Saturday, 17 March 2012

Sugar Rush Sundays

I got 1 week and 2 days left till the dead line, Im trying to work as fast as possible. the idea of this animation is to show sweetness, energetic and colorful atmosphere in the animation because it relates well with the sound file. although it is a 5 second clip, I can animate alot in it. I think my idea is very ambitious, having loads of characters will be alot to animate but in the end it worked out fine. I needed lots of characters because of the sound clip, lots of sweet like characters cheering in the background. I have based my animation by looking at Katy Perry's Music video "California Girls" down below. I liked the softness and bright light colors which makes it look sweet. cute characters to attract and appeal to younger audiences.

Final Sugar Rush Animation : Improved Jumping stiffness of the bear and added "Sundays" in the end.

1st Animation: this animating went easy as I thought it be, it was very easy putting it all together when I got all assets ready and perfect to go. I showed this to some people and asked for feed back. There was much there is to change just improving to bear jump cycle a bit more because it looked very stiff, maybe correct the timing and add secondary action like the recoil of the jump. Other than that, I need to add "Sundays" in the end, I completely forgot to type it in. I was thinking of rotating the spiral lollipop but I think it would overtake your eyes from seeing the bears and the title. But that is something to test about.

This is My Improved bear jump cycle, I had a few more days to spare, why not improve it. I have improved the timing and make it look like it has gravity and gave it a recoil when landed on the floor to make it realistic.

Fireworks Test by using CC Particle Simulation 2. I never knew that I could make a firework in after effects before. I always thought, that would be in a different software or draw it manually but I'd be crazy if I did.

This is the Tutorial I have followed to make my firework effects.

This is a Preview Plan of my Animation ending for sugar rush. I have done this all in illustrator, I made some different designs of the gummy bears but wasnt happy about the results so I have improved it and this is my result. The layout of this design isnt final yet, It'll be later improved when I work on it in After effects. This design was Inspired from Katy Perry's Music Video "California girls" and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory. I liked the idea of having a castle made out of sweets and ice cream. I have designed my own castle and Im quite happy about it. 

Final Gummy Bear Design
Cupcake, Cookies, Biscuits and Donuts Design.
I designed the characters cute to target younger audiences so they will be interested in the animation. I have kept the design colors really light and soft to the eye.
More assets for the background animation

This is where I have based my design from

Street Food

Seeing I got a few more weeks left, I have chosen to work on the Street Food Brief. As always I make lots of ideas in my RVJ. at first it was quite hard to get the ideas right because of the sound file, it is so limited. I could animate people running or food running but the sound file has car engine sounds so I wont be able to use running. after spying round at peoples work, I have noticed that everyone seems to have delivery vans in their animation, So I thought of using Giant food transforming to vendors. The idea of using transforming came from my kino idea, I wanted to use it a bit more, but of course I wont be able to make a professional like Transformers the movie.Mine would be very cartoony because it would be very time consuming. I have kept my idea very simple, I just wanted to show the cars drove off and transforms.

This is my Final Animation for Street food. I have added in some squash and stretch and secondary action to make it believable that its parking and it doesnt look stiff.


This is my first draft, I showed it to me classmates and asked for feed back, only thing needs changing was that the vendors were too stiff when it parked, I'll quickly change it when I got time, after I finished another animation, turns out i got a week and a half, I can make another 1 if i focus well hard.

These are my transformation tests I've done, Ive sped it up later on in the actual animation to fit the timeslot

Pizza Vendor

Hotdog Vendor

Noodle Vendor

At first, my Idea of making this vendor transform is by modelling it in Maya, and transform it there, then import to after effects, but I didnt have much time to use maya, I wont be able to make another animation if I did. Doing it in after effects was easy and very effective. Making the noodles vendor was a bit tricky to transform, I had to tilt it so the main body of the vending machine comes out.

This is the background Ive designed in illustrator, I based this design from New York streets, with my own touch to it to make it cartoony. it kinda have this italian style to it. I find designing backgrounds like this very enjoyable, I like it when I design characters, backgrounds because thats what I am strongest at.

These are some reference photographs I've taken when I was in New York 2011. 

Check RVJ for More of my designs