Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Peeking into the Cave-Daydreamer Storyboard

Back in 2010, I was inspired by the Mario Galaxy soundtrack- To the Gateway. Its a pretty and soothing melody, give it a listen:

My inspiration developed into a short story of a girl daydreaming in class about swimming through the ocean. Here she is and here is my animatic.

I wanted to pick it up again, dust it off and polish it into a portfolio piece for concepting, character design, storyboarding and animation. I've been working on it on and off. Earlier in the year I worked on a background and some animation in Flash. (That helped me learn alot!)Today, I worked on some animation of her peeking into the cave and swimming in.

*in a old country bayou accent* I'm gonna catch me one o dem animation jobs with dis ere portfolio bait, ya see! WOO!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Website Layouts for Class

I am so excited to finally move on to another assignment! I say that now and may get frustrated with the ActionScripting later. XD Here are some starting layouts for my website. I'm going to make an animator's portfolio website. Layouts 4 and 6 are calling to me but, I will keep making some more trial layouts. After I decide on one, I will add some personality to it.  The theme right now in my mind is a light, airy clouds, with the sun. Which one do you like?

Layout 1
layout 2

layout 3
layout 4
layout 5
layout 6

Thank you for a moment of your time :D!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

My Fattie Blue Birdie


 Here is a update to my animated animal assignment for my Flash class. I put in the title cards and cut my story down. I had to take out the part where he waddles off screen for several reasons. I don't know how to do that without creating more symbolized animation (which I'm a bit tired of atm) or doing frame-by-frame animation. I want to add sound but I'm having some trouble finding a "pecking" sfx. Can you believe that? I can't.

I am having a problem with adding sound. I'm not sure if it's a CS4 glitch or I didn't check or uncheck a box but my sound problem is when my character hops and pecks, I placed a sfx in the symbol where the animation happens. I play the symbol while in the symbol's tab and the sound plays. When I am in the Stage the sound doesn't play nor does it play in test player. Any help would be greatly appreciated other than help from google and forums. (I bet the solution will be something simple.) Thank you! 

Anyways, adding sounds will definitely add polish to this project and I want it nice and shiny. I've learned and I am continuing to learn so much from this project but, I'm ready to move on to the next assignment and get into web design, honestly.

Tell me what you think and critiques are always welcome. Thank you for a moment of your time!

If the video isn't working, here is another link to my photobucket