially a month less than the other groups to work on this, I feel it is still a really strong piece. I had to sacrifice time from projects in other classes and from my personal life to see this animation through to its completion. But in the end I feel that it was worth it. I am proud to have my name on this, and I will be more than happy to have this in my portfolio.
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Using the Cody Rig I animated a short five second skit of a dog murdering his play toy and then becoming worried and scared that his toy broke.
Reviewing this clip and comparing it to my previous work I can see that my animations have become much smoother. The motions are more clear and fluid, and I have been steadily learning to use the entire body while animating to keep limbs from going dead.
Here are links to the content I created for this site.
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